The Fender '65 Twin Reverb Amp is an authentic all-tube reproduction of the original classic! It has earned a reputation of being one of the cleanest tube amps ever, but it delivers a taste of the tra... Read More
The Fender '65 Twin Reverb Amp is an authentic all-tube reproduction of the original classic! It has earned a reputation of being one of the cleanest tube amps ever, but it delivers a taste of the trademark Fender crunch when cranked up high. Delivers 85W through two Jensen 12" speakers. It has two channels, tube vibrato, tube spring reverb, tilt-back legs and Blackface cosmetics. Includes two-button footswitch to control reverb and vibrato effects. Order the optional Fender amp cover to protect your investment (see accessory box on this page).
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 Curcuit 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.
Reviewed by 25 customers
Everyone knows "The Twin" is the industry standard but I found it hard to lay down the cash, yup this amp is expensive. I was in the market for a new amp that could keep up with a band and the Twin was the only choice. Doing some research I considered the Super Sonic Twin but by the time I was in the market for one Fender discontinued it. I was pretty bumped but working with the GC staff we got the amp I really wanted from the beginning. The moment I plugged my guitar in and stumbled that first chord it was like heaven. This amp sounds amazing, and yes it can be loud, almost too loud! Clean and dynamic, beautiful tube tone, perfect for blues and takes on a Tube Screamer and Wah well. Funny, I think it helps me play better too :D Best amp I've ever had, highly recommend...
I have to say this amp is perfect for clean warm sounds. It's the perfect "pedal" amp, because it's so clean and unadulterated. I love the vibrato and reverb. I feel like I've stepped back in time to the first time I plugged into a twin reverb, at the recreation center at Clark Air Base, but never though I could afford one. I wish I had bought one then, because they're very expensive now. I Love it!
To be honest, I was terrified of purchasing this amp. I had grown quite fond of my Hot Rod Deluxe II, through which I'd been playing for the better part of 8 years, and I genuinely thought it would never end. Sure, the distortion channel was laughable and the volume knob was more sensitive than Sarah McLachlan's dog commercials, but I just need an amp to do a great job at being authentic and resonant. When it came to raw tone, I think the Hot Rod series will go down as a modern classic, and I wouldn't be surprised if in 40-50 years, we're seeing "vintage reissues" of those. Enough about my old buddy, though. I knew I wanted to stick with a Fender tube, because 'Merica (okay, maybe it's Mexico), but that didn't narrow my choices down much now, did it? I, like many of you out there, came to the realization that I'm a consumerist snob, and when I buy new gear, I can't just buy something that costs less when I know I'm just going to keep wanting the real deal--that horrible "what if?" feeling. Trust me--you know what you want and you will always want it; do not try to appease your inner demon with a plan B. So I did it, I bought the blackface, the amp we've all heard about and drawn comparisons to for decades. It arrived today. Plugged it in, got a nice whiff of what smelled like heated silicon, and began to play. Unbelievable. Superb in every sense. It does not let up. It's like silver butter bathing over you while electricity flows through your bloodstream. She lets you take her home and gives you more than you asked for. And as with any fine piece of audio equipment, it wasn't just the amp that made me smile, but the fact that every piece of the system from my strings to my pedals felt liberated and heightened. Beyond the sound, the construction and finish of the amp itself is dynamite. I can tell there was a lot of love put into the creation of this reissue, and I can't wait to see where we go together.
I suck as a player but excel as a collector and connoisseur of music & tone...With that being said if you can only have one amp this is it. The tone is clean, vibrant and this amp shines above all others. The darn thing is loud also. If you think cranking it up will distort the amp think again. You will blow the windows out the house before it will distort. If you want distortion from it get an overdrive pedal. The reverb effect is the greatest I have ever heard in an amp. The vibrato is strong but it is an effect I rarely use. Run a chorus pedal through this and it will bring tears to your eyes. I have a JVM 410 and an Egnater tweaker 40 but I find myself always playing the Fender. It isn't the amp you want if you are strictly a metal player but if you are a player who tries to cover any genre of music this is your amp....
