Fender ’68 Custom Twin Reverb

Model/Circuit Number: Fender ’68 Custom Twin Reverb
Years of Production: 2013 – Present
Era: Vintage Modified
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Silver front facing w/ blue screened labels
Knobs: Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 – 10
Faceplate

  • Front: “Custom” In 1 & 2, Bright switch, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, “Vintage” In 1 & 2, Bright switch, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Reverb, Speed, Intensity, Blue jewel pilot
  • Rear: Power cable port, 2A fuse, Power switch, Int speaker jack, Ext speaker jack, Footswitch jack, Reverb output, Reverb input

Cabinet

  • Dimensions: 19.87″ H X 26.15″ W X 10.375″ D
  • Handle: Vinyl strap w/ nickel plated caps
  • Hardware: Chrome tilt-back legs
  • Feet: Chrome Glides

Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: Black Tolex
  • Grill Cloth: Blue sparkle w/ aluminum drip edge frame

Logo: Grille mounted, raised, chrome & black script “Fender” w/ tail
Weight: 64 lbs.
Speakers/Load: 2 x 12″ / 4 ohms

  • Speaker Model: Celestion G12V-70
  • Effects: Reverb, Tremolo
    Watts: 85 Watts
    Tubes

    • Pre amp: 2.5 X 12AX7, 0.5 12AX7 reverb recovery, 1 X 12AX7 tremolo oscillator, 2 X 12AT7 phase inverter & reverb driver
    • Power: 4 X 6L6GC

    Bias: Fixed, adjustable
    Rectifier: Solid State

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    One thought on “Fender ’68 Custom Twin Reverb

    • September 20, 2014 at 9:10 am
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      The Fender 68 Custom Deluxe does have a tube rectifier, it is a 5AR4 and it is in V9 position.
      What I think may have changed to accommodate the reverb abd tremolo on both channels is a change in the tube layout.
      I just swapped the V2 (which used to be the first gain stage for the tremolo channel) from a 12ax7 to a Ecc81 (100% gain to 60% gain) apart from taming the tremolo channel (which is what I wanted) it lowered the custom channel to almost no sound. I suspect the layout is NOT as the 65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue.

      you may email me and let me know what you can find out. rwyjunior@comcast.net

      If I learn anything else I will let you know.

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