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  1. Clinchriver

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    I'm close to pulling the trigger on an Allen Accomplice head, and a 112 cabinet. but there is a 1974 Deluxe locally for $1050.00. I'm going to take a look at the Deluxe later today. Any issues with 1974's are the cabinets pine or particle board? TIA
     
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  2. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I have a 1974 DR. Great amp and the cab is not particle board, just the speaker baffle. $1000 +/- is going rate for a decent SFDR.
     
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    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I'd rather have the Allen
     
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    paratus Friend of Leo's

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    I have the Accomplice Jr. I hate to sound like a broken record, but if you don't need the vibrato that the DR offers, the Allen will do everything the DR will do and a whole lot more. With the RAW control and a very usable MV you can get any amount of dirt you want at any volume level. You can put in 6L6s and have more glorious cleans on tap than you can get with a DR.

    If the amp wasn't built by David Allen, you might want to take a look inside to make sure the builder did a good job.

    A silverface DR will probably hold its value better than the Allen, but I am happy that I picked the Allen.
     
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    I would be more attracted to the Deluxe Reverb myself, but having said that, I own 2 clones both near exact specs of original blackface and tweed Fender amps. I couldn't find mint originals.

    I'm now on the hunt for a Tweed Pro and want an original. I know finding a mint tweed amp is not likely, but I will hold out for a nice one and at an acceptable price point. If the right Super came up, I'd snatch it.
     
  6. Clinchriver

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    I bought the Deluxe, sounded like a little piece of heaven:D $950.00 everything works, fairly quiet, footswitch. The seller owned it for 5 or six years, bought it from a shop in Birmingham Alabama and thinks the RCA tubes may be originals........Utah Fender labeled speaker, really clean.
    Accomplice is still on the radar or maybe an Avatar???
     
  7. JDRNoPro

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    Good choice - love my 74SFDR - and it will always be worth what you paid............and probably more.......perhaps much more over time.
     
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    Fender bought 6V6GTAs in bulk back in the '70s. I used to be put off by their wafer bases 'cuz some Russian tubes have wafer bases. Turns out those old RCAs are fantastic. If they're still good they may be good for years to come.+
     
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    Someone just beat me to one on craigslist. Looked in good shape. Listed for $400, wasn't up for long.
     
  10. Clinchriver

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    Thanks everyone!

    This is the second used amp I've ever bought, I really don't know anything about vintage tubes (or amps for that matter) but got it home plugged it in and it really sings, cranked it up to 10 for a minute or two right now its on 4 with a little bit of reverb and tremolo Born on a Bayou never sounded this good:D
     
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    Think you made the right choice a good SF DR is hard to beat for what it does, and they are easy to service and tweak, just changing the speaker can make a world of difference, not that the stock speaker is bad.
     
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    I have an Accomplice. It is my only amp now. Will not hold it's value like a DR, but it is vastly more versatile.
     
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    Vintage deluxe reverb-nice
    Allen Amp-nice too and new components

    Can't really go wrong either way
     
  14. paratus

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    Happy NAD!

    Play it LOUD!
     
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    Post some pics of that great new amp. Good deal too!

    Allen makes some great amps as well. The Encore is the one I'm after, but I dig them all, especially a good DR.
     
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    Congrats clinch!
    I got my first SF this last week, a very good condition '75. It is a fantastic sounding amp. Enjoy!
     
  17. Clinchriver

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    Found one chinese 12ax7, going to my tech Friday, I'm pretty stoked with the buy
     

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    Good looking amp. I would be very careful about letting a tech talk me into trading out those RCA's
     
  19. Clinchriver

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    Nope:D Also new speaker Eminence GB128 everything is better
     
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    Nicely done! That amp looks in great shape and having footswtich and older 60's RCAs a very nice score! Enjoy
     
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