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Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb Vs ’65 Super Reverb

Published 4 Dec 2020

Two of Fender’s popular reissue valve amplifiers – which one would you choose?

Life too short for long YouTube videos? See the ‘interesting bits and go-to sections timings’ below

Welcome to the show!
We recently did an episode comparing Fender’s highly successful ’65 Deluxe Reverb-Amp with the newer Tone Master Deluxe Reverb. You can watch it here:

That video spurred a whole load of comments asking us to compare other amps, but top of the list was the Deluxe Reverb Vs the Super Reverb reissues. We own both, so here goes!

In this video we discuss a bit of (very) loose history, then play them clean and cranked with classic single coils and humbuckers, before trying a handful of common or garden overdrive, distortion and fuzz pedals.

For everyone minded to comment on what we //didn’t// do, yes, we know we only used the high input of the vibrato channels. There are a whole other palette of sounds from the low inputs and the other channels, should you wish to experiment.
No P90s either. No idea how we omitted that – apologies to all you P90 people.

Pedals, amps and stuff in this episode:
• TheGigRig Three2One

• Sonic Research Turbo Tuner ST-300

• JAM Pedals Fuzz Phrase Limited Edition
UK & Europe:

• ProCo Rat 2 Classic Distortion
UK & Europe:

• JHS Morning Glory V4
UK & Europe:

• Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini
UK & Europe:

• BOSS DD-200 Digital Delay
UK & Europe:

• JAM Pedals Harmonious Monk
UK & Europe:

• TheGigRig G3

• Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb
UK & Europe:

• Fender ’65 Super Reverb

* Why do we have preferred retailer links? Find out here:

Interesting bits and go-to sections:
- Intro playing: 00:00
- What are we doing today?: 01:20
- A bit of probably inaccurate history: 02:25
- What is it about Black-panel amps?” 07:25
- Deluxe & Super core tones: 12:12
- …and with humbuckers: 16:18
- Reverbs compared: 18:17
- Turning up both amps: 21:38
- Tremolo: 22:48
- Turning up with humbuckers: 26:20
- …and Stratocaster: 30:34
- Today’s pedals: 30:30
- Tube Screamer: 35:40
- Bright switch in the Super: 39:20
- JHS Morning Glory: 42:25
- RAT!: 47:36
- Fuzz!: 51:40
- Gretsch?: 59:50
- Summing up: 1:02:45

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender Custom Shop 1963 Telecaster - Dan’s video at
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster (2001) – Mick’s video at
• Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 – Mick’s video at
• 1961 Fender Stratocaster - no video yet
• Fender American Vintage ’59 Stratocaster (2012) – no video yet
• Gibson Custom True Historic ’57 Les Paul Goldtop, Murphy Aged
• 1965 Fender Telecaster - no video yet
• Gretsch G6228 Players Edition Gretsch BT - video at

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