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Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp

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Crank up the 'verb and get swept away in the classic Fender tone.

The Fender '65 Twin Reverb Amp is an authentic all-tube reproduction of the original classic! It has earned a reputation of being one of the cleanest tube amps ever, but it delivers a taste of the trademark Fender crunch when cranked up high. Delivers 85W through two Jensen 12" speakers. It has two channels, tube vibrato, tube spring reverb, tilt-back legs and Blackface cosmetics. Includes two-button footswitch to control reverb and vibrato effects. Order the optional Fender amp cover to protect your investment (see accessory box on this page).

Designed to sound as close to the original as possible, the ˜65 Reissues are assembled in Corona, California and feature Jensen speakers (One C12K for the Deluxe and two C12Ks for the Twin, four P10Rs for the Super and one C10R for the Princeton), Schumacher transformers, traditional tremolo and tube-driven reverb to create that classic, "Blackface" sound so many players desire. They do have PCBs (Printed Curcuit Boards), as opposed to the original's "hand-wired" circuitry, but the components (capacitors and resistors) are the same values as amps from that period. They also have hand-wired tube sockets and other parts for added strength.

Tonal Characteristics: Bright, scooped midrange that is known as the "Blackface" sound, pronounced "Wine Glass" highs from the Jensen speakers and a slightly more polite power amp for crystal cleans that can also be cranked for great overdriven tones.
Who's it for: Players that love the original versions but are priced out of owning vintage amps, blues players, country players, rock players, guitarists trying to get classic "Blackface" sounds (a la Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, John Mayer), American-made amp enthusiasts, traditionalists, avid Fender collectors.

FEATURES
Made in USA
Original all-tube circuitry
85 watts
2 Jensen 12" speakers
2 channels
Tube vibrato
Tube spring reverb
2-button footswitch
Blackface cosmetics

You don't have to wait any longer for genuine Twin tube sound. Make your move today.

SPECIFICATIONS
26-1/2"W x 20"H x 10-1/2"D
64 lbs.
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FenderVintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.8

(based on 173 reviews)

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91%

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Pros

  • Excellent sound (31)
  • Warm / comfy (27)
  • Easy to use (26)
  • Good power output (26)
  • Portable (10)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Performances (30)
  • Outdoor events / games (24)
  • Home studio (19)
  • Professional recording (19)
  • Amateur recording (14)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

One Serious "Clean Machine"

-- I've been a performing guitarist for almost half-a-century and have owned and played many classic amps in that time, from a Marshall Super Lead 100 stack, to a Peavey Delta Blues, those...Read complete review

-- I've been a performing guitarist for almost half-a-century and have owned and played many classic amps in that time, from a Marshall Super Lead 100 stack, to a Peavey Delta Blues, those olded padded Kustom "piggy back" amps, and a bunch of great Fender amps including an original Bandmaster, a 4x10 Bassman combo, 100-watt "silver face" Twins and a Vintage Series Deluxe Reverb Reissue. This Vintage '65 Twin Reverb Reissue is "The One" I've been looking for all this time. I'm just sorry I waited so long to take the plunge.

-- Okay, I'm old school and play mainly blues, garage-band-style rockers from the '50s, '60s and '70s, and originals, mixed with a bit of this and that (country, jazz, folk rock, etc.). I don't do heavy metal, thrash, punk or head banging stuff. I WON'T say this Twin isn't suited for the stuff I don't play, because I think it could be adapted for it. However, it would need some effects pedals to achieve those sounds.

-- But if pure, maximum "clean" is what you are after, this is your amp. eriod. None does it better. It's not cheap, but you do get what you pay for, especially with this amp. You get tube-driven/tank reverb and tube-driven tremolo. No wimpy digital reverb, but the real deal. The controls are as basic as you can get (treble, middle, bass plus basic controls for the reverb and tremolo), but they are sensitive. A little adjustment up or down makes a huge difference. The amp itself is also touch-sensitive to the dynamics of your playing. Many amps are, but the Twin does it best (at least among those I've owned and played).

-- One big thing I love about this amp is its tonal balance. Every note, from the lowest low to the highest high, ring out with clarity that makes your playing stand out in the mix. On the downside, you can't hide your mistakes. An amp like this will make you a better player out of necessity. I HATE a "farty" amp -- one where it mushes out when you wail on the bass strings/notes. The Twin stays tight and focused, no mater how hard or loud you hit those strings.

