For years guitar players have 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 Main channel. 

2) Someone should offer a smaller single channel "grab and go" version.

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

This is a true Black Face AB763 designed single channel amp housed in a Princeton Reverb size cab, buillt 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. They added a Mid range tone pot for better control over your EQ, a Dwell control to the back of the chassis as a second EQ for the Reverb, and a Bright/Dark Switch, so the amp would not be permanently wired in the Bright mode like the original. It also uses the same transformer set as their Vintage 22, (Black Face Deluxe Reverb style) and the same filter cap system.

It's basically a single channel, handwired 65 Deluxe Reverb circuit, only lighter, more portable, and less expensive than their Vintage 22. Why pay for a channel you aren't going to use anyway and who needs the extra weight?

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


1) One thing you'll notice is the addition of a "MIDDLE" tone control. 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) As mentioned above, the original circuit was somewhat bright. Many 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 trouble 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 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!


4) Another smart alteration is the incorporation of a Diaz based tremolo mod and a newly designed oscillator specific 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 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 channel that's truly more toneful 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!!!

Vintage 22 SC MV

(Deluxe Style)

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230V 50Hz (Black Face AB763)

0-22 Watt

2x 6V6

3x12AX7A-C 1x12AT7

5AR4/5GZ34

High & Low

Volume w/bright push/pull Treble, Middle, Bass. Reverb, Speed, Intensity w/Trem On/Off switch

RCA Footswitch Jacks, 2x Speaker Jacks, Diaz Dwell Control, BIAS Points, Master Volume

Head only: 2,4 & 8 Ohm Output

Tube Driven Spring Reverb

Tube Vibrato

Solid Pine Cabinet w/ Birch Plywood Baffle & back panels

Blond Tolex w/beige-brown-gold grill 2.390,- Euros on order!

Black Tolex w/silver grill 2.390,- Euros in stock!

Black Tolex w/silver grill 2.390,- Euros in stock!

1x12“ VSA Custom made by WGS based on G12C/S

Combo: 14,2kg  Head: 9,7kg

Combo: W50xH40xD24cm   Head: B50xH27xT20cm

incl. Custom Padded Cover & 2-Button Footswitch