Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue Tube Combo Guitar Amp 40W 1x12


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Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue - Tube Combo Guitar Amp 40W 1x12
Blues Deluxe Reissue Control Panel

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The Blues Deluxe Reissue appeared on our recommended list for Tube Amps Under $1000 from June 2018 until November 2019 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by other tube amps.


As the name implies, the Fender Blues Deluxe is meant to reproduce the midrange warmth of classic tube amps used by blues players back in the '50s.

It is based on the Fender Deluxe amp of the same era, with modern elements like channel switching and reverb added to the mix.

At 40W, this tube amp can get really loud, especially when considering its triple 12AX7 tube preamp and dual 6L6 power amps.

More importantly, the Fender Blues Deluxe does all this while keeping the price tag relatively low, especially when considering that the footswitch is bundled with the amp.

Although this is a fairly highly rated amp and quite popular, it came off our recommended list in November 2019, not because there was anything wrong with it, but simply because there were newer amps with even higher ratings. You can see our current recommendations in our guide to The Best Combo Tube Amps for Guitar.


  • Power Rating: 40W
  • Preamp: 3 x 12AX7
  • Poweramp: 2 x 6L6
  • Speaker: 12" Custom Speaker
  • Input: 2 x 1/4", 1 x 1/4" (Power Amp In)
  • Output: 1 x 1/4" (Preamp Out), 1 x 1/4" (Footswitch Included)
  • Cabinet: Rear Ported
  • Main Controls: Presence, Reverb, Master, 3-Band EQ, Drive, Volume, Normal/Bright, Channel Select, Standby, Power
  • Weight: 45 lbs
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Tube Amps For Guitar.