Friend of Leo's
- Jan 26, 2010
- Toronto, Ontario.
This begs the question: What's the difference between a "real", "original" and a "custom reissue"??? Are the caps and resistors original?I have a real '57 Deluxe. It has been restored and (unfortunately) needed re-tweeding. I had it done by Greg Hopkins.
The originals came with Jensen P12Q's and I have a 1960 in it. It sounds glorious. A Weber 12A125A is a very close match to the original once it is broken in.
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You do realize that if that amp is from 1957, then nothing about it sounds like it did when it was new, or even 5 or 6 years old. It may well be the case that a 57' Deluxe (reissue) is closer to the sound of an original 57 than one that is 66 years old? I sure as h*ll no I'm not the same now as I was 50 years ago!!!