High Peaks wrote:Hey all-
I need a combo amp to practice and play with at smaller gigs. I really think i have my heart set on this 70's silverface deluxe reverb at the local shop here, but i want suggestions. Anyont play through anything in a 1 x 12 combo. I really want the 12" speaker set up because i will drop an e120 in it. I had a blues jr. I put a preamp out tap on it and everything. It just screamed a little too much for me. Not enough headroom.
Anyone know any good mods for a Deluxe. I'm trading my mesa mark III head and snake cable for the deluxe. I played it through two of my guitars, and fell in love. Not quite as Jerry'esque as the Twin, but with some tweaking i think it will work fine.
What are comparable models out there? All i really know is Fender.
High Peaks wrote:My point is to get a smaller combo to travel with. I understand about the watts, but 22 watts with a mic sitting on it with an e120 in it will still get a nice tone. As far as it being only plywood, so is the amp in the link you provided.
I have a modded Twin head with a 2x 12 cabinet, so i have the bigger stuff covered. Both are built with baltic birch, so i understand wood and benefits there are to good wood.( I just said good wood!!)
I have played through a bunch of Rivera stuff, and i got to be honest- i wasn;t impressed with them at all. Fender II's, red knobs, they all sound to thin to me. I really think there is a lot to be said about vintage circuitry and craftsmanship.
I would like to get a mesa 1 x 12 combo, but they are ridiculously overpriced. the Deluxe is at about $800, and in good shape for a 30 + year old amp.
pappypgh wrote:SS - who's the OP? I don't understand.
The person who started this thread (High Peaks) said he fell in love w/ the Deluxe Reverb and wants it for smaller venues & practices.
IMO, this is the perfect amp. ALSO - as I said - mic'd properly it will work for any gig. I understand more 'headroom', but you gotta pay out the ass for more headroom in a combo amp. Period. Unless you can steal a great used one.
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