Fender '65 Twin Reverb [1992-Current]
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'65 Twin Reverb [1992-Current], Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Fender in the Twin Reverb series.


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Prices starting at $1,450 average price: $1,450

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  • Manufacturer:Fender
  • Model:'65 Twin Reverb [1992-Current]
  • Series:Twin Reverb
  • Category:Tube Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on:10/30/2003

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User Reviews Fender '65 Twin Reverb [1992-Current]

King Loudness12/12/2011

King Loudness's review" Big and bold"

Fender '65 Twin Reverb [1992-Current]
The Fender Twin Reverb '65 reissue is Fender's modern take on the amp that defined a sound. For many years the Twin Reverb was THE amp to get if you wanted loud and powerful clean tones in a real deal package. The sucker was heavy and loud, but if you wanted that punchy and clear clean tone that could cut through class at a mile a note, the Twin Reverb was your amp. Through the years it has evolved a bit as time goes on, and eventually Fender decided to reissue the model that many consider the "golden" era for these amps, which was the mid sixties blackface model. This amp puts out a whopping 85 watts of clean power and features two channels. The normal channel has two inputs and has volume, treble, middle, and bass controls as well as a bright switch. The vibrato channel has the same controls, but adds on reverb, and speed and intensity controls for vibrato. It's loaded with 2 Jensen speakers and weighs in at about 65 pounds.

UTILIZATION

Getting a good sound out of this amp can be easy or difficult depending on where it is you are playing. Being that's a loud and clean 85 watts, it's not an amp I would suggest buying for the bedroom or a tiny basement/jamroom. It needs a bit of volume to get that natural tube compression happening in full force. That's really the kicker with these amps... they do require a bit of volume to sound their best. That being said, with the right volume level/room this amp is very easy to dial in. The tonestack reacts like a typical Fender... sometimes it can seem like the controls aren't doing a whole lot, but that seems to be normal for these amps. Either way, it sounds good!

SOUNDS

As far as this amp goes, it's definitely one of the premier clean amps on the market. Fender really got it right in 1965, and fortunately they managed to preserve that integrity for the most part on the original amp. I really like using this one for country or blues tones. It has a certain gutsy quality and sparkle that works well for either of those styles. It's only a clean amp... unless you are playing Shea Stadium you aren't getting this thing to even come close to true distortion, and if it's anything like the master volume silverface models... it doesn't really distort all that much anyway. That being said they do sound good with pedals in front of them, so you could put your favourite drive in front and watch the notes fly. In short, it's a great sounding clear Fender amp that accurately recreates that sparkly and jangly, yet very full bodied clean sound of the '60s and through to today. Not to mention that waterfall of clear Fender reverb that is truly the best in the business.

OVERALL OPINION

All in all I think the Fender '65 Twin Reverb is a pretty fantastic sounding amp. Yes, it needs to be turned up, and yes, it's not nearly as portable as some others out there. However, yes it does sound amazing. At about $1,500 new it's priced comparatively with Dr. Z and other similar amps, but you're still getting great value for money. In short, if you're looking for a high wattage and truly glorious sounding amp that covers all your needs for a loud clean tone, you cannot go wrong with a Twin Reverb!
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iamqman09/03/2011

iamqman's review" Classic sound and tone"

Fender '65 Twin Reverb [1992-Current]
The Fender twin reverb is a classic sounding amplifier is one of the most successful amplifiers offender has ever produced. Is a classic sound with its 212 inch speakers into channels one for the reverb tremolo channel and one for the normal channel. This is 85 W amplifier in with its clean town can get very loud and punchy. It is a great low game or no gain it all amplifier that takes various effect petals and distortion or overdrive petals very well.

This amplifier is limited on its features and mobility. It has a simple selection of EQ ring of base trouble and and volume you are missing the middle and presents that you would see on a Marshall amplifier's or many other amplifiers. This is a great amplifier for dialing in a good bluesy classic rock town.

UTILIZATION


Inputs: 4 Inputs (2 per Channel)
Auxiliary Input: 1/4" Footswitch Jack
Extension Speaker Jack: External Speaker Jack
Channels: Two Channels (Normal and Vibrato)
Power Handling: 85 Watts into 4 Ohms
Rectifier: Solid State Rectifier
Controls: Normal Channel: Bright Switch, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass. Vibrato Channel: Bright Switch, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Reverb. Vibrato: Speed, Intensity
Hardware
Cabinet Material: Baltic Birch Plywood Cabinet
Pilot Light Jewel: Red Amp Jewel
Handle: Molded Black Handle
Tilt Back Legs: 19" Tilt Back Legs
Front Panel: "Blackface"™ Style Control Panel
Amplifier Length: 10.5" (26.7 cm)
Amplifier Width: 26.5" (67.31 cm)
Amplifier Height: 19.87" (50.46 cm)
Amplifier Weight: 64 lbs. (34 kg)
Effects: Reverb, Vibrato
Speakers
Speaker: 2-12" Jensen® C12K, 8 Ohm Speakers with Ceramic Magnets
Speaker Impedance: 4 Ohms
Tubes
Preamp Tubes: 4 x 12AX7, 2 X 12AT7
Power Tubes: 4 x 6L6

SOUNDS

The tone of this guitar is very addictive and extremely usable. When you put a distortion pedal in front of it with maybe some delays or course you can get a great bluesy rock tone. This tone sounds phenomenal when coupled with a Fender Stratocaster guitar or even a Fender telecaster guitar. I'm not a big fan on this guitar with a mahogany wood by body guitar as much as I am with an older wood or a ash wood guitar. It allows the guitar if it's a brighter or medium warmth guitar to really bring out the no separation in clarity. Much better than a mahogany wood guitar can do in my opinion or to my ears. I find it a Fender guitar sounds the best through this amplifier and should be since they voiced both instruments to each other. I pretty much use this amplifier with a overdrive pedal or eight and or a delay pedal of some sort. It has a great singing sustain and a very pure tone.

