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Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp Black

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The Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb Combo Amp has a sound big enough to cut through the muddiest mix, but it's small enough to turn up make the most of natural tube distortion in small clubs. This makes it t... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb Combo Amp has a sound big enough to cut through the muddiest mix, but it's small enough to turn up make the most of natural tube distortion in small clubs. This makes it the perfect studio amp, as well. It's a resurrection of a classic vintage tone monster, and its current iteration is used by many big-name bands, such as Flogging Molly, O.A.R. and Maroon 5. Crank up this faithful, U.S.-made reissue for your daily requirement of fat Fender tone. Delivers 22W through a 12" speaker. Features two channels (normal, vibrato), all-tube circuitry, tube vibrato, tube spring reverb, Blackface cosmetics and two-button footswitch to control the reverb and vibrato effects.

Designed to sound as close to the original as possible, the ˜65 Reissues are assembled in Corona, California and feature Jensen speakers (One C12K for the Deluxe and two C12Ks for the Twin, four P10Rs for the Super and one C10R for the Princeton), Schumacher transformers, traditional tremolo and tube-driven reverb to create that classic, "Blackface" sound so many players desire. They do have PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards), as opposed to the original's "hand-wired" circuitry, but the components (capacitors and resistors) are the same values as amps from that period. They also have hand-wired tube sockets and other parts for added strength.

Tonal Characteristics: Bright, scooped midrange that is known as the "Blackface" sound, pronounced "Wine Glass" highs from the Jensen speakers and a slightly more polite power amp for crystal cleans that can also be cranked for great overdriven tones.

Who's it for: Players that love the original versions but are priced out of owning vintage amps, blues players, country players, rock players, guitarists trying to get classic "Blackface" sounds (a la Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, John Mayer), American-made amp enthusiasts, traditionalists, avid Fender collectors.

Features
  • Made in USA
  • 22W tube power
  • 12" speaker
  • 2 channels
  • Tube spring reverb
  • Tube vibrato
  • Tube rectified
  • Four 12AX7 tubes
  • Two 12AT7 tubes
  • Two 6V6 tubes
  • One 5AR4 tube
Specifications
    • 24-1/2"W x 17-1/2"H x 9-1/2"D
    • 42 lbs.
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FenderVintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.8

(based on 44 reviews)

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Pros

  • Excellent sound (9)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good power output (7)
  • Portable (5)
  • Warm / comfy (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (6)
  • Professional recording (4)
  • Home studio (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

This Will Rock Rock You!!

I bought this amp used for 400 dollars at a local music store. I use a Mexican Stratocaster and play mainly classic rock and blues. This amp has woken up my mediocre guitar and...Read complete review

I bought this amp used for 400 dollars at a local music store. I use a Mexican Stratocaster and play mainly classic rock and blues. This amp has woken up my mediocre guitar and give ANYBODY a run for their money. I usually play around 2-3 and this amp can reach the back of any small to medium venue, unmic'ed. The once the tubes warm up, the tone flows out of the amplifier and puddles on the ground. It has an amazing spank when the treble is up, and a dark, overtone-infested moan when you crank the bass. The reverb cannot be duplicated and can go from a shallow shimmer, to a full blown Pink Floyd-played at the end of a tunnel sound. I personally set the vibrato shallow and at medium speed to give a thrashy-simmer to my tone. I have been told by a touring guitarist at my church that my set up- Stratocater- EH BigMuff-FuzzFace-Dunlop Wah- 65'reissue is the best sound he has ever heard live. I suggest any musician buy this amp not only for it's nastolgic presence, but for it's sweet voice. Remember to buy a bucket to help carry off all the tone you'll be flooded with .

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Fourth time is a charm

I am really disappointed with Fender. GC had to send me 4 different amps before one worked. I have only had number 4 for a few weeks so I dont know how long it...Read complete review

I am really disappointed with Fender. GC had to send me 4 different amps before one worked. I have only had number 4 for a few weeks so I dont know how long it will last. Amps one and three had reverb issues with loud hum and feedback;which resulted in number one crashing . Number two lasted 3 weeks and then the vibrato channel quit working. GC has been working patiently to resolve this issue.When the amp works it sounds great.

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(40 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

This Will Rock Rock You!!

