Mint 2022 Custom Vintage Sound Vintage 22sc. Brown Western covering with gold grill cloth. Original box and packing material. Glorious vintage Fender Deluxe Reverb sound, luscious tremolo and reverb, with a few extra twists!

Lovely rig. Total “closet Queen”, kept covered. Maybe has 5 to 7 hours on it. Just too loud for my household. Easily loud enough for gigs.

Your choice of Blue or Gold power light jewel.

And a TAD/German made footswitch for $50. 

See all the technical goodies below….

The Vintage Sound Vintage 22sc is the amp Leo should have built!

For years guitar players praised the coveted Black Face AB763 circuitry found in the mid 60's Deluxe Reverbs as the Holy Grail of tone. However... We often hear the following from many of them:

1) Why 2 channels? I only use the Vibrato/Reverb channel.
2) Wouldn't it be nice if someone offered a smaller "grab and go" version?

Vintage Sound listened and created the Vintage 22sc ("sc" stands for Single Channel) 

This is a true Black Face AB763 based single channel amp housed in a Princeton Reverb size cab, built with a 12" speaker, and the same Black Face circuitry found in a Black Face Deluxe Reverb style amp, only without the unused Normal channel. A Mid range tone pot is added for better tone control, as well as a Dwell control on the back for the Reverb, and a Bright/Dark Switch, so the amp would not be permanently wired in the Bright mode like the original.  

To top it off, Vintage Sound also included all the desired improvements people have made to the Deluxe Reverb circuit over the years!

What are these improvements?

1) A "MIDDLE" tone control. This was not on the original Deluxe Reverb, but in adding it absolutely does nothing to hurt the integrity of the original 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 versatile 10k pot. 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. If you want to scoop the mids a touch, pull back. Warm the tone a bit, turn up.

2) The original circuit was somewhat bright. People used to pull the chassis and clip the bright cap allowing a darker tone from their amp. Others, on the other hand, liked it bright. We've eliminated the hassle by including a "bright cap defeat" switch. Flip it to Bright for the original tone, or flip it to dark to essentially "clip" the bright cap.

3) Also included is a very useful reverb dwell control on the rear of the chassis. It comes in quite handy for adjusting the amount of decay the reverb has. Very nice!

4) Another smart alteration is the incorporation of a Diaz based tremolo mod and a newly designed oscillator unique to Vintage Sound Amps. 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 Deluxe amps (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 a Vintage Sound specifically designed photo-cell tremolo, better routing of the wires, superior components, and filtering of the oscillator output.

5) External Bias Points have been added. 

So, what do you end up with?

A truly amazing sounding Deluxe Reverb channel that's truly more toneful than an original with nothing modified in a way that disrupts the original tone.

Specifications:
Wattage: 22 watts
Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7, 2 X 12AT7
Power Tubes: 2 x 6V6 (optional 2x6L6)
Rectifier: 1 x 5AR4
Front Controls: Bright/Dark Switch, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Reverb, Speed, Intensity
Rear Controls: Dwell (Very cool custom feature for controlling the reverb decay time!)
Effects: Tube Driven Spring Reverb, Tube Vibrato
Speaker: 12" WGS G12C/S
Inputs: 2 Inputs
Auxiliary Input: RCA Footswitch Jack
Extension Speaker Jack: External Speaker Jack
Circuit Construction: All Point-to-Point, Hand-wired
Cabinet Construction: Dove-tail jointed solid pine w/Baltic Birch Plywood baffle and back panels
Pilot Light: Blue Amp Jewel
External Bias Points!
Combo Dimensions: 17" High x 19 7/8" Wide x 9 1/2" Deep
Weight: 37 lbs

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ConditionMint (Used)
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Brand
Model
  • Vintage 22sc
Finish
  • Brown Western
Categories
Year
  • 2022
Made In
  • United States

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