Wanting A Hw Deluxe Reverb

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  1. RYAN1987M

    RYAN1987M Supporting Member

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    Hello,

    Does anyone know of a builder who makes a handwired Fender Deluxe Reverb clone?

    One that is:
    - 1 x 12"
    - single channel
    - has reverb
    - does not have trem

    Perhaps an Allen Accomplice or Accomplice Jr? Maybe even an Allen Chihuahua (the version with a 6V6 and a 12" speaker)?

    I'm not interested in a DRRI or a vintage Fender (BF or SF).

    Just curious what my options are!

    Thanks,

    Ryan
     
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    RYAN1987M Supporting Member

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    I should add that I owned a DRRI for many years - I loved that amp! I did go off in a bit of a different direction for awhile...but I'm craving that kind of a tone once again.

    With my DRRI though, I always plugged into the channel with the reverb and I never used the trem (just not my personal thing).

    So, with all of that said, and like I mentioned above - I'm after a handwired clone of something based on a Deluxe Reverb. Something that gives that same kind of a tone, something modelled after that same kind of circuitry, but something that is a bit less cluttered (i.e. single channel and no trem).

    I am aware that Allen makes something exactly like what I'm after (I guess there must be a bit of a market for this) - but I'm just wanting to ensure that I'm leaving no stone unturned.

    By the way, I'm not concerned with loads of headroom as I won't be playing this amp with a band or taking it to gigs - this one will remain in the basement.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Stratoben127

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    Vintage Sound has what you want.
     
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  4. wyatt

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    The Allen is definitely an option.

    It's a little hotter than a DR because of the lack of the tremolo circuit (which adds some resistance in a DR), and it adds some controls...Mid, RAW, and post-PI Master Volume that increase it's versatility.

    The Accomplice Jr is relatively lightweight as well.
     
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    weshunter Supporting Member

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    my vintage sound 20 is the best sounding amp i've ever played. i'm sure they'd build you exactly what you want too.
     
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    Another option is the Fargen Blackbird 20-watt.

    There was someone else making a single-channel 20-watt Blackface, but I can't remember the builder...I think he used to name his amps after his daughter.
     
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    David Allen has just worked on two of my Silverface Fenders (a DR and a PR). If his amps sound anywhere as good as my amps after his overhauls of them, you'll be in good shape.
     
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    My hand built/hand wired BFDR was finished in February and it is awesome!!! The builder is local to me, just 10 minutes down the road here in Chicago. Well worth the wait.
     
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    Tube Tone is another one you could check out. Never played one myself though and other than looking at their web site I know nothing about them.
     
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    I'd go with an Allen
     
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    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Morgan Keedy (in Dubuque, IA, go figure!) is building Fender inspired amps. The Relativity Reverb is a Princeton Reverb clone, but i"m sure he'd up the ante to 22w if you need...

    http://www.keedyamps.com/Relativity_Reverb.php
     
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    Headstrong makes one as does Clark. Both very well liked by those who use them and both pricey.

    Sometimes you can find a Fargen Blackbird 20 at a reasonable price. It's another great option.
     
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    saltydogg Rock & Roll Enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    I concur. I just picked-up a Deltone about 3 weeks ago, and have been thoroughly impressed thus far- and I'm not a Fender-guy. Oh, I don't use the tremolo, but the reverb is fantastic. I had a DRRI and a '70 Fender Deluxe for reference. It has an added mids-control, which is great, and unlike the DRRI and '70 Deluxe, the Deltone works wonderfully with pedals.

    I'd love to get my hands on a Evertone (2x10) down the road....
     
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