57 deluxe™ amp control panel, Features include – Fender 57 Amp User Manual

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'57 deluxe™ amp

control panel

The original Fender Deluxe™ amp of the 1950s was a medium-

powered unit designed to let guitarists hold their own in a

small group. Upright bass and calfskin-headed drums were no

match for this little California suitcase! Then, as Blues, Western,

and Rockabilly bands began getting louder and wilder, the

overdriven tone of a cranked-up Deluxe found its way onto

countless smokin’ hot live and recorded performances.
Over the past five decades, from Memphis to Liverpool to

Texas, players of every conceivable style have employed this

awesome tone machine for its unmistakable warm, rich tube

tone. The original amps are getting hard to find, and their

prices continue to appreciate in the vintage collector’s market.

Players who enjoy the original tone, feel, and vibe will be

delighted by the ’57 Deluxe, now part of Fender’s prestigious

Custom series of all-tube amps with hand-wired circuitry and

premium components.
Lower settings of the “chicken head” volume control result in

harmonically rich clean tones perfect for authentic vintage

Rock, Blues, and Country playing; when cranked up, the

Deluxe’s fat, compressed, wildly distorted tone is not only

inspiring, but just plain fun. It also records easily, thanks to all

that natural compression.


Features include:

• Hand-wired all-tube circuitry on eyelet board.
• Late 1950s 5E3 circuit produces about 12 Watts.
• Mic and Instrument channels with individual volume controls.
• 12” Alnico-magnet Jensen P-12Q speaker as used in the original.
• Matched pair of Groove Tubes™ GT6V6 output tubes.
• 5Y3 rectifier tube helps provide natural compression or “sag.”
• Two high-gain 12AX7 preamp tubes, one of which may be substituted

with a 12AY7 for the original ’50s lower-gain sound, if desired.

• Finger-joined solid Pine cabinet resonates with a warm, woody tone.
• Genuine Lacquered Tweed covering topped off with vintage brown/gold

grille cloth and leather strap handle.

• Deluxe fitted cover is included.
• Designed in Scottsdale, AZ, USA. Made in Corona, CA, USA.

5 year warranty (US and Canada, other territories may vary)

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—Since 1946

A . STANDBY—When the amplifier is on, Standby will mute

all audio output from the unit.
• Use Standby during short breaks to avoid the tube warm-up

delay upon returning to play.
• Select Standby for the first 60 seconds when switching the

amplifier on to extend the life of the tubes.

B . FUSE—Protects the unit from electrical faults. Replace a

blown fuse only with the type and rating specified on the

top panel of your amplifier.

C . POWER SWITCH—Turns the unit on-off as indicated by

the power jewel. When this switch is off, the amplifier is

completely shut down.

D . TONE—Adjusts the tone characteristics of the amplifier.

E . INSTRUMENT VOLUME—Adjusts the loudness of the Inst.

{G} inputs.

F . MICROPHONE VOLUME—Adjusts the loudness of the

Mic. {H} inputs.

G . INSTRUMENT INPUTS—Plug in connections for your

guitar. Use input 1 (full sensitivity) with most guitars. Use

input 2 (–6dB) with high-output/pre-amplified instruments

or for a darker tone. The Instrument channel provides

more treble response than the Microphone channel.

H . MICROPHONE INPUTS—Plug in connections for your

microphone or guitar. Use input 1 (full sensitivity) with

most microphones and guitars. Use input 2 (–6dB) with

high-output/pre-amplified instruments or for a darker