I bought a '78 Deluxe Reverb on here in 2011. It looks like it could be in a museum. I don't think it has ever been touched. It has a grounded plug but the tremelo was never serviced so it has the squeaking/ticking sound. I love the way it sounds clean but I cannot get a good dirt sound with a pedal. It sounds very raspy with everything I have tried (mostly pedals on the cheaper end). The closest I got was with an Ibanez TS7 on the normal side altough I felt the pedal let too much of the dry guitar signal in. It was too raspy on the Trem/Rev side though. Think distortion pedal straight into the board raspy. I believe it has all the original tubes. I did look inside and it looks to be as expected with my limited knowledge. The yellow green death caps looks great with no swelling. One other issue I've had lately is that when I first fire it up the reverb is very weak or not very deep. After it warms up for about 10 minutes it gets drippy. Minus the reverb issue does this seem like a regular DR. I've seen a lot about people having trouble finding a good drive for these but do you have to just settle for some raspy to get the glorious cleans? I know this is all over the place but feel free to weigh in. Having this for 10 years and hardly playing it seems like a waste. I want to get this figured out or move it on to someone that will play it. Thanks.