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 Post subject: 1982 deluxe reverb ll
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:16 pm 
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Hi All
I have just purchased the above amp and just love the clean chanel and to have a overdrive chanel on a deluxe really is the business. there one thing that confuses me on the overdrive chanel. Why is there a gain knob also a volume knob and a master volume knob. i understand having a gain and a master but three?? how does that work. if any body can throw any light on this I would be very grateful .

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 deluxe reverb ll
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:42 pm 
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Islander Mike...
Volume works as follows: Volume setting from zero to full loudness with Pull for channel select.
Gain works as follows: Operates in conjunction with the volume control and affects the sensitivity and preamp distortion threshold.
Master Volume works as follows: Level control for overal output of channel 2. For maximum Clean sound set Master at 10 and Gain at 1, adjust channel volume to desired level.

This info is straight from the owners manual. Basically the Master volume functions as all do, the extra "Gain" knob is just that, it brings additional gain to channel 2.

The amp has a cascading preamp and has additional gain unlike previous Fender amps.

Here is a link to help with info on the amp. I have a Concert from this same era and I gigged all through the mid to late 80's and 90's with it and it was a very reliable amp.

http://ampwares.com/?brand=fender&era=r ... ine=deluxe

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 deluxe reverb ll
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:02 pm 
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T2, good info! The lead guitar player in our Blues band used a Concert, for awhile(mid 80's). A 2X12, I think? Nice sounding amp, retubed it with St Petersburg Svetlana's. It also, was rock solid!!! Art

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 deluxe reverb ll
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:15 pm 
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aclempoppi wrote:
T2, good info! The lead guitar player in our Blues band used a Concert, for awhile(mid 80's). A 2X12, I think? Nice sounding amp, retubed it with St Petersburg Svetlana's. It also, was rock solid!!! Art


Thanks Art...it is actually a 2x10, I had it serviced not long ago and went with a set from TAD and I love the tone of it! It is all original, bought it new in 85...

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 deluxe reverb ll
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:34 pm 
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T2Stratman wrote:
Volume works as follows: Volume setting from zero to full loudness with Pull for channel select.
Gain works as follows: Operates in conjunction with the volume control and affects the sensitivity and preamp distortion threshold.
Master Volume works as follows: Level control for overal output of channel 2.

For maximum Clean sound set Master at 10 and Gain at 1, adjust channel volume to desired level.

This info is straight from the owners manual. Basically the Master volume functions as all do, the extra "Gain" knob is just that, it brings additional gain to channel 2.

The amp has a cascading preamp and has additional gain unlike previous Fender amps.
Here is a link to help with info on the amp. I have a Concert from this same era and I gigged all through the mid to late 80's and 90's with it and it was a very reliable amp.
http://ampwares.com/?brand=fender&era=r ... ine=deluxe
T2


Question, TS2:

What happens when setting the Channel Volume at 10, Gain at 1,
and adjust the Master Volume for desired output levels?

Just wondering? Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 deluxe reverb ll
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:43 am 
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Hey Toppscore
This was precisely my point , I realise in the manual it says to adjust final level with the volume control but I would of thought that this was the job of the Master V control. After all it is called the Master. Anyway thanks for all your help guys , but still a bit puzzled.

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 deluxe reverb ll
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:03 am 
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Toppscore wrote:
Question, TS2: What happens when setting the Channel Volume at 10, Gain at 1,
and adjust the Master Volume for desired output levels? Just wondering? Thanks.
Toppscore

islander99 wrote:
Hey Toppscore
This was precisely my point , I realise in the manual it says to adjust final level with the volume control but I would of thought that this was the job of the Master V control. After all it is called the Master. Anyway thanks for all your help guys , but still a bit puzzled.
Many Thanks, Mike


Personally, That is why I asked the question.
I have not run my 1984 Twin Reverb II through the paces
as I just got it out of the shop and am myself seeking a manual
with all the options.

Guessing T2S might have more experience on this,
so give his suggestion some credence. Toppscore 8)

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 deluxe reverb ll
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Island Mike, Ok, let me put it another way and this may clear it up a bit. The Master volume on it does control overall volume but it also adds a bit of distortion, the Gain knob brings in additional gain/distortion to the amp. Remember this amp has a cascading pre amp, the Master Volume works on the Power amp portion of this amp, the Gain knob brings in additional gain from the Preamp. Hopfully this helps you better understand it.

Start with the Channel Volume on one, the Gain on one, and the Master on one and dial up each in succession until you find your sweet spot.

HTH

By the way welcome to the forum.

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 deluxe reverb ll
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Thanks a lot T2 now I understand , what a great forum.

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 Post subject: Re: 1982 deluxe reverb ll
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:17 pm 
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Island Mike...glad to help out. This is a great forum and if you stick around you will be amazed at how much you can learn. I have been playing Fender gear for 40 years and I have learned so much in the past year or so on here...and I share what I have picked up over those years as well. There are some great folks on here too that have become good friends!

Enjoy your stay.

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