The venerable Fender Deluxe Reverb Amplifier is an amp that needs no explanation. One of the most recorded guitar amplifiers in the history of modern music, this 22-watt 1x12" combo is still to this day considered to be one of the best sounding and most versatile guitar amplifiers ever built.
This Blackface era 1967 Deluxe Reverb represents the mid 60s Fender amp sound to a tee, with its original cabinet, speaker baffle, chassis, and transformers still intact. It has proven itself to have been a workhorse for decades by way of a replaced volume pot in the Normal channel and a replaced upper back panel. With a recent visit to Boston-area amp guru Stan Day, it's got a fresh bill of health along with some new power tubes, replaced electrolytic and filter caps, and 3-prong power cord. It's currently rocking a Fender 12" speaker (made by Eminence) from 1984 that boasts 50 watts of power and sounds excellent in this amp. It's got two chassis holes from some old modifications (one is plugged with an aluminum chassis cap) that don't show a reference to any modern work. Likely used as a midrange control and/or line out jack, respectively. Four of the nine control knobs are original, with the remaining five being vintage replacements from the early 70s.
In true Deluxe Reverb fashion, it's got glorious clean tone with the heralded spring reverb and a lush tremolo. Push it a bit and plug in a Les Paul or 335, and you're rewarded with rich, cutting overdrive.
Studio, stage, home - it works everywhere. If you've been on the hunt for a classic Blackface Fender, consider this one!
- AB763 Deluxe Reverb Circuit with 'QD' tube chart date code stamp
- 22 Watts output via (2) 6V6 power tubes
- Original transformers - 1966 date codes for the Power Transformer and Reverb choke; 1964 date code on the Output Transformer
- Replaced volume pot on the Normal Channel
- 1984 Fender (Eminence) ceramic magnet 50 watt 12" speaker
- Replaced upper back panel
- Serial # A 21522