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Don Glasrud


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British Columbia, Canada
Post Posted 12 Sep 2017 2:03 pm     Reply with quote

Any opinions on using two fender deluxe black face amps for pedal steel.A single 12 fender speaker in each one. 60's tube vintage

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Ken Metcalf


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San Antonio Texas USA
Post Posted 12 Sep 2017 2:30 pm     Reply with quote

I have a Siverface Deluxe that I put in a new Weber 50 watt 12F150 speaker and new tubes.
I had the amp tech go through it and adjust it for maximum clean headroom.
It works really well.
Old speakers and old tubes are okay for 6 string guitars but a little fuzzy for steel.
A Twin is more the ticket.
https://www.tedweber.com/12f150


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Ryan Knudson


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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Post Posted 12 Sep 2017 7:02 pm     Reply with quote

Your speakers might be a limiting factor unless you can keep the volume low. My current gigging amp is a 1974 DR with a JBL K120. I'm almost always mic'ed on stage, and although it gets a little hairy when I push it, I kinda like it.
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Bob Hoffnar


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Austin, Tx
Post Posted 12 Sep 2017 7:11 pm     Re: Two Fender Deluxe Reverb amps for pedal steel Reply with quote

Don Glasrud wrote:
Any opinions on using two fender deluxe black face amps for pedal steel.A single 12 fender speaker in each one. 60's tube vintage


Sounds like amp heaven to me ! If the speakers are old Oxfords you might want to check out a JBL D120. It should give you a bit more headroom and clarity.
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Edward Rhea


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Medford Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 15 Sep 2017 9:57 am     Reply with quote

Amp heaven, for sure!
Just between us... I kinda favor my Deluxe Reverb to my Twin Reverb, just a bit, as far as the tone Wink
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Dave Zirbel


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Sebastopol, CA USA
Post Posted 15 Sep 2017 5:06 pm     Reply with quote

I used a silver face deluxe w/jblk120 for years. Loved it and I was still able to annoy the sound men with it๐Ÿ˜œ. I managed to somehow blow up the speaker...I miss that rig! The jbl was the key ingredient.

For big stages and outdoors I recommend something with more power.
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Don Glasrud


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British Columbia, Canada
Post Posted 17 Sep 2017 1:12 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice to all who posted!!
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Bob Metzger


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Waltham (Boston), MA, USA
Post Posted 18 Sep 2017 10:09 am     DRs and Steel Guitar... Reply with quote

Ken has the right idea: get your amp guy to set the amps up for maximum clean sound. The speaker makes a big difference - a more efficient speaker will make the amp seem louder at a lower number value on the volume knob. Use a 5AR4A rectifier tube. A well-matched PI tube will help. You could try a ss rectifier but I've heard of problems with 6V6s and Deluxe Reverbs using the diode rectifiers. Make sure your filter caps are new/good. I agree that the Deluxe Reverb produces a very sweet steel guitar sound but it's a matter of how loud you play these limited headroom amps. If you play quiet enough, it will sound fantastic.

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Don Glasrud


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British Columbia, Canada
Post Posted 18 Sep 2017 9:01 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks for that Bob
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Gibson Hartwell


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Missoula, Montana, USA
Post Posted 19 Sep 2017 5:24 am     Reply with quote

I've run smaller Fenders together a bunch of times. Sounds great! It is fun to have all of that tone control. It is pretty common to get a fairly loud buzz, depending on how you split your signal but you can work through that if it comes up.
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Bob Metzger


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Post Posted 19 Sep 2017 9:34 am     Reply with quote

When using amps in stereo or just two amps for one signal, read up a little bit on grounding. In my stereo rigs, I use a ground lift switch on one of my amps and the ground buzz disappears. You can also use one of those adapters that fits on a 3-prong AC cord that lifts the ground for one of the amps.

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