Type: Amps & Preamps
Model: Deluxe Reverb
Purchased At: Private Sale
Price Paid: $350
-1 x 12" speaker.
-22 watts, all tube.
-2 channels: normal and vibrato, each with 2 inputs.
-Silver faced control panel.
What I Liked:
-Great clean tones.
-Accepts effects pedals in front very well.
-Light weight for a tube combo amplifier.
What I Disliked:
-Lack of tube retainers make it prone to allow the power tubes to fall out of their sockets when playing loud.
-The lack of a preamp gain control requires very loud volumes to achieve natural tube distortion.
What I Would Change:
-I would like to add some type of power tube retainers to hold them more solidly in their sockets. I would also like to re-tube it, and probably also replace the speaker, as I believe it may be blown.
-My Dad bought this in a private sale back in 1982, and he used it for his "basement practicing" for many years, until I started playing back in 1998. I've been using it since. We're not exactly sure of the year of the model, but we're guessing it's a 1970 model, based upon tidbits of Fender serial number data I've acquired online. The clean tones this amp boasts are typical of a vintage Fender amp, which definately rule. I really do like this amplifier, and I feel comfortable with it, even though it does have limitations.