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Fender '65 Twin Custom 15 Combo Amp   (Open Box)
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The perfect amp for steel guitarists, jazz players, surf music, country, Western swing, and anyone else who wants clear, clean guitar tone at its best.

The clean sounds of the Fender '65 Twin Custom 15 Combo Amp are loud, clear and strong. This custom version of the '65 Twin Reverb utilizes the 85W chassis of the original, coupled with a slightly modified cabinet and a single 15" speaker instead of the standard pair of 12s. The speaker is based on the JBL D130F used by Fender in the '60s and '70s. Its cast frame, shallow cone, and large voice coil deliver the clean, precise tone characteristic of the Twin but with a fatter bottom end and smooth treble. It also has higher power handling. Black, heavy-duty textured vinyl covering, silver grille cloth, nickel hardware, and a metal badge identifying the model. 2-button footswitch, removable casters, and an embroidered cover are included.

Guitarists interested in the Texas blues sound should check out the Fender '64 Vibroverb Custom (product# 483710).

FEATURES
  • 85W tube power
  • 15" speaker
  • 2 footswitchable channels
  • Reverb and Vibrato
  • Textured vinyl covering
  • Silver grille cloth
  • Nickel hardware
  • Metal badge identifying the model
  • 26-3/20"W x 22"H x 10-1/2"D
  • 64 lb.
  • Includes 2-button footswitch, removable casters, and embroidered cover

Order the Twin Custom 15 today and get that clear, fat 15" sound.

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Fender'65 Twin Custom 15 Combo Amp
 
4.9

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (6)
  • Excellent sound (5)
  • Warm / comfy (5)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (6)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Toured all over the US and it always served me well. Boutique tone without the price.

The band I toured this amp with had Heavy metal sections that would switch to "Jazz" guitar styles.
look up "Devil Doll" to see what I...Read complete review

The band I toured this amp with had Heavy metal sections that would switch to "Jazz" guitar styles.
look up "Devil Doll" to see what I mean. Basically I had to be slash on the solos and jazzy ventures guy on the verses. the clean sound was always stellar and clear. I used a Toadworks "Death Rattle" to get my heavy Overdriven sounds. That band had the loudest drummer I've ever worked with and he always asked me to turn down. My job was basically to take face melting solos every song so I did have it loud enough to make sure everyone in the club heard (I turned down my guitar when the singer was singing) this amp responded to the dynamics well. (just like a tube amp should do)
It is great if you're playing loud and need to be clean. It worked best with a Les Paul and a Gretsch, Teles and Strats always sounded too shrill and plinky through this thing, even with pedals. I use a deluxe reverb and a Bassman with my country/blues/rockabilly band now. most bigger shows my amps get mic-ed so I go with smaller amps so I can turn them up and get the tubes really workin. Check any video of "Ry Bradley" to see what I mean.
Twin custom 15 is a great amp for the band I described, for most other working situations, it's just plain too loud (it only shows it's character after 4) your ears will be bleeding. I'll never sell mine, but until a Devil Doll Reunion I won't need to play loud and clean like that.
CLEAN AMP. so clean and so loud. You can drown out the loudest drummer with this amp, be careful. plenty of headroom. Tremelo and reverb are amazing as you'd expect from fender.
15 inch speaker is great and no other fender amp out today has this sound. it's made to replicate the original twim with 2 JBL speakers. I've done a side by side comparison and it is just as good.
I beat the hell out of mine for years on the road. I've only had to change the tubes after 7 years and it still is a great amp. I've dropped it when slipping on icy stairs in colorado, and it even survived and worked great after the van flipped off the highway.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

fender twin custom 15 review

unpackaged amp, plugged in, and reverb lastedfor 2 minutes before quitting. Had a fender warranty shop nearby, and they replaced twobad reverb cables. otherwise it sounds great.Al Cunningham

unpackaged amp, plugged in, and reverb lastedfor 2 minutes before quitting. Had a fender warranty shop nearby, and they replaced twobad reverb cables. otherwise it sounds great.Al Cunningham

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5.0

The Best Amp I have ever owned

By Marf

from Hesperia, California

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Be sure to buy one with the wheels. HEAVY
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Fender '65 Twin Custom 15 Combo Amp:

    I pair this amp in stereo utilizing my MXR Stereo Chorus, with my 65 Fender Dual Showman Amp playing thru my Blonde 2 by 12 Cabinet loaded with its origina 1964 Oxford Speakers. Sparkling Clean without being Boominess.... Seriously, people claim that when they hear this set up that they wish they could get that sound out of there Hi Fidelity Stereo Equipment.

     
    5.0

    Maybe this is The One I always wanted

    By John out by the Golden Gate Bridge

    from San Rafael

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

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    Pros

    • Trully Inspiring

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming at high volumes

      Comments about Fender '65 Twin Custom 15 Combo Amp:

      First, I can't believe someone sent this amp back. The Open Box event allowed a significant discount, so I grabbed it. I already have the 2x12 version, but I always wanted to try this version. Yes, it is heavy. Look at that magnet!! This amp has only 85 watts, but is, therefore VERY loud. My Strat loves the bright switch. I'm going to try playing a synthesizer thru it. Kind of like the '59 Bassman effect on the guitar. I'd say if you have just a Princeton or SuperSonic, move up to this amp and get ready to Rock.

