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  • Original all-tube circuitry
  • 85 watts
  • 2 Jensen 12" speakers
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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).

Features

  • 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.

 

Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:

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

(based on 151 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (138)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Excellent sound (9)
  • Warm / comfy (8)
  • Good power output (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (9)
    • Outdoor events / games (7)
    • Home studio (6)
    • Professional recording (5)
    • Amateur recording (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9)

    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).

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Amazing sound, but what happened to fender quality

    To start with I love the sound of this amp. It is one of the best sounding amps ever made and works great for every type of music. However I got my first one...Read complete review

    To start with I love the sound of this amp. It is one of the best sounding amps ever made and works great for every type of music. However I got my first one of these for christmas of 2007. I had it about 2 months and it made a huge pop and then some terrible squealing and continued that for a few weeks. Long story short is im on my 4th one now and its in the shop broken. They are not point to point wired which I was not aware of when I purchased this amp. They are also made in mexico. so its a great fender sound but if your looking for reliablilty I wouldnt suggest this amp

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing Amp

    By LAKings99

    from Calgary, AB

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp:

      I haven't owned this amp for all that long (6mts) but I already enjoy this amp so much. It is the cleanest amp I've ever played bar none. My effects pedals sound so true through it and both the reverb and vibrato that the amp has sound great as well. The only thing (not even a real drawback) is the amp is quite heavy so you'll want a case with some wheels for it or something. Nothing negative to say really about this amp, it really is a true legend of amplification.

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      (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      THE Fender Twin Reverb Amp

      By Mr. Wonderful

      from Murfreesboro Tennessee

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      Ask me a question

      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 Guitar 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.

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        (7 of 8 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 Guitar 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!

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        (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Amp

        By NotMozart

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar 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.

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          (3 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

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

          By Tiki Warrior

          from Tampa Florida

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Looked Professional

          Cons

          • No Sound Whatsoever

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar 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.

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Amp!

            By SlipperySmith

            from New Jersey

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • no cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp:

            Powerful amp. Great clean sound. I use my pedals for the crunch.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice amp, but...

            By Harleytom

            from Sterling Hgts. MI

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Warmth

            Cons

            • Loud Crackling Sounds

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp:

              Amp makes crackling, popping static sound even when idle. Or when connected to either Strat or LP Studio.

              Comment on this review

              (27 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              One Serious "Clean Machine"

              By Bluesdog Paul

              from New Hampshire

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              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 Guitar 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).

                Comment on this review

                (11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This amp...

                By D. Stump

                from Floresville, TX

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                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 Guitar 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!

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Cabinetmakers dream to save some green!

                  By stevarino

                  from New Boston. Illinois

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp:

                    The most important assessment establish is if the amp itself is sound. If so tear the amplifier cabinet down. If you can use wood glue and wood working cabinet clamps you can restore the cabinet to near new condition. Drill holes for wood screws with a battery powered drill and restore alighnment of baffle board mountings to establish cabinet integrity for the cabinet and speaker baffle. mountings Remove all brads and nails. Reassemble the complete cabinet dry without glue for a test fit. Then teardown all the effected components. Scrape off old glue residue. Glue and reassemble dry all of the componenets together one component at a time, test fitting each component. Allow glue 24 hours for a firm set.

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