By AngusHendrix

from Groesbeck TX

Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp:

I bought this amp used for 400 dollars at a local music store. I use a Mexican Stratocaster and play mainly classic rock and blues. This amp has woken up my mediocre guitar and give ANYBODY a run for their money. I usually play around 2-3 and this amp can reach the back of any small to medium venue, unmic'ed. The once the tubes warm up, the tone flows out of the amplifier and puddles on the ground. It has an amazing spank when the treble is up, and a dark, overtone-infested moan when you crank the bass. The reverb cannot be duplicated and can go from a shallow shimmer, to a full blown Pink Floyd-played at the end of a tunnel sound. I personally set the vibrato shallow and at medium speed to give a thrashy-simmer to my tone. I have been told by a touring guitarist at my church that my set up- Stratocater- EH BigMuff-FuzzFace-Dunlop Wah- 65'reissue is the best sound he has ever heard live. I suggest any musician buy this amp not only for it's nastolgic presence, but for it's sweet voice. Remember to buy a bucket to help carry off all the tone you'll be flooded with .

(30 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing cleans a classic amp

By Chuck Bannister

from Portland, OR

Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp:

I love this amp. There is nothing that sounds like the Fender clean reverb tone IMO. This amp is not too heavy, and is a great size to transport. I am amazed at the clean volume you can get out of this thing, don't let the wattage fool you. I don't think this is a great choice, if you need a lot of overdrive at bedroom level. Even with overdrive pedals it needs a bit of volume to start to break up. When it does it sounds amazing. Both the reverb and vibrato are excellent. I have owned several other amps over the years, none have been better than this for clean/reverb. Sure I wish it had a few more features, but I tried the amps with more features (even Fender Supersonic) and they don't sound like this. If you want clean tone, check this amp out you won't be sorry.

(28 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not living up to is ancestors

By Lazy Charlie

from Milwaukee, WI

Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp:

While a great sounding amp, especially when using Fender guitars, the reliability of this amp is questionable. I am a working musician and hear the same complaints from other guys I play around. I had to replace tubes within the first year and the reverb has needed work twice in that same time frame. When working, I love the sound. But, it is one huge pain in the *** to have to haul your gear in for repair all the time.

(26 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pure Fender Tone!

By TheRaygun

from Reynoldsburg, OH

Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp:

This is the ultimate small club amp. I absolutely love this amp, it will be the one I never get rid of. The tone is fantastic, this is a pro-quality amp. The only gripe I have is that the reverb is only available on channel 2, but that's not a huge deal. You can also just get a A/B switch and have access to both channels. This is worth the money, and beats shelling out for a boutique amp.

(26 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rock, Country, Blues? U-Betcha!

By Woolly Monster

from Magnolia, TX

Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp:

I can't say much about this great little reissue amp that has not been said here already or recorded in history except that; I have had absolutely no problems out of mine (tubes, reverb, etc.). I do use a power supply filter. If your looking for a crunched out distortion glass breaker that looses all tonal quality and hides a lack of skill, this ain't it. It will give you a tonal flexibility that covers just about any form of rock, blues, country, jazz, and gospel. As for a said lack of crunch and distortion, I use a Blues Driver pedal that provides more than enough for the above mentioned genres and really helps out at lower power settings. I run an EJ Stratocaster through mine but a Les Paul makes beautiful music through it as well. The re verb/vibrato effects are second to none. It just sounds great. There are some great online demos for this amp or just go play through one. You'll be hooked. Best of all, Made in USA.

(18 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

When is a C an A?

By DontFretit

from So Cal

Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp:

"C"rystal "C"lear, "C"risp, "C"lean and "C"ool! I sat down at Guitar Center and plugged a Strat into this and one other Fender amp. I left the store with the 65 Deluxe Reverb Combo fifteen minutes later. Yes, it is an "A"wesome amp. Your Tele or Strat will never sound better.

(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best studio amp ever!

By marcopolio

from Gresham, Or

Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp:

The only thing that this piece of art is missing is an overdrive channel, but thats just a matter of opinion. Everything else about this amp is outstanding. This all-tube amp provides amazing clarity and one hell of a bite when you crank it to eleven. Match this up with a Gibson Les Paul and you're in heaven.

(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Get the 65!

By TheKloonge12

from Dayton, OH

Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp:

The 65 is a great amp. It is very durable, has a great crisp sound, and keeps working throughout the years. I've had this amp for a long time, and it works as well as the day I got it. This amp is excellent!

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

aussie owner cliff

By EnoCliff1958

from Nowra, NSW

Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp:

Great tone out of the box, used this for over two years and it has never let me down, great classic tone from a classic amp, I highly recommend it!.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't get better than this!

