Originally Posted by Toto'sDad
I once owned a DRRI but as near as I could figure it was from the late 90's pretty old. I tried to like it but couldn't it was noisy, probably needed more work than I wanted to invest in. I got a decent offer on it, and sold it.
The other day I played a DRRI again, the new model and really liked it. Don't know maybe my taste changed. I ordered a new one because the one off the floor had been there quite a while. (6 months or more) I liked the floor model, but hopefully a new one will be at least as good, could even be better. They get a lot of abuse on the GC floor.
I have been playing a Blues Deluxe for a couple of years, and like it too. My question would be, since I've had zero problems with it. Keep it, or peddle it?
I'm not hurting for the money, space is a minor problem, but I can live with that. Maybe even buy a tube kit and spruce it up a little. It sounds super with my Strat, not so much with my Tele. I figure the DRRI should be a better match for my Tele, at least the one I played with an American Special Tele sound pretty peachy.
A valuable bit of advice, which I have regretted when I failed to follow it, is Never sell an amp that you love
. Aside from that, it sounds good to run two amps daisy chained. They don't have to be the same volume, so if one amp sounds "better" than the other then the lesser one can be used just to fill a special role. For example, you can crank the reverb up on the Blues Deluxe but the keep volume lower, so it functions as a reverb channel with independent tone and volume controls. And just having separate speakers in cabs physically separated from each other helps make a big full sound.