Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb 22-watt 1x12" Tube Combo Amp - Black Demo

22-watt 2-channel All-tube Guitar Combo Amplifier with Tube Reverb and Vibrato - Black
Fender \'65 Deluxe Reverb 22-watt 1x12
Fender \'65 Deluxe Reverb 22-watt 1x12
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Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb 22-watt 1x12" Tube Combo Amp - Black
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'65 Deluxe Reverb

The 22-watt '65 Deluxe Reverb just bleeds tube tone, thanks to its four 12AX7s, two 12AT7s, two 6V6s, and a 5AR4 rectifier tube - not to mention that both the reverb and vibrato are tube driven. A single 12" speaker puts the finishing touches on the fat sounds conjured by this reissued classic. The '65 Deluxe Reverb is the perfect amp for anyone who craves pure Fender tone but doesn't need a ton of wattage. Black vinyl and silver grille cloth round out the vintage look of the beautiful '65 Deluxe Reverb.

Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb Tube Combo Amplifier at a Glance:
  • Classic Fender clean tones
  • Tubes for tone
Classic Fender clean tones

The 22-watt '65 Deluxe Reverb amp is for rock, country, or blues players who want a moderately powered amp that they can crank up on the gig or in the studio. The fat, snappy guitar tones heard on many of our favorite recordings, from Memphis to Abbey Road, were made using the Deluxe amp.

Tubes for tone

The Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb features a pair of 6V6 Groove Tubes output tubes, one 5AR4 rectifier tube, four 12AX7 preamp tubes, two 12AT7 tubes, one 12" 8-ohm Jensen C-12K speaker, dual channels (normal and vibrato), tube-driven Fender reverb, tube vibrato, a 2-button footswitch for reverb and vibrato on/off, black textured vinyl covering, and a silver grille cloth.

Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb Tube Combo Amplifier Features:
  • All-tube amp
  • 12" Jensen C-12K speaker with ceramic magnet
  • Output is 22 watts into 8 ohms
  • 2 channels (normal and vibrato)
  • Tube-driven spring reverb and vibrato
  • 2-button footswitch
  • Baltic birch plywood cabinet
  • Black textured vinyl covering with silver grille cloth
  • Includes 4 x 12AX7 preamp tubes, 2 x 12AT7 tubes, 2 x 6V6 Groove Tubes output tubes, and 1 x 5AR4 rectifier tube

Get classic Fender tone from the '65 Deluxe Reverb!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 22W
Speaker Size 1 x 12"
Reverb Yes
EQ 2-band
Preamp Tubes 4 x 12AX7, 2 x 12AT7
Power Tubes 2 x 6V6, 1 x 5AR4 (Rectifier)
Inputs 2 x Instrument (Normal), 2 x Instrument (Vibrato)
Outputs 2 x Speaker
Footswitch I/O Yes
Height 17.5"
Width 24.5"
Depth 9.5"
Weight 42 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 0217400000

Customer Reviews

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Jaw Dropping Tone!

Completely and utterly blown away by the warmth, clarity and just flat out awesomeness of this amp. Will be using this amp for the rest of my life. I run a boss noise suppressor, dyna comp, ts808 tube screamer and spark mini boost and I've gotten nothing but complements on my tone using my American Standard Tele. The reverb sounds really great on this thing...the tremolo is really cool. Looks sharp as a tack. Not too heavy to where it's a pain to lug to practices or gigs. Haven't had the volume past 3, but even that is pretty darn loud... I give this amp 5 stars all day long, man. Couldn't be happier.
Music background: pro

