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Rating and Reviews: Fender LE Blue 68 Deluxe

Honor the classic look and sound of '60s Fender Silverface amps with this '68 Custom Deluxe, dressed in blue and loaded with a single Celestion Creamback.

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"Killer Amp" submitted September 3, 2018

By Travis T in San Antonio, TX
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Musical Background: Been playing guitar for about 18 years, regularly gigging for about 14 years.
Music Style: I've done it all from country to death metal, from funk to reggae, from dance to indie.
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Overall: This was the first amp I bought in 10 years, haha. It is a big upgrade over my Blues Deluxe Reissue, which is another good sounding amp. Before I wrote this review I had it at home for about 10 days and put it through its first gig (4 hour cover band set), and let me tell you. This thing has tone for days! It shined much more at the gig than it did at home. The Blues Deluxe I couldn't turn up past 2-3, but this guy sounded great and not too loud at 5-6. You get that tube character coming through from pushing them a little bit, and everyone was talking about how much better this amp sounded. I also just really liked the blue color. Mine came with a footswitch that can't toggle the tremolo, so I would knock Fender a little bit on quality control here. I did not get the hiss that some others have complained about. I think Fender fixed this issue a couple years ago. I use this amp to play mainly country, classic rock, top 40/variety stuff, but it takes pedals very well and with them it can achieve a nice saturated metal tone. I really love it, but I think it's priced a couple hundred dollars more than it should be. Oh well, I wanted that limited edition blue!
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