Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb Head

Fender unveils the '65 Deluxe Reverb Head, a 22 watt head based on the original combo version released in the '60s.

Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb Head

The amp is part of Vintage Reissue series and is said to be a fresh new take on a perennial favorite, ideal for country, blues and rock players. This moderately powered amplifier is designed so you can crank it up in the studio or in gigs, just pair it up with your favorite 8 ohm speaker cabinet.

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The overall look of the amp does not stray away from the original, featuring the same "Blackface" look that combines classic black finish with a familiar silver grille cloth at the front. The inside is designed to give the amp the same sound as vintage Deluxe Reverbs, featuring four 12AX7 preamp Groove Tubes and two 6V6 poweramp Groove tubes.

These tubes work with a 5AR4 rectifier tube and two 12AT7 tubes to provide two tube-driven channels, tube reverb and tube vibrato. This sound is claimed to be the same fat, snappy guitar tones as heard on popular recordings, from Memphis to Abbey Road. The circuitry is designed to reproduce the sound of the original '65 Deluxe Reverb combo, including its ability to provide great tube tones without being too loud. Also, this amp allows players to get the same Fender sound with the convenience and look of a head-and-cab rig.

The "Normal" channel of the amp feature basic controls that include knobs for adjusting the volume, treble and bass. The "Vibrato" channel is where the bulk of the amp's features are located, with controls for volume, treble, bass, reverb, speed and intensity. Both the reverb and vibrato effects are tube-driven, which help give the amp sounds that are as close to the original as possible.

The MSRP for the '65 Deluxe Reverb Head is $1,399.99. You can head over to Fender for further details.

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