well, ok. bring on the silverface reissues?

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  1. Setyaback

    Setyaback Tele-Holic

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    Have these been discussed? Seems like Fender has been really terrible at building up their new products lately. Gotta read about it on a message board. . .

    68 cosmetics, Celestion speakers. Princeton, Deluxe, and Twin -- not sure if there will be a Super like we saw w/ the 65's.

    "Modified Deluxe Reverb all-tube circuitry, shared reverb and tremolo
    on both channels, “Vintage” channel for traditional silverface operation,
    modified “Custom” channel with Bassman tone stack, reduced negative
    feedback for greater touch sensitivity, hand-wired tube sockets,
    custom-made Schumacher transformers. . ."

    This isn't a fake. I found these because I was looking at this guy's ebay page after seeing a link to the Coronado & Starcaster reissues he's pre-selling.

    Princeton Reverb

    Deluxe Reverb

    Twin Reverb
     
  2. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks Fender, now I need a fourth job to buy all the cool products you're throwing at me.

    I'm in for a silver face deluxe.
     
  3. TheRumRunner

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    Tundra is going to get it's knuckles smacked for pre-releasing these details so I'll post them up before they vaporize.

    Princeton

    1968 was a transitional year for Fender amps,
    with tone that was still pure Fender but a look
    that was brand new. With a silver-and-turquoise
    front panel and classy aluminum “drip edge”
    grille cloth trim, the Princeton Reverb received a
    fresh new face as it remained the perfect
    recording and gigging amp. Small, light and
    moderately powered, it produced big tube tone,
    with world-class Fender reverb and vibrato
    effects. For countless guitarists ever since, the
    Princeton Reverb has been the go-to amp for
    classic Fender sound.
    The ’68 Custom Princeton Reverb Amp pays
    tribute to the classic look, sound and
    performance of Fender’s late-’60s “silverface”
    amps. In a special twist, a modified tone circuit
    gives modern players greater tonal flexibility with
    pedals, and the amp’s reduced negative
    feedback gives greater touch sensitivity and
    quicker onset of overdrive. The ’68 Custom
    Princeton Reverb’s single 10” Celestion® TEN
    30 speaker also delivers a more distinctively rock
    ‘n’ roll flavor.


    ’68 Custom Princeton Reverb®, 120V
    Channels: One
    Control Panel: Silverface Style
    Included Accessories: 2-Button Footswitch, Fitted Amplifier Cover

    Series: Vintage Modified
    Amplifier Type: Tube
    Speaker: One - 10” Celestion® TEN 30
    Inputs: Two - (1/4", Input 2 is at -6dB)
    Speaker Jack: Two 1/4" Parallel
    Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass, Reverb, Speed, Intensity
    Effects: Reverb, Vibrato
    Impedance: 8 Ohms
    Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7, 1 X 12AT7
    Power Tubes: 2 x 6V6
    Rectifier Tube: 1 x 5AR4
    Cover/Grille Cloth: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Silver-Turquoise Grille Cloth
    Pilot Light Jewel: Blue Jewel
    Height: 16" (40.6 cm)
    Width: 19.875" (50.5 cm)
    Depth: 9.5" (24.13 cm)
    Weight: 34 lbs. (15.7 kg)
    Confidential dealer-only pricing information. Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. © 2013 FMIC. All rights reserved
    Other Features: Modified Princeton Reverb circuit with all-tube circuitry, hand-wired
    tube sockets, custom-made Schumacher transformers (like the originals),
    genuine Fender tube-driven spring reverb, genuine Fender tube-driven
    tremolo (“vibrato”), 1968-style Silverface aluminum trim around
    silver-turquoise grille cloth, five-year warranty
    (United States and Canada; other territories may vary).
    Handle: Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
    Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs
    Wattage: 12 Watts



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  4. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

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    Wait--the two channels are called 'custom' and 'vintage'....something isn't quite reissued the same as the original here...what's up...
     
