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Fender '68 Custom Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp with Celestion G12V-70s Speaker   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Clear, deep and powerful.

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 Twin Reverb received a fresh new face as it remained the backline amp of choice for pros and amateurs everywhere. Clear, deep and powerful, it produced big tube tone, with world-class Fender reverb and vibrato effects. For countless guitarists ever since, the Twin Reverb has been the go-to amp for classic Fender sound.

The '68 Custom Twin 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. The '68 Custom Twin Reverb's dual 12" Celestion G12V-70 speakers also deliver a more distinctively rock ‘n' roll flavor.

Comes equipped with Celestion Speakers (V Type) for a more modern, punchy sound that breaks up nicely when pushed. Reduced negative feedback lends a more "touch-sensitive" feel, quicker break up and added harmonic richness. The shared tremolo on both channels adds to its versatility. Because of this the '68 channels are wired in phase and can be blended for more tonal options, via A/B/Y box. "Custom" channel features a 50s Tweed "Bassman" tone circuit for more low mids and sooner breakup.

The '68s are ideal for players that love their amps to break up a little sooner, rock players, alternative players that like something a little different, players that use pedals,players that love the look of "Silverface" amps.

FEATURES
  • 85 watts into 4 ohms of all-tube power
  • Both channels with reverb and tremolo
  • Custom channel with modified Bassman tone stack
  • Quick gain onset and reduced negative feedback

Grab this improved and powerful classic. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

'68 Custom Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp with Celestion G12V-70s Speaker

  • Electronics
  • Controls: Custom Channel: Bright Switch, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass. Vintage Channel: Bright Switch, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Reverb, Speed, Intensity
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Wattage: 85 watts into 4 ohms
  • Inputs: Four - (1/4", Two Custom and Two Vintage)
  • Speaker Jack: Two 1/4" Parallel
  • Channels: Two - (Custom and Vintage)
  • Hardware
  • Pilot Light Jewel: Blue Jewel
  • Handle: Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
  • Tilt Back Legs: Includes Tilt-Back Legs
  • Front Panel: Silverface Style
  • Grill Cover: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Silver-Turquiose Grille Cloth
  • Amplifier Depth: 10.375" (21.9cm)
  • Amplifier Width: 26.15" (66cm)
  • Amplifier Height: 19.87" (50.46cm)
  • Amplifier Weight: 64lb. (29kg)
  • Effects: Reverb, Vibrato
  • Speakers
  • Speaker: Two - 12" Celestion G12V-70
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Tubes
  • Pre Amp Tubes: Groove Tubes - (4 x 12AX7), (2 X 12AT7)
  • Power Tubes: Groove Tubes - (4 x 6L6)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Unique Features: Modified Twin Reverb all-tube 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.
  • Accessories
  • FootSwitch: 2-Button Footswitch Included
  • Knobs: Vintage-Style Skirted Black Plastic
  • Cover: Fitted Cover Included

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Fender'68 Custom Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp with Celestion G12V-70s Speaker
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Excellent sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Home studio (3)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Performances (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
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5.0

Not to loud for you

By jojo-75N9a

from new mexico

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender '68 Custom Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp with Celestion G12V-70s Speaker:

    Okay how do I start back in the 80s I was doing live sound and didn't play guitar yet but we would have to bring a fender twin with us time to time when setting things up I would miss around with this amp and say to myself wow this amp sounds great if I was playing guitar this is the amp i would want fyi a lot of the time it would be the evil twin they sound great and some times a silver face on volume 1 it was loud as 5 never having the money for a twin i use amps like the blues jr never happy, for the last 20 yrs always had that twin on my mind for my birthday my wife says to me get any amp that you want boy did i want a twin i told myself its to big its to loud so I tried 68 Deluxe Reverb and 65 Deluxe Reverb the 68 for me was much better thin the 65 i didn't like he 65 at all i guess I don't like the 6v6 power tubes so now I just got my new fender twin from 1 to 4 its not that loud you can play it in your apt and it still as great tone five amps later this one is not going back i use artec pedals they also work sound great. ps i play a gretsch G5435 Electromatic and a gretsch 5129

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This amp. is fantastic !!!

    By dusterman

    from mass.

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender '68 Custom Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp with Celestion G12V-70s Speaker:

    This amp. is fantastic what a great job they did on this unit I can't find a thing bad to say about it !The sound is perfect it's worth every penny I paid for it also lots of power!(very happy)!!!

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    (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    like new almost, oh well

    By villa41

    from Omaha

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • The Amp Looked Great

    Cons

    • Limited Functions
    • Sounded Great No Reverb

    Best Uses

    • All Around

    Comments about Fender '68 Custom Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp with Celestion G12V-70s Speaker:

    My problems were solved in a matter of days, I could not be happier with results. Agreat company to buy from.

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    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A better version of the Twin but beware

    By FF

    from NJ

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender '68 Custom Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp with Celestion G12V-70s Speaker:

          The Classic Fender Twin done better in most respects. Hey Fender, where did the casters go? Do you really expect us to carry this beast around like a Deluxe? That being said, the Vibrato channel is everything you'd expect from the legendary Twin. Best clean ever (even with Celestions) with warm trem and reverb. Great idea to offer trem and reverb on both channels. Now be careful with this: Fender says the "Bassman/Tweed" circuit on the Normal Channel has "early breakup". Not true. Remember you have no Master Volume on this model. The lowest volume you're gonna get the nice Fendery breakup is at 2 1/2 AND you're gonna need a Tube Screamer type overdrive AND it's gonna be deafening. My wife could hear me down the street while driving home. And no windows were open. For live dirty playing, this amp is for big rooms or outside only. To record dirty, you'll need a Royer R-121 that can handle the db's. Enjoy but beware.

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          (27 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exceeds expectations

          By Old Kat on the River

          from East Tennessee

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Distinct Preamp Colors
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Great Low Volume Dynamics
          • Headroom
          • Smooth Response
          • Sound Complexity
          • Warmth

          Cons

          • A Bit Of Idle Hiss

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Fender '68 Custom Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp with Celestion G12V-70s Speaker:

          I have had the amp for about 5 weeks now, and like it better each time I play it. It exhibits the well known characteristics of the legendary Twin Reverb; remarkable clean sound at very loud volume levels, lush reverb and vibrato, and versatile tone manipulation. However, the modifications Fender has made to the preamps sets it apart from it's Blackface equivalent. The sound of both channels is warmer and more differentiated. The Custom channel tone stack in particular complements single coil guitars. Strats, Teles, Jaguars, and Jazzmasters seem like different guitars. Even the normal channel has a bit more midrange. There is none of the overall bright, ice-pick highs that many of contemporary Fender amps project. The Custom '68 evokes the amps of the Brownface era, in smoothness of both sound and response. It also sounds great at low volumes, and does not have to be set at ear-bleed levels to generate pleasing, complex and harmonically rich music. I play mostly Jazz, and this amp excels at referencing the music heard on 50's- early 60's Jazz guitar recordings.

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