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Not pinging anyone in particular but, in a typical garage setting, it sounds as if some worthwhile attention could be paid to dynamics (volume) among the rest of the instruments. Full volume practice is a valuable thing; killing the hearing as well as fighting tooth & nail to get the instruments to sit in the mix is another. Just my $.02.

I always got a kick out of The Penetrators' PA guide cheat sheet that was included in their DVD, showing the relative mix of instruments (since the lead guitar is the "vocalist").

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Wes
SoCal ex-pat with a snow shovel

DISCLAIMER: The above is opinion/suggestion only & should not be used for mission planning/navigation, tweaking of instruments, beverage selection, or wardrobe choices.

Twinreverb wrote:

BamaSurf yesterday I did go back to Guitar Center and
try the Super Reverb again. I did like the way it sounded
with my Telecaster. This past Sunday was our last band practice
for the year. We play in our Drummer garage and it get's loud
and I had the Volume at 3 and I had to put it up to 4 then 5
to hear it with the other Guitar Bass and Keyboards and Drums.
I kept the Reverb at 3 so is that normal when playing with
other people?I'm trying to keep my sound clean with just Reverb
so I don't know if the Deluxe Reverb can do that or will the
Super Reverb do that.

If you're not micing the amp the Super Reverb would be my choice unless I had a Twin Very Happy

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BamaSurf wrote:

If you're not mixing the amp the Super Reverb would be my choice unless I had a Twin Very Happy

I had the latter (once when I was young & made of rubber and steel) & it would definitely get it done. Just thinking about it reminds me to call the chiropractor tomorrow... LMAO

I actually saw my old TR today in the local shop; original drunken bass player beer stain & all. Nobody in 30 yrs took the casters off, though.

Wes
SoCal ex-pat with a snow shovel

DISCLAIMER: The above is opinion/suggestion only & should not be used for mission planning/navigation, tweaking of instruments, beverage selection, or wardrobe choices.

I had a Twin for a minute or two great amp..way too heavy for me though. Even with a hand truck and casters

BamaSurf and all the others who posted on this post as of today
I am no longer in the Band that I was in. Oh well bands come and
go. I spent two years with them and they got tired of playing 3 and
4 chord songs. I was wondering do you guys have any thoughts on the
Fender Vibro-King? I know it's a heavy Amp but how is the sound
different then the Deluxe Reverb? Now that I'm no longer in a Band
is the Vibro -King or the Deluxe Reverb better for playing Surf Music?
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Lou D

Sorry about the band....you'll be in another. Not sure about the Vibro-King..sounds like a sweet amp...60 watts loud....cool. I use my DRRI here at the house usually volume set around three. When the bride is not home I can crank it to five-six before it starts to break up....which is cleaner than the other DRRIs I have had...they seemed to break up around four. My current one is a 2014...the others were 2004 and earlier. Weird huh?

I would like to try out a Vibro King.

BamaSurf when you have one person telling everyone what to play
a band like that does not last to long. My Deluxe Reverb is a
2017 and I don't know how many were in Surf Green. Last night
I was listing to YouTube and the Deluxe Reverb sounded good
with both a Telecaster and a Stratocaster. I was thinking that
I should just save and get another Stratocaster. I would love to
try a Tom Anderson either a Tele or Strat style but no music
store stocks them where I live. What guitar sounds good to
you thru your Deluxe Reverb?

Lou D

Hey Lou, both a Tele and a Strat sound great through a Deluxe Reverb. Personally, I have to work at it to make them sound really surfy, which generally requires a reverb unit and the volume up pretty loud, among other things. However, anything I plug my Jazzmaster into sounds like surf, including a DR. I realize that you are not just playing surf, but you might make a trip to your local music store and try a Jazzmaster into the amps you are interested in.

Paul

BamaSurf wrote:

I think the DRRI has more clean headroom than the Custom DR...

If you piggyback a second resistor of equal value in parallel with the negative feedback resistor you will regain that headroom. I have a ‘68 CDR and find it to be a great all around amp. It surfs nicely and works for my Chet stuff too.

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Twinreverb wrote:

BamaSurf when you have one person telling everyone what to play
a band like that does not last to long. My Deluxe Reverb is a
2017 and I don't know how many were in Surf Green. Last night
I was listing to YouTube and the Deluxe Reverb sounded good
with both a Telecaster and a Stratocaster. I was thinking that
I should just save and get another Stratocaster. I would love to
try a Tom Anderson either a Tele or Strat style but no music
store stocks them where I live. What guitar sounds good to
you thru your Deluxe Reverb?

A couple of simple mods will help, if you’re not too worried about the warranty. The NFB resistor in your amp is fine as is. The tone stack can be altered by changing on cap and cutting the bright cap. Then you’ll have the same tone stack as the Custom channel of the ‘68 CDR. Not a ibro King, but still quite good for Surf and you won’t be lifting nearly as much weight. vibros are nice, but they are heavy.

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The Vibro-King would certainly have more clean head-room at 60 watts and you wouldn't need to have an outboard reverb unit as the Vibro-King contains the same circuitry as the Fender outboard unit (incl dwell, mix and tone controls), but it's a heavy sucker to transport while the Deluxe is relatively light and compact.

Surfadelphia wrote:

The Vibro-King would certainly have more clean head-room at 60 watts and you wouldn't need to have an outboard reverb unit as the Vibro-King contains the same circuitry as the Fender outboard unit (incl dwell, mix and tone controls), but it's a heavy sucker to transport while the Deluxe is relatively light and compact.

I would love to have one myself, but if I did, it would be broken up into a piggyback configuration.

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