Peavey Delta Blues vs Fender 65 Deluxe Reissue (Clean Test)

Peavey Delta Blues vs Fender 65 Deluxe Reissue (Clean Test) Comparison

We’re checking out the difference in tone between the Peavey Delta Blues and the Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Amplifier on the clean channel.  Both amps have quite a bit of headroom on clean and they both naturally start to break up once you get them to about 12 o’clock on the volume.  Both amps have different power tubes, the Fender has a set of 6V6 tubes and the Peavey has a set of EL84 power tubes.  This gives the American made Peavey a bit of an English sound, much like the Vox in the high end frequencies.  That said, it has more mid frequencies than a Vox.

Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Amplifier Video Reviews

Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Amplifier Video Reviews

Above: Fender ’65 Deluxe Overview Demo Video

Above: Fender ’65 Deluxe Demo Video #1

Above: Fender ’65 Deluxe Demo Video #2

Above: Fender ’65 Deluxe Demo Video #3 – Cranking up the volume loud.  Pushing the amp into natural overdrive.

About the Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb:

The fat, snappy guitar tones heard on many of our favorite recordings, from Memphis to Abbey Road, were made using the Deluxe.

  • 22 watts into 8 Ohms
  • Two 6V6 Groove Tube output tubes
  • One 5AR4 rectifier tube
  • Four 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • Two 12AT7 tubes
  • 1 x 12″ 8 Ohm Jensen C-12K speaker
  • Dual channels (Normal and Vibrato)
  • Tube driven Fender® Reverb
  • Tube Vibrato
  • Two-button footswitch for Reverb and Vibrato on/off
  • Black textured vinyl with silver grille cloth
  • 17.5″ H x 24.5″ W x 9.5″ D, 42 lbs.
  • Official Site

Although this amp is only rated at 22 watts, it’s simply LOUD.  It sounds great when it’s cranked but it can be too much for certain rooms and clubs.  Getting it to break up naturally can mean having the amp really, really loud.  It has no problems keeping up with a Hot Rod Deluxe, except the tonal qualities of this amp is way nicer.  (or at least I think so). :-)