Fender ’68 Custom Deluxe Reverb

Model/Circuit Number: Fender ’68 Custom Deluxe 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

  • Front: In 1 & 2, Volume, Treble, Bass, “Vintage” In 1 & 2, Volume, Treble, 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


Covering Material

Logo: Grille mounted, raised, chrome & black script “Fender” w/ tail
Weight: 42 lbs.
Speakers/Load: 1 x 12″ / 8 ohms

  • Speaker Model: Celestion G12V-70

Effects: Reverb, Tremolo
Watts: 22 Watts

  • Pre amp: 2.5 X 12AX7, 0.5 12AX7 reverb recovery, 1 X 12AX7 tremolo oscillator, 2 X 12AT7 phase inverter & reverb driver
  • Power: 2 X 6V6GT

Bias: Fixed
Rectifier: 1 X 5AR4


3 thoughts on “Fender ’68 Custom Deluxe Reverb

  • September 20, 2014 at 9:12 am

    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.

  • February 25, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    so….what did you do? I also wanted to tame the tremelo channel a bit with a 12au7 and asumed V2 was it , like the ’65 DRRI

  • September 29, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    I have a 1998 65 Deluxe Reverb reissue. I put a 5751 (G=70) in and it is magic. It tamed the verb. It no longer goes from hero to zero between 2.5 and 2.6 on the verb knob. Also have a JAN NOS RCA Black plate in verb chan with the twisted filament and double mica, a Celestion G12H 30W (55Hz). Its much better than the 68CDR’s Celestion 12-70W, and the “Fritz” (brings both chans thru verb/trem and extra half stage pream, mod Clean channel Marshal tone stack, and 50% reduced negative feedback. Next I’m ordering a Fromel “Supreme” Cap kit. That’ll be it I’m pretty sure.


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