-- For a long time, I was a basic guitar-to-amp player who refused to use effects. I still am and do, but I do now use a couple of simple pedals, although two of them -- a Boss tuner and Boss EQ pedal -- are not really "effects". A Boss tremolo pedal is coming off my board (don't need it with the lush tremolo this amp has built in). I'm replacing a stereo chorus echo with a delay shortly. That leaves a TS9 Tubescreamer for the "dirt" I sometimes want in a solo or old Ted Nugent tune. The bottom line is that the '65 Twin RI LOVES effects, if that's your thing. Even if it's not, you will need some sort of overdrive or distortion effect to get those overdriven sounds. This amp just won't break-up naturally unless, perhaps, you push it to "10" ... and even then I'm not so sure.

-- One final note: I used this at stage volume during a practice with my band the other night. I have ALWAYS had to tweak things tonally with the EQ pedal, especially with a Strat (which is what I used the other night), but also with a Les Paul and a Carvin guitar I have. But at our poractice this week, I NEVER kicked on the Boss EQ pedal with that Strat. Didn't need it. The Strat sounded full, and rich and deep straight through the amp, with no EQ needed from the pedal. That to me speaks volumes about how good this amp sounds.

-- the '65 Twin RI is solid and, yes, a very heavy 64 pounds. I have a collapsable dolly I picked up cheap some time ago at a major hardweare chain store. I can't recommend something like that strongly enough if you get this amp. It will save your back. The amp does not come with a cover (must be ordered separately), but does come with a footswitch.

-- In summary, I should have bought one of these a lot sooner. I would have saved some serious dinero on the other stuff that has come and gone looking for what the Twin nails so perfectly (at least for my style of playing and the music I play).

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fender needs to do something about its manufacturing.

Wow. These are beautiful sounding amps. I loved mine...until it broke. Like every other blackface reissue I have owned, they are not built with quality. They will all break. If...Read complete review

Wow. These are beautiful sounding amps. I loved mine...until it broke. Like every other blackface reissue I have owned, they are not built with quality. They will all break. If you have a good amp tech, buy one. After a year I guarantee you will need something fixed. It will last another 6-12 months and then you'll need something else fixed. Make sure you buy the guarantee and get to know a good tech. When they work, they are oh so sweet. They are just not reliable. I never gig without a backup. I wish I could recommend these, but until Fender fixes the problems, I cannot.

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(31 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One Serious "Clean Machine"

By Bluesdog Paul

from Texas

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

    -- I've been a performing guitarist for almost half-a-century and have owned and played many classic amps in that time, from a Marshall Super Lead 100 stack, to a Peavey Delta Blues, those olded padded Kustom "piggy back" amps, and a bunch of great Fender amps including an original Bandmaster, a 4x10 Bassman combo, 100-watt "silver face" Twins and a Vintage Series Deluxe Reverb Reissue. This Vintage '65 Twin Reverb Reissue is "The One" I've been looking for all this time. I'm just sorry I waited so long to take the plunge.

    -- Okay, I'm old school and play mainly blues, garage-band-style rockers from the '50s, '60s and '70s, and originals, mixed with a bit of this and that (country, jazz, folk rock, etc.). I don't do heavy metal, thrash, punk or head banging stuff. I WON'T say this Twin isn't suited for the stuff I don't play, because I think it could be adapted for it. However, it would need some effects pedals to achieve those sounds.

    -- But if pure, maximum "clean" is what you are after, this is your amp. eriod. None does it better. It's not cheap, but you do get what you pay for, especially with this amp. You get tube-driven/tank reverb and tube-driven tremolo. No wimpy digital reverb, but the real deal. The controls are as basic as you can get (treble, middle, bass plus basic controls for the reverb and tremolo), but they are sensitive. A little adjustment up or down makes a huge difference. The amp itself is also touch-sensitive to the dynamics of your playing. Many amps are, but the Twin does it best (at least among those I've owned and played).

    -- One big thing I love about this amp is its tonal balance. Every note, from the lowest low to the highest high, ring out with clarity that makes your playing stand out in the mix. On the downside, you can't hide your mistakes. An amp like this will make you a better player out of necessity. I HATE a "farty" amp -- one where it mushes out when you wail on the bass strings/notes. The Twin stays tight and focused, no mater how hard or loud you hit those strings.

