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Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Deluxe Reverb Amp : Review

Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb

Reissue of the famous Black Face. A large tubes number, a complete equalization section, with additional controls for the management of the two effects. One 12" speaker, a perfect Reissue of the original Jensen, with ceramic magnets. There is everything for a great amplifier. Let's see.

Tubes and Speaker

4 x 12AX7, 2 x 12AT7, 2 x 6V6 e 1 x 5AR4 rectifier.
The 12" speaker, exact reissue of the original Jensen, equipped with ceramic magnets, works perfectly, supported, obviously, by an entirely all-tube sound generation, close to the perfection.

2 channels

The controls are accurate. Much sensitive to small variations and intrinsically connected between them. Interdependent. This, like always, must be considered, as the reaction of the single control is never the same, but it depends on the position and the level of the other knobs.

Reverb

For the amount, but that generates, as you rotate the knob, in my opinion, also a different frequency modulation.

Vibrato: Speed and Intensity

With small, small variations you can obtain excellent results. Much sensitive.

Always extraordinary

Clean

It is sweet, slightly melodious. Absolutely close to the legendary Fender clean, that the '65 Deluxe Reverb produces like you expect. Harmonics are many and full. Sustain is extended, alive. Beautiful. Playing this monster is a pleasure.

Distortion

Rich, full-bodied. Full of mids. Obviously, when we speak about sounds we must consider the extreme flexibility allowed from the equalization controls. The extreme quality of the circuitry makes this guitar amp extremely flexible. Few touches to the controls can drastically vary the sound, both the clean and the distortion, and it's easy to obtain what you want. The result is always satisfying. Even better, it's fabulous. I must say that I am fallen in love. Perfect. Truly beautiful.
As regards to the genre that you can play, what can I say?. When you get a so instrument you can play what you want!

Conclusions

Like saying previously, it made me fall in love with it. The sound generated from the various tubes is perfectly returned from the excellent Jensen C12-K. The clean is the maximum that you can obtain, in my opinion. But also the distortions are excellent. The incisiveness of the equalization and the quality of the circuitry, make this amp much flexible, able to go from Jazz to Hard Rock with no problems. According to my personal opinion, the '65 Deluxe Reverb price (1468 Euro) is absolutely justified. The quality costs. Also The class.

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