Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb
Fender (Reissue) '65 Deluxe Reverb 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.
- Made in USA
- 22W tube power
- 12" speaker
- 2 channels
- Tube spring reverb
- Tube vibrato
- Tube rectified
- Four 12AX7 tubes
- Two 12AT7 tubes
- Two 6V6 tubes
- One 5AR4 tube
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The gold standard
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.
bought this used w/ a cannabis rex installed for about $730. weighs about 45 lbs, which can be quite the pain in the ass but a Vox AC15 weighs the same if not more, so it's not unheard of. clean sound is everything you've heard about & more - sparkly, clear, very cooperative with twangy, single-coil-type guitar tones (and probably humbuckers too). haven't heard what this sounds like at tube saturation/OD and expect I will not any time soon. most definitely my sound and worth even the ~$1000 new sticker price, but be aware that it's heavy, VERY loud for bedroom use -- i'm used to sitting directly in front of a practice amp and am having to either change that habit, keep the volume on this thing at the functional minimum forever and ever, or give myself actual tinnitus -- and very low-gain (not prone to break-up/distortion at reasonable volumes). can't go wrong with this guy for cleans and pedal support.
a Classic Fender amp - not too loud, great biting point - takes pedals well!
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
edited 6 months ago
A delight to the ears
One of the best amps I've owned and most beautiful spring reverb I've heard. Beautiful singing cleans, let's your guitar's pickups and effects pedals really shine. Note that if you use dirt pedals on channel 2 make sure to put the volume above 3 or 4 to bypass the bright cap and avoid ice picky high frequencies, those can sound nasty.
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