@Axis29 - one of my local shops has the ‘68 Pro.
My take is if you are into non-MV Fender, it’s the real deal. BIG, clean, sparkly sound. Super dynamic and “alive”. The Mid knob I always search for when I use backline Deluxe Reverb. Lush but useable and really nice Reverb. Trem sounds great and feels great (I’m not a tech and don’t know what style it is).
By “real deal” I don’t mean “faithful to a vintage” model. I mean, big, punchy, musical gigging amp.
I can’t believe the size and weight. And this and the Tonemaster series have opened my eyes to either how far Neo speakers have come or how much amp circuit designers have learned about tuning the circuit to neo speakers.
Vintage BF & SF Pro Reverbs are the best Fender amps ever.
Yeah, Sold my '68 about then. Like pulling teeth getting $800 out of it. I even had the Oxford speakers correctly reconed and they sounded amazing after.Popularity, I sold my '72 Pro Reverb in good shape about 6 years ago , I couldn't give it away , it took a long time to sell. If it had been a '72 Deluxe Reverb it probably would have sold very quickly, for a least twice or more for what the Pro sold for..
The title on this one threw me as well gang...
The OP is not talking about a vintage Pro Reverb. He's talking about Fender's new '68 Custom Pro Reverb.
I am actually rather excited about the new '68 Pro Reverb. I am still shocked more folks aren't... Guys on this forum, at least, have been crying for a 40 watt 1x12 amp and how Fender missed the boat by not continuing the brownface 1x12 Vibrolux into the Blackface era.
Those specs seem like such a great gigging amp.... Because you also add in the light weight!
I have no direct experience with one, yet. I keep forgetting about them. But, I am interested.
One thing the '68 CPR has is bias vary trem. Which I love so much more than the opticoupler in the Deluxe Reverbs (and most of the other BF circuits).