Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb 22-watt 1x12" Tube Combo Amp

22-watt 2-channel All-tube 1x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier with Tube Reverb and Vibrato - Black
Fender \'68 Custom Deluxe Reverb 22-watt 1x12
Fender \'68 Custom Deluxe Reverb 22-watt 1x12
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Take a Trip Back to 1968

The 2-channel '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb all-tube combo amp delivers everything you love about classic, late-'60s Fender amplifiers and then some. Its all-tube circuitry, handwired tube sockets, and custom-made Schumacher transformers make this one of the most accurate historical tribute amps ever made. But Fender went further by reducing the negative feedback for an amp that overdrives faster and has increased touch sensitivity. You get vintage and custom channels for two distinct voices. And it houses a 12" Celestion G12V-70 speaker for a distinct rock 'n' roll vibe. Fender's '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb gives you tons of vintage vibe with a hot-rodded punch!

Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb All-tube Combo Amplifier at a Glance:
  • Classic looks and design
  • Two amps in one
  • Hot-rodded sound and response
Classic looks and design

Fender created the all-tube '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb combo amp as a tribute to the late-'60s Silverface amps. It's dressed up with the same style of faceplate and silver-turquoise grille cloth with aluminum trim. From the handwired tube sockets to the vintage-spec Schumacher transformers, the Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb delivers the vintage-vibed tone and feel you would expect.

Two amps in one

Fender designed the 2-channel '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb with two very different voices. The vintage channel delivers the classic Deluxe Reverb goodness you know and love. The new custom channel is based on a modified Bassman tone stack for big, fat tone. The Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb combo amp also lets you use the classic all-tube spring reverb and tremolo circuit on both channels.

Hot-rodded sound and response

The '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb isn't a reissue - it's a hot-rodded tribute amp. Fender designed the custom channel of this all-tube combo amp with a modified tone circuit that delivers greater tonal flexibility when used with your favorite effects pedals. They also reduced the amp's negative feedback to give it increased touch sensitivity, and it also starts to overdrive faster. The Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb has a single 12" Celestion G12V-70 speaker that gives it a definite rock 'n' roll flare.

Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb All-tube Combo Amplifier Features:
  • Late-'60s tribute amp with a hot-rodded vintage vibe
  • 2-channel design
  • Vintage channel delivers classic Deluxe Reverb tones
  • Custom channel is a modified Bassman tone circuit that offers greater tonal versatility when used with pedals
  • Custom-made Schumacher transformers
  • Reduced negative feedback increases touch sensitivity and overdrives faster
  • 1 x 12" Celestion G12V-70 speaker delivers a rock 'n' roll flavor
  • Tube-driven reverb and vibrato on both channels
  • Silverface cosmetics
  • 6V6 power tubes
  • Includes 2-button footswitch and a fitted cover
Get a hot-rodded vintage vibe with the Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb combo amp!

Additional Media

Guitar Amp Buying Guide
Fender '68 Custom Amplifiers: A Hot-rodded Tribute
Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb Combo Amplifier Demo

Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 22W
Speaker Size 1 x 12"
Inputs 4 x TS
Effects Yes (Vibrato)
Reverb Yes
EQ 2-band
Preamp Tubes 4 x 12AX7, 2 x 12AT7
Power Tubes 2 x 6V6, 1 x 5AR4
Footswitch I/O Yes
Height 17.5"
Width 24.5"
Depth 9.5"
Weight 42 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 2274000000

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

We should all have one!

Well I'm sure my sales representative, mr AJ Becerra, doesn't want to hear this but, this may be the last amp I will ever need to own. (Don't worry dude, there are plenty Of other items I need) Like many people, I have always wanted a Fender deluxe reverb. When the the 68 custom came out, I knew one day, she would be mine. But like most people I wanted to wait around and read reviews and watch videos before I decided to drop the thousand dollars plus money on it. I read a lot of reviews where people were talking about a static hiss noise that they heard even when the amp was in idol. For those of you worried about it it is 100% completely normal for this amp to hiss. It's part of the wiring, it's part of the hot Rod circuitry, it's what gives it its tone, and sounds as amazing as it does. People complain about the hiss when they record, that really hasn't given me any issues and if it does there are plenty of plug-ins to clean that right up. When I use it my Byam's in about 4 1/2 I keep a little bit of tremolo and reverb on at all times, and the results is one of the fullest tones I've ever heard from any of my other guitar amps. And yes, if you crank it to 10, you're going to get that 1970s Neil Young and crazy horse sound. Thank you to AJ Becerra my sweet water engineer for helping me out
5/5

