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What's Your Favorite Current Production Fender Amp?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Whoa Tele, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. Whoa Tele

    Whoa Tele Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 20, 2009
    Smyrna Ga.
    Just curious to see what everyone likes these days. Over the years I've owned Bassman and Blackface Deluxe and Princeton reissues. I also think the 68 Custom series is pretty cool.
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  2. theprofessor

    theprofessor Friend of Leo's

    Aug 8, 2016
    Chattanooga, TN
    65 Princeton Reverb Reissue with 10" Jensen (reissue) ceramic speaker. I also really like the 68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2018
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  3. Bowpickins

    Bowpickins TDPRI Member

    May 29, 2018
    Somewhere In TX
    I have a 65 Deluxe reverb reissue and Mustang 3 v2.
    I really liked the 68 custom Deluxe reverb when I tried it.
  4. maxvintage

    maxvintage Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    Arlington, VA
  5. Beachbum

    Beachbum Friend of Leo's

    Mar 11, 2009
    Sand Land
    I'm 70 and I don't care how heavy it is. It's worth it.

  6. schmee

    schmee Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2003
    Blues Deluxe
  7. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's

    Oct 1, 2011
    Tampa, Fl
    I want a new hand wired ‘64 Deluxe Reverb. The only amp on my current wish list that I haven’t owned (except maybe also a vintage Mesa Mark 1).

    I also like the ‘65 RI’s and ‘68 Custom series of Fender amps. All winners.
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  8. Axis29

    Axis29 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    La Quinta, CA
    '59 Bassman... All day, every day.

    Although, if they'd turn the Joe Bonamassa HP Twin into a regular production amp, that would be for the win!
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  9. ifallalot

    ifallalot Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 24, 2012
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Supersonic 22. Loud, versatile, and small enough to take anywhere.

    The "Vintage" channel sounds better than my 68 CDR did on either channel, and I can dial in all kinds of great OD and more from the Burn channel

    That being said, I'd love to have either of of the 4X10 combos...
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  10. dannyh

    dannyh Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 1, 2005
    North Texas
    I like a lot of current production Fender amps, but if I had to pick one, it’d probably be the 68 Vibrolux. Never owned one but I’ve really liked the ones I’ve tried.
  11. Andy B

    Andy B Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

    Mar 16, 2003
    1973 Fender Bandmaster Reverb played through an Altec 418B in an old Univox can.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2018
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  12. Syrinx

    Syrinx Tele-Meister

    Aug 7, 2016
    Champaign illinois
    Fender makes too many great amps now-but I would say one of the custom tweeds or the deluxe reverb ltd with the alnico
  13. Whoa Tele

    Whoa Tele Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 20, 2009
    Smyrna Ga.
    Hey Andy.while I know that Bandmaster sounds sweet I was actually asking about current production Fender amps.

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  14. Larmo63

    Larmo63 Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 1, 2018
    Timbuktu, Earth
    I agree with the hand wired BF DRRI. I played through one at a small guitar store here.

    Nothing can touch it that they have in the store, although it's around $2500.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2018
  15. LudwigvonBirk

    LudwigvonBirk Tele-Holic

    Aug 26, 2017
    My son and I crashed the stealth soft-opening Madison branch of Dave's Guitar (of LaCrosse WI) on Friday. They had a really awesome sounding silver DRRI that we both tried. Very tasty sounding, better than I expected.

    Son was ***dying*** to buy it on the spot but I reminded him he needs to direct his current meager earnings to things like rent, his OWN cel phone plan, save for a car etc. He has 3 amps already including a home brew 5e3 we built together, and a Mesa F-50. And a real SG and several homebrew guitars. He can thank me later. My dad made me return a Vox Super Beatle monster cab and a Sunn 200w head that I bought for $100 when I was my son's age... and 20 years later I thanked him.

    Oh and. The new handwired DR, yeah that's pricey. But you get a warrantee, and down the road that one is going to keep up a decent resale value, moreso than pretty much any clone (conversely, high quality clones with no branding will get cheaper and cheaper I bet, and I'm going to be scrounging for those for sure! Ex: what's a really nicely wired Mojotone-parts Super going to sell for in 5 years- $300? Count me in on that trend)
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  16. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    The North Coast
    I'm not really a fan of Fender amps, but if I had to pick one, like it was a matter of life and death, I'd take the '68 TRRI.

    I can also make a 2x12 Hot Rod DeVille sound pretty much like a Marshall, so that's good.

    I never get upset when I run into either of these on a back-lined stage. I can deal with them.
  17. Telecastoff1

    Telecastoff1 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Apr 28, 2009
    It would have to be a '65 TRRI...Big, clean tone that stays clean almost all the way up. Twin Reverb and a Telecaster together is a deadly combination.
  18. I've got the Bassbreaker 007 1x10" combo and it's a great little amp, the more i hear it the more i think it's great. Unfortunately my living circumstances at the moment means it has gone into storage for the foreseeable future. Hopefully it will come out again soon, fingers crossed.
  19. sockgtr

    sockgtr Tele-Meister

    Mar 3, 2016
    Portland, OR
    Princeton 65 followed by Bassman 59.

    Oddly enough, those are the ones I own :)
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  20. markal

    markal Tele-Holic

    Mar 24, 2016
    I’ve never owned a Fender. Well, I had one of the small Mustangs a few years ago. But I’ve tested a bunch and I like the ‘68 Custom Deluxe Reverb and the ‘68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb. If I were going to splurge, it would be the Vibrolux Reverb.
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