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Fender Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue '65 Combo Amp
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Description: 22-watt '65 Deluxe Reverb® amp is for rock, country or blues players who want a moderately powered amp they can crank up at the gig or in the studio. Features include dual 6V6 Groove Tubes® output tubes, one 5AR4 rectifier tube, four 12AX7 preamp tubes, two 12AT7 tubes, one 12" 8-ohm Jensen® C-12K speaker, dual channels (normal and vibrato), tube-driven Fender® reverb, tube vibrato, two-button footswitch for reverb and vibrato on-off, black textured vinyl covering and silver grille cloth
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Posts: 162
Registered: October 2010
Location: Wyoming


Registered: October 2010
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 162
Review Date: Sat December 1, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $850.00 | Rating: 0 

Pros: Versatile Tone, Pedals work great with this amp
Cons: Cabinet seems cheap, cross members in back fell like cardboard

I was kind of in the market for one of these and then a music store had a decent Black Friday Sale so I decided to buy one. My main amps are my modified Peavey Classics with Reverend All Tone Speakers. I don't play a lot of country music but when I first plugged into this amp my first impression was it's perfect for country music, or surf sounds like The Ventures. This thing nails the surf sound. I actually read the manual and leaned that inputs 1 have 6 db more gain than input 2 and the tremolo channel has treble boost. The treble, bass, and volume really change the character of this amp more than any other valve amp I've played. I've learned if I want mid range I just need to turn the treble and bass down to 3 or 4. If I want something bright turn the treble up to 7. I like the volume between 3 and no higher than 5. The sound gets too mushy for my taste after 5. I typically like PA breakup but this thing goes to mush and I'm wondering if it is not the speaker. I plugged my 2 X 12 Reverend All Tone speakers into this amp. The Reverends work pretty good with the amp. When no ones around I'll have to crank it through the speaker cab and see how it does. A few years ago I owned the early USA model Crate VC 5212 combo. It's clean channel had break up similar to this where the higher you tuned it up the more the PA tubes break up. However the Crate did not turn to mush like this amp. I use pretty much all Boss Pedals which work good through the 1st channel of this amp. With my Peavey Classic's the OD-3 is my main go to overdrive. With this amp it is the BD-2 and OS-2. The BD-2 and OS-2 sound unbelievable through this amp, just a wonderful bluesy overdrive. A little off topic but I have a generic Green Overdrive Pedal. I can get the OS-2 to mimic the green overdrive quite nicely. I think this amp has more back ground noise than my Peavey's or Traynor TCV20. I don't know if that's a function of different power tubes opposed to the EL84's in my other amps. The Fender cabinet seems cheap. When I was unpacking it I had the amp face down and I was pulling manuals and the foot switch from the rear. I rested one hand on the back cross member and almost broke it. The cross members feel like Tolex covered cardboard. I owned two Fender Stage Leads one in the 80's and one 5 years ago. Those were an 80's amp and the cabinet on this does not come close to the beefiness of the Stage Leads. The potentiometers feel tight and smooth. Nicer than any amp I've ever owned. I've listened to A/B sound clips on You Tube with this amp stock and modded and I prefer the stock sound. If you are in the market for one of these it's a tough decision, do you buy an original 65, 70's Silver Face, or the Reissue. I liked the sound clips I heard on this amp and I figured a few years down the road when it needs maintenance I can always send it in for point to point wiring with upgraded transformers if I decide to do so. I pretty much come to the conclusion that if something does not break on this amp I'm just going to leave it stock. Its probably not the best suited amp for my style of music but I like it. I like the output level of this amp. I doubt I'll be using the reverb or tremolo much so that might be a waste to pay up for if it's not being used. I'm thinking a HRD III would have been more my style of amp but I really don't need 40 watts. The Blues Jr would probably work for me too but I already have 4 amps with EL84 output tubes. I do like the high end sparkle of the 6V6 tubes.
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Registered: February 2013
Location: Connectitucky
Review Date: Wed February 13, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $600.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Awesome tone
Cons: don't expect it to be something it is not.

I had a Deluxe silver face back in the eighties, personally I like the new reissue better... maybe I have the respect for the clean tone more now than I did back then? It truley is amazing the sound that comes out of that little thing.
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Registered: December 2015
Location: Kehl
Posts: 2
Review Date: Sun December 6, 2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $700.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Warm Sound
Cons: Ticking Vibrato (Tremolo)

Perfect amp for Country, Surf, Rock, Funk
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