Dating deluxe reverb amp
The type of face, grille cloth, type and number of speakers, type and number of knobs, etc.
Dating deluxe reverb amp video
Now, this speaker is a bit interesting; it looks like an Oxford 12K5-6, but has no markings anywhere, save for the bit of paper label peaking out from behind the blue Fender Special Design Speaker label affixed to the magnet.
If any of you readers know for sure what this speaker is, please be kind enough to post it here as a comment to this blog, it would be greatly appreciated! email Vaughn About Vaughn Skow Hi - pretty cool article and amp!
The mod takes only a few minutes and is just as easy to totally reverse should you want it back to bone stock. Here is the mod, just add the one jumper and lift a leg on the cap rather than removing it altogether to make it more easily reversible.
But all pedigree aside, this is the best sounding Deluxe Reverb I’ve ever laid ears on.
By every imaginable yard-stick, the Fender "Deluxe" is one of the most popular musical instrument amplifiers of all time.
The Fender Deluxe Amp has been around since 1948, that’s longer than most of you reading this.
At any rate, it is in fact a speaker with what I would term a downright itty-bitty magnet and an equally small voice-coil, which looks to be one inch to me. The pentode-triode mod is particularly interesting. I'm looking forward to learning your recommendation on a replacement speaker for the Deluxe Reverb.
From tweed to late silver-face, this is the most diminutive speaker I’ve ever seen in a Deluxe, and it’s the best sounding (stock) speaker I’ve ever heard, too. So now, my challenge: to find a nice healthy new replacement speaker that sounds just as sweet as the totally magical stock speaker (which will be lovingly boxed and properly stored to maintain its magic and the amps vintage value). Next week we will take this journey together right here on this blog. My "outside" site recomendation for this week is an easy one ... The WGS speakers I've heard in other amps have sounded great, at both low and high volume, so I am very interested in one for my Delxue Reverb.
The new gal is actually a true black-face 1967 AB763 Deluxe Reverb Amp with that new-fangled “silver” faceplate. No wonder the mods were beautifully executed; Jeff is the man!
Jeff is a seasoned veteran tube amp repair guy; currently the owner, designer & tone guru at East Amplification, a columnist at Premier Guitar , co-founder / senior design engineer at Budda Amplification and a contributing author for Kendrick Amplification. The first is the simple adition of a mid control on the first channel, enabling a more Marshall-esque urgent snarl, very similar to the “bass instrument” channel on my blackface 1965 Fender Bassman, featured in earlier blogs.
In order to date a Fender amp or provide the value, you need to know one of the below: * The 2 letter date code rubber stamped on the Tube Chart, or * The 2 letter date code on the QA Sticker, or * The Transformer Number that starts with “606-XX-XX”, with the 3 or 4 Xs being the unknown numbers that need to be provided by the owner of the amplifier asking the question.