By Nate

from Ohio

Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp is truly amazing. I am the worship leader at my church and have been searching for a great amp, I tried egnater, vox, marshall, mesa boogies, but none of them gave me the clarity and response like this amp. It has great cleans but when I run my sparkle drive, ocd, and route 66 in front of it I get some really warm and beautiful overdrives. This amp has the best tone. It's no wonder why this amp is used by so many musicians live an in the studio. I highly recommend this amp for anyone looking for a great clean reliable amp to use pedals with. If this amp broke or was stolen, I would be back at guitar center to either fix it or buy a new one. I will never own another amp!

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender Deluxe Reverb 65 reissue

By WILLIAM GRINER

from Milledgeville, GA

Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp:

I gigged with a Fender Deluxe Reverb that was a 65 original back in my high school days. One fantastic sounding amp! I am in my middle 60's, in age, and getting back to playing a little. I ordered this 65 reissue in hopes it would be close to the sound of my original 65. I am very happy I ordered. This is as close as it gets, if not the same. For an all round amp, gigging and practice, it rises above. You will have to have one to understand my thrill of getting back to this amp. I have tried a bunch.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Classic Black Face Tone

By Northof50

from PA

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Pros

  • Classic
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Overdrive Sound
    • Performances
    • Practice
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp:

    I purchased this amp new and have had it for about 2 years. I love it. The Fender black-face amps have defined a sound. You either want that sound or you don't. Those that do not, will not like the amp. It has a natural, bell-like chime and a beautiful clean tone—particularly with single coil pick-ups. If you push the volume, it produces the best, natural, tube-over-driven sound I've heard. I find this amp, when pushed to 5-6, sounds better than any overdrive-pedal I've owned. Will it sound like a Marshall stack with humbuckers? No. Want a BB King, Freddie King, SRV sound? Want a great clean, jazz tone? Pick a black-face that fits your playing style.
    How do you choose? Simple. All the black-face amps have similar sonic signatures. The primary differences are in power and speaker configuration. They range from the low-power, 10 inch Princeton all the way through a 4- 10 inch Super Reverb, the 2- 12 inch Twin…and many more in between. The more power, and speakers, the more clean headroom. The smaller the amp, the easier it will be to get the overdriven tube sound without pedals. The Deluxe Reverb is a perfect amp for practice, gigs in smaller venues [or larger with good PA systems], or larger venues when desiring that pushed overdrive sound. Too powerful for a "bedroom" playing? Depends on your guitar and environment. The amp doesn't begin to sound full until 2+. Below that, it will sound very thin. At 3, the entire house will hear the amp clearly. With humbuckers, 3 will be very loud for a house with family or apartment. You will hear your neighbors or family pounding on the walls.

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    World Class

    By RockerDuck

    from Marietta, Ga,

    Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp:

    I use this amp in the studio and stage in small clubs, sometimes bigger venues where amp mic's are used. This gives you that famous Fender sound for blues and rock. Great for lead guitarist who are tone junkies like me. You have to own a Deluxe Reverb as one of your amps to be a pro. Get one of these and you will see.

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Classic Chicken Pickin' Country

    By Chim Smith

    from Akron, Oh

    Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp:

    I just got this amp in hopes that it would cure the problems I had been having with the Blues Deluxe Reissue I bought. And it sure did. I play an updated Highway 1 tele in the country chicken picking style of Brent Mason, Dann Huff, Pete Anderson, etc. and was always having problems with ear piercing treble on the blues deluxe. I always had to compromise clarity, twang, and brightness to tame the brittle treble on the guitar and the amp tone controls. NOT WITH THIS! I could really dig in with my fingers on the treble strings and never have to cringe. It also rings clear, bright, and twangy on the bass strings. If you have problems with controlling the ear-piercing treble on your tele but don't want to compromise, this is an excellent choice. I was initially dissapointed that it does not have mids tone control knobs, but after playing a bit I realized you don't really need them. The amp in and of itself are dialed into for a impressive clean tone full of body but not bassy. I can't speak for other genres or guitars but if you have been searching for THE amp for country pickin' styles or classic tele tone, this is what you want. Unless of course you want a Twin Reverb. If you have a tele and want the classic tele tone without brittle treble, overly warm tone, thin sounding strings, or mushy low end tone, then this is your amp. It has cured all my complaints as a country picker.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best blackface Fender amp!

