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Posted: Jun 14, 2007 5:14 pm
 
if im going to spend money on one of the two, what would be a better option?
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 5:47 pm
 
I would say the deluxe if I were you, I have the hot rod deville which is my favorite, but for my tastes between those 2, the Blues Deville doesn't have as much gain.
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 5:52 pm
 
nice, okay. there is a original deville for sale in towne for 600 and a hot rod for about 400... what should i look for when checking out these used amps before i buy one?
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 5:53 pm
 
oh, the hot rod deluxe will be plenty loud enough? what about those blues juniors, 15 watts?
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 6:15 pm
 
600 and a hot rod for about 400

600 is way too much for that amp. Blues Jrs are basically smaller deluxes. Not loud enough for MOST punk bands. Not a fan of the deville or hot rod deluxe.
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 6:16 pm
 
Man! You sure loving buying new equipment!! Lucky. My drums are 2000 miles away.
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 6:16 pm
 
is 390 a decent price for the deluxe?
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 6:17 pm
 
i still havent bought the amp i mentioned a few weeks back... ive been looking around... i just dont know what stuff should sell for...
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 6:20 pm
 
i've got a hot rod deluxe. its plenty loud. i never turn it much past 3 or 4. i've never used the distortion channel, so i don't know anything about that. is the one for 400 brand new? i got mine lightly used for 350 and its one of the limited ones with a jensen speaker.
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 6:21 pm
 
i'd say get the hot rod deville 2x12. it's 60 watts, and if you spend another 60 bucks you can get new tubes that really make this amp scream... I went with blues option #1, and now i love this amp... easy to swap tubes as well.
eurotubes
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 6:24 pm
 
i'm too lazy to carry around a 2x12. those things are fuckin heavy.
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 6:24 pm
 
the deville is 4x10
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 6:24 pm
 
deluxe is slightly used...
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 6:42 pm
 
and also avail in 2x12... which has more low end, and i think sounds a bit better and clearer than the 4x10, plus with the edition of a celestion you can get an extra bit of punch/speaker growl.

The blues #1 option gives the amp an earlier break up on the clean channel and actually makes the overdrive usable.. Much warmer break up with the new tubes. The GT's that are installed from the factory are way too bright and harsh for my taste. they sounded too modern if you ask me, and i love the way the jj's sound.
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 7:10 pm
 
they both suck. get a gorilla.
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 7:13 pm
 
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 7:14 pm | Edited by: Golightly
 
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 7:31 pm
 
cute little vox if your drummer plays with brushes
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 7:50 pm
 
Peavey Delta Blues, 30 watts, either 1x15 or 2x10. You can get em used on Ebay for $300-$400. Two channels for the folks who are into that, with reverb and so-so tremelo. Indestructible, and they sound good.
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 7:59 pm
 
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 8:00 pm
 
cute little vox if your drummer plays with brushes

Let me know when you've played in a band with one...plenty loud
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 8:50 pm
 
so-so tremelo

Is there such a thing as good tremolo on an amp?
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 9:44 pm
 
i also have a laney vc-30, it's an AC-30 clone with 1 12" speaker and it gets sucked out of the mix with any loud drummer... that's 30 watts, cranked. Great amp for recording, but not loud enough with a hard hitting drummer...

2x12 or 4x10 will give your guitar much more presense in the mix than a single 12...
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 9:45 pm
 
oh, and those 30 watt delta blues peavy amps with the 15" speaker are THE SHIT.

totally underrated amp, and that big ass 15 howls!
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 10:08 pm
 
Is there such a thing as good tremolo on an amp?

Yeah, Fender! Especially the non-reverb brownface amps from the early 60's.

Also Magnatone stereo vibrato. Technically not tremolo, but it is rad as all get-out. Check out Lonnie Mack's 60's version of "Memphis".
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 10:11 pm
 
Yeah, Fender! Especially the non-reverb brownface amps from the early 60's.

The Vibrolux, you mean? I remember playing through one of those - the tremolo was badass.
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 10:25 pm
 
oh, and those 30 watt delta blues peavy amps with the 15" speaker are THE SHIT.

what about the 2x10" ones?
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 10:26 pm
 
does it matter? you're still gay either way.
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 10:32 pm
 
yeah, so what fag?
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 10:32 pm
 
Yeah, Fender! Especially the non-reverb brownface amps from the early 60's.

Also Magnatone stereo vibrato. Technically not tremolo, but it is rad as all get-out. Check out Lonnie Mack's 60's version of "Memphis".


I will check that out! And now I want one! goddammit...
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 10:39 pm
 
Is there such a thing as good tremolo on an amp?

If you can come across an old solid-state 70's Yamaha G100 (2x12 or 4x10) ... they have awesome tremolo. They're total war-horses & you can still find them pretty cheap, but they are starting to get kinda sought-after ... I know I regret letting mine go.
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 10:51 pm
 
haven't played the 2x10 yet, but the 15 made me want to play oblivians records all day... esp with a guitar with p90s in neck pick up position.

gritty!
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 10:53 pm
 
no standby switch on those amps, who needs that shit
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 11:03 pm
 
The Vibrolux, you mean?

Actually, I think it's a Vibroverb. Also, the original brownface Concerts and Supers had that really nice trem, I believe. More info here on Fender, more here on Magnatone, for the diehard geeks.

Last time I was at Taylor's they had a Super, I think, and the trem is almost like a Univibe.

Those Delta Blues 1x15 are just terrific, esp. for the money. I sold mine only because I got my Vibrolux Reverb and couldn't rationalize owning two amps that big. But that Peavey withstood a full large Jack N Coke spilled into it!
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 11:09 pm
 
The Vibrolux, you mean?

Wait, you're right - there's the non-reverb Vibrolux as well as the Vibroverb.
Posted: Jun 15, 2007 12:29 am
 
Let me know when you've played in a band with one...plenty loud
we play with 3 vintage vox amps and apart from the super beatle theyre all too quiet. 15 watts is still 15 watts. our 60 watt vox scorpion is barely audible with the full band going.
Posted: Jun 16, 2007 12:14 am
 
found a delta blues 210 today at a super rad audio pawn shop in town someone refered to me. these amps sound great for the price so i picked it up. the clean channel sounds great cranked all the way up! thanks for all the feedback fuckers.
Posted: Jun 16, 2007 1:17 am
 
Is there such a thing as good tremolo on an amp?


shit, man - Lisa has a Sano 2x12 combo w/built in tremolo & sounds like a goddamn dream!....if that amp was louder overall, she'd be playing it live.... we've recorded with it a bunch, though...
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