Fender 68' Custom Pro Reverb Tube Combo Amplifier (1x12, 40 Watts)

Fender 68' Custom Pro Reverb Tube Combo Amplifier (1x12, 40 Watts)

Featuring a 12" speaker with 40 watts of power, the '68 Custom Pro Reverb is a modern take on a classic amp from the mid-'60s famous for its clean headroom.

Fender '68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb Guitar Combo Amplifier (35 Watts, 2x10")

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This tribute to the classic Fender amp offers a vintage channel with traditional Vibrolux voicing, plus a custom channel offering Bassman tones.

1968 was a transitional year for Fender amps, with tone that was still pure Fender, but a look that was brand new. With a silver-and-turquoise front panel and classy aluminum "drip edge" grille cloth trim, the Vibrolux Reverb received a fresh face as it remained the compact, gig ready amp of choice for pros and amateurs everywhere. The 1968 Vibrolux Reverb featured a unique 2x10 speaker configuration, which delivered snappy twang and big tube tone, while still incorporating world-class Fender reverb and vibrato effects. For countless guitarists ever since, the Vibrolux Reverb has been the go-to amp for classic Fender tone.

Guitar Expert Justin demos the Fender '68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb Reissue:


The '68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb Amp pays tribute to the classic look, sound and performance of Fender's late-'60s "silver-face" amps. In a special twist, both channels boast reverb and tremolo, and the "custom" channel has a modified Bassman tone stack that gives modern players greater tonal flexibility with pedals. The amp also features quicker gain onset and reduced negative feedback for greater touch sensitivity. While fitting a sweet spot between the Deluxe Reverb and Twin Reverb, in respect to power and size, the '68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb's dual 10" Celestion TEN 30 configuration and 35 watts of all-tube power deliver distinctive rock 'n' roll flavor.

Check out our take on trying to nail Dick Dale's tone with this amp:


Features:

- Modified Vibrolux Reverb all-tube read more circuitry
- Shared reverb and tremolo on both channels
- "Vintage" channel for traditional silverface tonality
- Modified "Custom" channel with Bassman tone stack
- Reduced negative feedback for greater touch sensitivity
- Hand-wired tube sockets
- Custom-made Schumacher transformers (like the originals)
- Genuine Fender tube-driven spring reverb
- Genuine Fender tube-driven tremolo ("vibrato")
- 1968-style Silverface aluminum trim around silver-turquoise grille cloth
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- Series: Vintage Modified
- Amplifier Type: Tube
- Speaker: Two - 10" Celestion TEN 30 Speakers for Crunchy Modern Tones
- Inputs: Four - (1/4", Two Custom and Two Vintage)
- Speaker Jack: Two 1/4" Parallel
- Controls: Custom Channel: Bright Switch, Volume, Treble, Bass
- Vintage Channel: Bright Switch, Volume, Treble, Bass, Reverb, Speed, Intensity
- Effects: Reverb, Vibrato
- Impedance: 4 Ohms
- Preamp Tubes: Groove Tubes 4 x 12AX7, 2 X 12AT7
- Power Tubes: Groove Tubes 2 x 6L6
- Cover/Grille Cloth: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Silver-Turquoise Grille Cloth
- Pilot Light Jewel: Blue Jewel
- Included Accessories: 2-Button Footswitch , Fitted Amplifier Cover, Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
- Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs
- Wattage: 35 Watts
- Channels: Two - (Custom and Vintage)
- Control Panel: Silverface Style
- Dimensions: (H x W x D) 18.13 x 24.38 x 9.63" (46.05 x 61.93 x 24.46cm)
- Weight: 41.8 lbs. (18.96 kg)

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (5 ratings)
Submitted November 4, 2014 by ALBERT P in LOS ANGELES, CA
"I Finally have the Fender Tone I've been looking for!"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I have been wanting to buy a Fender tube amp for a long time. I mostly play at Home/Garage and Jam with Friends and my Son. When deciding on what Amp to buy I started with the Fender Reissue 65' series and it came down to the Deluxe or the Twin. Then I tried the Deluxe '68 CUSTOM and liked the look and features but I wanted some more headroom for playing Jazz then the Deluxe offered . Although I really wanted the Twin I felt it was too loud for home use. Then I saw the New '68 CUSTOM VIBROLUX, I was loving the two 10" Celestion and fit right between the Deluxe and the Twin. I was not able to try it out before buying online, no music/guitar store had it In-Stock. but decided to take a chance after seeing some demos online. This amp is exquisite! The TONE is all Fender, it was exactly what i was looking for. The Vintage channel is clean bright sounding pure and bell like. The Custom/Bassman channel is so smooth and warm sounding. the two channels come with the bright switches, reverb and tremolo, this makes the amp very versatile and I'm getting so many different sounds, Just Amazing. If your playing at home this amp can get Loud, I usually play at about 3 to 5 volume without feeling I'm bothering the neighbors. This makes it difficult to get the amp to drive so I'm using a Fulltone FullDrive2 Mosfet pedal and WOW it works so well with this amp it's Amazing! I own a SG, Les Paul, Strat and Tele and all keep their own character and tone its unbelievable. I have not experienced any read more Hiss or noise issues and all parts are working perfectly. So to conclude The New '68 CUSTOM VIBROLUX exceeded my expectations its a great value, I Finally have the Fender Tone I've been looking for! Also zZounds Play as You Pay installment plans was a great to get the Amp I wanted. Thanks zZounds!

Musical Background:
jam at home...

Musical Style:
Rock, Blues, Jazz, Alternative.
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