       
      5.0

      King of Clean

      By Marf

      from Hesperia, California

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording
        • Sounds Wonderful and Practical at All Volumes

        Comments about Fender '65 Twin Custom 15 Combo Amp:

        I have this Amp and use it as my right channel. In the left channel I use a 1966 Blackface Dual Showman which drives a 1964 Blonde Cabinet with two 12 inch Oxford Speakers, original. Even at low volumes in the family room, this Stereo setup sounds as Professional as any I have ever heard. The 2 Oxfords have a slightly warmer/softer tone than the 15" in the Twin, not by much. The 15" is brighter, but again, not by much. In short, it is the Perfect Setup for Stereo. I drive them into distortion with a General Guitar Gadgets Blues Breaker pedal which I put together. Perfect.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just what you'd expect

        By Chip

        from Northern California

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • EXTREME CLEAN!!!

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • with FX can do ANYTHING!

          Comments about Fender '65 Twin Custom 15 Combo Amp:

          What can I say? It's a Fender twin custom re-issue. What it is speaks for itself, as does its' deserved reputation.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow!

          By Courbet

          from California

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          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Most Awsome Clean Sound
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Anywhere Practise Or Per
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Fender '65 Twin Custom 15 Combo Amp:

            Wow is the answer for any question you might have. If that doesn't convince you, go someplace and listen. But bring your checkbook!

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great amp

            By Banjoman

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Fender '65 Twin Custom 15 Combo Amp:

              This worked great right out of the box. Tons of power and great sound. The 15" speaker really adds to the bass response.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best steel guitar amp ever!

              By Steelman

              from Bend, Oregon

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Fender '65 Twin Custom 15 Combo Amp:

                My pedal steel guitar has notes all the way from A27.5 to A1760. The Twin Custom handles them all with low rich tones to the high crisp sounds. I love it. I have ownrd many amps in my career and this one is the best! The only complaint is it's weight but it is manageable

                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Totally Awesome Amplifier!

                By Super V

                from Sterrett, AL

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great looking
                • Incredible Tone
                • Powerful
                • Touch Sensitive
                • Versatile Controls

                Cons

                • None at all

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Fender '65 Twin Custom 15 Combo Amp:

                The 15" speaker has extraordinary range. You might expect great lows, and they are there, but the highs and mids will blow you away. The twin 12" model is a great amp; this 15" model is a whole different animal. The best way to describe the tone is "musical." It inspires you to play better. Unlike some amplifiers, this amp sounds good accross a wide range of guitar types and accross a wide range of musical styles. I am extremely pleased with this purchase.

                (15 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Toured all over the US and it always served me well. Boutique tone without the price.

                By Ryan Bradley

                from Los Angeles

                Comments about Fender '65 Twin Custom 15 Combo Amp:

                The band I toured this amp with had Heavy metal sections that would switch to "Jazz" guitar styles.
                look up "Devil Doll" to see what I mean. Basically I had to be slash on the solos and jazzy ventures guy on the verses. the clean sound was always stellar and clear. I used a Toadworks "Death Rattle" to get my heavy Overdriven sounds. That band had the loudest drummer I've ever worked with and he always asked me to turn down. My job was basically to take face melting solos every song so I did have it loud enough to make sure everyone in the club heard (I turned down my guitar when the singer was singing) this amp responded to the dynamics well. (just like a tube amp should do)
                It is great if you're playing loud and need to be clean. It worked best with a Les Paul and a Gretsch, Teles and Strats always sounded too shrill and plinky through this thing, even with pedals. I use a deluxe reverb and a Bassman with my country/blues/rockabilly band now. most bigger shows my amps get mic-ed so I go with smaller amps so I can turn them up and get the tubes really workin. Check any video of "Ry Bradley" to see what I mean.
                Twin custom 15 is a great amp for the band I described, for most other working situations, it's just plain too loud (it only shows it's character after 4) your ears will be bleeding. I'll never sell mine, but until a Devil Doll Reunion I won't need to play loud and clean like that.
                CLEAN AMP. so clean and so loud. You can drown out the loudest drummer with this amp, be careful. plenty of headroom. Tremelo and reverb are amazing as you'd expect from fender.
                15 inch speaker is great and no other fender amp out today has this sound. it's made to replicate the original twim with 2 JBL speakers. I've done a side by side comparison and it is just as good.
                I beat the hell out of mine for years on the road. I've only had to change the tubes after 7 years and it still is a great amp. I've dropped it when slipping on icy stairs in colorado, and it even survived and worked great after the van flipped off the highway.

                (7 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                BEST AMP EVER !

                By cloudnine

                from MARYLAND

                Comments about Fender '65 Twin Custom 15 Combo Amp:

                I'm 50 and play everything from Hendrix,Eric Johnson,SRV,BB KING,Brent Mason,Danny Gatton and back again. This amp gives me ALL the tones required. The onlu way i can beat this amp is by having a sponsor buy it for me ! ....OH WAIT THEY DID !!! BUT BECAUSE I SERIOUSLY SHOPPED AROUND I WANTED EXACTLY WHAT MY EAR WAS LONGING FOR. Nice,warm,immediate response with major head room and a beautiful clear sound. FENDER YOU JUST CAN'T BE BEAT !! THEY TRY AND THEY DIE...Thank you for the past 35 years !!!!

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