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

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

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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!
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.
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.
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.
songboy01/31/2009

songboy's review

Fender '65 Twin Reverb [1992-Current]
This amp is All Tube baby!
4 6L6 Output Tubes
4 12AX7 Tubes
2 12AT7 Tubes

This amp pumps out 85w into 4 ohms

The only types of connectors on this amp are 1/4" inputs. You get 4 instrument inputs on the front, 2 for the "Normal" side (without vibrato and reverb) and 2 on the "Vibrato" side (with vibrato and reverb). I recommend plugging only one instrument at a time though, it definitely changes the tone when you plug more than one instrument in, it must be the power being split up. On the back there is the speaker output for the combo's own speakers, an output for an external speaker setup (I have not tried that yet) and a foot pedal input used to turn the vibrato and reverb on and off (foot pedal is included and has an vintage look to it, very cool.)

As for settings you get a 3 band equalizer in the form of three knobs (high, mid, low) for each side (Normal/Vibrato). You also get individual volumes for both sides and a "bright" switch that thins out the sound a little (I never use it, it usually creates a lot more hiss when toggled). On the Vibrato side you also get knobs that control the Reverb level, Vibrato speed and the Vibrato intensity.

UTILIZATION

Anyone who has ever used an electric guitar amp should have no trouble setting this thing up. The fact that this is a great sounding amp and that there is only a 3 band equalizer and two effects, it is very easy to get a great sound. I use it for a Fender Rhodes piano and a Parker Nitefly guitar and it sounds amazing every time. I purchased mine used and did not receive a manual with it. I can't imagine anything in the manual other than specs and tube charts that could be useful. You can find all you need to know on the internet these days anyways.

SOUNDS

Does is suit my style of music? Like a velvet glove! I love this amp, its so versatile. Like I said earlier, I use it for a Rhodes and a Parker Guitar, but I also have been none to use it with synths, Organs, and a mandolin and everyone of them sounded great. The Spring reverb that is built in is one of the best I have ever heard. I have a friend who does a looping show with multiple instruments and he treats His Twin as a PA speaker and runs everything through it. He says that he will never use a different amp to do this because nothings sounds as good to him in comparison. I think overall I prefer a good heavier, warm tone and this amp definitely provides me that. It can also be very clear/bright too, but thats not my usual preference. Like I mentioned earlier, I never use the bright switches. It just sounds too thin to me.

OVERALL OPINION

I have had this amp for around 5 years and have used it religiously. The best thing about this amp is the fact that it sounds great no matter what I plug into it, and I mean GREAT! What I don't like I guess would have to be how heavy it is, but that has no real bearing, I would use it if it weighed as much as my Rhodes. I own an older Peavey guitar amp with reverb and also tried a Fender Deville amp as well as various studio amps. The old peavey was actually not to far from the Twin's Quality sound but the Deville falls short in my opinion.
These things are at least a $1000 brand new and go for around $700 used in good condition....but I got mine for $400 bucks and it was in great condition. So...that is an amazing value. But if I were to buy one brand new, I would still feel pretty good about it.
I hope I never lose this amp, but if I did, I would start saving for another right away.
frankiki10/01/2013

frankiki's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" 65 twin reverb reissue, real pro gear"

Fender '65 Twin Reverb [1992-Current]
after 8 years, it is also new at the beginning, very powerful, very reliable, a classic ... no need to describe it, or see fender.com in previous reviews. covered the spectrum is impressive, the overdrivées to open in very low octave violin viola with multiple delay infrabasses, it denies you nothing, and the more it makes him laugh.

UTILIZATION

one branch, the standby is removed, we play.

SOUNDS

the top of the clear, gorgeous reverb, vibrato like kill bill, with my strat or my art in all styles with a few effects pedals can be everything from legends of rock to modern metal, the VARIETTE to radiohead, bossa jazz, funk, 8 years of happiness to him and me. the few times I've played up to 3/10 of the volume, I covered the whole world that I scratched more than one string at a time, but it was just bitching to their friends, anyway it is impossible to do from distortion in a ts, rat or other drive shop on one of the channels is a must have. its always a very defined and true to the instrument.

OVERALL OPINION

of my first idols, led zepp, the police, etc.., to acoustic sets taka en10 on one channel and voice over another with tc harmony gxt, the sound of legend was there, as I had dreamed.
great, but it takes a guy to lug it around (-1), or have roadies. On the other hand, it is less heavy and bulky than a full stack Marshmall or otherwise, while certainly powerful in terms of sound projection (db / w / m) and more versatile.
I have known and had many others before combos, as the worst stews MG100DFX, means blah kind Valvestate, of quite a peavey at Studio15 and Marshall, but also good as the Vox AC30 or Laney VC100 .
if it again? can be supersonic or Prosonic would make me hesitate, but I did not try enough to be on. in any case, I do not regret buying my Twin, it was my best amp, I was able to pay at age 32, ze big reward with cachetons saved.
I would recommend this amp to that of ambition in terms of musical panel, a need for power and a strong back, for whom this will be a reliable basis for years, and lose some (not see) if he resells. or those who need a reliable and attractive backline to get performers on stage or in the studio that will simply take their pedalboard to find their sound.
philipps205/10/2013

philipps2's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Fender can do much better ..."

Fender '65 Twin Reverb [1992-Current]
I buy this amp (very expensive I think) to get the "replica" of famous TwinReverb 1965, I went on the site Split French to have some information about this "reissue" or could read at the time that the original amp was faithful reproduction! A far cry from the original focus of the amp sound but you can not really call it a replica or clone what ...

UTILIZATION

Getting a good sound is all relative ... it is a very amp access to the Clean!

