The Fender Deluxe: A Short History

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  1. fivewattworld

    fivewattworld TDPRI Member

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    Ok, since I give you all a shout out (again) in the video I thought I should share my new history of the Fender Deluxe Vid.
    I also mention Carl Carasco at Carl's Custom Amp, David Allen at Allen Amplification and Dan Lurie at FYD Amps. Names that I''m sure are familiar to many here.

    As I say at the end, I'm sure I can count on everyone here to add and or amend in the comments on the vid.
    Thanks in advance.

     
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    gridlock Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Now your talking my language and have my attention.

    Thanks, I'll check out your video tonight.

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    Cool. I don't haveany input for you. I always learn from your videos.

    Actually the only question I would have is why would Fender reissue both a '64 and a '65 DR.
    There must be some distinct difference.
     
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    Rabbit ears, OP?

    Very much looking forward to your video.
     
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    The 64' is a HAND WIRED amp.. the 65' is a reissue of the black face model for considerably less money.. as are the Super Reverb and Twin Reverb reissues before it.. Along with others in this line.. the 64' is a complete and(factual) remake of the originals..no PCB board...hope this helps some
     
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    Wow, thanks Luth.
    Probably above my paygrade but that '64 sounds awesome.

     
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    I’m gonna watch ASAP. My first real amp was a tweed deluxe I bought for 60 bucks in a Raleigh pawnshop around 70 or 71. I can still remember what it smelled like when it got hot.

    Some years back, I built a Mission 5 e 3. Brought back some great memories. I gig it with no effects but a Premier Reverb unit.
     
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    theprofessor Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks for doing that! Really fun.
     
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    If you're going to reference Larry Carlton as a 5e3 user why not post the studio version of Don't Take Me Alive? Some one who isn't familiar with the song are going to wonder why you posted a clip of him with a Dumble.

    Reggie Young was another Blackface Fender Deluxe user.

    I'm nitpickin' Fivewattworld but you did such a good job that I want you vid to be perfect.
     
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    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    IIRC the '64 is the hand-wired version and the '65 is the less-expensive PCB version.
     
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    I didn't understand most of it, but I enjoyed it. Thanks! Keep them coming.
     
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    I have played one of the handwired deluxes and it is SUBLIME. I melted before it.
     
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    enjoyed your video. keep them comin'

    play music!
     
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    Stellar. I enjoyed every minute.
     
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    Thanks FiveWatt, excellent video. I understook maybe half of what you are saying, but I completely agree with your point about reverb tanks. A tech replaced the tank in my '78 with a long dwell tank (without consulting me and frankly I hate it) ... but whaddya gonna do, lol. Except change it out eventually. I will say that the nuances of tanks are fairly well lost at gigs, but when you get alone in the bedroom, you sure do hear it.

    Regardless I'm a huge fan of all the Deluxes. And I must build a 5e3 someday!
     
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    Damn, nice rig! Classic coming and going.
     
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    Well one is their handwired, eyelet board Custom Shop (and $2400) 64 and the other is a more mass produced modern pcb board version. Someone else here might be able to enlighten us on the circuit differences of the two reissues.
    A buddy just bought the 64 and while grumbling about the price, after dropping a Celestion Gold in it he can't stop playing it.
     
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    Rabbit ears?
     
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    I used the live version because including the studio version of the tune would have resulted in the video being blocked by the gods (small case intentional here) of copyright on educational vids. I wish we could include the correct (totally agree with you btw) reference but such are the circumstances at present the live vids seem to fly under the AI radar.
    Thanks for watching and yeah, man, I could I forget Reggie Young. I mean I'm a big fan of the Truetone Lounge series and it was those with Zac Wilde that hipped me to him just last year.
     
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    My apologies. I misinterpreted your OP.
     
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