Fender '64 Custom Hand-Wired Deluxe Reverb

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  1. JK1965

    JK1965 Silver Supporting Member

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    Yeah the Cream is a great speaker and I'm sure it would be killer in that amp but I'd just play it as is like you said. Break it in good. You can always experiment down the road.

    Glad to hear you finally got it! Have fun!
     
  2. Steve Snider

    Steve Snider Silver Supporting Member

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    Yay!! About time. Great little amp!! I have been logging more time on it than any amp I own since I got it. Few pedals up front and all my sounds are there. Love it!
     
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  3. GAT

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    Yeah, I'm using a Fulltone A/B box to switch channels. I think I'm using the bright channel for humbuckers and the normal for strats/teles. I have 2 Dirty Shirley pedals, one for each channel and I can really nail most of my common tones. I'll use this amp for rehearsals and most gigs that I need a grab and go.
     
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  4. Oatie

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    So pleased you like it, good to see Fender is still making quality amps.
    Is the reverb tank the same type as the originals?
     
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  5. A-Mags

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    Would like to know as well!
     
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  6. backbreaker

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    I just got one these amps and am trying to go through what is a result of the amp, shipping issues or just not being used to the amp. When the reverb is cranked it rattles the tank and creates a feedback. Is this common with amps like this? I just want to sort out not shipping this thing back (and the hassle that it entails) vs just doing some inspections and knowing that this is the case. Anyone out there can help? My only comparison is a Vibro-King and it is much bigger, much cleaner and strangely, a less intense reverb.
     
  7. Fred_60

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    Mine is giving similar issues when reverb its cranked. Also significant noises when volume its put to 0 . Weber Mass attenuator cut out them sometimes .
    I would like to know if there are more owners with these troubles .
     
  8. backbreaker

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    I stuffed the cover in the back and it solved the reverb issue. it's like it needs something to keep the casing from vibrating from the intensity. Thanks for chiming in. I have not experienced noises at zero but then again, hard to hear anything after I have had this thing cranked
     
  9. backbreaker

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    Sent mine back today and am going to turn around and try another. Fender rep said that cranking the reverb should not cause such an issue. If the next one has the same problem, I will assume it's an issue with the guitars being married to the amp. I like having to tame things on an amp but like stated previously, it's new expect it to fully function.
     
  10. GAT

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    I checked out the reverb at high levels on mine and it seems fine. I just use a touch of 'verb anyway.
     
  11. GAT

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    BTW, super impressed by this amp. I'm leaving the Celestion Alnico Cream in it, sounds great for cleans but really adds something to the OD tones. I'm using the bright channel for a dedicated clean channel and have a delay routed to it. The normal channel is set for a hint of dirt and I route my OD/boost pedals to that channel and an old EM5 for a touch of delay. Great portable rig that can hang at most small/medium gigs.
     
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  12. Figaro

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    How much difference is there between the Jensen C12Q and the Celestion alnico cream?
     
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  13. GAT

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    I think the C12Q has more of the "Fender" tone and seems a bit ratty if there is a lot of bass. The highs are different too, the C12Q has the nice Fender sparkle and the Cream has more of it, but when playing with a lot of gain, the Celestion is smoother and clearer. The bass seems more solid with the Cream and the mids are more musical. I think the Cream is a little louder (more efficient?) too. I do like the C12Q too but I prefer the more solid, pleasing Cream.
     
  14. backbreaker

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    I was under the impression that the Jensen that was chosen was for the purpose of easier break up (less efficient). Smaller transformer for the same reason. I don't mind the Jensen speakers I have had in my amps
     
  15. wm.greco

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    I've seen the cab dimensions on these listed as 12.9" deep.
    Can someone that owns a '64HW confirm if this is true?
    The DRRI's are 9.5" at the bottom.
    Is the new '64 cab actually 3.5ish" deeper?

    What's the depth of a vintage cab?
     
  16. Gaspode

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    I have just measured: my '64CDR HW is 23,5cm = 9.25" deep at the bottom, above a little less.
    The official listing is obviously not correct.
     
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  17. wm.greco

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    Thanks so much for checking. It seemed like a pretty outrageous change in size but ya never know, and hard to tell in any of the web pics.
     
  18. Gaspode

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    Has anyone already seen a schematic of the 64 CDR HW? Out of pure curiosity I would like to see it.
    Neither at robrobinette.com still at fenderguru.com I have found something so far.
    Maybe it's too early. The market launch was only a few months ago. Does anyone have a tip for me?
     
  19. Chris Winsemius

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    Can't see the back of the pots and so on but it seems that the way of combining both channels is like the 68 custom DR.
    I guess: the bright-channel does have the 47pF brightcap and the normal channel doesn't.

    Hope this helps.
     
  20. atomicmoondog

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    Now that the honeymoon is over, and these amps have been out there a while, can I get some feedback on how these are holding up? Any reviews?

    Considering getting one. My DRRI seems to have lemon syndrome. I need something that I can depend on.
    Thanks!!!!
     

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