SOUNDS

If the sound is fairly decent, good volume, a tonestack rather not too bad, it should be noted the presence of a lot of noise, an extremely difficult to adjust reverb (you all or nothing ...) and especially the "poc poc poc" vibrato that makes it difficult to use ...

OVERALL OPINION

Overall opinion is quite simple it is an amp that is has an exorbitant price for what it is and you said that the new price for you will always find a nice vintage Silverface it will sound just fine.
savardgiom01/21/2013

savardgiom's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" it is beautiful, but it weighs"

Fender '65 Twin Reverb [1992-Current]
Everything has been said.

85 W lamps.
Very heavy.

2 channels: one single (gain, EQ)
The other with gain, EQ and tremolo

no master!

as usual Fender: 0 can not hear anything, not 1 and 2 it is almost too much

UTILIZATION

It's simple, it's nice

You can play on two channels at once.
(I did a concert where the sound of the bar broke. I put the song on the first channel and it worked fine.)

SOUNDS

Fender sound. Clear. High light and high volume. This is not an amp that goes into distortion.
on the other hand, high volume ... beautiful dynamic crunch to die for (arrived at 8, 9 or 10). EXCEPT that it is unmanageable bar ... I have not done a concert (unless one actually) where I played more than 2 (the amp being taken).
For recording against, you can have fun.

This wonderfully cash pedals.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had 3-4 years.
I had a blues junior (not at all the same destination).
I tried the 40 W (blues-I-don't-know-what-more), the Peavy 30 watt lamps also, VOX (AC 30, AC10TV) ...
... it's all about the sound you want.
To clear the pedals and put the front is perfect.

HOWEVER!
weight (I had to buy a flightcase).
and too powerful. Even in concert, as the amp is taken, not need as much.
And bars: no need for much either.

I like it
I keep
but if it again I would take a less powerful in the same range.
Mambosun03/21/2010

Mambosun's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender '65 Twin Reverb [1992-Current]
Silver face Twin Reverb 1974 and bought by Rvis retub occasion.
Very powerful 100 watts true but I did tweaker (adding a toggle switch Surle rear panel) to use only half of Afgha of his power, ample in rpet or gig.
2 coming in, efftes reverb and tremolo actuated from a crankset.

USE

A manual? what a joke!
The sound is superb, no need to tamper with rglages long to notice.
For cons, I find that the best results are obtained by the master background, much like the bypass.
The boost, pulling the master button provides extra presence and aggressivit.
Tone of the rglages are super effective when we put them all zero, no sound is heard!
The switch that reduces the output power allows me to get a good grain without the volume is too powerful.
Directly or with my pedal board (8 pedals) the sound is excellent.
overall sonority may vary embarqus HP: eg JBL sound more aggressive than Fender (Rola) that quipent my model.

SONORITS

Very versatile amp perfectly comfortable in all styles: Jazz, blues, rock, etc .... Mtal
I use it with single coils or humbuckers, I have my same branch electro acoustics and the results were very surprising t.


NOTICE GLOBAL

I use it for almost 25 years with original tubes.
I tried a lot of models and transistor tubes, vintage and modern, the Twin Reverb remains incomparable and indmodable.
Extrmememt solid construction, mine is fallen several times without damage.
As he weighs against the weight of a death does not ideal for lugging in rpet.
Pillow12/13/2007

Pillow's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender '65 Twin Reverb [1992-Current]
Official sources:
Series: Vintage Reissue Series
Type: Vintage Reissue Series Tube Amp
Output: 85 watts into 4 ohms
Speakers: 2-12 "Jensen ® C-12K, 8 ohm Speakers with Ceramic Magnets, p / n 0057146000
Channels: Dual Channels (Normal and Vibrato)
Features: Reverb, Vibrato, 2-Button Footswitch ...
Controls Normal Channel: Bright Switch, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass
Vibrato Channel: Bright Switch, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Reverb, Vibrato: Speed, intensity
Covering: Black Textured Vinyl with Silver Grille Cloth
Weight 64 lbs. (29.03 kg)
Dimensions Height: 19.87 "(50.46 cm)
Width: 26.5 "(67.31 cm)
Depth: 10.5 "(26.67 cm)
Power Handling N / A
Tube Complement
4 X 12AX7,
2 X 12AT7,
4 X 6L6,
Solid State Rectifier
Cover Uses cover p / n 0050250000, (Not Included)
Accessories 2-Button Footswitch for Vibrato and Reverb On / Off p / n 0994058000
Footswitch Uses 2-Button Footswitch ACCY. p / n 0994058000, MSRP $ 64.99
Introduced 1992

UTILIZATION

Super simple.
It sounds all the time!
Not need the manual.

SOUNDS

A faithful reproduction of the most used amp in the world of music! If you need a clear, strong and muscular, capable of competing on stage with a drummer who has a heavy hand, the '65 Twin Reverb ® is the amp for you. This amp has participated in all gatherings of music imaginable, and even today it continues to expand its musical heritage. (Source fender)
They do not lie

- Will it fit your style of music?
Rock, Pop, Post-rock, ... Perfect!
- With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play?
73 U.S. Telecaster Deluxe + see my profile
- What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "bold ",....)?
Warm, crystal, clear, clean ... Once you try.
- What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?
I love this amp. Nothing to change.

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
2 years
- What is so special that you like most and least?
+ Sound
+ Strong
+ Control
+ Reverb and vibrato
- Weight
- Size
- Price
but what do you
- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Marshall VS 100
Marshall DSL
Orange AD30TC
Mesa F50
- How would you rate the quality / price?
I always say too expensive but here ...
- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
Yes
Do not hesitate, I dreamed a long time and it is up to par.