The TG Guide To amp modelling
Fender’s classic workhorse is one of the most recorded amps of all time
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.
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