Up for sale, a 1972 Fender Deluxe Reverb in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with a modern two-button footswitch and D2F slip cover. This amp excels at delivering sparkling, detailed cleans with great headroom, and the lush reverb accentuates the chiming, smooth treble response. Both channels sound distinct and strong, and turning things up past 5 on the Volume dial introduces glassy overdriven textures and a touch of compression. Both Reverb and Tremolo are accessible via the included footswitch, and the Tremolo has a nice chop and wide range of speeds.
The circuit boasts all of the original Schumacher-made transformers that date between late '71 and the first weeks of 1972. The preamp retains all of the original blue and brown molded signal caps, and the power supply even retains all of the stock (and still viable) filter caps. The CTS pots are all stock as well. The tube complement includes a pair of properly biased Sovtek 6V6 power tubes, a vintage RCA 5U4 rectifier, and a combination of vintage and modern preamp tubes from the likes of JAN Philips, RCA, and JJ.
The original Oxford 12L6 12" speaker has an extremely clean black frame, blue foil Fender label on the ceramic magnet, original speaker cone, and dated sticker from the 33rd week of '71. The tube chart is also intact on the inside of the cabinet.
Cosmetically, this amp is quite clean, with modest wear on the edges of the original smooth black tolex, and silver sparkle grillcloth with turquoise stripe that shows only modest darkening over the decades. The faceplate retains its turquoise text and full complement of witch hat knobs. All of the stock hardware is present, including the handle caps, chassis straps, raised Fender logo with tail, and sphinx glides (feet).
A modern two-button footswitch is included, along with a padded D2F slip cover.