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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / Fender 1968 Modified Deluxe amp



Mar 7th, 2018 08:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

I just bought a Fender Modiefied 1968 Deluxe amp. I bought this model for a few reasons.

#1 Having a Bassman Channel
#2 Having the option of having Reverb and TRem on the 1st channel.
#3 All these years I have giged with 40-50 watt amps and never ever really needed that much power.

The one word that came to mind after playing for a while was "Compression" is seem to have more of a compressed tone.

I ready an article where someone said that issue was the use of the G12V speaker. They said it gives the amp some sort of compression.

Been playing for years and that's really the first time for me anyway that a speak and compression where mentioned in the same sentence.

Can a speaker actually add to an amp sounding compressed???


(This message was last edited by blackstrat at 10:20 AM, Mar 7th, 2018)

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Mar 7th, 2018 06:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

Like you, I've never heard of amp that sounds "compressed" just because of the single speaker it is connected to.

If it's a new amp, the dope on the speaker cone might still be causing a bit stiffness. Break that speaker in and re-evaluate.

Meanwhile, if you've got another speaker / cabinet that you can plug the new amp into, you might find out for yourself whether the compression effect is a characteristic of the amp or just the speaker.

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