  5. backporchmusic

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    And I see from the specs they are 'vintage modified'
     
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    Deluxe Reverb

    The ’68 Custom Deluxe Reverb Amp pays tribute
    to the classic look, sound and performance of
    Fender’s late-’60s “silverface” amps. In a special
    twist, both channels boast reverb and tremolo,
    and the “custom” channel has a modified
    Bassman® tone stack that gives modern players
    greater tonal flexibility with pedals. The amp also
    features quicker gain onset and reduced
    negative feedback for greater touch sensitivity.
    The ’68 Custom Deluxe Reverb’s single 12”
    Celestion® G12V-70 speaker also delivers a
    more distinctively rock ‘n’ roll flavor.

    Series: Vintage Modified
    Amplifier Type: Tube
    Speaker: One - 12" Celestion® G12V-70
    Inputs: Four - (1/4", Two Custom and Two Vintage)
    Speaker Jack: Two 1/4" Parallel
    Controls: Custom Channel: Volume, Treble, Bass.
    Vintage Channel: Volume, Treble, Bass, Reverb, Speed, Intensity
    Effects: Reverb, Vibrato
    Impedance: 8 Ohms
    Preamp Tubes: 4 x 12AX7, 2 X 12AT7
    Power Tubes: 2 x 6V6
    Rectifier Tube: 1 x 5AR4
    Cover/Grille Cloth: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Silver-Turquoise Grille Cloth
    Pilot Light Jewel: Blue Jewel
    Included Accessories: 2-Button Footswitch , Fitted Amplifier Cover
    Height: 17.5" (44.5 cm)
    Width: 24.5" (62.2 cm)
    Depth: 9.5" (24.13 cm)
    Weight: 42 lbs. (19.05 kg)
    Other Features: Modified Deluxe Reverb all-tube circuitry, shared reverb and tremolo
    on both channels, “Vintage” channel for traditional silverface operation,
    modified “Custom” channel with Bassman tone stack, reduced negative
    feedback for greater touch sensitivity, hand-wired tube sockets,
    custom-made Schumacher transformers (like the originals), genuine
    Fender tube-driven spring reverb, genuine Fender tube-driven tremolo
    (“vibrato”), 1968-style Silverface aluminum trim around silver-turquoise
    grille cloth, fitted amplifier cover included, five-year warranty
    (United States and Canada; other territories may vary).
    Handle: Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
    Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs
    Wattage: 22 Watts
    Channels: Two - (Custom and Vintage)
    Control Panel: Silverface Style

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    Twin Reverb

    68 Custom Twin Reverb®
    1968 was a transitional year for Fender amps,
    with tone that was still pure Fender but a look
    that was brand new. With a silver-and-turquoise
    front panel and classy aluminum “drip edge” grille
    cloth trim, the Twin Reverb received a fresh new
    face as it remained the backline amp of choice
    for pros and amateurs everywhere. Clear, deep
    and powerful, it produced big tube tone, with
    world-class Fender reverb and vibrato effects.
    For countless guitarists ever since, the Twin
    Reverb has been the go-to amp for classic
    Fender sound.
    The ’68 Custom Twin Reverb Amp pays tribute to
    the classic look, sound and performance of
    Fender’s late-’60s “silver- face” amps. In a
    special twist, both channels boast reverb and
    tremolo, and the “custom” channel has a
    modified Bassman® tone stack that gives
    modern players greater tonal flexibility with
    pedals. The amp also features quicker gain onset
    and reduced negative feedback for greater touch
    sensitivity. The ’68 Custom Twin Reverb’s dual
    12” Celestion® G12V-70 speakers also deliver a
    more distinctively rock ‘n’ roll flavor.

