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Fender '68 Custom Twin Reverb


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The Fender '68 Custom Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 tube guitar combo amp pays tribute to the iconic late-'60s "silverface" Twin Reverb while enhancing its tone and performance. Fender has hand-wired the tube sockets and added custom-made Schumacher transformers—just like the originals. They've also reduced the negative feedback for greater touch sensitivity and harmonic richness. The '68 Custom Twin Reverb's dual 12" Celestion G12V-70 speakers deliver a distinctively punchy, rock-and-roll flavor. This amp is ideal for players seeking a versatile backline amp with a vintage vibe and modern enhancements.

Enhanced Twin Reverb Tone

The '68 Custom Twin Reverb provides 85 watts of power through two 12" Celestion G12V-70 speakers for full, articulate tone. Fender has modified the "custom" channel to feature a '50s tweed Bassman tone circuit for more low mids and faster breakup. The reduced negative feedback also allows the amp to break up sooner when overdriven. Whether clean or pushed, this amp delivers a dynamic range of classic Fender tones with richer harmonics.

Vintage-Inspired Look with Modern Performance

The '68 Custom Twin Reverb has the iconic silverface aesthetic of late-'60s Fender amps but with components optimized for today's players. In addition to the hand-wired tube sockets and custom transformers, Fender has given both channels reverb and tremolo controls for enhanced versatility. The shared tremolo on both channels can also be blended for more tonal options using an A/B/Y box. These features, combined with the quicker breakup and touch sensitivity, make this a thoroughly modern amp with vintage-inspired style.

Portability and Pedal-Friendliness

Despite its 85 watts of power, the '68 Custom Twin Reverb weighs only 64 pounds, making it relatively portable for a tube combo amp of its size. The amp's pedal-friendly design also makes it ideal as a pedal platform. The modified Bassman tone circuit on the "custom" channel provides a solid foundation for overdrive, distortion, and fuzz pedals. The amp's natural compression and touch dynamics further enhance the performance of time-based modulation pedals like chorus, flanger, and phaser.

Versatility for Stage and Studio

With a dynamic range of tones, reverb, tremolo, and an effects loop, the '68 Custom Twin Reverb is an incredibly versatile amp. Its 85 watts of power allows for full, clean headroom at gigging volumes. The amp also works well in the studio, where engineers can take full advantage of its harmonic richness and sensitivity. Whether on stage or recording, the '68 Custom Twin Reverb lets guitarists craft their signature sound.

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  • 85 watts into 4 ohms of all-tube power
  • Both channels with reverb and tremolo
  • Custom channel with modified Bassman tone stack
  • Quick gain onset and reduced negative feedback
  • Dual 12" Celestion G12V-70 speakers

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm

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  • Controls: Custom Channel: Bright Switch, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass. Vintage Channel: Bright Switch, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Reverb, Speed, Intensity
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Wattage: 85 watts into 4 ohms
  • Inputs: Four - (1/4", Two Custom and Two Vintage)
  • Speaker Jack: Two 1/4" Parallel
  • Channels: Two - (Custom and Vintage)
  • Pilot Light Jewel: Blue Jewel
  • Handle: Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
  • Tilt Back Legs: Includes Tilt-Back Legs
  • Front Panel: Silverface Style
  • Grill Cover: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Silver-Turquiose Grille Cloth
  • Amplifier Depth: 10.375" (21.9 cm)
  • Amplifier Width: 26.15" (66 cm)
  • Amplifier Height: 19.87" (50.46 cm)
  • Amplifier Weight: 64 lb. (29 kg)
  • Effects: Reverb, Vibrato
  • Speaker: Two - 12" Celestion G12V-70
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Pre Amp Tubes: Groove Tubes - (4 x 12AX7), (2 X 12AT7)
  • Power Tubes: Groove Tubes - (4 x 6L6)
  • Unique Features: Modified Twin Reverb all-tube circuitry, shared reverb and tremolo on both channels, "Vintage" channel for traditional Silverface tonality, modified "Custom" channel with Bassman tone stack, reduced negative feedback for greater touch sensitivity, hand-wired tube sockets, custom-made Schumacher transformers (like the originals), genuine Fender tube-driven spring reverb, genuine Fender tube-driven tremolo ("vibrato"), 1968-style Silverface aluminum trim around silver-turquoise grille cloth.
  • FootSwitch: 2-Button Footswitch Included
  • Knobs: Vintage-Style Skirted Black Plastic
  • Cover: Fitted Cover Included

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