archive for April, 2012

Deluxe has been rev -amped!

Thursday, 26th April 2012

Wow, thanks to my friend and amp technician John Kelly the amp is starting to sound great. I thought it needed a couple of new valves but there was a problem with the output transformer – eek! I was emailing California and Chicago. John got one direct from Fender (thanks to the 65 reissue). It’s now starting to sound lovely. What have I done for him lately? Well i arrived to pick up the Deluxe with an out of order SELMER TRUVOICE, yes one of the original TV12’s. As I said to John, no it didn’t work when i pulled it out of the skip about 15 years ago…
Watch this space, will he get it working? (more…)

Deluxe reverb

Monday, 16th April 2012

I’ve just bought a 1970s Fender deluxe reverb. Like the big brother/sister to the Princeton I have.
Wanted one of these for years. It’s really ugly and scarred though and the valves are representative of the United nations; American, Russian, Dutch, British…

Definitely needs some TLC hope to bring it back to life.