Fender Deluxe Reverb

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  1. guitargeek26

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    Vintage Guitar magazine, the leading publication in the collectible-guitar industry, today announced that the Fender Deluxe Reverb has been inducted into its Hall of Fame. Each year, the magazine’s staff and readers select inductees in three categories – Player, Innovator, and Instrument. The Fender Deluxe Reverb shares recognition this year with Keith Richards and Seymour Duncan.

    “The Deluxe Reverb is a great amp for anything from blues to country to rock and roll, and even jazz. Consequently, it has long been a go-to combo for countless first-call Nashville and L.A. session players,” says Dave Hunter, who regularly profiles amps for themagazine.

    The Fender Deluxe Reverb, which received 54% of the votes, was up against three other great instruments: the Gibson Les Paul Junior, the Gibson Firebird, and the Gretsch Duo-Jet. Hundreds of votes were tallied via the magazine’s traditional written ballot, while hundreds more voted at VintageGuitar.com. The 2012inductees will be featured in the March issue.

    Have any of you used this amp? If so, what did you think of it?
     
  2. Franklin

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    I have the re-issue '64 -which is ok. I played several "old" ones that were definately amazing amps.
     
  3. Madison

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    Was playing my '78 DR last night...such a great sounding amp. Whatever awards it achieves is okay by me!
     
  4. djw

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    Seriously? It's only one the top 2-3 desert island amps out there. It's sort of odd that VG only now voted it into its HoF, for whatever it's worth... but I have no idea what's already in there, so what do I know?

    Anyway, yeah, it's a sweet amp for small to medium clubs and can get darned loud, though it's not a great clean platform for large venues or outdoor gigs unless you're mic'd all the way up. Stays bone-clean until you're too loud for at-home use (for me, anyway). Nice to have around if you like a clear, bright clean tone. Very versatile, takes pedals well. Can be too bright for some, but there are ways to tame that. Original blackfaces and silverfaces are terrific amps; the reissues have some enthusiasts but seem to need upgrades to satisfy people who have played through vintage specimens. Sound great with an extension cab. I love mine.

    Welcome to TGP, by the way.
     
  5. Mwoodbro

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    And let's not forget...portable.
     
  6. Blue Strat

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    WARNING! DO NOT BUY A DELUXE REVERB! If you find one, contact me so I can dispose of it properly (adding it to my collection of 3:D).
     
  7. EGO_MACHINE

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    I own a mint 66 Reverb Deluxe...

    So SWEET...............Amazing when pushed, and a friendly 22watts.
     
  8. Custom Deluxe

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    Yeah, I've toyed with selling my minty blackline '67 a few times, but always changed my mind after playing it for a while.

    Through in a Emi CRex and you're in da business!
     
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    ... is 'blackline' the politically correct version of 'blackface' ? I keep seeing this and it always strkes me as odd having used the term 'blackface' for 45 years.
     
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    This is a blackline
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  12. AA864

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    meaning the blackface circuit or the black tolex ?
     
  13. Jack Daniels

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    meaning a silverface that has black lines vertical between the channels. These still have the blackface circuit, but have a silverface cosmetics. You may need to zoom in on this picture to see the vertical black lines.
     
  14. R.S.Fraser Sr.

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    "Have any of you used this amp? If so, what did you think of it? "

    Well, my 64 is still goin' strong since I bought in in 71 or 72 (50 bux)
    and I still like it.

    I think I'll keep it.

    bob
     
  15. Dashface

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    I have a lovely hand-wired Deluxe Reverb clone and I have to admit that it is the bees knees :) Love the DR sound.
     
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    I traded a 65 BFDR for a 67 BFVR and never looked back.
     
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    Yep, what others have said. A "blackline" is a transitional silverface amp. Started coming out around June of '67 if I'm correct. All blackface guts with Silverface cosmetics and drip edge around the grille.

    I was lucky to get mine with the original cover and footswitch as well.
     
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    Of course the Deluxe Reverb would be in the Hall of Fame of guitar amps.................now that's a no brainer..
     
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    I've got a '65 reissue, and I love it. Gonna swap in a Jensen Neo-100 and clip the bright cap on the vibrato channel so I can use my pedals through that side. Been using the normal channel almost exclusively.
     
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    I agree. I wonder if they will soon induct the Gibson Les Paul or the Fender Stratocaster...
     

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