Picked up a Fender Blues Deluxe today courtesy of DarrenP of this parish (very nice bloke btw) and after a quick blast this afternoon I think I'm going to like this little box of tweedy goodness.
Being new to Fender amps, I've a couple of questions...
Is the BD considered to sound like a typical tweed amp? The cleans sounded more like how a blackface sounds in my head. Admittedly, I've not played either so have no experience of either of them!
The reason I ask is I've been gassing for a Bassman 59LTD and I'm wondering if there are any similarities (speaker config aside) or if the BD's tweed aesthetic is purely cosmetic. If I like the BD would it be fair to assume I'd like a Bassman or are they totally different?
I've noticed a few people swap the stock speaker for a V30, what's the thinking behind this? Better driven sounds? Higher clean headroom? I'm going to live with it as is for a while before deciding if it needs any changes but I'd be interested to hear what others have to theirs and why.
Anyone attempted lacquering one? Thinking it would give the tweed a bit of protection.
Finally, any suggestions for places that sell covers? Padded or otherwise.
Looks quite nice with 335! :)