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Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue 40W 1x12" Combo Amp  

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In 1993 Fender released the Blues series amps to great success and acclaim. These modern versions of vintage Fender amps from the '50s customized those designs with channel switching and reverb while ... Click To Read More About This Product

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In 1993 Fender released the Blues series amps to great success and acclaim. These modern versions of vintage Fender amps from the '50s customized 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 re-interpretation of the classic Deluxe amp with a tube complement of 3 - 12AX7s and 2 - 6L6s produces 40W into a 12" Eminence special-design speaker with an all-tube preamp and power amp. 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, 3-band EQ, and Standby switch. Original Blues series styling includes a chrome control panel, vintage chicken-head knobs, and, of course, genuine tweed covering.

Features
  • All-tube preamp and power amp
  • 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: 3 x 12AX7, 2 x 6L6, SS rectifier
  • Includes footswitch
  • 23-1/2"W x 18-3/4"H x 10-1/2"D
Specifications
  • Dimensions: 23-1/2"W x 18-3/4"H x 10-1/2"D
    Weight: 45 lb.
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FenderBlues Deluxe Reissue 40W 1x12" Combo Amp
 
4.6

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Warm / comfy (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Portable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (5)
  • Performances (5)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Fine Amp

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...Read complete review

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!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

They don't make them like they used to.

I owned 4 different Fender Amps from 1967 to 1995. Used them hard and all performed great with zero problems. I decided to purchase a new Blues Deluxe for my home studio because of...Read complete review

I owned 4 different Fender Amps from 1967 to 1995. Used them hard and all performed great with zero problems. I decided to purchase a new Blues Deluxe for my home studio because of the great clean, warm sound. I used it lightly for a few weeks and all at once it stopped working...it powered up but zero sound. Guitar Center replaced it, fortunately, and now I am on my second with my fingers crossed. I felt compelled to purchase an additional warranty, something I am loath to do.

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(42 of 46 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Packs a punch - perfect for a wide array of venues

By coolwhip

from Dallas, TX

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

This amp is a great amp for entering the tube realm, as it has it all - volume, great distortion, the fender name, looks... I have used one of these for a classic rock band for the past couple of months, and it has been going strong the whole time. It can handle excruciatingly loud clubs as well as quiet church-type settings. And it sounds so amazingly warm... This amp is a killer deal for someone looking to upgrade from that 12", 15W practice amp and get something that will last.

(38 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Fine Amp

By Steve

from Morristown, TN

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

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!

(31 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome Amp

By Darren

from Pittsburgh, PA

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

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.

(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Chicken Pickin Heaven

By J.R.

from Dallas, TX

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

I bought this amp because my Vibro-King was just too much amp for most shows. This smaller guy has the same tone, the same oomph, at half the size and weight. You don't get all the bass response that the vibro-king's 3 10" speakers give you, but honestly that amp was almost TOO bassy. I run the clean channel with a sparkle drive for clean overdrive, a boss cs2 compression, and a little slapback echo from a Carbon Copy delay. This amp absolutely RINGS with my telecasters. A very chimy, harmonic squeeze that sizzles brings out chicken pickin and country leads like nobody's business. It's exactly the tone I've been looking for.

(19 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THEY DO IT AGAIN

By MONK

from Grapevine, TX

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

I love this amp. The Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue is a little piece of heaven. It just makes playing my Gibson SG that much more fun. I would most definately suggest this amp to anyone who plays guitar. It doesnt have that many flaws, the only one I can think of, is the musician on a budget, although its not to expensive, its not cheep. GO GET IT! Fender doesnt dissapoint, they do it again with this reissue.

(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender Blues Deluxe (reissue)

By grand n

from Denver, Colorado

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

A great amp with fantastic sound.This amp gets very loud with great tone. For playing in the house I turn down the volume on the amp useing the clean channel and attach a Boss DS1 to play at lower volume levels.With this set up,try playing a Gibson Les Paul through it.Fantastic sound.This amp does not disapoint.I highly recommend this amp.

(17 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue review

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

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

I bought this amp to get a clean fendery SRV sound that would overdrive slightly when pushed hard and then I could use a tubescreamer to get a good lead sound. However it is completely unusable if you want a clean sound at a decent volume because it breaks up far too early for any clean rythm work. The overdrive sound is good but not great and is far too trebly on the bridge pickup of a strat. These reissues sound nowhere near as good as original fenders. It is a shame that as time moves forward, tone gets worse, it should get better! Decent amp for overdriven power blues but no clean tone unless you are playing it very quietly. You get what you pay for - this amp is cheaper and not as good as more expensive ones.

(17 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome Amp

By HAKU__Yuugen_no_Hito

from San Jose, CA

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

Now, I don't own this particular amp. I own the ORIGINAL, Made in USA Blues-Deluxe, not this reissue, but it's the same exact thing. Now, I'm a metalhead, and i love speed metal. This amp was passed down to me from my dad, along with his Gibson Les Paul electric. now at first go, I wasn't all too happy. I liked amps with heavy distortion, and this one didn't cut it. It was made for blues, and I just don't play blues. However, when I bought a stompbox (The MT-2 Metal Zone by BOSS), and i plugged it into this amp, I was totally blown away. This amp can, and will give great sound to anything, given the right equiptment. I almost sold it off, but I'm glad I didn't. Now, whenever I jam with friends, I always drown them out, because this amp's also very loud, and it's not just the pedal doing it. This amp is ideal for anyone playing any genre, who want a tube-amp.

(16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'm in love!

By Bill Haegele

from Centreville,VA

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

I bought the BDRI at GC's 4th of July sale. The tone is fantastic and the clean channel is awsome. The drive channel is very good. At lower settings it has a very nice sustain. It won't get real crunchy, but throw a Blues Driver at it and watch out! As others have said, this amp is LOUD! To compensate for that when playing at home I plug into input #2 which has a 6 dB pad at the input. You can then turn the volume controls up to a setting where the amp is happy without blowing the walls out.

(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Reissues Rock!

By Rich

from Pittsburgh

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

I'm not a huge Fender amp fan, but I must admit that I love this amp. Very simplistic... you won't get a Zakk Wylde tone out of it, but you get a warm, rich tube sound at any volume. Add an American Strat and you have the makings of anything from the early SRV/ZZ Top catalog. Also, this amp is plenty loud... you may even have trouble getting the tubes to break up at practice-level volumes without disturbing your neighbors. Tweed cover and chicken-head knobs are fantastic looking. Like everything else Fender makes, it appears to be well made. Highly recommended for blues rock.

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