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Item Reviews for: Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb Guitar Combo Amplifier  -  FEN 2274000 LIST

Just what i needed,
By: Keith      Submitted: 2/8/2014

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General Your general opinion of this product. This is the amp I have wanted for 25 years, don't let BF/SF talk scare you off, this has all the tone you been drooling over, from Rolling Stones to country spank, the custom channel is everything, picture the" Magic Carpet Ride", Folum prison, Brown sugar, slow Ride, even "Stranglehold", yeah, that good, the nit-picking about hums, pops and crackles are from people who are used to nice digital/SS amps, this amp does everything you would expect from a DR. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Perfect Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? NA Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Tone is what this amp is about! Action How was the action out of the box? NA Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Perfect Reliability How has it stood up over time? NA
Really good Fender Amp with some nice features
By: JohnnyBingo from Longview, WA, USA      Submitted: 12/16/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. The other review below is from someone who hasn't even played through this amp! Not short on opinions: just no real experience with this amp. Crazy! This is a very well thought out take on a Silverface Deluxe Reverb. One of the main things you will notice about this amp is that it has great tone and touch sensitivity. The Normal Channel is now called Custom, as it's based on Fender Bassman tone stack (great for filling out single coils like Rickenbacker's, Strat's and Tele's etc.,) A bigger tube rectifier than the Blackface (so a little more sag) and a custom, V Celestion speaker which sounds good in this amp, but is easily swapped out, if you prefer something else like say, a Cannibis Rex or a Weber. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Good, modern Fender amp build. Not point to point, turret board wiring like the old days but the tubes are hand wired. The Reverb and Trem works on both channels and the brite cap has been removed from the trem channel: Fender says this makes it more pedal / effect friendly. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? A little over 40 pounds, comes with amp cover and footswitch for reverb and tremolo. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Great and versatile Fender Deluxe Reverb amp tone. Hard to get a bad sound out of one of these. Good, all-around, pro amp for most any style of music, except Metal. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? They look like a mint condition Silverface Amp.
Why not get a Blackface?
By: Johnny Z from Oregon      Submitted: 9/23/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. Okay it looks like a great amp, I've owned 2 Deluxe Reverbs over the last 50 years. One was a '66 BF the other a Reissue which I still own today, both are good amps. Nothing wrong with a SF amp, I had a '75 SF Twin Reverb for over 30 years as my main amp. Sorry I ever sold it or the '66 DR, but life goes on. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Yes, I've always liked Fender amps, but the older ones were better built. Still I have the reissue '65 BF and the only complaint I have with it is some Power Tranny hum. It's not bad but I think I shouldn't be there. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? The tone is great and the controls work well on my amp. The only reasons I wouldn't buy '68 SF over the '65 BF is the speaker and the reverb on both channels. I've never liked Celestron Speakers in a Fender. They go better with a Marshall. The other thing is the reverb and tremolo on both channels is too much. I use both channels for different things sometimes I use the normal channel for vocals on a small jazz gig. I wouldn't want the same reverb or have tremolo coming through on the vocals. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Most the Fender amps I've had never gave me any troubles, just keep good tubes in them and you're alright.
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