Blackface Deluxe Reverb® Style Combo Amp Kit
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Please read our article 'Mojotone Amp Kit Building Primer' along with our amp kit disclaimer located in the Specs tab before buying this kit.
One of our most popular amps, the Mojotone Deluxe Reverb Style Kit, is based on arguably the most widely used guitar amp of all time. Just about every iconic guitarist imaginable has played through a Deluxe Reverb at some point or another, but this amp has been specifically touted by artists such as Mike Campbell, Vince Gill, Jackson Brown, and even Elvis Costello.
Considered by some a perfect pedal platform amp, this simple 22 watt circuit comes stock with a Jensen C12Q 12” speaker and (2) JJ 6V6 power tubes. This combination provides a foundation for crystal clear note separation with a full and warm body. Experience the classic chime of a Deluxe Reverb and take advantage of the multiple inputs, two channels, and beautiful onboard reverb and tremolo effects.
There are two inputs on the normal channel -- input 1 is slightly hotter than input 2 giving a guitarist the option to connect multiple guitars whose pickups have different output levels, without having to adjust the amp’s volume levels. The normal channel is extremely user friendly and straightforward with only three controls -- volume, treble, and bass. The Vibrato channel also has two inputs which work the same way as those on the normal channel. Similarly, the Vibrato channel contains volume, treble, and bass, but also houses the controls for reverb level as well as tremolo speed and intensity.
- Class Type:AB All Tube Amplifier
- Output:~22 Watts
- Bias Type:Fixed with an adjustable bias potentiometer
- Build Time:~7 hours
- Preamp Tubes:JJ ECC83/12AX7 (4), JJ ECC81/12AT7 (2)
- Output Tube(s):JJ 6V6S (2)
- Rectifier Tube:JJ 5AR4 / GZ34
- Transformers:Power - BF Deluxe Reverb (MOJO761EX), Output - BF Deluxe Reverb (MOJO773), Choke - Choke fo 6V6 Amps (MOJO778), Reverb Driver - (MOJO776)
- Speaker:Jensen C12Q 12" 8 ohm Speaker
- Cabinet:Blackface Deluxe Reverb 1x12 Combo Cabinet
- Hardware:Deluxe Reverb Small Parts Kit, Deluxe Reverb Chassis, Small Cap Pan, Front & Rear Faceplates, Fender style 2-button Footswitch, 4AB3C1B Reverb Tank, Black Tolex Reverb Bag, Vintage Reverb Wire Kit, 10' Install Power Cord
Disclaimer: Some of the parts contained in this kit are subject to availability.
Mojotone reserves the right to change or substitute any and all of the parts contained in this amplifier kit without advertisement or notification to the buyer. Part substitutions made by Mojotone are guaranteed not to affect the integrity or operation of your amplifier kit. Time estimates listed are from start to finish. If you are new to tube amplifiers, additional time may need to be factored.
When purchasing a kit from Mojotone, you will receive the following documentation.
2. Wiring Diagram / Layout
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Mojotone kits include the best quality parts that are available at the time of purchase. If a substitution is required, our team will use parts that are of equal quality to ensure the integrity of the kit build remains the same.
Building a fully functional amplifier kit is not an easy task. Before building a kit, one should have the ability to properly solder as well as read and understand a schematic and wiring diagram. While we do our very best to ensure all documentation is current, the included documentation is meant to serve as an overall guide to building the amplifier. Simply following the schematic and wiring diagram does not guarantee you will have a fully functional amplifier. In fact, post build troubleshooting is a common issue across all builds.
Our staff is available to assist with basic troubleshooting needs. There are plenty of online videos available that are helpful with most post build issues. Technical staff is available via email by sending a message to email@example.com. You may also call our sales team to discuss build problems, dial 800-927-6656 and press 1 for sales.
Building a tube amplifier takes time, dedication, resources and most importantly... Skills! The experience of building an amp can come with some frustration, the reward of completing the build is definitely well worth your time. Please review the wiring diagram, schematic and manual (if applicable) prior to making your purchase. Mojotone will not accept any returns on amplifier kits and/or parts that have been assembled, soldered or modified.
Ratings & Reviews
Bouncing around to work in almost a dozen recording studios of differing sizes in NYC for the past decade has given me a lot of experience with all manner of guitar amplifiers. No amount of esoteric miking techniques, or later processing, will make up for an anemic guitar tone. My Deluxe Reverb and 18watt clones by MOJO give me all the tone that I've come to expect from their 'branded' cousins at a build quality and price point that cannot be rivaled by the 'original manufacturers'. Every guitarist that has had the opportunity to play thru them has been thrilled, and I look forward to picking up a few more of MOJOs clones in the future.
- Stephen Kurpis
Founder, Owner, & Operator of Vitruvian Sound NYC
This is a fantastic kit. The parts are all high quality and the cab is flawless. It took me six enjoyable days to complete. I am retired, so I can spend as much or as little time working on it as I wanted. Having built 20 amps, two of which were kits and the rest were scratch, I do have some experience. The large layout diagram that was included was helpful to my aging eyes. I also referred to the instructions on the Stew Mac website for wire lengths. Time to play, then get it ready to give away.
I built my first amp with a guitar amp guru and mentor back in 2017/18. Best experience of my life learning about hardware and how the entire system works. Very interesting and intriguing and would be looking forward to building another one some time soon.
Kit was fun to build. Amp sounds great. This was my second build a little harder than the last one which was a 5E3 from another manufacture but if you have some experience with electronics it was not to difficult. I would not recommend this for a 1st build. Try something a little less difficult at first. I emailed a question about bias setting on the build and got a responce back in just a few hours. AWESOME....I will be looking to do a 18w Marshall clone soon and will get from Mojotone. Money well spent.
your kits are great--the parts are all great quality and I like how they are organized and labeled. It really makes building the kits easy. The included documentation is good too
I love you mojo, but you don't make it easy
by Ted -
Great sounding kit, but there are a lot of little things that turn a fun build into a hassle. I have built a few mojo kits and I have reoccurring things here. Never enough self tapping screws to mount all the turret boards as well as the dog house. I'm not sure whether they just didn't have it in stock or what but I didn't get any other wire other than the heater and speaker wire and yellow wire (I expected a few different colors like you would find in a deluxe say maybe for the filter cap board.) The mounting hardware I did get seemed a little weak sauce for the transformers. Also the main filter cap board and the main turret board are not drilled for mounting.
Now for the big deal, the chassis basically doesn't fit the cab, one side slides in great, but the other side binds on the tolex. If I have to smack it with a mallet to get it to fit there is an issue. Lead times are not accurate. Didn't receive a copy of cap board layout. Sheessh