It will not cut through the mix as easily as the stingin tone of the Deluxe Reverb.In general we don’t recommend the mods on this page that increase the power and clean headroom unless you are playing your amp at gigs on medium/large stages and you need more sparkling clean notes or funky rythm chords to cut through.Summary The Deluxe Reverb 1×12″ has for decades been one of the most popular amps among all Fender amps, and its popularity is still growing as the demand for low wattage tube amps increases.
Being almost a blackface amp with a new faceplate (wrong for collectors), the silverface models became popular value-for-the-money amps.You’ll need schematics to implement some of these mods. We usually start with explaining a mod from a functional perspective where we relate to components in the logical schematics diagram.Finally we point out location of components in the physical layout diagram. Let us talk about one of our own gig amps; the “Linda Ronstadt amp”.The DR is a small/medium-sized amp with an ability to deliver both sparkling clean tones and low wattage breakup at 22W with 6V6 tubes and relatively small transformers (power and output).It has found its way in to more recording studios, clubs and bars than any other Fender amp. It is just powerful enough to cut through in practise in a band with a drummer and, unlike some bigger amps, it will reach its sweet spot at a reasonable volume.If you are using your amp at home or in recording situations we think you’ll be very hapy with a stock DR, and maybe you even want your Deluxe Reverb to break up earlier sometimes.You will be able to shape your tone significantly with just the right speaker(s) and tubes.The Eminence Maverick with an inbuilt 9d B attenuator can turn down the volume to a Rrinceton Reverb still achieving full tube break up.We are also very happy with a EVM12L speaker in this amp. It sounds like most blackface/silverface amps, full American tone with sparkle and punch. It has 22w clean headroom and breaks up at around 4 on the volume knob with a single coil guitar.Since the year 2002 we have observed, by monitoring the amp market on US ebay, that low wattage amps have increased dramatically in popularity.Nowadays (2012) you can score a big 6L6 vintage Fender amp for the same price as a Deluxe Reverb or Princeton Reverb. The PA was invented long time before that and guitar tones containing fuzz and distortion have been around since the sixties-seventies.