Fryette Amplification Deliverance 60
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Fryette Amplification Deliverance 60

Deliverance 60, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Fryette Amplification.

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ejecta 21/03/2011

Fryette Amplification Deliverance 60 : Recensione di ejecta (content in English)

"My favorite Fryette/VHT amp"
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I have the second generation of the Deliverance D60 that has the VHT logo. To me the VHT/Fryette amps have always had their own thing going on as far a voice goes. You can hear influences of British and American amps but Steve Fryette has his own take on tone. Some dig it some don’t. Anyway, I’ve always leaned to the Marshall voicing and not so much Fender or Mesa Boogie. To me the VHT/Fryette’s voice has more a Marshall/Hiwatt heritage than anything else. What I  think is cool and the heart of the versatility of this simple amp is the two gain controls. Gain 1 allows you to not only add some gain but also the EQ shift of the preamp. The more you keep Gain 1 to the left the more classic the voicing. To my ear it lowers the presence of low mids and bottom end. The more to the right you go the more the low mids and bottom comes in. The second gain knob brings in more gain on top of where you have it set with Gain 1. To me Gain 1 doesn’t affect the amount of gain as much as it does the voicing. Next is the “Less” and “More” switch that takes the amp from a more clean to classic/80’s  levels of gain to more modern levels. For me the interaction of these two gain knobs and this switch allow me to dial in the perfect mix of modern and classic or shift between the two depending on my mood. Then you have your typical EQ section with the addition of a “Presence” and “Depth” for added control. The amp from there is pretty much bare bones as far as features go which to me isn’t a bad thing. No loop, no line out, nor extra channels etc. I use a wet/dry set up so not having a loop isn’t that big of deal for me. My only wish for this amp is the ability to switch the “Less” and “More” remotely but really it’s not that big of a deal.

UTILIZATION

I found dialing in the Deliverance to be very straight forward and fit my needs for rock to hard rock.

SOUNDS

I play a Les Paul style guitar with a M13 for effects. Since there isn't a loop I used a Suhr line out between the amp and the speaker cab to run to a wet dry rig.

OVERALL OPINION

Overall I find the Deliverance to be a more raw and open amp compared to some of the other models offered by VHT/Fryette which I find cool but have a more refined tone. The amp reacts very well to volume knob adjustments and pick dynamics. I really have become a fan of playing like this over the years more so than having a bunch of channels at my feet. The amp also really punches when you want it to. I dig that for drop D tuning that I sometimes like to write in. The amp will do metal tones easily but I also I think it will surprise you how well it will do classic rock and bluesy tones too.