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Fender 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb Amplifier

4 out of 5 stars 80 customer reviews
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Deluxe Reverb
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  • The addition of reverb and tremolo to both channels give this amplifier a vintage vibe with a modern twist
  • The Bassman tone stack on the "custom" channel gives modern players greater tonal flexibility with pedals
  • Greater touch sensitivity by way of quicker gain onset and reduced negative feedback
  • A more distinctively rock 'n' roll flavor is delivered by a 12" Celestion G12V-70 speaker
  • Fitted amplifier cover and 2-button footswitch included
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Product Description

Size: Deluxe Reverb | style: 68

1968 was a transitional year for Fender amps, with tone that was still pure Fender but a look that was brand new. With a silver and turquoise front panel and classy aluminum "drip edge" grille cloth trim, the Deluxe Reverb received a fresh new face as it remained the ideal recording and performing amp. Small, light and moderately powered, it produced big tube tone, with worldclass Fender reverb and vibrato effects. For countless guitarists ever since, the Deluxe Reverb has been the go to amp for classic Fender sound.The '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb Amp pays tribute to the classic look, sound and performance of Fender's late '60s "silverface" amps. In a special twist, both channels boast reverb and tremolo, and the "custom" channel has a modified Bassman tone stack that gives modern players greater tonal flexibility with pedals. The amp also features quicker gain onset and reduced negative feedback for greater touch sensitivity. The '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb's single 12" Celestion G12V 70 speaker also delivers a more distinctively rock 'n' roll flavor.

Product Information

Size:Deluxe Reverb  |  style:68
Item Weight 42 pounds
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 17.5 x 24.5 inches
Shipping Weight 48.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Origin Imported (Mexico)
ASIN B00EM5UMU2
Item model number 2274000000
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4 out of 5 stars 80 customer reviews

4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #49,368 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#16,666 in Musical Instruments > Recording Equipment
Date first available at Amazon.com October 8, 2013

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Style Name: 68Size: Princeton Reverb
First, the '68 Custom Princeton is neither like the '65 Princeton Reissue, nor is it a reissue of an actual '68 Princeton except in appearance. Rather, it's a '68 Princeton with modern modifications. A few of these mods include: the tone circuit is more like a Bassman, the amp breaks up early (after 4 on the Volume), the speaker is designed to help the early breakup, and the amp is very sensitive to picking dynamics. Anyone who is expecting a pristine clean tone above 3 or 4 on the Volume should look somewhere else entirely.

Having said that, this amp is designed for pristine cleans below 4, and then heavy breakup at 5 and above. The tone at low volumes is arguably like a Princeton, but bassier and slightly less "chimey". It still sparkles like a typical Princeton, but that ends after 4. Beyond 4 the amp begins to break up and gets very beefy in the lows and low-mids, some may even call it 'muddy". My first instinct was to roll off the bass to almost zero, which then made me want to roll the treble back to about 3. However, I soon realized that's the wrong approach. This amp needs the bass set to 5 or above and the treble at 7 or 8. With that EQ, plus Reverb set to 3 or less and Volume above 5, this amp starts to shake walls in small rooms. In fact, it made a piece of live rock near the top of my reef aquarium fall to the bottom of the tank from 5 feet away!

Reverb is nice and lush, though at 3 and above expect a long tail, especially at higher amp volumes. Tremolo is very useful and adds a very warm effect. If I am correct, reverb and tremolo are tube-based.

-The amp comes complete with a Fender embroidered dust cover and footswitch for Reverb and Tremolo.
-It sports Fender-branded Groove Tubes: two 6V6, three 12AX7, one AT7 and one 5AR4 (rectifier).
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Style Name: 65Size: Princeton Reverb
I gave this amp 4 stars because its tone would easily rate 5 stars were it not for the cheap speaker plug that Fender uses.

For the first time since I have been using 1/4" plugs with instruments and amps, I got one that didn't stay seated. The wire that runs from the amp to the speaker has spades on the speaker end and a standard plug on the amp end. Well, not really standard because it is plastic and it does not seat in the jack (see the third picture on the Amazon product page; it shows the plastic plug. I have added a photo to show the plug that they should have provided.

I had all sorts of sound failures that ranged from very thin to no tone at all. After talking to Fender customer service, I was told that it sounded like bad tubes and since the tubes carried a 90 day warranty and I had owned the amp for 100 days or so, I was on my own for the tube diagnosis and replacement. After replacing the 12AT7 that didn't seem to glow much (as compared to the other tubes) there was no improvement. While putting the tube cover back on the last time, I lightly brushed my hand against the speaker plug and noticed that it moved into the jack as if it were pushing against a spring. On a lark, I pushed it in all the was and held it and suddenly the amp came to life. Lucky for me that I found the problem was a cheap and off spec plug rather than going through all the tubes trying to find a bad one. Like I said at the start, if the amp had a decent plug (Fender is apparently trying to save $.75 on each $1,295 MSRP amp), it would rate 5+ stars.

I called a local Fender service center (lucky for me that one of the best is only 40 miles away) and the owner said he was familiar with the problem and he would replace the plug with a real one (metal cap) under warranty.
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Not very happy with Fender as a company. In my opinion, the two amps I received should not have left the factory. First one I got had a bad reverb tank. Sent back to amazon, tried another one. Second one I got had microphonic tubes. I am really surprised Fender said these passed QC. I could hear the amps had problems as soon as I plugged in. I did some brief troubleshooting (I have owned 20+ tube amps over 40+ years). I don't think these problems can be attributed to shipping and handling. In my view, these problems should have been noticed at the factory. I have to give props to amazon: they were stellar in handling the return and refund. I am sure Fender warranty would have covered the repair, but the shop in my area (Seattle) was very reluctant to have me bring in the amp, and quoted at least 4 weeks before they could look at it. In my opinion, this shop did their best to discourage me from bringing in the amp. Result is that I am very disappointed in Fender company.
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Style Name: 68Size: Deluxe Reverb
I tried many amps at guitar center and sam ash and I decided to go with a vox ac15c1. I had to return 2 in under two weeks and was really disappointed. I had problems with the speakers on both and I was really surprised. I liked the vox ac15 sound and warmth and that's what made me buy it. I own a 60th anniversary fender american strat and I liked what I heard with the vox but it is a very picky amp on the pickups and switches. It had two sweet spots and that was the middle pickup and mid/bot pickup. I felt it got really bassy and would drown out the highs on the neck pickup. I couldn't use the neck or neck/mid pickup because they sounded like there was too much bass. I knew it was a picky amp by many peoples reviews but many people loved them. I liked it overall but I felt something was missing. I felt it did not suit my guitar that well. I liked the reverb a little bit but it dampened the sound and added a little bass and the tremolo was not good at all. It really dampened the sound. Overall it just wasn't the amp for me. I know it's a good amp though. So after tryin the vox and eventually deciding it wasn't for me. I searched for something else. I needed an amp that could drive but also have amazing cleans. I played a lot from blackstar, hughes and ketner, Marshall, vox, orange and fender. It came down to a handwired vox ac15, fender 65 reissue or the 68 fender custom deluxe. I played them all but narrowed it down between the 65 deluxe reverb and the 68 custom deluxe silverface. I liked the cleans and reverb on the 65 but I felt it didn't have the drive the 68 had. I then played the 68 and just fell in love with it. It felt like the perfect amp for blues, jazz, funk, gospel, rock ect.... It can get very close to the cleans on the 65 DR but it can drive harder then the 65.Read more ›
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