Named for their black control panels, Blackface Fender amps are one of the company’s most famous and coveted product series, Pre-CBS (mid-1963 to mid-1965) models, and CBS (mid-1965 to mid-1968) models. Blackface amps were used on numerous famous recordings. Musicians who seek a great, chimey Fender clean and, when pushed, classic overdriven tone have found these amps to do that well. Emulating the beautiful sounds of the pre-CBS black amplifiers are several skilled artists and boutique amp builders (Louis Electric, Tone King, Headstrong). I have been fortunate to work with a few of these individuals and acquired few of the amps. Today I will showcase my new Deltone which now joins my other line of boutique amps shown below. The Deltone Reverb is modeled after a 1965 blackface deluxe reverb amp, comes as a 6V6/6L6 based, 22/30 Watt, single 12" combo amp. It's a two-channel amp with two inputs for each channel. One channel offers a straight sound and the other channel offers vibrato and reverb. One significant feature is that the original blackface deluxe amp did not have a middle control. Louis Electric offers the middle control, a great addition as it provides more control for the player's midrange sound. Deltone amp "comes standard with a 6V6 tube configuration. The amp can accommodate a 6L6 configuration with 35 Watts of output power. An additional feature with the 6L6 configuration is a 4k/8k option. This allows the player to simply switch the load to provide a cleaner or more distorted sound. The 4k option provides cleaner tones, while the 8k option will lower the wattage and provide quicker mid-range break up". The stock speaker is a Jupiter Ceramic and I will be swapping it out for a Jupiter Alnico, and that's the only change I will make. Below, To the far right is the Headstrong Verbrovibe amp, Deltone in the middle, far left front is Tone King Imperial 20th Anniv amp and to the back is Tone King SkyKing. Playing all these amps gives me a rush, they are built with the best components and are hand wired.