Tweed Deluxe - Fender or Clone?

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  1. stu42

    stu42 Member

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    If you were looking for a 5E3 amp, and price being equal, would you rather have the Fender 57 Deluxe reissue or a Clark/Victoria/other clone?

    Any particular reason?


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  2. Peppy

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    I have the Fender and have only A/Bed it against the Victoria. Much preferred the Fender...as did the other listeners present. Louder, fuller...just sounded better.
     
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  4. Guy from Idaho

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    I'd rather have a Clark, Richter, or L'il Dawg than a Fender. I've put enough nickels into the machine over the years, now would rather buy from a guy/gal who's passionate about their work, and who will talk to me if I call or email 'em. Same as with Marshall, not that anybody asked...

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    +1 for anything but Fender.

    My new Deluxe from Penn Insrument Co. should be here tomorrow or the next day.

    I really appreciate the individual passion and service that comes from the small builders.
     
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    Victoria Amplifiers are OUTSTANDING!
     
  7. paulg

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    I bet they are all pretty close. A lot will depend on the tubes and speaker. Beyond that, consider resale value (for when you come to your senses and get a Marshall stack!). I think Fender, victoria, clark etc will all hold up well.
     
  8. phyrexia

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    The victoria is the best sounding amplifier I have ever heard. this coming from a guy with a boogie.
     
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    Oh great now I wont like the Victoria.
     
  10. Catoogie

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    What does that even mean?
     
  11. phyrexia

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    well, I am usually a higher gain guy, but I would be happy with a tweed deluxe (if I could turn it up) forever.

    I like bells and whistles, I like to tweak, but the 20112 just overrides all that and makes me drool.
     
  12. rhinocaster

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    I typed a long response only to have it not take.

    Short answer. I love the CS Fender tweeds. Two of the best amps they've ever made. The '57 deluxe can hang with the boutiques. I've owned many boutique and vintage tweed deluxes.

    I love the Fender '57.
     
  13. Peppy

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    Ideally. Doesn't sound like an original I had...it sounds better. Fender supposedly got several old Deluxes together and chose the best one and then "cloned" from that one. In my opinion the result is more than good enough.
     
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    fender vintage tweed deluxe. worth every penny
     
  15. wingwalker

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    The new Fender tweed Deluxe is nice but I think there are a LOT of BETTER 5E3's being made today for less green...the Vicky is nice but 2k for a 5E3 is crazy high IMHO...a used Vic or Mission ios a much better amp and deal IMHO. FWIW, if I were 5E3 shopping I'd go Mission.
     
  16. Peppy

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    Who is charging two grand for one?
     
  17. Derwood

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    The OP said price being equal.
    I'd rather have a Fender if the price was equal.

    But prices aren't equal and I'd rather have a good clone cheap.

    If price was no object, I'd rather have a ratty old original Fender.
     
  18. mbratch

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    Fender is. Well, about $1,900 street price for a new one.
     
  19. Boogie92801

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    I have a vicky and I bought it after playing two fender re-issues.

    I'll take the Vicky.

    I have also played a real 55 and a 57. I think speakers and tubes make a huge diffrence in these amps. The clarks and Vickys are made better with better components and if you look in a vintage tweed deluxe and look in a re--issue there is alot of diffrences. The vicy, not so much.
     
  20. Peppy

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    Street. I paid $400 less for my new one. Shop around.
     

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