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Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp  

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

Features
  • Made in USA
  • Original all-tube circuitry
  • 85 watts
  • 2 Jensen 12" speakers
  • 2 channels
  • Tube vibrato
  • Tube spring reverb
  • 2-button footswitch
  • Blackface cosmetics
Specifications
  • 26-1/2"W x 20"H x 10-1/2"D
    64 lbs.
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FenderVintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.8

(based on 196 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (178)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (4)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (20)
  • Easy to use (19)
  • Warm / comfy (19)
  • Good power output (18)
  • Portable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (19)
  • Outdoor events / games (14)
  • Home studio (13)
  • Professional recording (11)
  • Amateur recording (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

One Serious "Clean Machine"

-- I've been a performing guitarist for almost half-a-century and have owned and played many classic amps in that time, from a Marshall Super Lead 100 stack, to a Peavey Delta Blues, those...Read complete review

-- I've been a performing guitarist for almost half-a-century and have owned and played many classic amps in that time, from a Marshall Super Lead 100 stack, to a Peavey Delta Blues, those olded padded Kustom "piggy back" amps, and a bunch of great Fender amps including an original Bandmaster, a 4x10 Bassman combo, 100-watt "silver face" Twins and a Vintage Series Deluxe Reverb Reissue. This Vintage '65 Twin Reverb Reissue is "The One" I've been looking for all this time. I'm just sorry I waited so long to take the plunge.

-- Okay, I'm old school and play mainly blues, garage-band-style rockers from the '50s, '60s and '70s, and originals, mixed with a bit of this and that (country, jazz, folk rock, etc.). I don't do heavy metal, thrash, punk or head banging stuff. I WON'T say this Twin isn't suited for the stuff I don't play, because I think it could be adapted for it. However, it would need some effects pedals to achieve those sounds.

-- But if pure, maximum "clean" is what you are after, this is your amp. eriod. None does it better. It's not cheap, but you do get what you pay for, especially with this amp. You get tube-driven/tank reverb and tube-driven tremolo. No wimpy digital reverb, but the real deal. The controls are as basic as you can get (treble, middle, bass plus basic controls for the reverb and tremolo), but they are sensitive. A little adjustment up or down makes a huge difference. The amp itself is also touch-sensitive to the dynamics of your playing. Many amps are, but the Twin does it best (at least among those I've owned and played).

-- One big thing I love about this amp is its tonal balance. Every note, from the lowest low to the highest high, ring out with clarity that makes your playing stand out in the mix. On the downside, you can't hide your mistakes. An amp like this will make you a better player out of necessity. I HATE a "farty" amp -- one where it mushes out when you wail on the bass strings/notes. The Twin stays tight and focused, no mater how hard or loud you hit those strings.

-- For a long time, I was a basic guitar-to-amp player who refused to use effects. I still am and do, but I do now use a couple of simple pedals, although two of them -- a Boss tuner and Boss EQ pedal -- are not really "effects". A Boss tremolo pedal is coming off my board (don't need it with the lush tremolo this amp has built in). I'm replacing a stereo chorus echo with a delay shortly. That leaves a TS9 Tubescreamer for the "dirt" I sometimes want in a solo or old Ted Nugent tune. The bottom line is that the '65 Twin RI LOVES effects, if that's your thing. Even if it's not, you will need some sort of overdrive or distortion effect to get those overdriven sounds. This amp just won't break-up naturally unless, perhaps, you push it to "10" ... and even then I'm not so sure.

-- One final note: I used this at stage volume during a practice with my band the other night. I have ALWAYS had to tweak things tonally with the EQ pedal, especially with a Strat (which is what I used the other night), but also with a Les Paul and a Carvin guitar I have. But at our poractice this week, I NEVER kicked on the Boss EQ pedal with that Strat. Didn't need it. The Strat sounded full, and rich and deep straight through the amp, with no EQ needed from the pedal. That to me speaks volumes about how good this amp sounds.

-- the '65 Twin RI is solid and, yes, a very heavy 64 pounds. I have a collapsable dolly I picked up cheap some time ago at a major hardweare chain store. I can't recommend something like that strongly enough if you get this amp. It will save your back. The amp does not come with a cover (must be ordered separately), but does come with a footswitch.

