FDP Forum / Fender 57 Custom Tweed Deluxe reissue/ 6 messages in thread.

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Amoo24



United Kingdom

Sep 26th, 2017 01:26 PM        

Hi folks,<br /> <br /> Would appreciate some advice. I just bought a secondhand 57 Tweed Deluxe reissue for £950. The amp sounds and looks great. It's a few years old and has a bit of lacquer wear. The previous owner had the speaker changed to a Weber 12A150-A.<br /> <br /> I'm a bit worried about whether the amp is original or a replica.<br /> <br /> There are no stickers on the inside of the cabinet except a small silver Fender QA label with the letter 'W' handwritten on it. No other markings I can see.<br /> <br /> Should I be concerned? Any advice would be appreciated.



cisco

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Show Low, Arizona

Bottom Sucker
Sep 26th, 2017 01:37 PM        

It's a reissue. I have one also and love the even harmonic crunch that it delivers!



Mick Reid

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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Sep 26th, 2017 04:18 PM        

AFAIK, there should be a metal "Fender Deluxe" badge on the front.



BrentD

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Michigan

Harumph.
Nov 13th, 2017 04:40 PM        

I don't know just how reliable this would be, but due to safety regulations the Fender RIs seem to have modern covered connections to the AC and switch components. The wiring is also often messy.



BrentD

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Michigan

Harumph.
Nov 13th, 2017 04:42 PM        

On the other hand, there's a lot of pride in construction on the clone market. CERTAINLY not 100%, but you're more likely to see wiring like this on a good 5E3 clone or kit.<br /> <br /> Also note the lack of modern safety connections and the cardboard cover under the jacks.



surfdog

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Lakeside, CA

Jim
Nov 13th, 2017 08:15 PM        

Plug in bright tone one 6. Normal or unused channel volume is inter active. Normal channel vol. 0 more mids, Normal channel volume 9 more scooped.<br /> <br /> A lot of info on how to used this amp on youtube. It's considered by many to be their desert island amp.



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