#1
Hello Ultimate Guitar Community! I'm looking for some feedback on this amp, an original 1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb. Any input good or bad would be appreciated!
#2
Quote by Philly.ca
Hello Ultimate Guitar Community! I'm looking for some feedback on this amp, an original 1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb. Any input good or bad would be appreciated!


a real original 1965 deluxe reverb? not a reissue?

the original ones had the AB763 circuit in it that is very sought after, some consider this circuit to be the definition of 'fender cleans'. this same preamp circuit was also in other fender amps (the twin for sure, but i think it was also in the bandmaster and showman).

depending on the condition of the amplifier (tolex, aesthetics, original faceplate condition, speaker, tubes and any repairs that may have been done), the amp could probably go for as much as 2K.

the newer reissues still sound pretty good, but aren't nearly as desirable and i imagine you can find a used RI for 500 or less.
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae
#3
Yes, it is an original 1965 AB763, #8 off the line
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#4
From your signature I assume you already own it?
It's an opinion. It's subjective. And I'm right, anyway.
#5
Quote by Philly.ca
Yes, it is an original 1965 AB763, #8 off the line


is there anything in particular you are trying to find out about it?

edit: what makes you think it was #8 off the line? blackfaces were originally released in '63
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae
Last edited by gumbilicious at Jul 23, 2013,
#6
Damn...#8! Happy Already Owned Amp Day! I think I have a model of that amp, haha.
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#7
Quote by Slap-happy
From your signature I assume you already own it?


Yes I do own it, it was given to me by a friend. They had no room for it and said I would probably appreciate it, his father used to play.

It's marked as #8 from that year on the production ID tag on the inside, so I am assuming that was the production number, but I don't really know for sure.
Epiphone Explorer
Fender Squier Affinity Strat HSS
Sigma DM4 Acoustic
Yamaha FG260 12 String
Fender 1965 Blackface Deluxe Reverb
Behringer VT100FXH
Marshall 4x12 Cab
BOSS Chorus
BOSS MT-2 Metal Zone
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
Last edited by Philly.ca at Jul 23, 2013,
#8
Quote by Philly.ca
It's marked as #8 from that year on the production ID tag on the inside.


hmm, i am only aware of the date code on the tube chart. their chassis serial numbers are notorious for being out of order, many people would claim a particular production number based on the serial number... never heard of them listing the production number on the amp anywhere. interesting.
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae
#9
Quote by gumbilicious
hmm, i am only aware of the date code on the tube chart. their chassis serial numbers are notorious for being out of order, many people would claim a particular production number based on the serial number... never heard of them listing the production number on the amp anywhere. interesting.


There is a tag on the inside of the cab, Production #8.

I will post a couple pics after I get it back, it's gone to a tube amp specialist and he's running some tests on it to see what kind of work, if any, it needs. It was fairly well taken care of. He was shocked when I told him I didn't pay a cent for it...

Just told him I want to play it so tell me what it will take, it's missing the fuse cap on the back.
Epiphone Explorer
Fender Squier Affinity Strat HSS
Sigma DM4 Acoustic
Yamaha FG260 12 String
Fender 1965 Blackface Deluxe Reverb
Behringer VT100FXH
Marshall 4x12 Cab
BOSS Chorus
BOSS MT-2 Metal Zone
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
#10



When I was in high school, a friend traded his shiny new squire strat to some idiot in the neighborhood's Gibson LP Standard. The kid said he found it in his attic and thought the squire looked spiffier.
I saw a guy get an old Gibson acoustic appraised for $1000. His wife bought it from a thrift store that had it for $40...25% off.

I think you have them both beat.
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Last edited by lucky1978 at Jul 23, 2013,
#11
Quote by lucky1978



When I was in high school, a friend traded his shiny new squire strat to some idiot in the neighborhood's Gibson LP Standard. The kid said he found it in his attic and thought the squire looked spiffier.
I saw a guy get an old Gibson acoustic appraised for $1000. His wife bought it from a thrift store that had it for $40...25% off.

I think you have them both beat.


Well, this morning, I also picked up a Yamaha FG260 12 String acoustic, for free as well... The girlfriends grandmother had it in her basement as I was there picking up a bed frame, and asked if she would sell it. Well she told me to just take it, so I did.

