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A rebirth of the ultimate club amp.
The Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb Combo Amp has a sound big enough to cut through the muddiest mix, but it's small enough to turn up make the most of natural tube distortion in small clubs. This makes it the perfect...
In this photo taken of Paul Banks' amp setup during a [Banks & Steelz](http://equipboard.com/band/banks-steelz) show (Official 2016 ACL Fest Late Night Show, held at Antone's on Fri October 7, 2016), his Fender Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp can be seen with two mics on it. This can be verified as Paul Banks' setup due to the guitar next to it, his [Fender Dave Murray Strat](http://equipboard.com/pros/paul-banks/fender-dave-murray-stratocaster-electric-guitar) with the [Copperpiece guitar strap](http://equipboard.com/pros/paul-banks/copperpiece-glovely-sequin-guitar-strap) he's also been seen using.more
"The first tube that the guitar signal meets inside the amp is a 12AT7 (instead of 12AX7). The "Vibrato" circuit was reconfigured into a "midrange boost" (we added another pot and knob to the front face of the amp where the 2nd input usually went). We replaced the stock speaker (Utah 12") with a Celestion Blue Alnico 12". "more
In this "Guitar Moves" video featuring St. Vincent, she can be seen playing her [1967 Harmony Bobkat](http://equipboard.com/items/1967-harmony-bobkat-electric-guitar) guitar through a Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb Vintage Reissue Guitar Combo Amp. Around [5:27 into the video](https://youtu.be/NE7R4nKBK8Y?t=5m27s) you can get a good look at the amp.more
Jonny Lang's 1965 Reissue Fender Deluxe Reverb Amp is talked about starting at 5:55. His guitar tech says, "It looks like a normal Fender amp, but the insides have actually been stripped out and remade to the exact specifications of a 1965 Fender Deluxe. There is some hot rod circuitry in here, to allow one side to be crunchy and one side to be very clean." Jonny Lang has two identical versions of this modified Fender Reverb amp.more
A rebirth of the ultimate club amp.
The Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb Combo Amp has a sound big enough to cut through the muddiest mix, but it's small enough to turn up make the most of natural tube distortion in small clubs. This makes it the perfect studio amp, as well. It's a resurrection of a classic vintage tone monster, and its current iteration is used by many big-name bands, such as Flogging Molly, O.A.R. and Maroon 5. Crank up this faithful, U.S.-made reissue for your daily requirement of fat Fender tone. Delivers 22W through a 12" speaker. Features two channels (normal, vibrato), all-tube circuitry, tube vibrato, tube spring reverb, Blackface cosmetics and two-button footswitch to control the reverb and vibrato effects.
Designed to sound as close to the original as possible, the ˜65 Reissues are assembled in Corona, California and feature Jensen speakers (One C12K for the Deluxe and two C12Ks for the Twin, four P10Rs for the Super and one C10R for the Princeton), Schumacher transformers, traditional tremolo and tube-driven reverb to create that classic, "Blackface" sound so many players desire. They do have PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards), as opposed to the original's "hand-wired" circuitry, but the components (capacitors and resistors) are the same values as amps from that period. They also have hand-wired tube sockets and other parts for added strength.
Tonal Characteristics: Bright, scooped midrange that is known as the "Blackface" sound, pronounced "Wine Glass" highs from the Jensen speakers and a slightly more polite power amp for crystal cleans that can also be cranked for great overdriven tones.
Who's it for: Players that love the original versions but are priced out of owning vintage amps, blues players, country players, rock players, guitarists trying to get classic "Blackface" sounds (a la Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, John Mayer), American-made amp enthusiasts, traditionalists, avid Fender collectors.
She's a heavy beast, but she is the beginning and end of the conversation when it comes to a clean tone and glorious spring reverb. Well worth the investment, and nothing makes my Les Paul sound better. If it had a master volume control it would be perfection. The only way to get the tubes to break up is to get it up to 9 and deafen the block. However, if you really need to do that in a small space, you probably want a high gain amp anyway. I can always add an OD pedal. I can't get the sweet cleans anywhere else.
22 watts - manageable and won't break your back, a classic Fender amp, you can do pretty much anything with this and the right pedals. wind the amp up to half way and it really opens up - clean, but dynamic. Reverb is lush and the classic Fender Spring - Vibrato is always fun. I wouldn't be without a Deluxe Reverb....ever
This amp has that great Fender clean tone that's to die for. The stock speaker doesn't allow this amp its best voicing, though. The Eminence Cannabis Rex nicely rounds out the tone a bit, which can be a little bright.
not a dirty sounding amp by any means. the reverb is legit as is the tremolo. loves being overdriven with pedals. Its a reissue. you can't really go wrong with a fender deluxe.
I love this amp but I had a lot of extra work done on it. I swapped the speaker had it gutted out, and put in different tubes. The speaker is just ok in it but that doesn't take away from this great amp.