Just what I'd expect from Fender

Just got my new 65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue this morning. I turned it on and let her warm up for about 30 minutes to let the tubes adjust. Plugged my 2012 strat into it and it was like I was sent back in time to my first Fender , a deluxe reverb. I am 57, been playing music for over forty years and have now come full circle back to the amp that started my career in music. There is nothing like the sound of the old fender amps. Clean rich tube sound that can't be beat. I also would like to thank Nick LaMendola, my salesperson. I ordered this yesterday and my wife honked her car horn as she was leaving for work to tell me it was on our front porch. He got this to me quicker than those other online stores. Also, Sweetwater salespeople take the time to answer any question and generally want to get to know their clients. I will definitely call on Nick again! Time will tell if this reissue will hold up to its older counterpart but so far, I'm thrilled with my purchase. Perfect weight, perfect wattage, perfect sound. What more could an old guitar picker ask for! Anyone who's a tone junkie should try one. This amp will hook you and nothing else will compare. If you're thinking about buying, stop! Do it now while the financing is available for this beauty. Definitely the way to go!
Music background: Semi-pro musician

Great Tone and Very Versatile

I bought this amp and in short order changed out the stock speaker ceramic speaker for an Alnico Weber Vintage 12F-150 (with light dope). The change in tone (for the better) was more than I could have ever expected. Also had one of the tube amp gurus here in Houston replace some bad tubes with some NOS, reset bias, and upgrade some caps and resistors. We were all amazed at the tone this little jewel produces. The original speaker is a little brittle, harsh and too barky for most purist taste. The Weber has a smoother, creamier crunch to it and beautiful clean tones. I run my Les Paul through Normal channel 2 using a Keely mod TS-9 Tube Screamer, and Keely Compression pedal. Single coil Tele's and Strat's go straight into Vibrato channel one with just a little reverb and vibrato for a nice "John Fogerty" tone. Very versatile amp. Will do anything except syntho-metal. But who listens to that anyway? I have two other completely hand wired point to point tube amps but just keep coming back to this one. It just sounds better.
Music background: Rockin' the party

Great tone

Fender is doing a nice job with overall quality in my experience. This amp is no exception. I just can't dial in a bad tone. I'm using it for clean tones only, so can't speak to break-up/distortion goods or bads. But in terms of clean chiming ringing pure sound, I don't know how this could really be improved. Delighted!
Music background: hobbyist

The only amp you'll need

What do you want in an amp? A Clean Sparkle channel - Well its a fender so thats almost an automatic- This amp puts out the signature clean that made Fender so famous. The tube reverb is superb. There is a reason this Blackface is the sound that digital emulators try to reproduce. Outstanding Tube distortion - @22 watts The amp starts to break up at about 5. Push the volume and you get the unmistakable overdrive crunch only a tube amp can give you. The amp is very very responsive to your guitars volume control. Turn the amp up to 7 crank your guitar and and feel the fun! Turn your guitar down and the amp cleans up really nice! Do you gig? If you do you know how much it sucks to lug around a heavy amp but smaller lighter amps just dont have the bass or fullness that you need. PROBLEM SOLVED this amp is 40ish lbs which makes it easy to take with you and the 12" Jensen Ceramic puts out a really BIG full sound. Work with pedals? HELL YEAH. The key to a great pedal sound is a great clean amp. Again this is a Fender and with the 12" speaker response you'll be very happy Volume, If you rock out with a heavy metal band and need stack behind you to be able to hear over the rest of the band, then this is not the amp for you. It gets plenty loud for just about any other type of venue. If the room is too big for this amp, then it should be mic'd anyway and sent of the PA. Over all I have been playing for 35 years. 20 of those years as a professional. I have owned Ampeg, Traynor, Crate, Peavy, Fender Super Reverb, Vox. This 65 Deluxe is without a doubt get the highest rating of any amp I have ever owned. BUY IT! For the guy that had problems with the tubes. Bring it back bro. Try another one. these things happen sometimes. I promise you'll love it!!!
Music background: Gigging Musician, Pro Musician

Sweetwater Advice

Carson McClain

Charm, tone, vibe, and feel are all words that you'll hear when describing a '65 Fender Deluxe Reverb. Nothing can really touch this classic sound - and that's why owning one is a necessity for any guitar player who's looking to add to his amp collection.
See also: Combo Amps, Fender, Fender Guitar Combo Amps