I picked this amp up used a few months ago. I've primarily been a solid state guy for 25 years, aside from an ADA MP-1 tube preamp that's been the staple of my rack setup. Not necessarily by choice, but more of a function of money. Hard to justify the price of a tube amp when supporting a wife and child. Anyway, I finally got one! This beauty is what clean guitar should sound like. I play heavy rock mostly, but feel inspired to play clean more and more, now that I can actually hear what my guitars sound like. I mostly play a Jackson DKMG with EMG 81/85s, an ash bodied Tele with vintage noiseless pickups, and an '87 Charvel 1A with upgraded Seymour Duncan stacked pickups. All 3 guitars have their own beautiful sound, but it's no surprise the Tele sounds best plugged straight in with no pedals. The Jackson and Charvel both sound awesome straight in and with pedals. This amp takes pedals very well. I run through a Fulltone OCD, MXR Fullbore Metal(with gain and treble turned very low), and MXR EQ. I really only use the EQ in conjunction with the metal pedal to smooth out the high end harshness. I've only plugged into the Normal channel once, to insure it worked. Since then I use the #2(low) input on the Vibrato channel. I always use the reverb, typically on 2.5 or so. Never really use the vibrato other than to play around and experiment. It is very lush sounding. I can't imagine a better sounding reverb anywhere. Volume-wise, this baby has more volume and clean headroom than you will ever need. If this amp is not loud enough for you, you're insane. Bottom line: Sounds crystal clear, takes pedals well, sounds good playing any type of music, and has more power/volume than you'll ever need.
This amp is very sweet. You can play any style you like with the right pedals. It shines using it clean or with a TS-9. Its shines playing country, Reaggae,ska,oldies. It fills any size room with ease without a mic in front. Just use stage volume in any bar room. Sounds best at volume on 4 and higher so set it on at least 4 in smaller rooms and set your guitar volume knob. (Thats what I do and I use it without pedals, just clean most of the time) The reverb is the best there is and throws it out in the crowd so a little goes a long way. The bright switch is perfect for those crowded rooms when you need to cut through or with other guitarists playing. The controls work nicely with a noticable difference with each number to fine tune your sound. My amp is a 2002. Bought used,Ive had it over a year now and works fine. Tubes get very hot I use a fan behind all my tube amps. The pilot light flickers, but oh well. Its cool. I put JJ tubes in it but Im not impressed and will go back to Sovtek or GT's when ever. Dont buy into the JJ tube hype. The amp sounds awsome, just saying. This amp is heavy, buy a flat cart at Tractor Supply, the 4 wheel kind or a hand truck(dolly) or buy casters at Home Depot like I did. I would buy again if need. Hope your back can lift it.
I use a VG set up so I really needed an amp that could deliver a clean plate. I tried the Fender Reverb Delux, sounded good but not enough head room for me when I wanted that total clean sound of a twelve string guitar. This amp does it, but I will say does it a whole lot better with an extension cab. I play clean blues to full throttle metal with this thing using the VG88 guitar synth from Roland, and everyone looks at my amp. They cannot believe the metal to to the clean acoustic tones coming out loud and clear. I do have a 4X12 Marshall cab that I run with it, I call it my Fendall set-up. Freakin head room for days no matter how loud our drummer gets. This is the Holy Grail of ANY amp. This amp SCREAMS! I absolutely love this amp. The only down side to this amp, is that it is very freakin heavy. Trust me, I have used different amps and NOTHING compares to this amp.
Bought this amp strictly to be used for clean with my Vox AC30H2 (for dirty). This amp sounds amazing! Beauitful tone that doesn'y break up, just like everyone says. If clean is what you're goin for then this is for you. Though im not a fan of its dirty side, even with a decent distortion pedal running through it, but that's what my Vox is for. Buy it now for the love of GOD!
everything i read about this amp is true and more, this is what all other amps should try to be like. thats all i have to say,from someone with alot of years peforming and has been there. thank you FENDER
When i went to purchase this amp i looked at Mesas, Bad Cats, and Dr.z's only to find that the tone i was looking for was in the 65 Deluxe reverb. Nothing and i mean nothing can hold up to the clan tone this beast puts out and the reverb as well as the tremalo is the best i have ever heard. if you want a little dirt throw some pedals in front of it and you still wont loose youre guitars tone, and its loud. I play in front of abought three hundred people on a rgular basis and ive never pushed the volume past four. Truly an exceptional amp for an exceptional price.
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