Fender Tone Master Twin Reverb & Deluxe Reverb review

Fender’s latest amp releases put a different spin on digital modelling in very familiar-looking packages. But are the Tone Masters better than the real thing?

Fender Tone Master Twin Reverb and Deluxe Reverb review
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Guitar World Verdict

If you’re a gigging player who wants the style and punch of a black-panel Deluxe or Twin Reverb without the weight, these are definitely worth a listen...


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    The Twin has heaps of headroom.

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    Handsome vintage styling.

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    Ultra-light weight.

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    Digital reliability.


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    A few basic user-definable parameters would widen the appeal without spoiling the Tone Master’s single-model ethos.

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Ever since its introduction in 1963, Fender’s so-called ‘Blackface’ series has represented a zenith for the vintage era of American guitar amp design. 

Such was Fender’s dominance that two amps in particular, the Deluxe Reverb and Twin Reverb combos, went on to become standard equipment for clubs, recording studios and stages all over the world. Fender has reinvented the Deluxe and Twin several times, including digital versions with the Cyber-Twin and Cyber-Deluxe, both of which were introduced nearly two decades ago.

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Nick Guppy

Nick Guppy was Guitarist magazine's amp guru for over 20 years. He built his first valve amplifier at the age of 12 and bought, sold and restored many more, with a particular interest in Vox, Selmer, Orange and tweed-era Fenders, alongside Riveras and Mark Series Boogies. When wielding a guitar instead of soldering iron, he enjoyed a diverse musical career playing all over the UK, including occasional stints with theatre groups, orchestras and big bands as well as power trios and tributes. He passed away suddenly in April 2024, leaving a legacy of amplifier wisdom behind him.