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Your house is on fire! Which one do you save: DR or TR & why?

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by Jimcord1, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Jimcord1

    Jimcord1 Tele-Holic

    Sep 24, 2013
    Plainfield, IL
    Just another way of posing the age old question: if you could only have one amp for the rest of your life, and your only choice is a Deluxe Reverb or a Twin Reverb (any era, incl. pre-verb Tweed of course), which one would it be, and why?
    I have an ulterior motive behind my poll, of course. I recently acquired a near-perfect example of a Silverface Twin, but unexpectedly stumbled onto an equally perfect Silverface Deluxe Reverb (same year, 76!) but can really only justify/ afford one. So I'm in a quandary. For now, I mainly play at home, and record some, but have been in bands for years, and probably will be again.
    I COULD gut about a third of all the rest of my gear I've accumulated over the years, but know I'd come to regret that move.
    So it's one or the other: keep my beautiful Twin, or say goodbye to it, and bring home the Deluxe.
    'If I were you I'd _______.'

  2. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Twin. More is better.

  3. joeford

    joeford Friend of Leo's

    Apr 17, 2013
    st. louis, illinois
    if my house is on fire i'd grab the DR. that twin is going to bog you down and you'll end up smoked in the blaze...

    as more and more venues are including PA's that'll mic your guitar... twins just aren't holding onto their value like they used to. i purchased and sold a twin for $600 last year. and i constantly see them selling in that price range. the DR, on the other hand, seldom drops below $1000. if you can afford one, i'd say grab it while you can.

    if we had a bassman in the mix, i'd leave them both in the burn pile :p

  4. steveneddy

    steveneddy Tele-Meister

    Jan 16, 2012
    Unless they are vintage amps - none of them - they are insured!

  5. brianswindall

    brianswindall Tele-Afflicted

    Deluxe Reverb - worth more & lighter. Tough call, though, if you really like the Twin.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2014

  6. metalicaster

    metalicaster Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 5, 2011
    I'm a wanderer...
    Neither, one of them was more than likely the cause of the fire! :lol:

  7. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Both are classic, great amps.
    It would depend on whether I needed versatility, or sonic "warmth".
    The Twin is great for guitar, steel, and fiddle.
    You can even play bass and sing through through it, at moderate volume.
    Deluxes sound much warmer, to me, but they get buried when bass players,
    drummers, and other guitarists start getting excited.
    If you don't gig, the Deluxe.
    Deluxes are nice to grab and take to rehearsals, too.
    If you do gig, or intend to, the Twin.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2014

  8. GuitarJonz

    GuitarJonz Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 16, 2003
    Tough decision when my house is on fire, do I grab the Quad Reverb or Super Six Reverb :)

  9. BobbyZ

    BobbyZ Doctor of Teleocity

    Jan 12, 2011
    Snellman MN
    I love my Twin Reverb. But with JBLs in the basement? Yeah it's going to burn.

  10. muchxs

    muchxs Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 14, 2004
    New England
    Three trips to save the Marshall. :D


    RockMaster Scott, the original "The Roof's On Fire"

    "Roof Is On Fire" NSFW lyrics

  11. andyfromdenver

    andyfromdenver Friend of Leo's

    Dec 21, 2011
    DR for sure, with something else in the other hand.
    Or perhaps with the adrenaline rush, you grab both and a pet :)

  12. vibrasonic

    vibrasonic Tele-Afflicted

    I'd go for the DR. It's got the tone I like more than the twin, although twins are great amps.

  13. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 9, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    Well if the quandary is whether or not to burn the house down... don't do it. :cool:

  14. YoGeorge

    YoGeorge Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 16, 2003
    They mic amps now; they did not used to in 1976. I played a Twin Reverb from 1968-72, moved "down" to a Super Reverb in 1972, and got a Deluxe ('64 non reverb) in 1985; that has been my favorite amp over the years. Keep the Deluxe, which is lighter.


  15. Coop47

    Coop47 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 10, 2009
    DR, easy. I love my SFTR, but there are still good deals to be had on them. I use my SFDR all the time and it would be much harder to replace.

  16. Telesavalis

    Telesavalis Friend of Leo's

    grab the'll never make it out of there with the twin...

  17. screamin eagle

    screamin eagle Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 9, 2008
    S. CA
    all the more reason to have the twin on casters...put the DR on top and calmly wheel them both outta there...

  18. brianswindall

    brianswindall Tele-Afflicted

    You know, grab the DR. The Twin will probably survive the fire.

  19. CoolBlueGlow

    CoolBlueGlow Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 20, 2011
    Carry them both, You'll have better balance anyway, and can run faster!

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