1968 was a transitional year for Fender amps, with tone that was still pure Fender, but a look that was brand new. With a silver-and-turquoise front panel and classy aluminum “drip edge” grille cloth trim, the Vibrolux Reverb received fresh new face as it remained the compact, gig ready amp of choice for pros and amateurs everywhere. The 1968 Vibrolux Reverb featured a unique 2 x 10 speaker configuration, which delivered snappy twang and big tube tone, while still incorporating world-class Fender reverb and vibrato effects. For countless guitarists ever since, the Vibrolux Reverb has been the go-to amp for classic Fender tone. The ’68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb Amp pays tribute to the classic look, sound and performance of Fender’s late-’60s “silver-face” amps. In a special twist, both channels boast reverb and tremolo, and the “custom” channel has a modified Bass man tone stack that modern players greater tonal flexibility with pedals. The amp also features quicker gain onset and reduced negative feedback for greater touch sensitivity. While fitting a sweet spot between the Deluxe Reverb and Twin Reverb, in respect to power and size, the ’68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb’s dual 10″ Celestion TEN 30 configuration and 35 watts of all-tube power deliver distinctive rock ‘n’ roll flavor. Metal 2 button footswitch to activate the Reverb and Tremolo as well as a protective slip cover included.Quicker ‘gain onset’ to provide greater touch sensitivity so when the amp is driven by playing intensity it will have a desired slightly distorted tone as well as added sustain. This is an important feature when conveying dynamics of a song.
Two – 10″ Celestion TEN 30 Speakers delivers strong, aggressive low-end and powerful low-mids that penetrates any mix with an attacking upper mid-range and an ice-cool top- end. Translation – the speaker easily cuts through loud stage levels.
Tube driven Reverb and Tremolo in both channels – the Reverb to create lush simulation of what the amp might sound like in large sonic reflective spaces – Tremolo simulates what the amp might sound like if it were spun around on merry-go-round during use.
Fender’s exclusive Bassman tone stack gives modern players greater tonal flexibility when using effects such as the Fender ‘Drive’ stomp box pedal.
Quicker ‘gain onset’ to provide greater touch sensitivity so when the amp is driven by playing intensity it will have a desired slightly distorted tone as well as added sustain. This is an important feature when conveying dynamics of a song.