In 1993, Fender® released the “Tweed” series amps to great success and acclaim. The concept: what if a great old collectable 1950s Deluxe or Bassman® was customized with channel switching and Reverb The Blues Deluxe and Blues DeVille were launched as vintage-styled tube amps with “boutique” tone at mass-produced prices, and many pro players in the rock, country, and blues fields used them with great results.
After a few years, the Blues Deluxe and Blues DeVille were reborn as the Hot Rod Deluxe™ and Hot Rod DeVille™, when they received modified circuitry, a third “More Drive” channel, and Black/Silver cosmetic treatment. Though the Hot Rod series amps are more popular than ever today, increasing numbers of enthusiasts continue to request the warm tone, unique circuitry, features and look of the original versions. These “Reissue” models will be offered in addition to the Hot Rods.
The Blues Deluxe Reissue (223-2200-000) produces 40 watts into a single 12” Special Design speaker by Eminence®.
* Three 12AX7 preamp tubes and two 6L6 output tubes
* Normal and Drive channels, voiced for classic blues, country and rock styles
* Bright switch for Normal channel
* Fender spring Reverb
* Effects Loop
* Cloth Tweed covering, “Chicken Head” pointer knobs and chrome control panel
* Two-button footswitch (Channel/Drive-More Drive) is included.
* Model Name Reissue Blues Deluxe™
* Model Number 223-2200-000
* Series Hot Rod Series
* Type All Tube Preamp and Power Amp
* Output 40 Watts
* Ohms 8 Ohms
* Speakers 1-12″ Special Design Eminence® 8 ohm, 50 watt Speaker, p/n 0994812002
* Channels Dual Selectable Channels (Vintage and Drive)
* Features Independent Gain and Master Controls in the Drive Channel, Bright Switch, Effects Loop, Reverb, 1-Button Footswitch for Drive Select, Chrome Panel, Vintage Chicken-Head Pointer Knobs
* Controls Presence, Reverb, Master, Middle, Bass, Treble, Drive Select Switch, Drive, Volume, Bright Switch, Standby Switch
* Covering Genuine Tweed covering
* Weight 45 lbs
* Dimensions Height: 18.75″ , Width: 23.5″ , Depth: 10.5″
* Power Handling N/A
* Tube Complement 3 X 12AX7, 2 X 6L6, SS Rectifier
* Shipping Weight 52 lbs
* Cover Uses Cover p/n 0047485000 (Brown) MSRP $19.95)
* Accessories 1-Button Footswitch for Drive Select
* Footswitch 1-Button Footswitch for Drive Select p/n 0028890000
* Introduced 4/2005