Vintage Fender Deluxe Reverb 1 x 12" Combo - USA 1965
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Here is a true classic vintage amp – a 1965 Blackface Deluxe Reverb in well used but good condition. Revered by generations of great guitarists worldwide as the epitome of the classic Fender combo amp. The shimmering clean tones and chiming harmonics of the first half of the volume control meets the classic crunch and sweet saturation of the dial beyond 5.
This is one the better sounding Fender amps we have ever listed. It has been well loved, but properly looked after. It’s internals look all original apart from a few cap replacements, which is to be expected for an amp this age. There are some scuffs on the tolex, but the amp is structurally sound. The front panel is remarkably clean with no tears or splits.
It sports a killer sounding Webber Ferromax 12” speaker – a great choice.
Since its inception in the early 1960s the Fender Deluxe Reverb has 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 that classic Fender sound.
The Deluxe Reverb 1×12″ has for decades been one of the most popular amps among all Fender amps, and its popularity is still growing as the demand for low wattage tube amps increases. The combination of size, weight and performance makes the Deluxe Reverb a true road warrior on gigs and practice. The Blackface Deluxe Reverb has become the standard by which every contender in the low wattage 1 x 12” category is judged.
The amp is setup for Australian 240V.
This Deluxe has been serviced and thoroughly inspected by Sydney amp guru, Martin Kell, so it is operating at its full potential. It is setup with 6L6 output tubes, and has been biased accordingly for original 22w output. The amp is strong and loud when being played, yet surprisingly quiet when idling.
Non master volume model, no push-pull-boost etc. Just the classic original Blackface configuration. No circuit boards here – it’s all point-to-point wiring. Original Fender footswitch and Fender cover included.
A very nice example of one of the best amps ever made.