OVERALL OPINION


I highly recommend this guitar amplifier to anyone is looking for one of the best sounding cleaning up the fires with a touch or reverb that you can ever get. It has a fantastic sound and it's extremely easy to play in antlers very forgiving in my opinion. You can find these amplifiers on the used market for right around $800 and sometimes even less than that. I have seen this guitar amp in the classifieds or the used section in places for right around $600 in this market. So these get guitar amps are very easy to find and when they were originally produce they were highly saturated in the market. So they're very easy to find and you can get them at a great price even for very old ones. So if you need a good classic sounding clean amplifier that takes petals very well and have a great set tone and feel and look no further than this amplifier right here.
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iamqman04/21/2011

iamqman's review" Classic!!"

Fender '65 Twin Reverb [1992-Current]
The most beloved amp that Fender has ever created. This amp since its inception has been played the world over. Anyone who has ever spent any time playing the electric guitar has most likely plugged into one of these amps or has even owned one. This is one of the most classic amplifiers that this world has ever known and for so many guitar players, it has been there go to amp of choice.


• Type: Vintage Reissue Series Tube Amp
• Output: 85 watts into 4 ohms
• Speakers: 2-12" Jensen
• Channels: Dual Channels (Normal and Vibrato)
• Features: Reverb, Vibrato, 2-Button Footswitch,Tilt Back Legs
• Includes: 2-Button Footswitch for Reverb and Vibrato On/Off

UTILIZATION

Details
Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Power 85W
Speakers 2 x 12" Jensen C12K
Effects No Effects
Reverb Yes
EQ Ch 1: Treble, Middle, Bass; Ch 2: Treble, Middle, Bass
Amp Modeling No Amp Modeling
Number of Models 0
Number of Tubes 10
Preamp Tubes 4 x 12AX7, 2 X 12AT7
Power Tubes 4 x 6L6
Inputs 2 x Instrument (Ch 1), 2 x Instrument (Ch 1)
Outputs 2 x Speaker
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop No Effects Loop
Height 19.87"
Width 26.5"
Depth 10.5"
Weight 64 lbs.

SOUNDS

This amp is such a joy to play. Such a clean chimey tone that leaves such an impression on you that you crave the guitar even more. It has two channels and no one of them isn't a dirty channel. The second channel is for the vibrato or tremelo sounds. So you'll get that wavy sound from the speakers. Just listen to the some from Creadence Clearwater Revival called The Midnight Special. In the opening is basically this sound. Not sure if they used this amp...most likely they did because it is very clean and chimey.

OVERALL OPINION

This amp is a bit on the high side for combo in my opinion. At new these amps come in at around $1400. You can actually pick one up from the 60's or 70's for about half that price. If you want a new unplayed one then this is your ticket.

I would recommend this amp to an guitar player who likes collection gear or love the tone of the Fender clean amp. This is a staple in any guitar player's arsenal.
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moosers01/09/2010

moosers's review

Fender '65 Twin Reverb [1992-Current]
The Fender Blackface Twin Reverb '65 is the most highly regarded guitar amplifier in the Twin Reverb line.  Up until a certain year, Fender made these amps with a black face and without a master volume knob, and this distinguishes the amp from the later silver face models of the amp.  Beyond this however, it is quite similar in make up to the later models of the Twin Reverb.  The amp has two channels - one without effects and one with spring reverb and tremolo.  Each of the channels has two 1/4 inch connections for inputs.

UTILIZATION

The make up of the Fender Blackface Twin Reverb '65 isn't all that hard to follow.  The first channel has parameters for volume, bass, mid, and treble, as well as a bright switch.  The second channel has the same parameters as well as those to control the effects for reverb, tremolo intensity, and speed.  This amp has a great inherent tone, so when you have the settings in middle or so, you can usually get a pretty great sound right off the bat.  I've never needed to look at a manual for the Blackface Twin.


SOUNDS

I have used the Fender Blackface Twin Reverb '65 for recording with a Fender Strat and a Jazzmaster, and within this configuration I'm able to get some pretty incredible sounds.  I also used the amp with overdrive effects like a Tube Screamer and Klon Centaur, as well as a slew of other effects.  I can't say enough about the mix of warmth and clarity that this amp has to offer.  It is the perfect amp for getting a clean sound, and can even get some overdrive without a pedal when you turn the amp up a bit.  The Twin Reverb is one of my favorite amps in general, and the Blackface '65 is the holy grail of Twins...


OVERALL OPINION

While there is a reissue version of the Fender Blackface Twin Reverb '65 that comes pretty close, there is nothing like the original.  These are the most expensive Twins out there, but they sound better than any of them as well.  If you're in the market for a great amp, or know what a Twin can do and what the best that they have to offer, without a doubt you need to try the Fender Blackface Twin Reverb.
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