Listen to Waldo on this topic. The man knows his amp guts.
The other advantage taht I see is that the deville has the preamp out and power amp in loop. This allows you to run a solid state power amp relatively easily to get a tone similar jerry's
Totally disagree. The preamp out of a HRDx into SS poweramp into whatever cab is not going to get the Jerry sound.
A Twin or DSR into a McIn poweramp into a 3x12 with JBLs will get you close from an amp perspective. Now what about guitar wood, pickups, wiring, FX, etc...
That elusive Jerry sound seems to be bastardized too often in gear forums where people think doing this one part or that one part of JG's rig will get them there.
Sorry to sound like a dick but this is something I read all over the place.
From what I can tell the SS poweramp did 2 things:
1 - no more powertube clipping
2 - allowed a consistent preamp sound at most any volume only compensating for the fletcher munson volume curve
Do you need that?
Are you going to pull your speaker out into its own cab?