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

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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 p...Read More

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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

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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
 
4.3

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5.0

This amp. is fantastic !!!

By dusterman

from mass.

About Me Experienced

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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(2 of 7 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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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A better version of the Twin but beware

By FF

from NJ

About Me Professional Musician

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    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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        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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