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Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp with Celestion G12V-70 Speaker
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      Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp with Celestion G12V-70 Speaker (109572453)

Small, light and moderately powered.

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 Deluxe Reverb received a fresh new face as it remained the ideal recording and performing 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 Deluxe Reverb has been the go-to amp for classic Fender sound.

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.

Comes equipped with Celestion Speakers (V Type) for a more modern, punchy sound that breaks up nicely when pushed. Reduced negative feedback lends a more “touch-sensitive” feel, quicker break up and added harmonic richness. The shared tremolo on both channels adds to its versatility. Because of this the '68 channels are wired in phase and can be blended for more tonal options, via A/B/Y box. “Custom” channel features a 50s Tweed “Bassman” tone circuit for more low mids and sooner breakup. The Deluxe Reverb has the bright cap removed on the "Vintage” side to make the amp more pedal-friendly.

Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp with Celestion G12V-70 Speaker Features:

  • 22 watts into 8 ohms of all-tube power
    Both channels with reverb and tremolo
    Custom channel with modified Bassman tone stack
    Quick gain onset and reduced negative feedback
    Single 12” Celestion G12V-70 speakers

Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp with Celestion G12V-70 Speaker Specifications:

  • Electronics
    Voltage: 120V
    Wattage: 22 watts @ 8 ohms
    Inputs: Four - (1/4", Two Custom and Two Vintage)
    Speaker Jack: Two 1/4" Parallel
    Channels: Two - (Custom and Vintage)
    Rectifier: Tube (1 x 5AR4)
    Handle: Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
    Front Panel: Silverface Style
    Grill Cover: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Silver-Turquiose Grille Cloth
    Amplifier Depth: 9.5" (24.13cm)
    Amplifier Width: 24.5" (62.2cm)
    Amplifier Height: 17.5" (44.5cm)
    Amplifier Weight: 42lb. (19.05kg)
    Effects: Reverb, Vibrato
    Speaker: One - 12" Celestion G12V-70
    Impedance: 8 ohms
    Pre Amp Tubes: Groove Tubes - (4 x 12AX7), (2 X 12AT7)
    Power Tubes: Groove Tubes - (2 x 6V6)
    Unique 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.
    FootSwitch: 2-button footswitch Included
    Knobs: Vintage-Style Skirted Black Plastic
    Cover: Fitted Cover Included

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  • Great tone but needs some work

    As reviewed by JASON MURRAY on 1/12/2014

    Amp sounds great plenty of volume for most situations. Takes pedals really well. Tubes rattle from vibrations, a few tube dampeners do the trick.Reverb created a lot of feedback at any level. Put a tiny layer of foam under the tank and feed back is gone. Do these mods and you will have a great amp.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb Review and Comparison

    As reviewed by Rodney Scott on 10/15/2013

    I was just able to review this amp at the grand opening of a new Fender dealership, and had the rare opportunity to compare it to a '65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue and a Fender Twin reissue, head to head, using an American Deluxe Telecaster. I used the Twin as my base line for sound, since I have a Twin at home. The '68 Custom Reverb has an incredible low end sound when playing the bottom strings, much like my original '74 Silverface Twin Reverb. However, this amp, being a lower wattage, will break up at a lower volume than a Twin through the vibrato channel. The Celestion speaker it utilizes has a slightly slower response than the Jensen speaker in the '65 Deluxe Reverb, which to my ear, worked better for rock. The '65 Deluxe Reverb had more spank and twang which makes it, to me, slightly more suited to country, but the '68 Custom Reverb still has plenty of punch. The new "Custom" channel on the '68 can be overdriven at lower volumes, and had a great, clear, sound when not in overdrive. This "Custom" channel had a nice full, big sound, and can be switched in or out in place of the Vibrato channel, according to the Fender rep. Although there is no substitute for running an amp through the paces yourself for tone, Fender has come up with a great new amp that is distinctly different in sound than the '65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue. My final conclusions on this amp are that if you play more rock than country, go with the '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb Reissue. If you play more country than rock, go with the '65 Reissue. If you play both, I would recommend that you run through some of your hardest-hitting tunes on both to see which of these your ears prefer. They are both great amps--it just depends on which of the Fender tube amp tones you prefer. One thing for certain is that you get great full sound from both, as there is nothing "thin" about these amps. Fullness with clarity is what these amps deliver.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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  • "oh my this crazy good"

    As reviewed by DJ Kenkel on 10/20/2013

    I traded a Mesa Boogie deuce, for this and have "no" regrets. This could be the best quality and best sounding Amplifier ever made by Fender USA. Get one quick before they're all gone. The Celestion speaker will never need to be upgraded as this combo's sound, is almost perfect. Two guitars can be played out of this at same time. Both channels are special, lots of bass, mid and that great Fender verb sound. -----"wow."

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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