’68 Custom Deluxe Reverb®

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Model #: 2274000000
’68 Custom Deluxe Reverb®, 120V

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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 world-class 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.

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Loved it til it died!

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charbrowillie on August 2, 2014 (updated August 7, 2014)
Blues Gospel Funk Jazz Rock Classic Rock Country Reggae/Ska

Bought the amp at Guitar Center in Greensboro, NC at the first of July and immediately loved the amp! I have had several vintage Blackface and Drip edge Silverface amps and this sounds and breaks up just like the vintage. I had owned a 65 deluxe reissue and thought it too clean and sterile sounding but this amp sounded perfect. The addition of Reverb and Tremelo in both Channels and the Bassman tone stack in channel one is a great mod that really sets the amp apart! Tone is awesome....

That's where the love affair ended... The amp had a lot of hiss at stage volume even without anything plugged in and the tremelo was very "thumpy"; and not smooth. Sitting down to play at a very clean, bedroom volume and the reverb suddenly stopped and a loud pop/crash followed by smoke rolling out of channel 1 inputs. I immediately unplugged the amp thinking maybe a tube?? Replaced the tube but no reverb and a lot of static. Now I'm waiting for a replacement. Damn good tone when it worked but I am not sure about quality.

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All the goodness no issues

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grahams98 on June 18, 2014
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I've been banging away on guitars for close to 40 years and my first amp was a Silverface Bassman so I do have a grasp on what to expect. I've always dug on Fenders but felt like I also needed to have a different amp in my rotation if I really wanted to get dirty and gain things up. My past Fender amps seemed to go to ice-pick, hi-mid tones when pushed too hard even when using pedals for the gain. This amp screams at 6 or 7 in a very musical overdrive with lush overtones, takes pedals really well and still gives me enough of that classic Fender clean to keep me smiling. 22 watts is plenty loud for gigging and I may even pick up an attenuator as I love to control my overdrive with my guitar volume knob but the venues I play in are pushing for less and less stage volume.

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Great Amp If You get one that Works

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johnnybingo on April 7, 2014 (updated April 8, 2014)
Blues R&B Funk Rock Classic Rock

I got two bad amps in a row that I had to return! Found out that I was far from being alone in this and many of these were shipping out of the factory defective. That being said, I hope that Fender gets its quality control issues resolved because this is a really great amp when it works! I love the design features: Bassman tone stack on channel 1, Reverb and Trem available on both channels, reduced negative feedback (better touch sensitivity), Celestion V type speaker. I have always liked the Deluxe Reverb amps as a perfect live and / or studio amp. This new 68 Custom design is really excellent. Another musically cool thing I like about this amp is the bigger Tube rectifier which gives a little more sag than the Blackface design. Fender does have a very good 5 year warranty on their amps (3 months on the tubes) so if there is a manufacture or part issue you're covered if service is needed. Authorized Fender service centers can be found by using this Fender site to search for locations near you.

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Love it so far

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bobtheidiot on February 19, 2014
Semi-Professional Alternative Rock Pop Rock Punk

My main guitar is a custom-built Jazzmaster with humbuckers and coil-splitting switching.

I used a well-known British brand of amp for 20 years before realising that it was the Fender sound I craved. Did a lot of shopping around and eventually settled on the '68, and I'm really glad I did. The vintage channel is full, rounded, warm and you can dial in some great bite at the top end, although I prefer the treble at 6 for general use. The custom channel I keep with the treble at 9 and the bass at 3, with the volume cranked - it's taken the place of my booster pedal and is great for cutting through a crowded mix (I use an AB box for the switching).

I don't use a ton of pedals, but what I do have is fairly high end, after a decade of testing and discarding! The overdrive and two fuzzes in my setup are a perfect match for the '68, with or without reverb - this amp takes pedals beautifully. My analog delay works beautifully with the Deluxe's spring reverb, creating amazing little feedbacky trails of sweet noise that I've never got from any other amp.

What else? Oh yeah - it's LOUD. Don't be fooled by the power rating, this amp is plenty. And because it's not a 50 or 100W beast, it's nice and light, too.

Can't recommend this highly enough, so far. I can tell this amp will be a keeper.

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My little sweetheart of an amplifier

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Squashmouth on October 19, 2013
Professional Blues R&B Gospel Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal Folk Country Bluegrass Rap Reggae / Ska Punk

I had been looking for something to go with my two new hollow bodies. It had to play surf, rock, jazz, soul and country. It had to be portable, reliable, and the tone had to be irresistible. After renting a few amps I saw this one on the floor of my local shop. Just under a grand (Canadian), reverb in both channels and the Bassman in channel one? With my a/b box I didn't need my clean boost pedal anymore (which just didn't stay clean anyways. Tried it at a gig tonight, and wow! They aren't kidding about the sensitivity! I didn't even need the A/b switch. I could finally just use dynamics and the amp responded beautifully. I can't truly express what a wonderful experience it was to have an amp sound and respond the way I always wished they would. I used my p-90 jazz box tonight and the padded inputs. Clean sparkly tones, easily tamed with the tone knobs both on the guitar and the amp as I felt appropriate. Nailed the '60's country tone, sounded killer with a little overdrive pedal for some southern slide and texas blues! Verb, trem and the neck pickup sung with some staples singer style chords. Honky tonk, Chicago blues, Chuck Berry? Forget about it, what year is it? I'm not sure anymore, must be 1968. I can't wait to try this baby with my humbucking p/u's and flatwounds. Wes Montgomery licks, here I come! Tele, strat, wah, compressor, delay, fuzz......Jimmy Hendrix, Roy Bucannan, Chet Atkins, Prince, Don Rich, Brent Mason, hell even Iron Maiden with some fooling. There is a bassman tone in there after all. It's gonna be a wild ride, and I look forward to every moment. I haven't been this excited about an amp ever. I have had some real vintage ones too, but this takes the cake. Warranty, new parts, no ground shocks. Thanks Fender, you have truly outdone yourself.

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General

General
Model Name: ’68 Custom Deluxe Reverb®, 120V
Model Number: 2274000000
Series: Vintage Modified
Advertised Price: $999.99
Color: N/A
Amplifier Type: Tube

Electronics

Electronics
Voltage: 120V
Wattage: 22 Watts @ 8 ohms
Inputs: Four - (1/4", Two Custom and Two Vintage)
Speaker Jack: Two 1/4" Parallel
Channels: Two - (Custom and Vintage)
Rectifier: Tube (1 x 5AR4)

Hardware

Hardware
Handle: Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
Front Panel: Silverface™ Style
Grill Cover: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Silver-Turquiose Grille Cloth
Amplifier Depth: 9.5" (24.13 cm)
Amplifier Width: 24.5" (62.2 cm)
Amplifier Height: 17.5" (44.5 cm)
Amplifier Weight: 42 lbs. (19.05 kg)
Effects: Reverb, Vibrato

Speakers

Speakers
Speaker: One - 12" Celestion® G12V-70
Impedance: 8 ohms

Tubes

Tubes
Pre Amp Tubes: Groove Tubes® - (4 x 12AX7), (2 X 12AT7)
Power Tubes: Groove Tubes® - (2 x 6V6)

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Unique Features: Modified Deluxe Reverb all-tube circuitry, shared reverb and tremolo on both channels, “Vintage” channel for traditional silverface operation, 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, fitted amplifier cover included, five-year warranty (United States and Canada; other territories may vary).

Accessories

Accessories
FootSwitch: 2-Button Footswitch Included
Knobs: Vintage-Style Skirted Black Plastic
Cover: Fitted Cover Included

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