I've never owned a Deluxe Reverb. Am I missing out?

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  1. noname_dragon

    noname_dragon Tele-Meister

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    I've got other cool vintage amps, big and small... I'm looking at a nice 1970 DR and the prices sure aren't coming down.
    Is there something existential about a DR that I should experience?
     
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    stantheman Doctor of Teleocity

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    Yep. :D:D
    They are the #1 Combo of all time bar none.
    If it were a Boxer, it’d be Sugar Ray Robinson.
     
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    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    They are popular for a reason. Just enough watts to do other than small gigs. 6V6 smoothness, controls like the bigger amps... etc
     
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    I have a 1970 DR. It's been altered somewhat: a 2x10 baffle loaded with D110F JBLs, a solid state rectifier and running 6L6s, so mine is putting out around 30 watts. I play clean 95% of the time, and usually straight into the amp. With these mods, the amp sounds BIG, and great. Without the mods, a DR is a must have, as well. 20190104_001049_001.jpg
     
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    I used to use two BF loaded with Altecs. Long gone...then I discovered Pro Reverbs and Twins. For me, they don't work in the studio and they don't cut it live for the gigs I play. And for Bog's sake, clip that 47 pF bright cap.
     
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    beyer160 Friend of Leo's

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    A Deluxe Reverb and a Fender guitar (any Fender, doesn't matter) is pure magic.
     
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    Yeah, I gigged with a'65 Fender deluxe reverb for over 10 years (for indoor clubs/pubs). They are quite versatile. They are great for the fender clean to edge of breakup thing. At full volume, they can get a bit flubby. I think that can be overcome by using a more efficient speaker. But if you are after the cool reverb and trem they are very cool.
     
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    fenderchamp Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I like my ‘77. But it’s just another amp. What do you have now?
     
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    J. Bonkosky TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    No nothing amazing about it at all. It is a practical size and wattage rating. It has a nice reverb. Any Fender amp with similar features will be just as good sounding/useful. Some may sound even better. I like my super reverb a lot better than any deluxe reverb I have ever had. YMMV
     
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    Agreed. Hard to say without knowing what other amps the OP owns.
     
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    My 73 pro is going bye bye tomorrow. Great amp..just...an amp..Mesa MK3 trade,,,its like Christmas eve as a kid for me tonite..couldn't never play a Deluxe after a pro.. 73pro (2).jpg 73pro2 (2).jpg
     
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    They’re wonderful amps!
    I had many in my youth.
    For home use, or civilized (low volume) gigging, they are hard to beat.
     
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    What other amps do you have? It's possible you may already be getting what the Deluxe can offer.
     
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    I have a Princeton but I still want a Deluxe.
     
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    Its a great amp, you should have one. I prefer the black face, and now that I'm 72, my DR sits at home while I use a Tone Master DR. The Deluxe Reverb and the Twin Reverb are the quintessential Fender amps you must own at least once in your lifetime.
     
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    Great amps that I have no use for because I don’t like the BF circuit mid scoop & distortion reduction circuitry.
    They do distort but you need to love the mid scoop.
    If you prefer tweeds & Marshalls just walk-in by...
     
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    When I was a kid buying my first 'real' amp, it came down to a choice between a little SF Deluxe Reverb or a great big tweed-covered 6x10" 120-watt Peavey. Same price.

    This is where I'm supposed tell you I chose the DR and gosh, I still have it today... but I was 17... and stupid. Still kicking myself today.
     
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    I've got and gig with in different environments: 70 VR, 69 PR, 65 Bandmaster. Set clean with a pedalboard
     
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    I once played through an all-stock 1966 Deluxe Reverb and was in heaven.

    Not totally different from my '70 BMR, but a whole lot more compact.
     
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    Hard to imagine a DR sounding better than this sweet Vibrolux Reverb
     
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