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Fender '64 Custom Hand-Wired Deluxe Reverb

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by deadletteroffice, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. GAT

    GAT Gold Supporting Member

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    It was supposed to be here the end of October, but who knows!
     
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  2. DiPa

    DiPa Silver Supporting Member

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    Those stores deliver to the customers who paid close to full price first priority and then they address the big discount tickets, I have seen this on other products sales...
     
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    Same here. Pre-ordered in June. Fender Europe got sold out before even making it to my retailer. Next delivery is at least 8 weeks from now. Tired of waiting.

    Should I cancel it? Or is it worth the wait?
     
  4. GAT

    GAT Gold Supporting Member

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    I called the store and mine is being shipped the 14th (this coming Tuesday).
     
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  5. Veritas

    Veritas Silver Supporting Member

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    Played one today in a GC Platinum showroom. I'm not typically a Deluxe Reverb guy, but that is one fine amp. Count me a fan.
     
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  6. deadletteroffice

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    I was one of the first people to get one, if not the first here on TGP and I did not pay full price. I got a fair enough deal. Still loving mine. So much so that I'm considering selling off my Tweed Deluxe to find some other, yet unknown piece of gear that I don't need, but can't live without. That is until I plug into the Tweed Deluxe and then I think I can't live without it either. But the truth is the Princetons and this Deluxe Reverb can do me just fine. I hope that Fender reissues a hand-wired 65 Princeton in 2018.
     
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    It's a fantastic amp. Wait.
     
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  8. Blue-moon

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    Yeah...there is something special about these amps.
     
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  9. vrdl87

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    As I’ve read through a lot of threads I’ve noticed that you own a Two-Rock CRS as well. I know they are different beasts, but how do the ‘64 HW compare in tone, feel, craftsmanship and value? Can you rate them both on a scale from 1 to 10?
     
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    Interesting - I remember Campilongo stating in an interview that the Deluxe didn't do it for him like a Princeton Reverb. Was his amp in the shop?
     
  11. DiPa

    DiPa Silver Supporting Member

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    Yeah two different beasts altogether, the TR CRS is a very versatile machine with various voicings, including the TR spin on a Blackface Tone and with plenty Dumbke-like vibe. It’s a machine in its on territory and space. All the tones that come out of the CRS are amazing.
    The Fender 64 HW DR is a hand wired spin of a DR with some minor differences and built 50 years later, the amp feels vintage and sounds like a great DR should, it has a warm tone with a nice top end, very sweet sounding, has an awesome killer breakup which transports one to an old rock n roll record, once I got mine, it had met my expectations and I quit hunting a mint vintage DR, and I had played vintage DR Amps, Fender came super close in reproducing their flagship amp some 50 years later.

    If you want a DR then this is an option to go look at, I rate this amp as a 9.5 out of 10. And I gave it 9.5 because a real one is a 10, so this one approached a real one darn close.

    If you want versatility, lots of volume, killer dumble-like tones with a twist of black face, and you can afford to spend more, then CRS is a great amp.
    I rate it at 9.5 cause a real Dumble would be a 10 in my books.
     
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    Thanks a lot! :D I need both, I guess :rotflmao
     
  13. Surfguitar

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    I just bought a Reissue Limited Edition Deluxe Reverb in Surf Green
    on 10/23/17 and yes it has a PC Board. I would like to hear the
    Hand Wired but when I bought mine none of the music stores
    where I live had any in stock. I've already looked into a new
    speaker and new NOS Tubes. I play a American Standard
    Telecaster and I got the Amp at our local Guitar Center.
    What I don't know is this how close is my reissue with
    a PC Board (Which I Have A Dislike For) to the new
    Hand Wired one in sound? The one thing that I do
    like on the Amp is the Reverb and Tremolo. The Tech
    at Guitar Center will do the work when I'm ready to
    start the Mods. I have checked with Mercury Magnetics
    Transformers and got a price. I don't understand why
    Fender did not put those in the reissues Deluxe reverb.
    I am not doing everything at the same time my goal
    is to get the cheap PC Board out of the Amp and have
    better Speaker and Tubes.
     
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    By the time you buy nos tubes, mercury tranny and tech salary, you are getting close to what you could have paid for a 64 HW DR.
     
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    And it's possible the resale value of the amp to most prospective buyers will have tanked.
     
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    I agree with DiPa and Snowy, you can get the 64 handwired DR for around $2000 and by the time you pay for all the upgrades to a DRRI it’s close in price. And if you ever sell it, you’ll be lucky to get $1000 for it. But at least you’ll have a good amp.

    What do you not like about the stock Jensen C12K speaker?
     
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    Figaro the speaker in mine is a Jensen P12R and I don't know how
    much different that speaker is to the Jensen C12K. In the past I
    have played thru a Top Hat King Royale and a Tone King Imperial
    a Vox AC30HW2 and a reissue Fender 65 Twin Reverb and a reissue
    Fender 59 Bassman LTD. This is only my second Amp with a 1x12
    the other was the Tone King. All the other Amps have had more
    power except the Tone King witch was 20 watts. The area I live in is a Low
    End Market so I would have go go on a road trip to NYC or Boston to play
    thru High End Amps. It's funny there are a couple of things that I do like
    about the Amp. The Reverb and tremolo sound great to my ears and I
    like the color Surf Green. Yet what's under the hood could be better and
    I don't think they use the same parts that they use on the Hand Wired
    one. Yet there is a lot of players that like the reissue Deluxe Reverb.
     
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    It should sound good as is. Mercury's are the best for boutique builders, but not sure they are much help compared to Fender tranny's.
     
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    So I assume you bought it used? I would also replace a P12R speaker in that DR, which I have to ask if it was the original speaker? The C12K that is now the stock speaker for a DRRI is a good match for a DR. The 64 handwired DR comes with a C12Q which I think sounds better in a DR than a P12R. What type of music do you play and will you be playing with a band?
     
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