1948 Fender Deluxe amp

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Re: 1948 Fender Deluxe amp

Post by Doc Holliday » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:52 pm

In order to get a loan, you first need to prove that you don't need it.
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Re: 1948 Fender Deluxe amp

Post by Doc Holliday » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:56 pm

In order to get a loan, you first need to prove that you don't need it.
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Re: 1948 Fender Deluxe amp

Post by fuzzlounge » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:04 pm

^ Wow, what a tone monster, that amp sounds amazing as does the playing!
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Re: 1948 Fender Deluxe amp

Post by Doc Holliday » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:17 pm

Indeed. I don't know the guy and its def not me lol but great tone right there!
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Re: 1948 Fender Deluxe amp

Post by Scott » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:01 pm

All original tubes. I'll have my amp tech test each tube. Maybe they or one of them is low. I would change out the tubes if that was the problem.
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Re: 1948 Fender Deluxe amp

Post by 1bottlerocket » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:49 pm

In '48 I think those came with metal can tubes. I am not too familiar with the inner workings of those versions but I am guessing replacing them could give you a boost in performance.
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Re: 1948 Fender Deluxe amp

Post by Scott » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:35 pm

I think you're right. The tubes all have 1948 dates on them. 03-48. Very cool but probably time to retire those and save them.
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Re: 1948 Fender Deluxe amp

Post by 1bottlerocket » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:42 pm

Depending on how often the amp was used it is possible some of the electrolytic caps dried up or drifted out of spec. You may want to check those too. I think it would also be worthwhile to check the voltages being put out by the power transformer too. My 18 watt Marshall PT was putting out incorrect voltages so I replaced it with a Mercury Magnetics version and it was a huge jump in performance.
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Re: 1948 Fender Deluxe amp

Post by Zuff-1A » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:08 pm

Ken Rad 6v6GT tubes.jpg
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Sounds great!

Tubes will change tone! Especially 12AX7 (I like best Amperex Buggle Boy)

About 6V6 - if you want sound it more clear / detailed and sparkle use old 40's or 50's Ken Rad 6V6 GT tubes

If more :crackjam: then RCA or Sylvania
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Re: 1948 Fender Deluxe amp

Post by Scott » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:13 pm

Thanks guys for the good ideas. Ill take it to my amp tech and have him thoroughly check it out. :tu:
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