Installment 4 Fender by the Numbers - The '65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue
The next amp up in the reissue series is the '65 Deluxe Reverb. This amp is slightly larger that the Princeton, featuring more power through a larger speaker. The Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb features 22 watts of output power through a single 12" Jensen C-12K vintage style speaker. The amp is driven by two 6V6 output tubes and also has the tube driven spring reverb and tremolo circuit. This amp also includes "b
Installment 3 Fender by the Numbers - The '65 Princeton Reverb Reissue
We'll start this installment with more definitions (yikes!). Over the years, Fender has modified, improved, and in some cases, replaced its all tube amp designs. As a result, some of the classic circuits in use are described by aficionados in terms of the cosmetics of the various amp models that contain these circuits. For example:
"Tweed" - These amps reflect the early years of Fender production and
Installment 2 - Sometimes Old is New Again
Just for a reference, I would like to start with my definition of "vintage", which is equipment manufactured it the 20-year window from 1952-1972. Some would argue that window could be pushed several years in either direction, but for the purpose of this tale, that's the baseline I'm using.
If you've checked, vintage Fender combo amps that both sound and look good are selling for insane amounts of money these days. You have to ke