Fender Twin Reverb

Introduced in 1952 the Fender Twin Reverb is a legendary amp, renowned for producing crystal clear tones with a brightness that has become it’s signature. We tested a ’65 Reissue which was purchased around 2003.

The Fender Twin Reverb has 2 independent channels: Normal and Vibrato. The Normal channel has two inputs, a “bright” switch a volume control, treble, middle and bass tone controls. The Vibrato channel has the same controls as the normal channel, plus reverb, vibrato speed and intensity. Reverb is provided by a traditional spring system.

The rating is 85 watts RMS but this is a very loud amp, and most players will not push it beyond half way. Plug in a Fender Telecaster or Stratocaster and you will get a sound that has defined popular music, instantly recognisable and highly desirable. If you want versatility then it’s probably worth considering one of Fender’s more modern amplifiers.

At around £1200 this is not a cheap amplifier but if you want a real classic, there is simply no substitute.

Amplifier Type: Tube
Controls: Normal Channel: Bright Switch, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass. Vibrato Channel: Bright Switch, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Reverb. Vibrato: Speed, Intensity
Tilt Back Legs: 19″ Tilt Back Legs
Front Panel: “Blackface”™ Style Control Panel
Length: 10.5″ (26.7 cm)
Width: 26.5″ (67.31 cm)
Height: 19.87” (50.46 cm)
Weight: 64 lbs. (34 kg)
Preamp Tubes: 4 x 12AX7, 2 X 12AT7
Power Tubes: 4 x 6L6
Includes 2-Button Footswitch for Reverb and Vibrato On/Off

Further information: Fender