Blackface Deluxe Reverb Specifications
- Make: Fender
- Model: Deluxe Reverb Amp AB763 circuit
- Year: 1965
- Configuration: 22 watt 1 x 12″ combo amp
- Power Transformer: 606542, Schumacher 42nd week of 1965
- Output Transformer: 606-5-39, Schumacher 39th week of 1965
- Choke: 606-5-39, Schumacher 39th week of 1965
- Reverb Transformer: 606-6-44, Schumacher 44th week of 1965
- Speaker: 465-538, Oxford 38th week of 1965
- Tube Chart: OL, December 1965
- Accessories: original two-button foot switch
Vintage Survivor Amplifier
The initial inspection of this 1965 Deluxe Reverb revealed that the amplifier had never been modified or worked on. Removing the chassis to document the date codes confirmed that all parts had remained factory original, including the tubes, speaker cone, and even the capacitors. All of the transformers are original and the old two button footswitch was tucked in the bottom of the cabinet, making this vintage Fender a true survivor.
After gradually powering up the amp, and plugging in a 1965 Jazzmaster, the Deluxe Reverb worked perfectly with one small exception. The tremolo effect was weak and intermittent, so a handful of components in the tremolo circuit were replaced, including the photooptic resistor. The original components are included with the amp and the two new caps were placed in the original cardboard sleeves, keeping the original look of the circuit. The beautiful set of original Mullard, RCA and GE tubes all tested strong. No other maintenance work done, and the amplifier still has the original 2 prong plug and filter caps. If you prefer to have a 3 prong plug installed we can do that for you before shipping the amp.
The blackface Deluxe Reverb offers unmatched versatility among vintage Fenders. The normal channel delivers amazing clean tones and pairs well with the overdrive pedal of your choice. The higher gain tremolo channel can produce pleasing distortion along with the built-in reverb and tremolo effects. If you can only have one vintage amplifier, the Deluxe Reverb performs at home, on stage, or in the studio.