The TG Guide To amp mod­el­ling

Fender’s clas­sic work­horse is one of the most recorded amps of all time

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1 Vi­brato Chan­nel

Fender made a rare mis­take la­belling the Deluxe’s tremolo cir­cuit as vi­brato, which is pitch mod­u­la­tion. It just stuck, though, and Fender has called it that ever since. With a full com­ple­ment of bass, mid and tre­ble tone knobs, this is the clas­sic ‘black­face’-era Fender con­trol panel.

2 Rearcon­trol­panel

No ef­fects loops or fancy mod­ern fea­tures, just a footswitch jack that tog­gles the vi­brato and re­verb ef­fects. This re-is­sue model is quite faith­ful to the orig­i­nal and fea­tures a Jensen loud­speaker as well as a valve rec­ti­fier.

3 Re­verb level con­trol

The other sig­na­ture fea­ture of Fender’s ‘black­face’ range was the built-in spring re­verb, which had pre­vi­ously only been avail­able as a stand­alone ef­fect. The Fender re­verb goes from a sub­tle halo that sweet­ens sin­gle notes and chords, to a full-on Dick Dale surf.

played clean, the sweet tre­ble, scooped mids and tight bass response with a dose of re­verb and vi­brato is in­stant Amer­i­cana

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