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Discussion in 'Amp Owners Clubs' started by xjazzy, Jun 16, 2009.
No worries.... I never took it as problematic
I just picked up a 1979 DR. It's been blackfaced and has the been modded for the reverb and trem for both channels. It looks new. I got it locally for $900.
That thing looks untouched. Fantastic!
Just had my SFDR Blackface modded. I love it. Plus my tech really got the reverb sounding great. Happy with this one.
Beautiful amp. Congrats.
Here's my '77 SF again, showing the rather complete overhaul (new Garrolite board), including blackfacing, and a few other dial-ins.
The Celestion sounds really good.
My DRRI has been sounding lame lately. Been using my Vibro Champ. Finally got around to looking at the DRRI. Started looking at tubes. Used my chop stick to find the source of the idle static. Swapped out both input tubes and reverb return tube. Nothing seemed to help. Finally tried a new 5AR4. That was it. It immediately returned to normal lively sound. No more idle static. Guess I thought rectifier tubes tended to fail outright and not progressively. I have since read that the standby switch can be hard on the rectifier tube. Maybe that was it. Had a Mesa Boogie and replaced it with a Mesa Boogie. Also read the new tubes are not as good as the older 5AR4's.
I was gifted a SFDR from a friend. Wonderful amp and even more wonderful friend.
These are just great amps. I've only used my '76 SFDR with my Tele and Strats but today I tried it with my Les Paul and I was supprised that the amp began to break up so quickly (approx. 4-5 on the volume). Sounded pretty good.
I've always loved the DR and after scanning my local CL ads for months a DRRI came up. A young guy wanted to trade a strymon blue sky for it. I didn't have one of them but I offered him the money for a new one. Short story is I bought it for $450.
The amp is flawless. I took it straight to the local amp tech to have it biased on the warmer side and the fritz mod. I also bought a Canibus Rex to install when I get it back on Monday.
Great deal, congrats! I bought mine new and love it, completely stock. I may eventually change tubes but have been enjoying it for several months as it is.
Wow, that's a great deal! Congrats!
Pic of my 1978 Silverface disappeared. Here it is again.
Played thru one last weekend at Guitar Center sounded good.
Does that have the "pull boost"?
Yes it does, but I only ever pulled it one time.
I thought the pull boost was added in '79. I have the exact same amp as you with the boost and always thought it was a '79. I could be wrong!!!
Like you I tried the boost once and couldn't stand the hiss.
Here's mine, supporting a couple of my guitars
Nevermind...pull boost added around '77, line out added in '79. Mine has the line out. Still though, it sounds killer with a Cannabis Rex.
I'm in 1969 DR sounds better than in 1969 when new !!!
DRRI owner chiming in (see what I did there?). Year is 06-07 or so. I guess it's on its way to being vintage.
A few years ago I swapped out the stock Jensen with a Weber 12F150. Past year or so it began throwing all sorts of really gross harmonics when played at volume. This was ok for the spiky, jangly, punky stuff I was playing... but in the end it had to go. New speaker is one of the Eminences that's stock in a Blues Jr and that seems to have brought it back.