Ahh, the thrill of the hunt. Someone in my area is selling a 1972 Deluxe Reverb for $1000 and I am seriously considering buying it. But I wanna get the lowdown first from the gurus around here. I know that Fender amps underwent changes after 1967, but I'm wondering how far from blackface specs is the '72 DR? I know that all amps sound a bit different, but I'm wondering if in your guys' experience the early '70's DR's sound good/great. I will be inspecting the amp, but I'm not sure if I can take a look at the chassis. What should I be looking for when I inspect the amp? Obviously I will be paying attention to rattles, scratchy pots etc.. What serial code should I expect for a '72 DR? And lastly, is $1000 a good price for one? According to the owner, the amp was just inspected and received a good bill of health. The tubes have been changed and biased. Thanks for your help guys!