Silverfaced vibrolux for a DRRI???

Tuberattler

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In a heartbeat, all pro's no con's... if there was one it would be the SFVR may need some maintenance or service but totally worth it!
 

Mcclassic

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Would not even think about it... great amps, the DRRI you can get them anytime... pros, great sound, great tone and a great vintage amp, the cons... may need new tubes and caps and some service... still great trade...
 

TD_Madden

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I owned a '78 VR and REALLY liked it....if I still had it I'd consider a new Mojo pine cab for it; that pressed-wood original cab is heavy, and not as resonant.

Of course, that's pricey and is NOT necessary for the VR to sound great!
 

Axis29

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Yeah, wouldn't even think twice about it.

The Vibrolux is a better gig amp, can stand up next to loud drummers, where the DRRI will struggle (ask me how I know). The DRRi is a great amp, don't get me wrong, I loved mine. It was pure rock and roll, or country or blues... it had a great snarl and it was loud at practice and such, but the minute I did na outdoor gig, I was kinda fighting it a bit...

The Vibrolux, not so much.

I sold off my DRRI earlier this year and replaced it with a '63 Vibroverb Reissue. I love that amp and don't see giving it up as my main #1 any time soon. However, i had the opportunity to pick up a '69 Vibrolux and didn't have to think about it for more than about a split second. I know this particular amp and know it won't need anything any time soon. It's been well cared for and not played a lot since it's last service. But, I also know how good the darn thing sounds! That's enough for me.

Vibroluxes and the other 2x10 35-40 watt Fender amps are probably my favorite amps out there. They fit well, the 2x10 setup is good for guitar and sits good in a mix. They can be loud in small rooms, but they don't struggle in larger venues.

The Vibrolux (BF/SF) breaks up nicely as well.

Plus the VR is probably worth two and a half to three times what the DRRi is worth on the used market.

So, uh yeah, go for the trade and don't look back.
 

Mike H

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That would be a no brainer for me if the trade was even.
I'd snap up the Vibrolux.
 

Madison

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^Looks pretty unanimous. I'll throw in too, as I've owned 2 DRRI's and currently have SFDR and SFVR. The SFVR is a fantastic amp, if you are offered a trade you should consider. Not writing off the DRRI, it's a fine gig worthy amp...but play it beside the Vibrolux and see what you think. Personally I would take the offer. Even at low volume the 'lux will give you shades of SRV & Buchanan!
 

big mike

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Oh wait. I read that wrong.

Yes, take the vibrolux. Screw the Deluxe.
Vibrolux Reverb is the BEST AMP FENDER EVER MADE IMO.

More Coffee....Deluxe's are dime a dozen for sure.
 

motis1953

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I'll also chime in and call this one no brainer. Have it serviced though if it needs it. This is key.
 

Madison

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Oh wait. I read that wrong.

Yes, take the vibrolux. Screw the Deluxe.
Vibrolux Reverb is the BEST AMP FENDER EVER MADE IMO.

More Coffee....Deluxe's are dime a dozen for sure.
I saw that Mike, but I knew what you meant!
 

Kyle BD

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Fair enough gents!! I'll defintally go for it :) if I have to kick in a few buck too say $100 still go for it??
 




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