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I Gots The Broken Hearted Blues Deluxe Blues
Old 14th January 2007
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I Gots The Broken Hearted Blues Deluxe Blues

Well folks it looks like my Blues Deluxe re-issue is hosed.
In fact quite literally thanks to one of my wife's freeking cats. dfegad

The local, highly respected Fender Guru went through it, replaced a bunch of burnt up components, but to no avail, the motherboard is trashed.

So I may have lost my mind, but we decided to gut the chassis and he's going to custom build me a hand wired class A/AB Deluxe/Reverb from scratch.

This is going to be a back burner project, but I'll let you know how it turns out.

We figure the replacement will be about 37+/_ watts and we're probably going to
go for a half power switch to run at 18 watts.
Sort of on the level of a Fender ÷13 hybrid.

With the credit he's giving me for the failed repair, it will probably run me about
Old 19th January 2007
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bradb's Avatar

Here is exactly what you want but cheaper:

Edit: Oops... Blues Deluxe is different from the Fender Deluxe Reissue..
Old 25th January 2007
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I have an original blues deluxe and it getting fried is the BEST THING that ever happenned if it means your getting a hand wired/ custom job....

I bought a 1959 princeton and the blues deluxe is a effects holder now....
Old 29th January 2007
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That sounds expensive!

What is being kept?
If you reuse the cabinet, chassis, and possibly the
transformer, then the most expensive components are
taken care of.

You could buy a populated board for a deluxe reverb or some
similar amp for around $200 and pay someone another $200
to wire it in.

I agree though, I really can't stand the lifeless, flat tone of
a Blues Deluxe. Compared to a real Deluxe Reverb, its just
a dog.
Old 30th January 2007
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FFTT's Avatar

I'm still considering my options, but supposedly this would be a hand wired,
point to point Blues Deluxe with reverb.

I have to see what happens with this year's tax return, if I get one.

I'm still VERY interested in the ÷13 amps, but that's talking double.

I've been using my Blues Deluxe re-issue for both guitar and bass and hope that any
replacement would serve me as well or better.

Otherwise, I'm looking at vintage hand wired Fender or something else.
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