We were told it had been played by a lot of famous guitar players including the big texan Stevie himself.
The amp sounded big, hard and mean with tons of punch and sparkle, a mini-Vibroverb.
Even the in-between pickup positions on strats came out quacky and cool without breaking our ears.
The amp was now a true texas hot rod amp reaching an approx. The tone reminded us very much of the 64′ Vibroverb diaz mod from Fender custom shop, just a little sweeter with earlier breakup. A few years later we have several spakers in this amp next to the JBLd120f.
The 5U4GB removes the instant attack that we struggled with and introduces more sag and compression.
Unfortunatley it was too shrill and needed to be cranked really hard.
Even then there was too much of the ice picky attack in the treble notes.
Why has the desire for low wattage amps with 20-25 watts of tube power come up so late?
Both the Deluxe Reverb (DR) and Princeton Reverb (PR) “survived” the CBS silverface periods with minor changes.