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 Twin Reverb received a fresh new face as it remained the backline amp of choice for pros and amateurs everywhere. Clear, deep and powerful, it produced big tube tone, with world-class Fender reverb and vibrato effects. For countless guitarists ever since, the Twin Reverb has been the go-to amp for classic Fender sound.
The ’68 Custom Twin Reverb Amp pays tribute to the classic look, sound and performance of Fender’s late-’60s “silver- face” 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 Twin Reverb’s dual 12” Celestion® G12V-70 speak- ers also deliver a more distinctively rock ‘n’ roll flavor.
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I had this amp for a few months now and I'm running the Bogner red and blue in the custom channel.They sound just glorious at bed room levels and high volume at 4 or so! Cleans with a Strat sound just great in the custom and vintage channel. Reverb and Trem work just as advertised, very nice! Speakers once have a few hours on them with my dirt pedals are really sounding great now, I did change the preamp tubes right a way with a Gold lion in the v1, v2 JJ 803 and 2 NOS Jan phillips AT7s in for the reverb and PI slot, it brought out the definition a bit more and clearer sounding. I use to change my amps once or twice a year over 6 years just looking for that perfect drive channel but since I went to this pedal platform im completely happy with this setup! The speakers are a great match, I worried at first though, but once I put some loud hours on them there perfect. I did play a 70's vintage one at high volume and then going back to mine 2 days later I was still very satisfied with mine:) I think some people can't dial an amp in, one guy on the boards said it was harsh and sounded awful! haha completely opposite, just keep the treble at 5 or a tad less with pedals at low volume. I did get some loud static noise when changing some preamp tubes like in the v4 and I never had a problem like that. Someone recommended some Deoxit to clean my tube pins and reworked them on all the tubes and its just fine now, maybe parts sitting in Mexico is causing oxidation?
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Fender is reissuing silverface amps? Now I've seen everything! In all seriousness, these amps are part of my DNA, lugging a Super or a Twin silverface to jams and practices. Candidly, I have not played this amp. But, adding reverb and tremelo to the "Normal" channel (why didn't they do that back then?), and adding the Bassman circuitry option will clearly make this a big seller. My bell-bottoms are already hyperventilating.
|Model Name:||’68 Custom Twin Reverb®, 120V|
|Controls:||Custom Channel: Bright Switch, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass. Vintage Channel: Bright Switch, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Reverb, Speed, Intensity|
|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" (66.4 cm)|
|Amplifier Height:||19.87" (50.46 cm)|
|Amplifier Weight:||64 lbs. (29 kg)|
|Speaker:||Two - 12" Celestion® G12V-70|
|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, five-year warranty (United States and Canada; other territories may vary).|
|FootSwitch:||2-Button Footswitch Included|
|Knobs:||Vintage-Style Skirted Black Plastic|
|Cover:||Fitted Cover Included|
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