1 giffenf 4 months ago The stuff of which deals are made. A Northern California phenomenon. A Southern California guitar addict. Each had something the other wanted. But the geography…. He didn’t want to ship the amp, I didn’t want to ship the guitar, what to do? A hastily-planned rendezvous while he was in town on family business, in the sketchy part of L.A. known as Jefferson Blvd., and the deal was done. Everything turned out strictly kosher, well, close, anyway.So what’d I get? Something I’ve been after for a while but couldn’t pony up the dinero for, a Quilter MicroPro Mach II head. Sure, I’ve already got the combo, but with my penchant for playing cabinet roulette and swapping cabs around, this is a much compacter way to do it. And Heaven knows, I just don't have enough Quilter amps.But wait! There's more! As part of the deal, he included a head cabinet, in genuinely relicked tweed, which appears to be the right size for a Deluxe Reverb chassis. Not that I have a Deluxe chassis to stick in there, but I wouldn’t mind getting one. Why? Well I stopped by TrueTone a couple of weeks ago, and spotted something I’d never seen before, a ’68 Custom Deluxe Reverb, with the 2 channels and rev/trem on both channels, in head form. Brand new, made by Fender. Never seen that before, so I inquired. It’s a one-of-a-kind, only-gonna-make-one-of-‘em Fender-made oddity. And of course, I forgot to take a picture of it. And no pictures of this one on the Web anywhere. But a cool idea. The price was a little more than I wanted to pay, I told them I could buy the combo version AND a nice chainsaw to cut it down to head-size for less than the asking price (they weren't amused), but it’s a collector’s item, so I can understand the premium. So my interest in it was short-lived, but it set me ta-thinkin,’ how cool would it be to have a tube head big enough for a gig, but small enough to tote around? And Mel had this cabinet he wanted to be rid of, so now I’m ready. Well, once the wounds of this year’s income taxes heal a little, if anyone has a Deluxe Reverb with a broken cabinet they don’t know what to do with, or just a DR chassis in working order they’d let go of, let me know.