    Series: Vintage Modified
    Amplifier Type: Tube
    Speaker: Two - 12" Celestion® G12V-70
    Inputs: Four - (1/4", Two Custom and Two Vintage)
    Speaker Jack: Two 1/4" Parallel
    Controls: Custom Channel: Bright Switch, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass.
    Vintage Channel: Bright Switch, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass,
    Reverb, Speed, Intensity
    Effects: Reverb, Vibrato
    Impedance: 4 Ohms
    Preamp Tubes: 4 x 12AX7, 2 X 12AT7
    Power Tubes: 4 x 6L6
    Cover/Grille Cloth: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Silver-Turquoise Grille Cloth
    Pilot Light Jewel: Blue Jewel
    Included Accessories: 2-Button Footswitch, Fitted Amplifier Cover
    Height: 19.87" (50.46 cm)
    Width: 26.15" (66.4 cm)
    Depth: 10.375" (21.9 cm)
    Weight: 64 lbs. (29 kg)
    Confidential dealer-only pricing information. Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. © 2013 FMIC. All rights reserved
    Other Features: Modified Twin Reverb all-tube circuitry, shared reverb and tremolo on
    both channels, “Vintage” channel for traditional silverface tonality,
    modified “Custom” channel with Bassman tone stack, reduced negative
    feedback for greater touch sensitivity, hand-wired tube sockets,
    custom-made Schumacher transformers (like the originals), genuine
    Fender tube-driven spring reverb, genuine Fender tube-driven tremolo
    (“vibrato”), 1968-style Silverface aluminum trim around silver-turquoise
    grille cloth, five-year warranty (U.S. and Canada; other territories may vary).
    Handle: Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
    Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs
    Wattage: 85 Watts


    Channels: Two - (Custom and Vintage)
    Control Panel: Silverface Style
    Tilt-Back Legs: Tilt-Back Legs Included


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  8. backporchmusic

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    Love the deluxe specs. Must have....
     
  9. Setyaback

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    Yeah, I mean people are going to call them "reissues" because Fender added the '68 to the product name, but they're going to be a bit different obviously.

    I'm not sure I could justify spending $1k on this Deluxe when $1k will still get pretty darn close to buying a nice vintage deluxe that isn't stuffed with a PCB.
     
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    more 'vintage mod' hype to raise the price by 50% :rolleyes:

    too much marketing BS, Id rather see them perfect existing models before bringing out new ones.

    ok so I want one. but.... that tone sucking green jewel has to go! :p

    really I hope they sell a million, hopefully that will flood the used market with nice small tube amps. Preowned generally means any issues have been dealt with and probably reliable.
    And cheep!
     
  11. adjason

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    Very interesting-I do wish they would have stuck a bright switch on the deluxe-I hope it doesn't drive up prices on the real vintage ones.
     
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    Very cool. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    These look really cool.... My DR65RI is getting jealous
     
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    I like the Deluxe concept here, with both channels getting reverb and trem. Could A/B into the two differently voiced channels for many fun tonez.
     
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    You do realize, if channel 1 has the reverb and trem in place, that both channels are likely in-phase then, and can be jumpered, ala tweed deluxe... could prove VERY interesting, especially with lower neg feedback... will have to keep my eyes peeled for one, could be a really cool blues amp-once I lose that Celestion and get a proper American-voiced speaker in there...

    And a Twin with lower neg feedback? Hmm, maybe it'll break up at 7 on the dial instead of 9... still too loud for me!!!

    Franc Robert
     
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    I could not agree more my friend!!!!!
     
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    Maybe now we'll be able to get some replacement SF Fender faceplates !

    They look great (except for the green light ) but that's too much $$$ IMO, you can still find used SF Princeton Reverb and Deluxe Reverb amps for about price.

    And what's next, Reissue "Rivera" Era Fender amps? Superchamp, Princeton, Deluxe and Twin II models?
     
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    With the new design specs I don't get the feeling they are meant to replace the original silverfaces, just to be a new amp dressed up in an old suit. Not for everyone, certainly not for vintage only types.
     
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    I love the drip edge combos. My favourite looking Fenders of all. This is painful! I have always wanted a drip edge Princeton or Deluxe. Damn...I sure hope they sound crappy so I can talk myself out of one. Arrghh. Fender is going to get more of my money.
     
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    They say the Custom channel has a tone stack more like a Bassman. Now the big question is, is it just the response or did they place the stack after the second gain stage?
     
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