    By Kyle Zychowski

    from AZ

    Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp:

    This is "the" amp to buy if you want the classic 60s Fender clean sound. It's lightweight, loud enough for any realistic gig, and has the best tone I've ever heard. The other blackface amps are great, but they all seem to lack something, and the Deluxe has it. It's got just enough headroom without sounding too sterile, open back cabinet so it doesn't get boomy/boxy, classic reverb and trem, and is heaven when paired with a Fender guitar and a tubescreamer. A true classic that backs up the "Keep it Simple, Stupid" rule. I've been through several amps and have finally found the keeper. There's a reason why this has been a best seller and used in countless recordings for almost 50 years. Forget the full stack with a million pedals, just plug into this beauty and you'll see what tone really is!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is the perfect amp for the Clean sound -it is excellent.

    By Barris Jahn

    from London England, Hollywood California

    Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp:

    You can mic this amp if you are playing live into the PA system, and it can handle a big show. You can also play strait out the amp for smaller gigs. If you play at home it is great. If you carry it to the studio it is not to heavy. It is Great to Record with. It is a clean and clear amp and sounds great with Fender Tele's and other Fender guitars. It also sounds great with Rickenbacker guitars. This is the perfect amp if you are wondering should I get this amp. Yes. If you want louder (Fender Twin). If you want dirty distortion get Marshall. Cheers, Barris Jahn

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Mind Blown!!!

    By Sharon Lavelle

    from Springfield VA

    Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp:

    First off, just to give a little background: I've been playing guitar for almost nine years now, and I play mostly classic rock and blues. That being said, this is the greatest amp I have ever had the pleasure of playing through. I don't have a tube amp yet, but I will definitely be picking this one up some time soon. When ever I turn it on I love it when the tubes warm up and you can hear the amp gradually pick up to the volume level; it's magical. The tones this amp achieves are mind blowing, perfectly sparkly and punchy with a little bit of breakup on the finish. That is it though, other than the other reverb setting this amp only has the one channel. Honestly though, you'll find that for effects like overdrive and distortion, ect., you're gonna want to use external effects pedals; you'll get better control on your tone. This amp is perfect for tone shaping. Don't let the price throw you either; I honestly think, considering what else is out there, that this amp is very competitively priced for what you get out of it. Ideally though, this amp is geared towards blues, classic rock, maybe something a little heavier than that. If you want to play hard rock or metal, go with a marshal, or a line 6. Still great amp for you blues and classic guitarists out there. hope this helps.

    (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    lil' kicker is best! Clean to fat, all of that

    By Walsh

    from Greater Boston

    Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp:

    Favortie of all my amps and I am an amp tech to the pros as well as myself,(Changed alot of electrolytic caps in my old ones. I have 4 C12K speakers and use them for everything since I bought this lil' kicker 2 years ago.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is the one!

    By Philvis

    from Spokane

    Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp:

    My dad bought me a new DR in 1971,I loved it but because of the low wattage had to play it close to 10 with a 2-12 extention speaker cabinet to keep up with drums and bass. But in those days we didn't mike everything, in fact we were lucky to mike the singer! LOL! But now the world has changed but thank you Fender the Deluxe Reverb hasn't. I've got a 74 Silverface with a Weber 12 inch replacement,recommended for the DR. And comparing it with the '65 reissue I can't hear a difference except the RI sounds crisper, but then it's new! In '71 the speakers were always blowing, the Oxfords or Jensens would always blow after gigging for 6 nights a week, but now that problem doesn't exist, if you need it louder you mike it. And older now I like a cleaner sound so as others have said it's rare when I have to turn it up over 3. It's the sweetest Fender made, and I've played thru them all. I can rant all night about this amp so I'll shut up, just buy it, unless you play heavy metal!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good, but needs a few simple modifications.

    By Mitchell

    from Santee, Ca

    Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amp:

    I exchanged my Hot Rod Deville with a 4x10 cab for the DRRI. It was a good move. The vibrato channel is very bright even with my Les Paul with classic 57's so I took it to a local amp tech and he "unsoldered" the bright cap and re-biased the amp with JJ 6v6 tubes. This amp now sounds amazing! Plenty loud. The natural tube breakup (at around 6) sounds good but I think a pedal would be better. The cleans are phenomenal! If you play a Strat or a Tele with this amp it would be a match made in heaven. Caveat Emptor, be prepared to make some simple mods as it may be too bright in it's stock form.

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