The Fender Reverb also came with a vintage Garnet 4 channel PA with two standing 4x8 speakers for it as well

I'm doing good this past 3 weeks for gear I tell ya...
Epiphone Explorer
Fender Squier Affinity Strat HSS
Sigma DM4 Acoustic
Yamaha FG260 12 String
Fender 1965 Blackface Deluxe Reverb
Behringer VT100FXH
Marshall 4x12 Cab
BOSS Chorus
BOSS MT-2 Metal Zone
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
Last edited by Philly.ca at Jul 23, 2013,
#12
Now where's my free White Falcon and JTM 45??
It's an opinion. It's subjective. And I'm right, anyway.
#13
Quote by Slap-happy
Now where's my free White Falcon and JTM 45??


Let me google those to see what they are... hah
Epiphone Explorer
Fender Squier Affinity Strat HSS
Sigma DM4 Acoustic
Yamaha FG260 12 String
Fender 1965 Blackface Deluxe Reverb
Behringer VT100FXH
Marshall 4x12 Cab
BOSS Chorus
BOSS MT-2 Metal Zone
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
#15
You should take care of that amp and play it for as long as you can play it, then pass it on the same way.
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#16
You've scored an absolute classic. There are more than a few people that would call it their dream amp. Look after it.

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#17
Here's the update!

I had it gone over very closely. It was in great health for it's age and wasn't abused

- some re soldering was done
- the volume knob/pot was cleaned up because it was a bit crusty
- one tube had to be replaced but it was a near original replacement
- speaker seemed a bit frappy, replaced with a 65W 8 ohm Celestion Creamback


I want to post some pictures but I can't because the file size in every different format says it's too big and I have no clue how to change that.
Epiphone Explorer
Fender Squier Affinity Strat HSS
Sigma DM4 Acoustic
Yamaha FG260 12 String
Fender 1965 Blackface Deluxe Reverb
Behringer VT100FXH
Marshall 4x12 Cab
BOSS Chorus
BOSS MT-2 Metal Zone
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
Last edited by Philly.ca at Jan 16, 2014,
#18
Upload the images to another host like imgur or imageshack and then post the link here. UG hosting is rudimentary at best.
#19
Quote by Philly.ca
Here's the update!

I had it gone over very closely. It was in great health for it's age and wasn't abused

- some re soldering was done
- the volume knob/pot was cleaned up because it was a bit crusty
- one tube had to be replaced but it was a near original replacement
- speaker seemed a bit frappy, replaced with a 65W 8 ohm Celestion Creamback


I want to post some pictures but I can't because the file size in every different format says it's too big and I have no clue how to change that.

i do almost all my linking from my dropbox account.

you changed the speaker!?!

i at least would have gotten a C12N clone or something. creamback... could have just done a G12M-25 and almost worked that speaker a bit.
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae
Last edited by gumbilicious at Jan 16, 2014,
#20
Quote by Roc8995
Upload the images to another host like imgur or imageshack and then post the link here. UG hosting is rudimentary at best.


I will try but I've never used those sites before
Epiphone Explorer
Fender Squier Affinity Strat HSS
Sigma DM4 Acoustic
Yamaha FG260 12 String
Fender 1965 Blackface Deluxe Reverb
Behringer VT100FXH
Marshall 4x12 Cab
BOSS Chorus
BOSS MT-2 Metal Zone
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
#21
Quote by gumbilicious
i do almost all my linking from my dropbox account.

you changed the speaker!?!

i at least would have gotten a C12N clone or something. creamback... could have just done a G12M-25 and almost worked that speaker a bit.


The speaker was changed out because there was something wrong with it, it had a frap to it, I still have it and may consider getting it redone.

The Creamback sounds amazing in this amp!
Epiphone Explorer
Fender Squier Affinity Strat HSS
Sigma DM4 Acoustic
Yamaha FG260 12 String
Fender 1965 Blackface Deluxe Reverb
Behringer VT100FXH
Marshall 4x12 Cab
BOSS Chorus
BOSS MT-2 Metal Zone
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
#23
Quote by Philly.ca
The speaker was changed out because there was something wrong with it, it had a frap to it, I still have it and may consider getting it redone.

The Creamback sounds amazing in this amp!


i bet it does, i have actually been wanting to pull my G12M-25 out the closet to try it with my deluxe but i just haven't gotten around to it yet.

i just had to give you some guff cuz i love older speakers.

btw, all my re-cones i had done were performed by weber speakers. most of the time they even had NOS parts for doing the speaker. it won't ever be financially worth re-coning the speaker, but there aren't many of those older speakers out there anymore and they need people to spend a bit of money to keep them around.
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae