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"Stranglehold" Heartbreak Deluxe all-tube guitar amplifier is the ideal amplifier for those want the ultimate club gigging amp driven into sweet power tube distortion, rich in harmonics:>
The Fender® Deluxe Reverb is the workingman's amp, loved for it's portability, clean tones, and abiltiy to break up when driven. I used one for a short while, but moved on to something with a bit more crunch and distortion. The Model E Heartbreak Deluxe is a novel take on the black-faced Deluxe Reverb.
After much study and circuit analysis, we've been able to open up the AB763 circuit bandwidth, cool down distortion in the front end, generate greater output stage dynamics to give an overall tighter feel, and clean up the reverb, all to make this an ideal rock platform. As always, steps are taken to reduce noise and hiss, and increase reliability.
At first look, cooling down distortion in the front end and generating greater output section dynamics may seem counter-intuitive. After all, Leo Fender went to great lengths to create more clean headroom, and his black-faced amps were the epitome of tube amp clean headroom- at least until his Music Man amps were released in the late 1970s. With the Heartbreak Deluxe, however, the cleaner front end and increased output section dynamic range presents more output harmonics and saturation, resulting a a very pleasing rock tone that otherwise isn't available in a Deluxe Reverb Amplifier.
The result is a portable tube amp that can play clean or get great rock tone. The output impedance is switchable between 4, and 8 Ohms, and can drive a variety of speakers up to a 4x12 stack. A 1x12 combo is the standard configuration. The Mojotone Watchtower 12" speaker by Celestion is standard, producing bold Greenback tone, fat and creamy.The Heartbreak Deluxe includes the technical features listed below:
Texas Tone® amps are built with a discerning musician's care. Every component, every wire lead, every solder joint, is carefully selected, laid out, bent, and soldered to ensure long life, optimal tone, and low noise. To further reduce amp hum, I follow modern electrical engineering practice and use a modified single point grounding scheme.
The Texas Tone® Stranglehold Heartbreak Deluxe hand wired all tube guitar amplifier, 12" combo - $2,095.00.
Currently in production, estimated availabiltiy late Spring of 2023, blonde with Bluesbreaker grill cloth. For more information, or to place an order, please send me an inquiry.
Note: Texas Tone® Amplifiers, LLC is in no way affilliated with Fender® or any of its holdings. Amplifier specifications subject to change based on selected options.
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