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The Fender Twin Amp is probably one of the most iconic guitar amplifiers ever produced. The 1965 Twin was produced during Fender's heydays of the mid 1960s. A huge number of guitarists used this classic amp exclusively for concerts, road shows, and recording.  In the blues world a significant group of harmonica players and electric pianists also loved this amp.
Fender Twin Amp
Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp 889406745780
Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp  889406745780

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp 889406745780

The Fender '65 Twin Reverb Amp is an authentic all-tube reproduction of the original classic! One of the cleanest tube amps ever, or crank it for slight crunch. Delivers 85W through two Jensen 12s. Has 2 channels, tube vibrato, tube spring reverb, tilt-back legs, and Blackface cosmetics. Includes 2-button footswitch. Order the optional Fender amp cover to protect your investment (see accessory box on this page).


Here's a nice comprehension video review of this amp complimentary of the guys over at GearWire:
Twins are famous for their powerful and clean sound. Also, since Fender was the first manufacturer to use a spring reverb system, the classic Twin sound also feeds off of this innovation.

In the back of the cabinet on the floor of the amp sits an imitation leather covered rectangular box that basically holds a number of long springs. The signal actually traverses these springs and that's where the famous Fender Twin Amp reverb comes from.
The Twin went through a number of phases. When the Fender name was sold in the 1970s, the familiar black control panel background was replaced with a metal silver panel. This Twin became known as the "Silverface," and is commonly regarded as the least preferable of the Twin series. An amp nicknamed "The Evil Twin" came next. It had a red overdrive knob and was "evil" because it had serious power to cut through the noise of any band.

The Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb is a copy of the 1965 classic. The amp is almost indistinguishable from its classic Twin predecessors. It's an amazingly clean tube amp that delivers 85 watts of serious power. As usual, this Fender Twin Amp features two 12" speakers, two channels, the famous tilt back legs that allow the amp to be positioned at an angle, a classic two button footswitch and the blackface panel background. This classic reissue also offers a genuine tube vibrato.

Any guitar player will tell you that tube amps are far superior to solid state amps and even though they cost more and that's definitely the case with this Twin. This amp will sound super clean at low to medium levels but it also can be cranked for a slight crunch. That unmistakable Twin sound comes through loud and clear.

This Fender product is the real thing. It combines classic sight lines and design with vintage powerful performance. Watch any late night TV show like Jimmy Fallon or Jay Leno and you'll see many bands with these amps in their arsenal. While not inexpensive, the durability, look and sound of this amplifier make it worth the price.

Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp 889406745780
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