At 12:28 in this video interview, Rick Nielsen points out his 1977 Deluxe Reverbs, saying, “These are Deluxe Reverbs I have in here. I have the guts in here and these were made by Paul Rivera actually. If you look at it, it has a fat and thin switch on it, with a heavier duty transform in it and a master volume, which the normal Deluxes didn’t have.”more
1964 Fender Deluxe Reverb (Blackface) The amp on the record is a ’64 Deluxe Reverb I bought about ten years ago at a music store in New York. I liked the way it sounded, but noticed it was really soft. Then, it just sort of died. I took it to a repairman, and he said, “This thing has been in a flood. You’re screwed.” I thought, “Oh, man,” and it sat in my basement for a few years. Then, last year, I brought it to a different guy for a second opinion. He replaced the transformer with another vintage one of the same type. Now, the amp is up and running and sounds great. I usually set the volume just above 3, for a touch of breakup. Fender’s reissue Deluxes are good, too, by the way.more
Peter uses a Fender Deluxe Reverb amp, according to Guitar Geek's [rig diagram](http://www.guitargeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/clientele_alasdair_2008.jpg).
My pal @gusseyffert found this bad girl for me while we were on tour working with @norahjones and it's by far the closest I've felt to any amp aside from my 5watt Gem. This 70s silver face giant has traveled around the world with me and back and fortunately remains under the care of yours trulymore
I really like the Fender Deluxe Reverb model, and I own several of them. I use some blackface models and a silverface model that Techstar in Nashville converted to blackface specs. The Deluxe Reverb is fantastic and really is a great reference for clean Fender tone. I’ve played these amps for a long time now, and know them inside out.more
Didn’t he use your equipment on his first recording session? Yes. I was in New York, and when Riverside Records signed Wes, they brought him to town to record. I got a call from Orrin Keepnews, the head of Riverside, asking if Wes could use my guitar and amp. Wes didn’t like to fly and didn’t take his guitar on the plane. That didn’t make sense to me, but I said, “Okay,” because we were friends and I admired his playing. I was working at the time, at the Village Vanguard I think, so I was using my L-5, but always had a couple other electrics, and so I let him have my L-7 for his first record (The Wes Montgomery Trio). I think he used my Fender Deluxe.more
Yep, don't let the Silverface fool you!
I did my research and the 1967 Fender Deluxe I have is juuuust before they switched to the AB768 circuitry that put people off of the Fender Silverface amps & why the Blackface Fender Deluxe is generally held in much higher regard.
I double checked again before I started writing this review to confirm I was being accurate. This amp is just magic. No volume knob, just gain (it is labeled Volume, but it's gan) & it gets saturated fairlyquick & the tone. That tone!
At lower gain its clean tone is rich a sparkly (stock speaker it came with!)
On the Normal side you've got 2 inputs, Volume (gain), Treble & Bass.
On the other channel you've got the same but also -Reverb -Speed & Intensity (for tremolo) -Attached pedal for turning on & of Tremolo & Reverb (or both)
Plus it's got that beautiful "Drip Face" trim around the Tolex.
*Pro Tip- I have seen these miscategorised on eBay and several other places and as a result sell for for cheaper than they would if they knew what they had. Do your research & you might get lucky!
It's a blast re-amping thru this guy as well. Just hit play and blend & shape the harmonics & tone...
There are of course other amps I love. Some I have some I want but this guy keeps me so happy I generally don't think about expanding my amp collection much.
I always invite more input or corrections so feel free to comment & I'll be sure & update everything
UPDATE-more insightful information in the comment below by Jimmarchi1- check it out.