    -- For a long time, I was a basic guitar-to-amp player who refused to use effects. I still am and do, but I do now use a couple of simple pedals, although two of them -- a Boss tuner and Boss EQ pedal -- are not really "effects". A Boss tremolo pedal is coming off my board (don't need it with the lush tremolo this amp has built in). I'm replacing a stereo chorus echo with a delay shortly. That leaves a TS9 Tubescreamer for the "dirt" I sometimes want in a solo or old Ted Nugent tune. The bottom line is that the '65 Twin RI LOVES effects, if that's your thing. Even if it's not, you will need some sort of overdrive or distortion effect to get those overdriven sounds. This amp just won't break-up naturally unless, perhaps, you push it to "10" ... and even then I'm not so sure.

    -- One final note: I used this at stage volume during a practice with my band the other night. I have ALWAYS had to tweak things tonally with the EQ pedal, especially with a Strat (which is what I used the other night), but also with a Les Paul and a Carvin guitar I have. But at our poractice this week, I NEVER kicked on the Boss EQ pedal with that Strat. Didn't need it. The Strat sounded full, and rich and deep straight through the amp, with no EQ needed from the pedal. That to me speaks volumes about how good this amp sounds.

    -- the '65 Twin RI is solid and, yes, a very heavy 64 pounds. I have a collapsable dolly I picked up cheap some time ago at a major hardweare chain store. I can't recommend something like that strongly enough if you get this amp. It will save your back. The amp does not come with a cover (must be ordered separately), but does come with a footswitch.

    -- In summary, I should have bought one of these a lot sooner. I would have saved some serious dinero on the other stuff that has come and gone looking for what the Twin nails so perfectly (at least for my style of playing and the music I play).

    (17 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Clean Fender Sound

    By MartinTele

    from Texas

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    Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

    Overall I give it an 9 just because it's so darn expensive. In the sound department it's a perfect 10. It has the sound I've been looking for for years. When they say "that Fender sound", this is the amp they are talking about. I've been playing through a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe for the past 5 years. My wife had been harassing me for spending so much money on this amp from when I ordered until it came in. I gave her a little side-by-side comparison between the Hot Rod and Twin Reverb. There really was no comparison. It even suprised me how much better the Twin sounded. I had thought the Hot Rod Deluxe sounded pretty good, but the Twin Reverb put it to shame. My wife said "oh, I see why you bought it now." No more harassment. Of course i'll say the obilgatory "this amp isn't for metal" statement. You will not get this amp to distort without a pedal. It just keeps getting louder and louder without distorting. It takes pedals well. My Fulltone Plimsoul sounds excellent through it. One thing in reading other reviews and looking at amp forums that made me think twice about this amp was that some people said it was too loud to practice with, gig with in small places, ect, even with the volume below 3. I'm here to say that I practice with it at home between 2 and 3 and it sounds fine and is not loud at all. At gigs, even with it mic'ed I have the volume on 3 or 4. It's not terribly loud at that volume. Now, anything past 6 is just scary. I will say that. It's a great amp, so just close your eyes and spend the money. You won't regret it.
    I gave it a 10 for features. It really doesn't have alot of features, but if you are looking at this amp, you already know that. The most important feature is has is it's great sound. If you are looking for a feature-packed amp, look elsewhere. If you are looking for "That Fender sound", here 'tis.
    Seems to be very well constructed. Time will tell how tough it is. Really can't say at this point.
    I rated the value at a 7. I feel this amp is overpriced. Of course so is most other music equipment.

    (17 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    A true Icon

    By Phil Escobedo

    from Los Angeles, CA

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    Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

    Smooth warm clean sounds at high volume. Will showcase the true sound of any guitar, and is perfect for a clean slate platform to add pedal FX. Use it as my main amp for all styles. Just add an Overdrive, Wah, Chorus, Delay, Compressor, and you can pretty much play anything.
    The essence of the amp is not really its loaded features, but it has everything I needed. 3 band EQ, Reverb, and a usable Vibrato that is more like Tremolo. Tubes, and loud as heck.

    Gave an 8 because it doesn't have an overdrive channel. Though, not a big deal, would save room on my pedal board. Also no built in FX, and a Bright switch that I don't think is necessary. Also, they could have put some wheels on this thing. It is the heaviest amp I've had to drag around. Definitely could use some casters.

    Again, this amp is not about features like a Line 6, or other amps with built in DSP fx. The features it does have are right on the money though. Just need to add some stomp boxes for your different sounds.
    Built solid. I do get a low crackling sound for the first minute that the tubes are warming up, but once they're revved, sounds spectacular.
    You really can't put a price on great tone. Every serious guitarist is always searching for that perfect tone. I don't think you can ever really reach perfection, and that's one of the elements of guitar playing that makes it fun, but this is definitely a step in the right direction. As close as you can get to the true intended sound of the electric guitar I think.

