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It's back—with the same warm tone, unique circuitry, and vintage-style features and looks.

The Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue 40W 1x12" Combo Amp rocks — and not just for the blues! In 1993 Fender released the Blues series amps to great success and acclaim. These modern versions of vintage Fender amps from the '50s improved those designs with channel switching and reverb, while retaining the vintage style and tone. When the series was updated, the extremely popular Hot Rod series was born and became a new standard in tube amplification. Now Fender has brought back the Blues designs to satisfy the increasing number of enthusiasts who continue to request the warm tone, unique circuitry and vintage-style features and look of the original versions.

The Blues Deluxe Reissue, a reinterpretation of the classic Deluxe amp with a tube complement of three 12AX7s and two 6L6s produces 40W of air-moving power through a 12" Eminence special-design speaker. It has Normal and Drive channels with independent Gain and Master for the Drive channel and a Bright switch for Normal channel. It also has an effects loop, reverb, presence, master volume, three-band EQ and Standby switch. Original Blues series styling includes a chrome control panel, vintage chicken head knobs, and, of course, genuine tweed covering.

Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue 40W 1x12" Combo Amp Features:

  • All-tube preamp and power amp
    Power: 40W
    12" special-design Eminence speaker
    Dual selectable channels (Normal and Drive)
    Independent Gain and Master controls in the Drive channel
    Bright switch for Normal channel
    Effects loop
    Reverb
    Chrome panel
    Vintage chicken-head knobs
    Controls: Presence, Reverb, Master, Middle, Bass, Treble, Drive select switch, Drive, Volume, Bright, Standby
    Genuine tweed covering
    Tube complement: three 12AX7, two 6L6, SS rectifier
    Includes footswitch


Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue 40W 1x12" Combo Amp Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 23-1/2"W x 18-3/4"H x 10-1/2"D
    Weight: 45 lb.


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  • Very Fine Amp

    As reviewed by Steve on 4/23/2010

    I have a Fender NOS Blues Jr. I read reviews of that amp that mentioned "boxy", but "good practice amp". Well, I had the same opinion of the Blues Jr. Plus I wasn't happy with the reverb. I looked around for a replacement. I spent several months researching the internet, going to different stores, etc. I had always noticed the Blues Deluxe but thought I could find something a little better for the same money or slightly more. Well, I decided to take the plunge. I brought it home and played my fairly new Gibson ES335 through it for a couple days. Impressive. Good tone, clear, not boxy, very good dirty channel. THEN I pluggged my Clapton Signature Blackie in and OMG!!!! I am in love!!! These two were made for each other. The only other amp I have had at home was an old Peavy 110 Envoy then the Blues Jr. so I don't have a lot of experience with other amps at home, but I am very happy with my purchase!!. The tones I hear through the Blues Deluxe are very pleasing. I don't know how I could be happier. OK, it is loud, but you have to actually play this amp. You have to use the volume control on your pedals and guitar. Just like how the old guys did 40 years ago. And we all love that sound!

    35 of 35 people found this review helpful.
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  • Awesome Amp

    As reviewed by Darren on 1/28/2010

    I've had this amp now for 2 years and I'm still amazed at the tone every time I plug in. I've been playing guitar for about 10 years now and have had numerous amps but this is absolutely the best amp I've ever owned by far. The tone is amazing for blues and classic rock. I use an American telecaster through it and it mimics Keith Richards or early Eric Clapton perfectly. The built in Reverb on the amp is incredible also, far better than any reverb effect you could get from a pedal. It's also very loud for a 40 watt amp, easily loud enough for medium to large gigs. The only knock on it I can even find is you don't get much overdrive alone on the amp, so I wouldn't use this for heavy metal or anything, it's a blues/hard rock amp. As for the overdrive, I solved it by running an MXR GT-OD overdrive pedal and now it sounds incredible. If you like classic hard rock or blues, you have to get this amp, it has some of the best tone I've ever heard anywhere.

    30 of 30 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great Tone, Plenty of Volume, minor issue...

    As reviewed by sumpthincookin on 8/7/2009

    I bought this amp from GC 10 years ago. It's been a great amp. It takes a few months to break in the speaker, they're a little harsh at first. It ages well and the tone gets better as long as you use decent tubes. Fender screwed up and used a linear taper pot on the master volume. It was either too loud or too soft. Blackie Pagano of Tubesville changed the pot for me and works as it should. Now I get great tones at any volume. Check the volume adjustments at GC before you buy and you'll be good to go. I have over 15 amps, and this is one of my top 3. Great tone, plenty loud, easy to carry, and it has longevity.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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