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Fender '68 Deluxe Reverb for home use?

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by Stavs, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Nate D

    Nate D Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    37
    Apr 2, 2016
    Ohio
    I've got a Deluxe Reverb and it's great at low volumes and it works well on the rare occasion I get outta the house to play. Go for it.
     
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  2. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Lost Soul Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    red barn, USA
    I use my 65 DRRI pretty much exclusively, I like it that much. I tried a Silverface Princeton, not a reissue, for a week or so. The voices in my head preferred the DRRI. So listen to your voices.
     

  3. Stavs

    Stavs Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    46
    10
    Apr 18, 2017
    Uk
    Good to hear that... so you don't feel as if its not sounding its best when you play at low volumes?
     
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  4. Nate D

    Nate D Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    37
    Apr 2, 2016
    Ohio
    It sounds pretty darn good on 2-3.
     
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  5. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Lost Soul Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    red barn, USA
    Yep. Dial a bit of reverb in it.
     
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  6. CGHguitars

    CGHguitars Strat-Talker

    346
    Sep 8, 2015
    Rancho Cucamonga
    Absolutely not. If you are forced to play at "3" or under all of the time, there are a couple of quick mods (remove the bright capacitor) that can help thicken it up a bit, but even without any change it sounds great. It responds extremely well to tube upgrades or speaker upgrades too, if you decide to experiment.

    An excellent amp for almost any use short of serious metal.

    Available used for great prices on Ebay or Reverb as well.

    Good luck!
     
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  7. mutato

    mutato Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 10, 2007
    RI
    I have a '77 Princeton Reverb with 12" speaker. It gets pretty loud on 3. For at home playing I'm at around 2- 2.5 on volume and then use OD pedals for my driven tone.
     

  8. Nate D

    Nate D Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    37
    Apr 2, 2016
    Ohio
    Ooooh yes. It does Reverb so well... probably how it got its name lol
     
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  9. Bladesg

    Bladesg Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 31, 2013
    Australia
    Absolutely! And they love a decent drive pedal
     
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  10. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 13, 2011
    Music City TN
    I don't think any amp will sound its best at low volumes.
    This is because you're only tickling the output section/tubes when playing clean.
    IMO tube amps sound their best when being pushed to (or near) the edge of the output section distortion.
    Otherwise you might as well play a solidstate if you are never going to get near the capabilities of the amp.