    (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    THE Fender Twin Reverb Amp

    By Mr. Wonderful

    from Murfreesboro, TN

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      What can I say that hasn't already been said. The fender Twin Reverb amp is one of the top amps of all time at any power or price range. I got my first Fender amp in 1966 (Fender Bassman, wish I still had it) I've had everything from Marshall, Fender, Acoustic, Vox, Kustom and several more, but the Twin Reverb sits on the top shelf. I've heard nothing better for pure, clean powerful sound. You can add your favorite pedals if you enjoy that, it compliments everything.

      (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Amp

      By NotMozart

      from Austin, TX

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

        I had been gigging with a '65 Deluxe Reverb reissue and for some of the performances I was having to max out the volume. So I bought the Twin, knowing it was a similar sound with a lot more power behind it. Sometimes I use a giant pedalboard full of Fulltone pedals and sometimes I just use a vintage Tube Screamer and this thing kills either way. I will say that I live in Austin, TX, and it is always a walk from parking to the venue, so the weight of this thing is an issue, but a small dolly has worked out pretty good. I play a mix of Teles, Strats, a '71 SG and a '59 Gretsch and all of them sound awesome through the Twin after a little messing with the tone knobs. Giant sound, not a stack. My cup of tea.

        (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp Review

        By BG-5gMVn

        from California

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        Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

        If you want a lot of over-drive, use pedals or another amp. If you want to hear what your guitar has to give, and hear what the gold standard is for a electric guitar amp, this is it. I only wish it weighed half as much as it does.
        This amp is heavy, and may justify a gym membership to just lug it around. The tone of my guitar going through it is worth every pound it weighs. Any guitar through this amp just sounds better. I use it with an American Std. Telecaster and a Gibson ES-339. It even sounds good with a Godin ASC electric nylon-string guitar. I do not use the bright switch, leave the tone controls at 5, and have the reverb set at 2. I have had no need to bring the volume of the amp up past five playing in large church sanctuaries, and without being mic'd into the PA system. It will get insanely loud, and there is no need to loose your hearing pushing this at 10. Get a small amp if you are going to do that.
        I purchased mine used, and have not had any issues with it at all. Single-coil pickups through this amp are surprisingly quiet compared to playing through my '65 Princeton Reverb reissue. The amp is clean with a bit of compression and very slight Fender crunch when the volume is above 3. It is designed for a lot of clean headroom for larger venues or playing with a horn section.
        You get what you pay for, and quality amps are part of the equation for good tone. This amp will cover any musical style and allows for quite a dynamic range with just string touch. This is my second Twin Reverb, and it is my main amp for playing in church. I do not use effects as the tone of this amp with a good guitar is enough for me.

        (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        What an Amp this Fender Twin is!

        By Liquuid Dirt

        from New Mexico

        Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

        The ONLY reason this gets a nine is the weight of this monster to lug around is painfull. Why not have some built in solid casters? This amp is still the best amp I have ever played through and I have been playing for many years. I will never go for any other amp period. Dud I mention that this amp is also VERY freakin loud? I would stand this amp up against any amp EVER built, this is the top dog.
        Features, nice clean tone. I use a synth guitar that needed a clean plate to play with. A PA was not the answer, couldn't get that bottom end warmth sound through a PA. Clean is what I wanted and this amp is the cleanest period.
        Talk about quality, dependability and remember, TONE, clean tone, melting your ears away. Plenty of head room for small too large venues.
        I value this as MY solid sound that I have been searching for YEARS. Thought this was just a country guitars dream as I am more a hard rock guy. Using this with my Roland VG-88 set up just goes hand in hand. I can go from a lustrious 12 string sounding guitar to a deep Drop-D heavy metal sound that just blasts any room I have been in. I play a variety of styles and this amp delivers straight forward deep lush tones that any guitarist would appreciate. I get compliments all the time about my tone that I never got before I had this amp. If you are ANY kind of guitar player at all, you know how important CLEAN tone can be. This amp delivers!

        (13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Ultimate Clean Guitar AMP... Period. !!!

