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Discussion in 'The Squawk Box' started by scooter500, Aug 6, 2017.
This was announced Summer NAMM... anyone have any details?
Already know that I want one. Long threads already on this new amp on the TGP and TDPRI foums.
Looks like Fender did a nice job and this are selling between $2200-$2500 from my quick reads.
Wonder who is going to carry these?
Why wouldn't you just buy a real Blackface Deluxe?
............ding, ding, ding, Michael is the winner.
They're a tad more expensive aren't they.
Over here this new one will be at around NZ$4.5k-5k given the $US price quoted above
Fender made these at the request of Guitar Center so that the vintage versions on the floor priced at $3k would seem more reasonable by comparison.
Are there a good number of old ones still around?
That should have been purple text. I was being sarcastic but, yes, there are plenty of old Fenders still around and buyable at fair prices, especially if you don't need collector grade and are willing to live with a hole in the chassis or putting a few parts inside back to stock. I'd rather have the old iron and speakers than a pretty amp with a warranty, but that may not be the case for everyone.
Take a look on Reverb. There is a wide range of prices, but I think they can be had for $2k-$2.5k. The old ones will sound better and will appreciate, while the RI will be a modern amp in vintage clothes.
Or just buy a Silvertone 1482. You won't find much that sounds better. All this is MHO. A new reissue may very well be the best bet for you.
I would also look into boutique stuff like Victoria. The regular DRRI is a decent and very popular amp for a fraction of the $$$.
A lot of conjecture in this thread about the old one's sounding better...
wait until this amp is available before you start drawing conclusions.
^ ^ ^ Sonar has a good point, but if he combs his hair different, maybe it won't show! ^ ^ ^
The only conjecture I am trying to make is that when the reissue costs as much as the real thing, why wouldn't you buy the real thing?
This x 10.
CS re-issue or 50's Junior. No brainer for me.
Poncy boutique amp xyz or 64 AC 30. No brainer for me.
Fender US standard or 73 Mustang? No brainer for me.
1979 Deluxe or new 2015 Deluxe? No brainer for me.
Lots of no brain, hopefully some decent tunes..
I don't know much at all about Amps. But is this the reissue for the 1964 before CBS bought Fender? I remember reading somewhere the pre CBS Amps were worth much more. I don't know what the difference is in either.
Something about a sticker inside the cab that can tell you if it's pre CBS or post.
That's not what you wrote.
The reality for us over here is that there are none around so it's a matter of heading to the US and bringing one back(an old one).
Could maybe go to Aussie and pick one up, but like here there wouldn't be many over there.
It's costly to freight these to and fro around the globe.
If you're not a collector, and the reissue is going to give you 95% of the same tone. I say buy the reissue with the warranty.
Plus, until there are examples available to actually try, it's pure speculation to assume they sound worse at all. They could be even better sounding, but we won't know until we plug in. Then the final decisions can be made about how to spend money.