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kiwi burst

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Covering three bases. 58 Champ 65 Twin Reverb and 50 Deluxe

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CoyotesGator

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Re: Covering three bases. 58 Champ 65 Twin Reverb and 50 Deluxe

It's a 5A3 - gets a little flabby maxed with Humbuckers but sweet with single coils.


Very cool.

I would be much appreciative if you had time to start a detailed thread on it.

I'm very interested in the early Deluxes.



Sorry for the derail...
 

glenngross

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62 Reverb Unit, 66 and 65 Deluxe Reverbs - Both recapped and retubed and now have Weber 12F-150s. One obvious repro knob on the 66.

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Monroe

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Some guy was trading this 75 SFDR in at the local Guitar Sinner and I happened to be there.
It was not working and I don't know what they gave him for it, but I got it as is for [a very low price]
It had all original parts, including the RCA tubes when I got it home, but one power tube was dead.
Also the reverb send tube socket was corroded really bad.
New filter caps and a new pair of power tubes and it runs great.
Was going to BF it, but the circuit was identical except for the rectifier.
I put the original speaker away for safe keeping and threw a Weber 12F-150T in it. Love it.

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mistersnappy

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Some guy was trading this 75 SFDR in at the local Guitar Sinner and I happened to be there.
It was not working and I don't know what they gave him for it, but I got it as is for [a very low price]
It had all original parts, including the RCA tubes when I got it home, but one power tube was dead.
Also the reverb send tube socket was corroded really bad.
New filter caps and a new pair of power tubes and it runs great.
Was going to BF it, but the circuit was identical except for the rectifier.
I put the original speaker away for safe keeping and threw a Weber 12F-150T in it. Love it.

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That's great. Seems like stories like these are pretty frequent.
 

Don

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Half of my Fender amps are fake.

More than half of mine. The only real Vintage Fender I have left is the VR. My current Princeton Reverb, tweed Deluxe and tweed Champ are clones (damn nice ones).
 
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