230V 50Hz (Black Face AB763)
2x High & Low
Volume w/bright push/pull Treble, Bass
Volume w/bright push/pull Treble, Middle, Bass
Reverb, Speed, Intensity w/Trem On/Off switch
Footswitch, 2x Speaker Jacks, Diaz Dwell Control, BIAS Points
Tube Driven Spring Reverb
Solid Pine Cabinet w/ Birch Plywood Baffle & back panels
Black Tolex w/silver grill 2.390,- Euros in stock!
1x12“ VSA Custom made by WGS based on G12C/S
incl. Custom Padded Cover & 2-Button Footswitch
incl. German VAT w/1year ltd. guarantee + 1year ltd. warranty
The Vintage Sound Vintage 22 is essentially an all hand-wired, all USA made, 60's era Fender Deluxe Reverb, but slightly modified with definite improvements. At the root is, of course, the AB763 blackface circuit.
1) One thing you'll notice is the addition of a "MIDDLE" tone control on Channel 2.This, of course, was not on the original Deluxe Reverb. So, why did Vintage Sound decide to add it in? Well, first of all, it absolutely does nothing to hurt the integrity of the circuit or tone. The original Fender circuit actually had a fixed "MIDDLE" that was set permanently at 6.8k. Vintage Sound removed this resistor from the circuit and replaced it with a much more versatile 10k potentiometer. The result is you now have the ability to adjust this frequency range without compromising the original tone. If you want it to sound precisely like a 65 Deluxe Reverb, just turn the pot to around 6-7 and you're there. You want to scoop the mids a touch, pull back. Warn the tone a bit, turn up.
2) Also included is a very nifty reverb dwell control which is on the rear of the chassis. Obviously, this too was omitted on the original circuit, but it comes in quite handy for adjusting the amount of decay the reverb has. Nice!
3) Another smart alteration is the incorporation of a Diaz based tremolo mod that Vintage Sound does. This accomplishes a few things... You'll notice the Vibrato has the ability to be slower than stock Fenders. The vibrato being too fast was always a complaint people had with vintage Fender Deluxes (and still do to this day). The other advantage this gives is when you turn the dial all the way down, you switch off the vibrato circuit, bypassing it and leaving you with a cleaner, more pure signal. The result is a slightly more present tone, and a bit of a bump in volume. Furthermore, with the older Deluxe Reverbs, you can hear a "ticking" sound with the vibrato. This is caused by several design flaws in the original circuit allowing the LFO signal to leak into the audio path. These issues have been addressed with better routing of the wires, superior components, and filtering of the oscillator output.
A truly amazing sounding Deluxe Reverb that's truly better than an original with nothing modified in a way that disrupts the original tone.
The new MV version 2019 has a modified „Trainwreck“ Post Phase Inverter Master Volume WITHOUT any tone loss!!!