Final decision.... Fender 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by aanstadt, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. aanstadt

    aanstadt Electromatic

    38
    May 13, 2021
    Atlanta
    After literally TONS of back and forth between the Vox AC15C1 or a multitude of different Fender amps, I FINALLY landed on the Fender 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb.
    I was going back and forth between the Vox AC15C1 Special edition with a Creamback, 65 reissues, the Princeton line, and the 68 Deluxe. I let the price tag initially make the decision for me and came home with the Vox last week. After playing it for a week, all I could think about was the reverb on the 68 Deluxe. So I returned the Vox today (Thank you Guitar Center for the 45 return policy) and brought home this beauty.

    I did really love that Vox but not nearly as much as this. I’m going to have dreams about that reverb. And I love the two different circuits on this amp. Something the 65’s don’t offer.

    Anyway, I know I’m a bit of crazy person for all the back and forth, and I’m sure the Vox purists are really going to hate me. But this will be my one amp that I own for many many years! I’m so pumped!
    Cheers!
     
  2. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congrats, nothing wrong with taking a deluxe reverb over a vox, both fantastic amps but you like what you like..
     
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  3. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Congrats.

    One buys and plays an amp and guitar that inspires them.

    That's all that matters really.
     
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  4. oneforsorrow

    oneforsorrow Gretschie

    498
    May 15, 2020
    Iowa
    I so get it. I just found my “forever” amp and spent months comparing different models. I even had a spreadsheet to keep it all straight.
    Congrats and wishing you endless hours of musical bliss!
     
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  5. aanstadt

    aanstadt Electromatic

    38
    May 13, 2021
    Atlanta
    Thanks. What did you end up with?
     
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  6. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Great choice! You couldn’t have made a bad one.
     
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  7. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

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    68
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Congratulations, 68 CDRs are wonderful amplifiers.
     
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  8. oneforsorrow

    oneforsorrow Gretschie

    498
    May 15, 2020
    Iowa
    I went with a Magnatone Varsity Reverb. Found a screaming deal on a used one.
     
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  9. Londoner

    Londoner Gretschie

    221
    Dec 18, 2020
    UK
    Congratulations.
    Wish I could afford one right now. Always loved Deluxe Reverbs.
     
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  10. Flouswa

    Flouswa Country Gent

    Totally get it. I went through a similar thing with acoustic amps. Have fun! I'm still dreaming about a Vox at some point.
     
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  11. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    65
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    That is a very fine amp. Congratulations.
     
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  12. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    I love my Vox, but there's no way I'd have one if I didn't already have a Deluxe Reverb. Essential amperage, imho.

    Congrats on new amp!
     
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  13. Londoner

    Londoner Gretschie

    221
    Dec 18, 2020
    UK
    Vox are not the same as the early ones built in Dartford, UK.

    Funny thing is, in the late '60s, I worked in a London music shop that specialised in used gear.
    Everyone wanted Marshalls then, and we were overcome with secondhand AC30s nobody wanted anymore.
    Just to clear them out, we advertised a AC30 sale in the Melody Maker. No reasonable offer refused. If I remember correctly, some went for as little as £25.
    If only we'd known!
     
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  14. gjohnson441496

    gjohnson441496 Gretschie

    188
    Jan 2, 2018
    USA
    I have one. It's a great amp. Nice cleans and cranked to rock. Very versatile.
     
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  15. Wildwood609

    Wildwood609 Electromatic

    34
    Oct 12, 2018
    Earth
    Sweet! I had a 68 Custom Deluxe - it was a great amp, just too loud for me at the time. I couldn't get it to break up.

    I ended up going with the Vox AC15 handwired because of the built-in attenuator. The Vox is one amp I'll never be without.

    Both are great though!
     
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  16. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

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    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
  17. toddfan

    toddfan Synchromatic

    941
    Mar 12, 2012
    Kansas
    Congratulations on a fine decision!
     
  18. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Congrats on the amp . How 'bout a pic
     
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