Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb 2-Channel 22-Watt 1x12" Guitar Combo

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  1. Ray

    Ray Well-Known Member

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    I been thinking of buying a not-too-expensive tube-amp for homeuse and rehearsals. The amp I'm looking for has gotta differ pretty much soundwise from my modded Marshall 1987X ... I would like to have a different amp, wanting to expoit more new territory, and another amp can also come handy combined with my Marshall for live use.

    I've been wanting a good Fender amp for a while, and I consider hunting down and checking oput this Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb 2-Channel, 22 Watts:
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    According to the hype this baby has: "the classic look and sound of its predecessor with some modern updates, like both channels containing both reverb and tremolo. The custom channel even has a modified Bassman tone stack for the ultimate in versatility."
    Interesting ... Bassman-ish-action goin' on there, too ..?

    But I cant seem to find a store in Oslo that has one of these. My experience with Fender amps are pretty limited, but I like the Deluxe Reverbs, that the ones I have played most, love old Bassmans of course ... Cant afford a real Blackface now, though.

    What I wonder most about, though, is how this amp would sound cranked up, with tube-torturing distortion, how it breaks up ... 22 watts are perfect for blasting at rehearsal, so this could easily be used for both live and rehearsals too.

    So I wonder, does anyone here have this amp and recommend it, for LOUD use?
     
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    4 Sound at Schous Plass is supposed to have it in their store:
    https://www.4sound.no/gitar/forsterkere/comboer/fender-68-custom-deluxe-reverb
     
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    Huh..? I checked just the other day.. but hey, thats real cool! Will try it out at Schous ASAP.

    The plan was to get a used one,yeah. The one on Finn isnt such a bad deal ... Just wanted to try the amp out real loud first, in a shop. But hey, if this guy with the ad is selling me an amp he should maybe warn his neighbors first, he he.
     
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    My buddy has one. It's a killer amp and definitely punches above its weight. Tone-wise its more British than 'murican at high volume, and breaks up a lot quicker than one would normally associate with a Fender. But, roll back the guitar volume and it's all about the Silverface tone. Great reverb, really touch-sensitive and takes pedals like a beast. The speaker is not going to be everyone's favorite, it's a little dark sounding, but that's a relatively inexpensive upgrade.
     
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    Cool, I like what I'm hearing. That the amp breaks up fast and has a more British-ish tone sounds real promising. Just what I was hoping for. Great info, this. And thanks, man, for sharing your views on this amp. Cant wait to crank this baby up!
     
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    Soo... I tried the Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb, and it did sound really good. The used one mentioned here got sold pretty quick, so I didnt get it. Hmm... I havent settled 100% for the '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb this yet, but its most def a very good candidate. It's pretty expensive so I will wait and see if another second hand appear.

    But, jeez ... armed with a 2019 SG Standard '61 it sure was fun cranking that baby up in that shop! Mooouhahahaaaah!
     
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    I was saving up for a 68 CDR when I tried a Boss Katana. The Katana was so much cheaper, that I decided to give it a try. Not only could I get similar clean sounds, but I could get good Marshall overdrive, at reasonable volumes. The Katana's power scaling is really nice for home use. Here is a comparison of clean sounds.

     
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    Similar sounds"? Thats pretty relative I guess...Anyways, when it comes to good, warm tube overdrive and killer bluesy rocktones my new, second hand 5 watt JetCity 333 eats Katanas for breakfast! Haha! I paid approx 100 Euro for it.:D
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