The year of 1968 was a transitional one 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 a 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 2x10” 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 Bassman® tone stack that gives 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.
- Power: 35W (tube)
- Tubes: four 12AX7, two 12AT7 (preamp); two 6L6 (power amp)
- Two channels
- Four inputs: two Custom, two Vintage
- Speakers: 2x10” Celestion TEN 30
- Impedance: 4Ω
- Controls: Bright switch, volume, treble, bass (independent each channel); reverb, speed, intensity (Vintage channel)
- Effects: reverb, vibrato
- Two-button footswitch included
- Fitted cover included
- Dimensions: 18.13” x 24.38” x 9.63”
- Weight: 41.8lb.