This is why I love fender amps

This is the best sounding amp I've had the pleasure of playing since keeping a 65 super reverb amp for a friend 30 years ago. The early breakup on this makes it an even sweeter experience. The reverb is splendidly fender, and the tremolo melts my heart. This is, for me, the sound of electric guitar.
Music background: Rank Amature with 45 years of experience
5/5

Ever Wanted a Deluxe Reverb AND a Bassman?

It's been said before, but it's worth saying again: this amp is perfect. It actually is like owning a Deluxe Reverb and a Bassman in the same amp. I'll pick up my proverbial jaw off the floor and try to organize my appreciation for this amp in a few categories... 1) The clean headroom provided by the 22w of all-tube lusciousness is breathtaking. There's ZERO "harsh/tinny/over-bright" sound to this amp... PERIOD. In either channel. I was worried that I'd only want to stay on the Custom side (Bassman tone stack) due to the Vintage channel being to bright. WRONG! It's buttery smooth through both channels, but the Custom channel has that "Oomph" in the low end that makes my Fender American Strat SING on single note runs... I'll put it this way- until this amp, I was really craving a Les Paul or a Jazzmaster to contrast the inherent brightness of my single coils (I have custom shop fat 50's in my strat). But after plugging my strat into the Custom channel, that's all gone. HUGE tonal versatility available. 2) I have NOT noticed any noise/hissing issues whatsoever. And if anyone ever has that problem, you need to buy a Hum Debugger pedal from Electro Harmonix. Killer pedal. 3) The vibrato and reverb are tube driven and they sound like angels laughing. It's that amazing. 4) It handles pedals flawlessly. And the amp's EQ allows you to drastically alter your tone to your liking. In summary? Buy this amp. And use Ben Porter at Sweetwater- he's the best!
Music background: Worship Leader, Music Teacher
5/5

When you fall in love with an amp...

Guitars and amps come and go.. like dating... but occasionally you find the amp you want to take home to mom. Hiss - a bit - if you love touch sensitive amp you're going to get a little white noise. My experience was that after breaking in the hiss seemed reduced -- I don't notice it at 5 anymore ... Tone.. The Custom Channel and the Vintage Channel each deliver with their own voice.. BUT ABY these and jump the two ... Incredible...Tone a little sand in the transmission and fantastic grit. Reverb.. The Reverb was initially an issue and the case of a lot of noise. All I did was reverse the reverb pan so that the connectors faced the front of the amp and Voila that noise was gone.. Don't ask me how .. but it worked. The Reverb in the 68 is far less aggressive than the 65 Ri Blackface. Mine stays around 4 with the term set at 3 and 3 --- Just a murmur I Fretted about choosing between a Ri Blackface Deluxe and the 68 Custom... Played them both back to back. I worried that the Silverface would be Ice Picky...and I worried about its resale value. I'm not selling it -- So there goes the resale value issue I liked that features and tone better in the 68 over the 65 RI -- and Both Channels having Trem and reverb are a must. I hate the Italian Jensen speakers these days adn wondered why fender would chose a British Speaker but the speaker matches up with the amp very well. Yes I have fallen in love with my 68 Custom. Amps that I have now include a 59 Ampeg Jet and a 57 Vibrolux clone. The Fender 68 is my primary amp and gets 80% of the playing time . I have replaced the Groove tubes with Eclectic NOS tubes and will suggest that that helped reduce the white noise a bit as well. Other than that I have no interest in Modding this amp at all.. not even an urge to do so. THAT says a lot ... I really really like this amp.
Music background: Former Pro
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5/5

Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb

I'm happy with everything about this amp. I bought it for its vintage sound and size (it is more portable than my other amps). It is great for recording and sounds very warm. You really can't go wrong with this amp in your arsenal. Also, I have to add that I never have any problems with any piece of gear I buy from Sweetwater and I will continue to buy from them exclusively.
Music background: All aspects of music (performance, production, recording)
See also: Combo Amps, Fender, Fender Guitar Combo Amps