Fender unveiled its "Tweed" series to great success and acclaim in 1993. The concept: What if a great old collectable 1950s Deluxe or Bassman was customized with channel switching and reverb?
Behold the Reissue Blues Deluxe - a vintage-style tube amp with "boutique" tone at a great price that many a pro rock, country and blues player has used to superb effect. While its newer cousin, the Hot Rod Deluxe, has many modern refinements, more and more enthusiasts continue to request the warm tone, unique circuitry, classic features and sharp look of the original version.
Accordingly, the Reissue Blues Deluxe sends 40 watts of juice into a single 12" Special Design Eminence speaker, fueled by the two 6L6 output tubes and three 12AX7 preamp tubes. Its two channels, "normal" (with bright switch) and "drive", are voiced for classic blues, country and rock; other features include Fender spring reverb, an effects loop and two-button channel footswitch. The great look includes tweed covering, "chicken head" pointer knobs and a chrome control panel.
Fender BLUES-DELUXE-REISSUE Features:
Independent gain and master controls in the Drive Channel
2-button footswitch for drive select and reverb on/off
Vintage chicken-head pointer knobs
Drive Select Switch
Fender BLUES-DELUXE-REISSUE Specifications:
Type: All tube preamp and power amp
Output: 40 watts
Ohms: 8 ohms
Speakers: 1 x 12" Special Design Eminence 8 ohm, 50 watt speaker
Channels: Two selectable channels (Vintage and Drive)
Covering: Genuine Tweed covering
Weight: 45 lbs
Dimensions (H x W x D): 18.75" x 23.5" x 10.5"
Tube Complement: 3 x 12AX7, 2 x 6L6, SS Rectifier
Accessories: 2-button footswitch for drive select and reverb on/off