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Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp with Celestion G12V-70 Speaker
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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)
    Hardware
    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
    Speakers
    Speaker: One - 12" Celestion G12V-70
    Impedance: 8 ohms
    Tubes
    Pre Amp Tubes: Groove Tubes - (4 x 12AX7), (2 X 12AT7)
    Power Tubes: Groove Tubes - (2 x 6V6)
    Miscellaneous
    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.
    Accessories
    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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  • Fender's Tone Champion

    As reviewed by Carl on 10/1/2014

    What amp would you buy if you want a clean, rich tone for vintage jazz favorites, a little "bite" for Chet-style country & western and a little 50's-60's rock, and you play ES-165/175 Gibson archtops and a '62 single coil Guild Starfire III? The '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb's Custom ("blackface") and Vintage channels handle this eclectic mix of music styles and guitars to produce the tones I'm looking for. It easily has enough power for small venue performances with a band, and it is light enough for this 72-yr-old to haul it around. However, I'd wish for a master volume control to get the combination of tone, natural amp drive and amp volume set just right for the performance environment. The amp handles my simple delay pedal well as an input to the amp, but it would be useful if the Fender folks could include an effects loop that follows the preamp stage. I took delivery at a local GC store and had none of the "broken amp" problems encountered by some other reviewers. Glad I bought this jewel.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • sound is great but to much bg noise

    As reviewed by hi on 12/4/2014

    amazing sound but I had to return two of these. both had different type of problems. the first had no noticeable reverb and both had lots of background noise of different types even when nothing is plugged to it. from loud hum to static followed by a random whistling. and a loud pop when using the standby switch. I tried to get used to it but eventually I got a custom vibrolux instead and it is silent when not in use and no pop on the standby switch.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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