"Humbuckers don't sound good through a Deluxe Reverb!"

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  1. schmee

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    or....
     
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    According to who? HBs, cut the lows. Buttah.
     
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    Do people actually say that?
     
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    When I put my Les Paul Custom through my DRRI cranked, it sounds like Steve Jones on Never Mind the Blokes. And I LIKE it.
     
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    Love a Les Paul through a DR.
     
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    rangercaster Friend of Leo's

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    The amp has lots of knobs for a reason...
     
  7. schmee

    schmee Poster Extraordinaire

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    Well I guess I have heard it some, but maybe more "fender" rather than Deluxe".
     
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    well, I'm pretty sure Warren Haynes, or at least those listening to him, may disagree. Saw him sitting in with Little Feat back in March, Les Paul plugged straight into a Deluxe Reverb. Holy crap. Both sublime and humbling all at once. It sounded, just, excellent.

    - Bob
     
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    gridlock Friend of Leo's

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    I primarily use my Fender guitars with my Fender amps, but my Les Pauls still sound good through my Fender amps. Like Rangemaster said, “There are knobs on an amp for a reason”.
     
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    as with everything on the internet, it is all subjective. whomever is stating that may not be tweaking the pair enough.

    play music!
     
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    Hell, my SG sounded good clean through my CDR
     
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    it's not even subjective - I think it's totally false

    6V6 class AB, 12 speaker, AB763 circuit....HOW ON EARTH COULD IT SUCK with a humbucker?

    no way
     
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    Everything sounds better with humbuckers. (Sorry TDPRI)

    I love my DRRI turned up to about 5 with HBs in a band setting. Clear, crunch, detail without harshness. It's all there with pick attach and the volume knobs.
     
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    I don't know who that guy is. Apparently he is a famous guitar player. I though his tone sounded pretty horrible through a Deluxe Reverb. He seemed to think he sounded good, çuz he kept on playing. One minute and a half of some kind of electric guitar sound. I guess it's a matter of taste. One man's meat is another man's poison.
     
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    Aw Shucks....after watching that vid...I have to dig out my 65 Deluxe reverb and jam...just hope the tubes are still holding up....lol
     
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    I know he uses tweed Twins, but even Keith Richards has stated there’s something special about a Fender guitar plugged into a Fender amp. I wouldn’t say that Gibson’s sound bad through a Fender, and neither would Keith. Just that The Fender/Fender thing is... special.
     
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    To me, a Gibson into a blackface/silverface circuit is the perfect combination of a 'raunchy' guitar into a 'polite' amp. These amps don't want to break up, but when they're pushed into distortion by humbuckers it's great.
     
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    You should probably google Greg Koch and do some listening. Helluva player in all styles, but he's half comedian too!
     
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    i played my es 339 through a handwired 64 deluxe and I think that was the most beautiful, glorious guitar noise I ever made.
     
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    I was just talking with a friend the other day. He told me, "You should never plug a Gibson guitar into a Fender amp." I said, "Well thankfully nobody told Toy Caldwell that."
     
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