Next step up from a Fender Deluxe Reverb in a head form?

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  1. trower

    trower Silver Supporting Member

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    So I'm thinking about an amp that would give me Deluxe cleanness in a head form but a bit more head headroom/thickness. I don't need on board Reverb but a Blackface/Deluxe clean platform. These deluxe's are ground zero for cleanness so I'm leaning toward another Fender. I know there are probibly threads galore, just need your recommendations here please.
     
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    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    Blackface Tremolux.
     
  3. Hand of Doom

    Hand of Doom Member

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    Or Bandmaster, Bassman.....but mmmmmm Tremolux
     
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    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    Bandmaster is what you seek
     
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    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    The Bandmaster is a great sounding amp but a bit more than one step up from a Deluxe. The Tremolux is tube rectified and operates at the same voltages as a Deluxe.
     
  6. trower

    trower Silver Supporting Member

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    "Call Johnny Trash" interesting!

    Thank you gentlemen. If you include the Tube compliments, that would be cool too. A Tremolux looks cool and those Bassmans seem to be available here and their but aren't they boomy or to round sounding?
     
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    Tremolux=30 watts w/tremolo
    Bandmaster=40 watts w/tremolo

    Both do a nice Fender clean.
     
  9. blackba

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    Do you need or want reverb?

    Most Fender heads don't have reverb. If you need reverb the bandmaster reverb is a couple of steps up from a Deluxe reverb, only comes in SF though....
     
  10. trower

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    Naw, Reverb is optional. I'd actually rather add my own Verb via a pedal. Those Fargens are looking pretty sweet!
     
  11. ProToneThinline

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    I know the OP is looking for a head, but a Vibrolux combo is hard to beat.......

    However, I think Fender really found the magic in the 30-45 watt range. Tremolux, Bandmaster, Bassman, Super, Vibrolux - they all sound exceptional. All slightly different, but not a bad one in the bunch.
     
  12. trower

    trower Silver Supporting Member

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    And that is my dilemma :p Ideally I would have a room full of the baby's lined up, My favorite 2x12 cab, My Drummer/Bassist at the ready to tear through "Born Under a Bad Sign" or "Little bit of Sympathy" at a nice club volume! Then I would know :p
     
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    I wanted the same thing ( I have a vintage 65 dr). I ended up with a Carr rambler and couldn't be happier.
     
  14. GulfportBound

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    Try hunting down a Twin Reverb II head. I played through one at a club jam a year ago---an unusual jam, it was at a used instrument shop where you could pick instruments off the wall and plug into the amps on display/sale, and I plugged my Les Paul into a Twin Reverb II head. Absolutely incredible head. Had I not found the Twin Reverb combo I now own, I would have bought that head and tied it to a BandMaster 2x12 cabinet I acquired at about the same time . . .
     
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    trower Silver Supporting Member

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    Too bad it doesn't come in a head but it sounds great, I would not be sure I would dig being limited to that 1x12/openback cab dispersion...I'm really attached to my homemade 2x12.
     
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    In that case, it all boils down to what you can find. Locally (on CL), I see Bassman heads appear most frequently, so that might be a good starting point.
     
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    trower Silver Supporting Member

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    Agree, I believe their a store up Frisco way with a ton of old amps too...I do see a few bassman's
     
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    Nothing wrong with an old Bassman. In a pinch, it even makes a good bass amp....

    ;)
     
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    Divided by 13 SJT 10/20. Done.
     

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