        By RAVEN-IGWoL

        from Florida

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        Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

        CLEAN...CLEAN....CLEAN... It simply doesn't get any better than this.
        4 Inputs - 2 Channel - Reverb, Trem, Bright,Tilt back legs
        This is the 2nd 65' Twin Reverb I have owned.
        LOUD - LOUD - LOUD.....(the cops have been to my house many times...we are on a 1st name basis now)
        If you have never tried the 65' Fender Twin Reverb you don't know what your missing. All Tube 85 w - 2 12" Jensen Speakers (made in Italy).. It is The Ultimate Guitar Amp.
        There is nothing on this planet that can compare to the Clean Tube sounds that this amp can produce. Stage ready! Great Studio Amp / Recording amp...etc.
        This is the Best Guitar AMP on the Planet. Super Clean....Tube Reverb.Fender '65 Twin Reverb Amp
        Birch Cabinet / 2-12"Jensen Speakers / 85watts / Fender's Best AMP Ever!
        All tube Reverb / Tube tremelo...
        The best prices anywhere!

        (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        What an amp!

        By terrygh

        from Kansas

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Powerful all purpose amp
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

        First of all I'm going to say that this is heavy amp but, when you turn it on and, hear the sounds that come out of this amp it really won't matter.
        Now for the good stuff. Fender Blackface Twin Reverb= The Holy Grail of Clean and Powerful Sound! If you only use the reverb and, tremolo effects that are in this amp it would be enough. Add a few of your favorite pedals which the amp will take straight into to the inputs and, you have Killer sound with power to spare! I owned one these back in the sixties and, I had forgotten what a pure, clean and, powerful amp this was. I have went through a lot of different amps in my 40+ years of playing but, now I feel like I have went full circle and, came home to where I was always meant to be. I could go on and on but, I won't. If you've always wanted a Fender Twin Reverb just do it, it's only money, you'll have a smile on your face evry time you just look at this amp and, the sound of raw tube power and, rich full sound will send your music to heights that you can't even imagine. Amen!

        (12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This amp...

        By D. Stump

        from Floresville, TX

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

          I want to clarify at least 1 thing about this amp. This amp does not have built-in distortion; it's not meant for metal right out of the box. If you're looking for an amp that let's you hear what your guitar and effects are suppose to sound like, then this is the amp you should buy. For those saying "it's too loud", (scratching head) it is an amp! Lol! Look, if you want to know what this amp is capable of, go test it out at your local music store and see for yourself. There aren't any downsides to this amp unless you're using it for the wrong reasons. Overall, great amp!

          (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Loud & Proud

          By Elliott Mazur

          from Kennett Square,PA

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None at all

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

          This amp is one clean machine! If you like to play blues and you're looking for a clean tone, I highly recommend this amp. It's Powerful, Easy To Use, has Excellent Sound, and Good Warmth. What more could you ask for, it's the whole package! You can get your BB King moment on with this amp if you wanted to. Overall, great amp! Highly Recommended!

          (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Not too loud for home!

          By Al

          from Montreal, Qc

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

            I was worried about the Twin Reverb being too loud. Everytime you read a review its "This amp is loud!" I finally made the leap. You can easily get good tones out of this at 1.5-2 volume setting. My play area is 100 square feet and my son's bedroom is right next door. I play in the evening and disturbe no one. My son says he hears me but I usually Jazz it at night so nothing too rough. When the guys come over in the afternoon the Twin goes up to 4 and takes my pedals very well. Have to say the frames shake on the walls at 4 vol setting. But the tone on this thing is incredible on its own with no pedals. The vibrato is great. I have mine on casters so I can move it around easier. I would not want to lug this thing around too much. I have had some trouble with the foot switch (works when it wants to). Overall built like a tank. Will never get rid of it and would buy it again in a heart beat.

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fits my needs

            By UncleWaldo

            from Tucson, AZ

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

              There are three amps that you should own sometime in your life: A Marshall, a Vox AC30 and the Fender Twin. I play surf, rockabilly and psychobilly and this amp is exactly what I need.

              In case you're an absolute newb with the twin:

              1. It weighs a ton. Seriously, ignore the 74 lbs. that's written here. It weighs as much as my truck. Not easy to move, but solid as a rock.

              2. You need to break the speakers in. The only way to get an "old sounding" amp is to play it. About 40-60 hours of play time should do it. One trick is to run your iPod / Stereo / portable player into the amp, set it at around 3-4 and stick a pillow in front of it... then play music through it for about two solid days. Nothing really boomy, though. A good time to break out all of your 80's and 90's music.

              3. Don't look for all the bells and whistles that new amps have. There's no channel switching (use an A/B box if you need that). There's no Effects Thru on the back. That being said, this amp takes pedal brilliantly!

              4. If you want dirt... go buy a Deluxe Reverb. They're not kidding when they say "clean for days." This is a clean amp with headroom to spare. If you want break up, be prepared to do some repair work on your walls and windows... this thing will knock over a trailer park when turned above 7.

