Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb® 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

j.d.hall
By j.d.hall, on Mar 10 2011 at 6:32pm

Type: Amps & Preamps

Manufacturer: Fender

Model: Deluxe Reverb

Date Purchased:

Purchased At: Private Sale

List Price:

Street Price:

Price Paid: $350

-1 x 12" speaker.

-22 watts, all tube.

-2 channels:  normal and vibrato, each with 2 inputs.

-Silver faced control panel.

 

What I Liked:

-Great clean tones.

-Accepts effects pedals in front very well.

-Light weight for a tube combo amplifier.

What I Disliked:

-Lack of tube retainers make it prone to allow the power tubes to fall out of their sockets when playing loud.

-The lack of a preamp gain control requires very loud volumes to achieve natural tube distortion.

What I Would Change:

-I would like to add some type of power tube retainers to hold them more solidly in their sockets.  I would also like to re-tube it, and probably also replace the speaker, as I believe it may be blown.

Recommendation:

-My Dad bought this in a private sale back in 1982, and he used it for his "basement practicing" for many years, until I started playing back in 1998.  I've been using it since.  We're not exactly sure of the year of the model, but we're guessing it's a 1970 model, based upon tidbits of Fender serial number data I've acquired online.  The clean tones this amp boasts are typical of a vintage Fender amp, which definately rule.  I really do like this amplifier, and I feel comfortable with it, even though it does have limitations.

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