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Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue Guitar Combo Amplifier (40 Watts, 1x12"), New

This two-channel tweed beauty sings the blues with 40 watts through a 12" Eminence Special Design speaker. Classic Fender spring reverb sweetens your sound. (106) Read 31 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Steeped with vintage style and sound, the Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue is a two-channel, all-tube combo amp that gives you expansive tonal range and a 40-watt output. Guitarists love it not only as a great combo amp for live situations, but as a studio amp as well. As its name suggests, the Blues Deluxe Reissue serves up a sweet sustaining tone that has made it the mainstay amp for numerous blues musicians. But don't be fooled -- it's got the power and range to deliver a wide range of great sounds, for numerous contexts and musical styles.

It's Louder Than You Think

The Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue utilizes 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes in the gain stage to develop its characteristic singing, sustaining tone. After that, you've got 2 x 6L6 output tubes that attenuate your signal into a notably punchy and loud 40 watts. It pushes this power through a single 12" Special Design speaker from Eminence. Still, you'll find that the Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue never gets too loud for use even in a small studio, which means that you can crank that preamp end as hot as you want to generate the desired tone, while still keeping your output manageable and avoiding eviction notices.

Two Inputs and Two Channels

Your Blues Deluxe Reissue is a two-input design, and has two channels to maximize its versatility onstage. The Normal channel gives you a good clean sound that immediately presents substantial tube warmth in the low end, and classic-sounding transient response in the highs. The Normal Channel also includes a Bright switch for boosting the highs and high mids. When it's time to take a solo, the Drive channel is there -- opening up the singing lead tones that made this amp famous in the first place.

When you want to add some depth and size to your sound, you've got a genuine Fender spring reverb on hand that delivers an unmistakable sound. There's an effects loop as well, so you can plug in all your other toys!

Includes a Footswitch!

The included two-button footswitch connects into the top panel and allows you to engage the Drive Channel. It also allows you to switch the Reverb On and Off.

Tweed Never Went Out of Style

The Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue is a decidedly handsome devil with its classic cloth tweed covering, fitted with chicken head pointer knobs and a chrome control panel. You'll come to love its helpful carrying handle on the top, as well as the fact that it weighs in at a manageable 50 pounds.

Features:

- 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
- 2 x 6L6 output tubes
- 1 x 12-inch Special Design speaker
- 2 x inputs
- Presence knob
- Bass, Middle, Treble knobs
- Bright switch
- Switchable Normal and Drive channels
- Spring reverb
- Classic cloth tweed covering
- Vintage-style chicken head pointer knobs
- Chrome control panel

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- 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
- 2 x 6L6 output tubes
- 1 x 12-inch Special Design speaker
- 2 x inputs
- Spring Reverb
- Presence knob
- Bass, Middle, Treble knobs
- Bright switch
- Switchable Normal and Drive channels

Dimensions: 23.5" x 18.75" x 10.5" (H x W x D)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 53 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 26 x 21 x 13 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

In 1993, Fender released the 'Tweed' series amps to great success and acclaim. The concept: what if a great old collectable 1950s Deluxe or Bassman was customized with channel switching and Reverb?

The Blues Deluxe and Blues DeVille were launched as vintage-styled tube amps with 'boutique' tone at mass-produced prices, and many pro players in the rock, country, and blues fields used them with great results. After a few years, the Blues Deluxe and Blues DeVille were reborn as the Hot Rod Deluxe and Hot Rod DeVille, when they received modified circuitry, a third More Drive channel, and Black/Silver cosmetic treatment.

Though the Hot Rod series amps are more popular than ever today, increasing numbers of enthusiasts continue to request the warm tone, unique circuitry, features and look of the original versions -- brought to you now in this reissued amp. The Blues Deluxe Reissue produces 40 watts into a single 12" Special Design speaker by Eminence.

Features:

-3 12AX7 preamp tubes and 2 6L6 output tubes.
- Normal and Drive channels, voiced for classic blues, country and rock styles
- Bright switch for Normal channel
- Fender spring reverb
- Effects Loop
- Cloth Tweed covering, Chicken Head pointer knobs and chrome control panel
- Two-Button Footswitch for Drive Select and Reverb On/Off is included
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (106 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Does anyone really want some other amp?"
Sound: Better than a Vox AC 30 Feature: Why not have more drive? Anyway, I can get all the range I need from this amp. Quality: I, too, had a tube go bad right off (the smaller tube). But the dealer gave me a new one. I now works perfectly. Value: Others here have said it. No better amp under a thousand smackers. Manufacturer Support: Like I said. The Wow Factor: It's tweed, man. It's classic tube Fender all the way.
Style of Music: Many, many styles
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"Did you buy an amp like this because you like it?"
Sound: From the factory, this amp sounds good, no actually, really good, but . . . and I am quite serious here . . . if you want the absolute most from this amp, you must eventually replace all the tubes with vintage American or European made ones. RCA (my choice) or Tung-Sol, or Sylvania or Ken Rad, or Motorola, or GE or any of the vintage makes. You will not believe the difference it makes. Fender knows how to make tube amps. But they don't know how to make good tubes, and there is a big, big difference in the materials they once used compared to the ones they make now. Believe the hype. Your Blues Deluxe will BECOME a new and amazing creature. Feature: Includes the twin-button foot-switch and a very nice woven-material cover that actually fits. It also has a ton of tonal knobs for twisting to your delight. Effects loop, famous Fender reverb, and a drive channel that I (me) can tell makes a difference. It has a gritty, overdrive sound. Not overwhelming, but noticeable. It's a blues, amp after all. Ease of Use: I like it 'cause my physics degree in nuclear fusion is not required to make this thing work. It's old school simple, but has a variety of tonal landscape options. All that and good looks too! Quality: I've had this amp for four years and figure it's proved itself to be reliable and tough. No issues have availed themselves. All parts still work perfectly. I also own a fifty year old Fender Tweed Deluxe that still works perfectly. Go figure. Value: I could not build an amp of this stature for this price. Not even close. Yes, I did look into building one. No other maker, that I am aware, offers an amp with this tone, look, features and power for anywhere near this price. Manufacturer Support: I had a small service requirement which was met instantly by my neighborhood Fender dealer. The Wow Factor: I bought this amp because I like everything about it, not so I can throw rocks at it and bemoan what it won't do. I imagine that's why they make a thousand different kinds of amps. This amp has a way-cool retro look and the vintage Fender sound. Naturally, it works best with, duh, Fender guitars. Overall: I have no plans to purchase another amp. I spent plenty of time researching before I decided on this one. The test drive did it, though. I might go for a Hot Rod Deluxe, which is essentially the same amp, if I didn't like this one so much.
Style of Music: Dig some rocks and some rolls
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