              (7 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Can't believe it didn't work...at all

              By Tiki Warrior

              from Tampa Florida

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              • Looked Professional

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              • No Sound Whatsoever

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                Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

                I ordered my Fender 65 Re-Issue Twin Reverb on a Monday, and was excited to receive it by Friday. It came in perfect condition but when I turned it on and warmed it up...nothing. Nada. Zero. After troubleshooting everything I discovered that the internal speaker connection was faulty. I unplugged it, plugged it in and got about 10% volume. Did this numerous times until I had about the right volume coming from the speaker, and then after one minute or so, it cut out. Musician's Friend was great about it and paid for the return shipping. They are sending me another amp, so...stay tuned to learn about my next experience.

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                APARTMENT DWELLERS BEWARE!!!

                By Smurfman256

                from Williston, ND.

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                Pros

                • Excellent Sound
                • Loooooooud
                • Powerful
                • Super Clean

                Cons

                • Loooooooooud

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                • Events
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                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

                I got one used (first year of production, too[!]) and I have to say that the moment that I dialed in my settings and put my Strat into the "quack" position, it was love at first strum. HOWEVER, I put one thing in both a pro AND a con. Since these are 85 watt amplifiers, they have a reputation for being quite loud. And they weren't kidding; these things are LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUD! Turn the volume knob past 4 and you're DEFINITELY gonna need earplugs. Overdrive the thing (crank the volume past 8) and you're gonna need earplugs AND shooter's headphones...if the cops don't come knocking at your door first. These things were designed to stay super clean and at high volumes at large gigs (1000+ people), so if you live in an apartment or small home, DO NOT GET THIS AMP unless you want to make your landlord and/or neighbors hate you forever.

                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Fender needs to do something about its manufacturing.

                By profant

                from winston-salem, nc

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Reliability

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

                Wow. These are beautiful sounding amps. I loved mine...until it broke. Like every other blackface reissue I have owned, they are not built with quality. They will all break. If you have a good amp tech, buy one. After a year I guarantee you will need something fixed. It will last another 6-12 months and then you'll need something else fixed. Make sure you buy the guarantee and get to know a good tech. When they work, they are oh so sweet. They are just not reliable. I never gig without a backup. I wish I could recommend these, but until Fender fixes the problems, I cannot.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                65 Twin Reverb,,,SUPERSTAR

                By TeleTwister

                from Florida

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                Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

                I just bought the amp. I have a Blonde Blues Junior, a MIM Tele and an American Tele, I decided to FINALLY upgrade my amp and after alot of research, I decided on the 65 Twin Reverb, the right choice I did make, WHAT AN AMP!!!! This thing is so smooth, the sounds are super clean, especially from an American single coil tele. This IS the amp all the big guys use and it is one all of us little guys want. This amp is a must to have in your gear collection. Blues and Rock, not to be used for heavy metal.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                my second baby only to my Les Paul Custom

                Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

                i played this one at a fund raiser once and had to have it. I would buy another one in a heartbeat.
                Best amp for the money
                I've been playing and gigging with her over 6 years now and never a problem. This is a solid workhorse. The sound is fantastic.
                Best value for the money.

                (4 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                The reissue is garbage

                By Matt from tx

                from TX

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                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Powerful

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                    Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

                    The sound is great when the amp is working. The amp is pretty much a piece of garbage. It has lousy parts and quality control. It spends more time broken rather than working. If you really want a twin then get vintage. The initial cost of a vintage twin may be pricier, but you will eventually spend almost as much on repairs for the junky built reissue.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Amp and Great Support

                    By lakemel

                    from Dadeville, Alabama

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Heavy to carry

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb 85W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

                    After I received my Fender Reissue '65 Twin Reverb amp, I noticed a fairly loud "white noise" whenever I was using it. The white noise seemed to lessen after I put it on standby for a few seconds, but slowly returned after it was off standby. The amp sounds great, but the white noise was annoying.

                    After 30 days, the amp just quit working. It would not power on. I tested the power and cables, etc., but no sound came out. I called Musician's Friend and explained what was going on and they immediately shipped me a new one.

                    The replacement amp does not have the "white noise" issue. I also purchased the 2 year protection plan just in case anything like that happens again.

                    I play a Fender Deluxe Reverb in a '60 rock band back in the day and I always wanted a twin reverb. I'm glad Fender made the reissue version. It is a no frills amp, and I like it that way. It sounds great.

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