It has the typical blackface 60’s sparkle with a scooped clean sound just like the bigger Fender brothers, just with more smooth breakup, sag and compression.The smaller brother Princeton Reverb is rolling off more top frequencies and breaks up earlier with more warmth producing a brownface type of tone.It is a 71 silverface Deluxe Reverb that we bought from the Linda Ronstadt band.
Collectors hunt the blackface models and players hunt the silverface for it’s quality and price.
The push/pull volume boost was installed in 1977 by CBS.
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.
First we implemented the bright cap mod due to the bright speaker.