-- In summary, I should have bought one of these a lot sooner. I would have saved some serious dinero on the other stuff that has come and gone looking for what the Twin nails so perfectly (at least for my style of playing and the music I play).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fender needs to do something about its manufacturing.

Wow. These are beautiful sounding amps. I loved mine...until it broke. Like every other blackface reissue I have owned, they are not built with quality. They will all break. If...Read complete review

Wow. These are beautiful sounding amps. I loved mine...until it broke. Like every other blackface reissue I have owned, they are not built with quality. They will all break. If you have a good amp tech, buy one. After a year I guarantee you will need something fixed. It will last another 6-12 months and then you'll need something else fixed. Make sure you buy the guarantee and get to know a good tech. When they work, they are oh so sweet. They are just not reliable. I never gig without a backup. I wish I could recommend these, but until Fender fixes the problems, I cannot.

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5.0

This amp is awesome!

By GARY

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I got this for my son needless to say its awesome as e eryone knows. Replacing a lin 6 modeling amp surved it purpose but he was looking for a cleaner sound. Playing a 94 anniversary strat with noiseless and duncan pickups and sound its a match made in heaven. He's loving it!

 
5.0

Just got mine and love it!

By The Dodger

from Los Angeles

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

    Use it for practice right now with a Boss GT-100.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Fender needs to do something about its manufacturing.

    By profant

    from winston-salem, nc

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Reliability

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

    Wow. These are beautiful sounding amps. I loved mine...until it broke. Like every other blackface reissue I have owned, they are not built with quality. They will all break. If you have a good amp tech, buy one. After a year I guarantee you will need something fixed. It will last another 6-12 months and then you'll need something else fixed. Make sure you buy the guarantee and get to know a good tech. When they work, they are oh so sweet. They are just not reliable. I never gig without a backup. I wish I could recommend these, but until Fender fixes the problems, I cannot.

     
    5.0

    Deffinitly would buy this product again

    By Marbury

    from Many, Louisiana

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Everyone in our church has commented on how much better the guitar sounds. With the twin speakers and extra power (wattts) it fills the church from front to back with out just blasting everyone in front rows. Thanks for a great product and all of the advice on making the best selection.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I would buy this product again

      By GUS@USA

      from Houston,Tx

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Exellent clear sound.Takes
      • Good Warmth
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      The Fender's amp arrived at Guitar Center location in Katy Tx in not working conditions.I don't know if it was Fender's responsibility,Guitar Center's,or shipment treatment,but one thing I know.I had to return that heavy guitar amp back to G.C.Guitar Center checked the product, confirmed that trere was a short in the amp sound circuit (reverb, vibrato malfunction).GC ordered a new one.Not questions asked.

      (3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      The reissue is garbage

      By Matt from tx

      from TX

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

          The sound is great when the amp is working. The amp is pretty much a piece of garbage. It has lousy parts and quality control. It spends more time broken rather than working. If you really want a twin then get vintage. The initial cost of a vintage twin may be pricier, but you will eventually spend almost as much on repairs for the junky built reissue.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Killer Tones!

          By TB

          from Danville, KY

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clean Tones
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Practice
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

          Best clean tones I've ever heard in a combo amp. Took me a while to save for it, but glad I did! Only problem I have with the amp, is it has no distortion channel, which i hardly ever use anyhow. But if you're looking for a good clean amp, with killer reverb this amp is for you

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          65 twin

          By walkerdog

          from boise idaho

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • It Don"t Get Any Better
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

            it just dont get any better than a 65 twin , and guitar center will make it happen if anyone wants a 65 twin , those guys have sold these 65 twins all over the world

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy from Musicians Freind again.

            By Big man having fun

            from crestline ca

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • No cons at all

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

            Great amp, I owned this amp before and always loved it. Glad to get another one. Musicians Friend shipped it when they said they would. Great job,Thanks.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This is a loud beast

            By RockerDuck

            from Marietta, Ga.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

              This has been my main amp for a number of yrs. Loud enough for outdoors and good sound at low volumes. Clean, clean,clean. Great pedal platform and lightweight at 65lbs. Lighter than most tube heads.

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