Les Paul through a Deluxe Reverb= heaven.

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  1. auffredou

    auffredou Member

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    Anyone here use this combo? To my ears (and it could well just be because of my style of playing) this is the best tone Ive found. Or at least the one I sound best with. Ive been working on getting some kind of single coil guitar, and something like a strat would be good for its own reasons, but for me it just doesnt compare overall.
     
  2. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    Well, I like a Les Paul through almost any amp and I like almost any guitar through a Deluxe Reverb (after a few choice tweaks) so I'd say you have a winning combo!
     
  3. auffredou

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    haha, good point.
     
  4. auffredou

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    on a side note, anyone notice that musicians friend has the DRRI listed for $949? why the price increase? just typical inflation?
     
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    Probably at least 1,000 guys. You have a classic matchup.
     
  6. melody maker

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    I'm glad to see this thread. The guys in the band hate my deluxe. It's an '80. Too brash (brite+harsh=brash)
    I took it a vintage Fender speacialist in Philly, and he thinks he can help. He said the 70's, early 80's DR's were made very loud and very brite to try to compete with the Marshall and Mesa combos. Hope he can fix it.
     
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    For years I played a 65 Blackface Deluxe with a Les Paul. It was modified with a switch that bypassed the tone stack for a gain boost original Fender JBL. What a sweet amp. Got robbed outside of a bar gig. Man, I miss that Amp!
     
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    LP thru tweed deluxe is pretty sweet as well. I've been using this combo for a while now.
     
  9. re-animator

    re-animator Senior Member

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    this thread is making me wanna hear some clips...
     
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    I really do enjoy the sound of my Les Paul through my '64 BFDR however I tend to prefer the tighter bottom I get through my '65 BF Vibrolux Reverb. If you like the combination of the DR and the LP then you will love the LP and VR combo.
     
  11. KCWM

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    I just picked up a DRRI and I love all of my guitars through it.

    Our stock tele even sounds great through it. I haven't played too much with the les paul, but through the 1 input of the vibrato channel, I was getting some slight breakup at apartment levels. Very nice.

    I plan on recording a couple of clips tomorrow.
     
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    It's too bad that the newer Vibrolux amps are so noisy. They are more expensive than the DRRI, as far as I recall, and then you have to mod them on top of that to get rid of the noise.

    The only mod I want to do to my DRRI is get it to where I can use the vibrato and reverb on the normal channel.
     
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    It's my main combo. Love it.
     
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    I wanna play, but would an SG through a '64 Non-Reverb Deluxe count?
     
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    Those VR's are VERY sweet.

    Probably the most natural breakup of any BF Fender.
     
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    It's my only combo! I'd like to get another guitar, but its a great feeling to be in no rush to make a decision since im satisfied with what I have in the meantime.

    what other guitars are you running through it?
     
  17. KCWM

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    I just improvised a little minute tune. Nothing complex. I just restrung my Les Paul and wanted to record something with that freshly strung sound.

    http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6330753

    I think it'd be a cool, laid back instrumental with a few layered parts. But, it's raw...I just came up with it.

    For those of you with a DRRI, where you place the mic?
     
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    That's a cool recording KCWM. That Les Paul into the DRRI has almost a classical guitar tonal quality to it. Very interesting indeed. Where did you place the mic in your case?
     
  19. re-animator

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    great tone. I definitely hear the classical guitar thing you're talking about. I'd love to hear some of that cranked tone though!
     
  20. KCWM

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    I don't think I'd be able to crank it here in the apartment and through the attenuator, the breakup just doesn't sound right. I probably need to play with the EQ a little more. The hotplate is set for -4db.

    I positioned the mic here:

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    Unlike my other amps, the grill cloth doesn't show the speaker, but I assume that it's right in the middle and that I have the mic just to the right of center, and a little above it.

    SM57 into an XLR input of my M-audio USB Pre-amp. Have reverb set at 2.5.

    I'm still getting a feel for the amp, but of all of tube amps I've gone through recently (upwards of 8 or 9 in the last few months), this is only the 2nd amp that I'm still happy with a few days later. The only guitar of mine that doesn't sound great through it is my american double fat strat. And, I think it might be time to switch out the humbuckers for some good single coils.
     

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