The Deluxe Reverb Club

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  1. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Thanks CP, I wonder why Fender puts a 100 watt speaker in DRRI's VS the 50 watt C12N? A great sounding speaker.
     
  2. twofish

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    Here is my Blackface 65' along with a couple of it's siblings! All straight stock except for some filter caps and sound great.

    Love them all depending on the situation.:D

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    Peace,

    twofish
     
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    im in!!!!

    Got a 75 silverface with a few mods!!!
     
  4. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Congrats. Pictures please.
     
  5. Abu Twangy

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    The C12K is more efficient than the C12N and is a smooth sounding speaker.

    Louder and innocuous in other words. The C12N certainly has more of a vintage Jensen tonal quality to it.

    I put my C12K from my 2012 DRRI in my Ramparte and the Ramparte's 75 watt speaker in the DRRI. The result is an improvement in sound for the Ramparte--fuller bass and smoother rounder highs and a 2 lb weight loss with a punchier low end for the DRRI.
     
  6. gridlock

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    Got a few amps out tonight working on some SRV songs. My 1974 Deluxe Reverb nailed some SRV tones with the volume set to 3 and using my American Standard Strat and through two Wampler Pedals in the pedal chain, first a Clarksdale for some grit and second a Black 65 for some BF warmth. The amp sounded really good at moderate levels an even with my average guitar playing.
     
  7. gridlock

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    Couple of pictures.
     

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  8. vox Phantom

    vox Phantom Tele-Meister

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    My Amp that I have is a Tone King-Imperial and a this guy I know who
    buys and sells guitars has a reissue Fender Deluxe Reverb. He would
    trade me even the Fender Amp and a Phantom Guitar Works Phantom
    for my Tone King. The Phantom I sold to him this past winter. Does
    this sound like a good deal:?:
     

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  9. Slidedude

    Slidedude Tele-Holic

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    Man...that Tone King is a nice amp. Not sure I'd give one up for a DRRI, as much as I like mine.

    Why not have both?? :)

    Just my .02
     
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    I've had a '65 DRRI ever since I saw an old Fender advertisement with James Burton and James' son, Jeff and Jeff's son. That's when I decided I wanted a DRRI - also, when I found out that James sometimes used a DR in the studio when recording with Elvis was another decision-maker for me. I've had the amp since around 1999-2000 basically looks brand new. Unfortunately, I haven't taken any pics. Sorry, guys. :oops::(
     
  11. vox Phantom

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    Slidedude, I understand what you are saying and yes the Tone
    King is a great Amp. The deal is the Tone King for the Deluxe
    Reverb and the Phantom guitar. I've had more luck with Fender
    Amps then any other one except the Tone King. My guitar is a
    Fender American Deluxe Telecaster. I was lucky when I bought
    it had the right sound that I like. With the Deluxe Reverb I would
    change out the Tubes with better ones. There is another thing I
    would do at a later time I would get rid of the PC Board and have
    it wired Point to Point. I would try to get it like it was back in 1965
    because I don't know how good the parts are today that Fender puts
    in there Amps. Here is a picture of my Tone King-Imperial.
     

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  12. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Does not sound like a good deal to me. Tone Kings are great and expensive amps. I am not familiar with that guitar, but I like more traditional Fender/Gibson guitars myself. Changing out the DRRI to handwired also sounds expensive. Guessing at least $600???

    Keep your Tone King and pick up a nice used DRRI for $500-$600 dollars (at least in my area).
     
  13. vox Phantom

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    gridlock I like having two guitars and if I were to do the trade
    I would end up with two guitar. Now thinking about it there are
    other guitars that I would look at like Tom Anderson, G&L Asat,
    even another Fender. I don't know how to compare a Tone King
    to a Fender there are some people who like the Fender and some
    like the Tone King. Where I live there are more Fender Amps sold
    then Tone King because of the price difference. Most music store
    carry Fender and the guitar picture that I put up was a one off
    custom made. I may be the only one where I live playing thru the
    Tone King. That Amp was over 2G after Taxes so I'll just have to
    save. Here is my guitar
     

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  14. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    VP,
    Now that Tele is a good looking guitar. I think you would be better off selling your Tone King out right and then buy the gear that you want. I own a SFDR and have played through a few DRRI's and the are great sounding amps but just not in the same price range as your Tone King unless it is a vintage BFDR.

    If you were closer to me I may even want to try out your amp for a possible purchase. I got a chance heard a Tone King live (did not play it myself) last year and it was a beautiful sounding amp.

    I am not up on Tone King pricing, but I would guess that your amp is worth $1500-$2000 used and a used DRRI is worth $500-$700.

    A big discrepancy between the two amps, again I may be all wrong because I do not know the value of the guitar in the proposed trade. One-off custom made guitars rarely sell for the price originally paid, unlike more popular brands and makes of guitars that retain more of a known value on the used market.

    I just am looking out for your best interest and I want you to get a fair deal.

    Grid
     
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  15. ryokan

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    I own a '78 Deluxe Reverb, it is my holy grail amp. For me it is the perfect amp and I've used it on countless gigs.

    Here's what I love about it:
    - sounds fantastic, the cabinet compresses the sound in a beautiful way
    - built like a tank
    - lightweight and easily portable
    - looks cool
    - has two channels so I can plug in my drum machine
    - simple (treble and bass)
    - reliable and quiet

    What more could I ask for from an amp?
     
  16. keithb7

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    I just closed the deal on an original 1966 Deluxe Reverb. Very, very clean. All the original caps except 2 main power tube cathode caps. The amp works and plays fine. Original speaker. Just the tubes have been replaced it seems and those 2 caps. I bought it sight unseen as it was about a 9 hours drive away. It arrives in my hands in 5 days. I am pretty excited. I have been reading here about the C12N speaker. I have an original 1964 C12N that I pulled from my '64 Bandmaster to experiment with a JBL. Many folks here are saying good things. Maybe I will have to install and try it.

    Here are the guts. Like a time machine brought this to today:

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  17. Mezzamort

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    I am in My 1969 DR I just restored it last year to better then Mar of 69 when it was New !
     

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  18. rokdog49

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    New Custom Deluxe...not diggin' it.

    I've listened to a fair amount of You Tube vids of this and the Princeton.
    Too bassy for me.
     
  19. mapesaudio

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    65 Deluxe Reverb limited edition

    Hello all,
    Just purchased but haven't yet receved my new 65 DRRI Limited Edition,, wine red w/ wheat grill. This one has the P12Q alnico Jenson speaker. I bought this as a retirement gift to myself. I don't play out anymore and will use this most of the time for my own enjoyment. All my humbucker guitars are gone these days, and I play a Baja tele, 60th anniv. vintage 54 strat,and a 360 Rickenbacker from 1992. I read allot of good and some not so good things about this amp, but mostly good. I've had many tube amps over the years but never a deluxe reverb, I'm excited. One crazy question I have is can I trust the bias new from the factory, or is it a good idea to check it, I know it's new, just hear stories....
    Thanks and looking forward to being on the forum.
    Mark
     
  20. Middleman

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    Trust is in the taste of the player. I checked mine and it was a bit on the cold side so I took it up a couple of notches. Still has good headroom and some saturation beginning at 7 on the volume dial.

    Break in will help as well over time.
     
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