1982 Fender Paul Rivera-era Deluxe Reverb II - PRICED TO SELL - Willing to meet halfway to facilitate sale.
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Would potentially be interested in trades for Telecasters (ESP, Fender, Schecter) or Les Paul style guitars. Show me what ya got.
This is an incredible amplifier and one of the best purchases I've made.
The amp was built during the short period where Paul Rivera, from Mesa-Boogie, was Fender's VP of Marketing and helped reignite Fender's sales in the 1980s. The amp originally came from Paul's "Stage 2" mod he would often perform on Deluxes for studio musicians in LA in the 1970s that needed more variety.
Loud as hell but sounds beautiful. This is a great sounding, 2 channel, hand-wired tube amp. The first channel is great for Blackface clean tones and the second channel has some amazing overdrive options. Unlike other Deluxe Reverbs, the Deluxe Reverb II allows the reverb to work on both channels. The second input of the first channel has been modded with a mid-boost switch that can easily be reversed by a competent tech if desired. The mod is very useable and only affects the first channel. When the switch is not engaged it does not affect the tone whatsoever. The only drawback is that the Deluxe Reverb II does not have vibrato.
To me, this is one of those amps that you plug into and rock. No pedals needed. The 2nd channel screams and the versatility of the amp is nuts.
The listing also comes with the *hard to find* footswitch. The switch is a 1983 original, not a reproduction. When I purchased this amp it didn't come with the switch so I searched extensively for it.
The original speaker was replaced with a Warehouse Guitar Speakers G12. I believe it fits the amp perfectly.
One of the previous owners decided to butcher the faceplate for some reason, but the knobs are original and the amp functions perfectly.
The amp has been gone over top to bottom multiple times by Clint Stephenson at Herzog Music.
You'll be hard-pressed to find a better hand-wired, vintage Fender amp.