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vintage 1964 fender deluxe amp blackface

nieveulv

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Fender 1964 deluxe amp ( not reverb) Just got a good deal on this amp. Any comments or reviews on this particular amp? It plays well but i need an estimation on what is the value of this amp approximately? Thanks for any help Heres the pics




 

Prairie Belt

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Makes sense. A bandmate of mine scored one for a decent price and was selling it via CL. He brought the amp to practice while he had it and played his '62 SG jr. Awesome sounding rig. We do country rock stuff and the tone was almost perfect for the music. Nice crunchy break-up and no pesky reverb. He was selling it for around 1000. The non-reverb BF Fenders are good deals right now, especially the combos.
 

nieveulv

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I can get a deal on this for approximately 650 dollars, and was wondering if i should get a brand new fender deluxe reverb reissue instead :D
 

bandmaster

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These non-reverb BF Fenders are great sounding amps. I wouldn't trade it for a reissue Deluxe Reverb. I would put new tubes, a better speaker and if needed new caps. Nothing beat's these old amps. You can always add reverb via out-board tank, which I prefer anyway. I bought mine, in mint condition, for $ 1100.
 

Bob Arbogast

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A BF Deluxe is a great amp. The stock Oxford speaker (12K5?) has a very sweet voice. It's not a loud speaker, and it falls apart on the low end. But find its sweet spot, and you're in heaven.

It looks like your particular amp has a (massive) replacement output transformer. I wonder what the story on that is.

Bob Arbogast
 

parker

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Wonderful amps! Sounds nothing like the DRRI imho, get this one, put in some nos tubes and you're all set..
 

blackba

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A BF Deluxe is a great amp. The stock Oxford speaker (12K5?) has a very sweet voice. It's not a loud speaker, and it falls apart on the low end. But find its sweet spot, and you're in heaven.

It looks like your particular amp has a (massive) replacement output transformer. I wonder what the story on that is.

Bob Arbogast
That output transformer does look huge. That will sure affect the sound.

If reverb is needed there are a tone of pedals not to mention the outboard Fender reverb unit that will get the job done.
 

rockitcity

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no brainer to get this deluxe instead of a DRRI
I haven't seen this amp, so I couldn't say if it was a "no-brainer" to get this instead of a DRRI. From the pictures, this one looks a little tired. Also, what's that red square where the AC power receptacle should be? How extensively has this been modified? Most importantly, HOW DOES IT SOUND?

Just because its old doesn't mean its good. And, we don't know what the OP is planning to use it for. I would say it has potential, but could just as easily be a box full of problems. Do some research and as always, Buyer Beware!
 

Gas-man

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These non-reverb BF Fenders are great sounding amps. I wouldn't trade it for a reissue Deluxe Reverb. I would put new tubes, a better speaker and if needed new caps. Nothing beat's these old amps. You can always add reverb via out-board tank, which I prefer anyway. I bought mine, in mint condition, for $ 1100.

Just so the OP knows, the circuits are different between the reverb and non-reverb Deluxes. It's not the same amp just sans reverb.

The Deluxes stay pretty clean relative to the Deluxe Reverb. Much more clean headroom.

Some call them "sterile".
 

blackfacenut

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I have two of these wonderful '64 DR amps, which now need speaker repairs. I noticed both amps, which are supposedly all original, have the speaker wires soldered to the speaker terminals, versus a connector as on later models. Does anyone know if this is correct from Fender, or is it likely someone performed this afterwards? :JAM
 




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