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Having been an amp nerd for most of my adult life, Ive become convinced that nothing will make more difference to your tone than your choice of amp. As the man says a great guitar thru a bad amp sounds bad. An ok guitar through a great amp sounds amazing!!!
I over load the front end of my signal and drive it hard at the amp. The tube rectifier on the deluxe, grabs it, squeezes it and takes away all the hate in the world and pumps it out as sweet soul searing tone that makes puppies weep and young girls go running for their mom.
Neil young rocks one, the edge has a few and they can still be found cheaper than "boutique" clones. Its a circuit thats been imitated, tweaked and cloned but never been bettered.
I have two of these babies, both with new speakers. The old ones are nearly always clapped out. Ive owned a fifties champ, princeton, vibrolux and tremolux. None of them sound as good as a tweed deluxe. Sell your granny and get one for yourself. You'll never need another amp