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See The BOSS/Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb Pedal In Action

Disclosure Policy | Fri, May 11, 2007 | 497 |

Boss 65 Deluxe ReverbOK, we had a bit of fun at BOSS & Fender’s expense when they first announced their two new “classic tube-amps in a box” back in January, but to the duo’s credit, while it will certainly never take the place of a vintage Bassman amplifier, the ’59 Bassman pedal turned out to be a decent little tone machine.

Anyway, BOSS has now posted a video demo of the Bassman pedal’s brother––the ’65 Deluxe Reverb pedal––and like its sibling, this new stomp-box looks like a fairly worthy edition to your signal chain, particularly if you’ve been wanting to add a bit of tube-like reverb & vibrato mojo to an otherwise solid-state rig.

Controls appear to pretty much match those of a real Deluxe Reverb, including Level, Gain, Treble, Bass, Vibrato and Reverb, and the whole thing comes packed in BOSS’s usual solid-as-a-tank metal chassis.

Digital modeling has come a long way in the last few years, and while I don’t see myself trading in my Class-A tube amp anytime soon (read: when they pry my cold, dead hands off the tweed,) digital effects of this quality could go a long way towards bringing tube-like tone to the teeming masses.

Check it out (follow link, click the tab marked ‘Video’)… I’d be interested to hear what you think.