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  • Bobby1Note
    started a topic combo amps revisited,,, Fender Deluxe

    combo amps revisited,,, Fender Deluxe

    This past weekend I sat in with a new bunch of guys for a lil' jam. One of the guys was playing thru a Fender Blues Deluxe, while another was playing thru a Hot-Rod Deluxe. I thought their "tone" was very enjoyable, while the volume was in no way "excessive" for playing live in a small room. Both sounded different enough that I'm now thinking of buying both of these amps, preferably "used", for my music room..

    Good idea? Bad idea? Is there something else I should consider?

    My current electric-guitar amps are a simul-class Mesa-Boogie Mk.III Signature Edition,,,,and a Roland Jazz-Chorus JC-77.

    My other amps are bass-amps (Mesa-Boogie B-400 w/ twin15" Road-Cab,,, 100w Yorkville BassMaster,,,, Yorkville YB-50 practice-amp), and I have an AER Compact 60/2 acoustic-amp.

     


  • Logieberra
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    I use combos only for gigging... a nice strong loud clean platform to use pedals with... 30 watts seems to be the perfect wattage for me and EL84s ... I use a Traynor YGL2 and Mesa Lonestar special 4x10 with a mixture of fuzz and dirt pedals to get my base tones

    I have done the whole head and stack thing and when you are mic'd 90 percent of the time its pointless and a Pain in the ass to haul around compared to a 40-60 pound combo

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  • Shaster
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    There are some guitar amp folks who don't like the Hot Rod Deluxe. There are a few less that don't like the Blues Deluxe.

    I liked and owned the "original" circa 1990's era Blues Deluxe amps although they were a bit too middy for my tastes, but they worked well with my Strats.  I regret selling mine.

    I still own an early U.S.A. made Hot Rod Deluxe amp that I mainly use for clean sounds - very nice for that. IIRC the HRD is made in Mexico now. However if you're worried about gear snobs and you're thinking Fender then I would suggest a Fender Deluxe Reverb and/or a Fender Super Reverb. I've recently used both of the reissue models and they're just fine, all things considered. I wouldn't bother with the originals as they would need too much work and upkeep, but used reissues would be good.

    The Vox AC15 or AC30 suggestion is also good for amp enthusiasts, although they aren't my personal favourite.

    But really, if you like the Blues Deluxe and the Hot Rod Deluxe - get them! They are usually reasonably priced used, because their street cred isn't as high as some other amps, and the later models weren't all that expensive to begin with.

     

     

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  • Axisplayer
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    No Bluesbreaker or AC30 in that room? How can that be? Obvious omissions noted from one guitarist to another.... :mantongue:

     

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  • loco_p_man
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    Bobby1Note wrote:

    This past weekend I sat in with a new bunch of guys for a lil' jam. One of the guys was playing thru a Fender Blues Deluxe, while another was playing thru a Hot-Rod Deluxe. I thought their "tone" was very enjoyable, while the volume was in no way "excessive" for playing live in a small room. Both sounded different enough that I'm now thinking of buying both of these amps, preferably "used", for my music room..

    Good idea? Bad idea? Is there something else I should consider?

    My current electric-guitar amps are a simul-class Mesa-Boogie Mk.III Signature Edition,,,,and a Roland Jazz-Chorus JC-77.

    My other amps are bass-amps (Mesa-Boogie B-400 w/ twin15" Road-Cab,,, 100w Yorkville BassMaster,,,, Yorkville YB-50 practice-amp), and I have an AER Compact 60/2 acoustic-amp.

     


    If you want a versatile amp with great tone, try the Rivera Chubster. Paul Rivera designed many famous Fender amps before leaving to set up his own company. It's got 2 channels and one is "Fender" tone, the other "Marshall". When I can scrape enough pennies together, it's probably what I will replace my Orange Rocker 30 with.

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  • Craig Vecchione
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    What is the use in your music room? For your enjoyment, for visiting band members, as a studio rig?


    I'm not so sure I'd invest in two Fender amps if you need a variety of amps/sounds, but if you only have to please you, then definitely get what makes you happy. Used is good as there's little to lose if you change your mind later.

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  • stunningbabe
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    i think you'll get a lot more replies in the 'amp' forum or 'electric guitar' forum.

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