Harmony Central Forums
Announcement
Collapse
No announcement yet.

Fender Deluxe VM-initial review

Collapse



X
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16






    Quote Originally Posted by SirJackdeFuzz
    View Post

    Does anyone want to try and predict if this new VM range will out-sell the current 40W Hot Rod series ?




    I would be surprised if it doesn't after living with the SCXD for a year.the only thing I could want is more power for stage use.after many years of going through amps I have to say this little 299.00 wonder has it.I had a 66 deluxe reverb that I foolishly let go of and this is the first amp I have truly loved since that one. from what I have seen on youtube the 40 watt deluxe is just what I have been waiting for.

    Comment


    • #17






      Quote Originally Posted by koti123
      View Post

      I would be surprised if it doesn't after living with the SCXD for a year.the only thing I could want is more power for stage use.after many years of going through amps I have to say this little 299.00 wonder has it.I had a 66 deluxe reverb that I foolishly let go of and this is the first amp I have truly loved since that one. from what I have seen on youtube the 40 watt deluxe is just what I have been waiting for.






      MMmmmm, even more though choices then !

      As i am one of the few that actually like the drive and more drive tones from the Hot Rod series, but the VM's does sound good on the net !
      ________________________________

      Gibson SG Faded (w. SD A2P's)
      60's Classic Series Tele (w. Bareknuckle Flatt '50s)
      Ibanez Artcore AG75 (w. TV Jones TV-HT's)
      Gibson LP Jr. Special (w. Phil X PX-100)
      Tokai LS92 (w. SD WLH set)
      Black Arts Toneworks Pharaoh
      1966 Bassman / Thunderverb 50 / block letter 5150 / Marshall Class5



      Good deals with : Pepperduck, TylerDurden24, iualum, hangwire, friction, Dr.Picklebottom, dmbluesguy, Mr JinX , dhouser3 & The Riffer.

      Comment


      • #18
        does it take to distorion pedals well i know progiuitarshop use the reissue now to demo most of their pedals. I got a 5150 im looking for something lighter and i have a ton of distorion pedals so one should suit im about 400 bucks away from buying one of these i think.
        My Gear
        Ibanez RG2570Z Prestige, Edwards LP, Gibson LP Studio, Gibson LP 60's P90's, Peavey HP Special, G&L legacy HSS, Fender American Sp Tele,Fender Dx Strat, Fender MP Tele,LTD 351NT, Taylor 310ce
        Amps
        Orange Rocker 30, Vox AC 15 and many pedals

        Good trades with:
        james reuter,bro blue,cody 4474,thesleepless,FredJr,used666,Twisty571,Cadfael ,Jim Hunter,Infragreen,Cyfan,lockbody,soholounge, pedmans,maltomario,wolfbane20,caeman,nd1337,ejendr es,mark nason,boonestunes, and many more

        Comment


        • #19






          Quote Originally Posted by matt rhoades
          View Post

          does it take to distorion pedals well i know progiuitarshop use the reissue now to demo most of their pedals. I got a 5150 im looking for something lighter and i have a ton of distorion pedals so one should suit im about 400 bucks away from buying one of these i think.






          Being a Fender, i would assume that it is VERY pedal-friendly !



          Much more than say, a Tiny Terror
          ________________________________

          Gibson SG Faded (w. SD A2P's)
          60's Classic Series Tele (w. Bareknuckle Flatt '50s)
          Ibanez Artcore AG75 (w. TV Jones TV-HT's)
          Gibson LP Jr. Special (w. Phil X PX-100)
          Tokai LS92 (w. SD WLH set)
          Black Arts Toneworks Pharaoh
          1966 Bassman / Thunderverb 50 / block letter 5150 / Marshall Class5



          Good deals with : Pepperduck, TylerDurden24, iualum, hangwire, friction, Dr.Picklebottom, dmbluesguy, Mr JinX , dhouser3 & The Riffer.

          Comment


          • #20
            yeah i have own a tiny terror a black heart i just sold today and an epi valve junior i wasnt real impressed with either of them not enough flexibillty.
            My Gear
            Ibanez RG2570Z Prestige, Edwards LP, Gibson LP Studio, Gibson LP 60's P90's, Peavey HP Special, G&L legacy HSS, Fender American Sp Tele,Fender Dx Strat, Fender MP Tele,LTD 351NT, Taylor 310ce
            Amps
            Orange Rocker 30, Vox AC 15 and many pedals

            Good trades with:
            james reuter,bro blue,cody 4474,thesleepless,FredJr,used666,Twisty571,Cadfael ,Jim Hunter,Infragreen,Cyfan,lockbody,soholounge, pedmans,maltomario,wolfbane20,caeman,nd1337,ejendr es,mark nason,boonestunes, and many more

            Comment


            • #21
              This is yet another update on the Deluxe VM.

              It REALLY has the ability to play SEVERAL types of music!!!!

              An all tube amp with your basic digital eff prcsg. I dreamed of this in the late eighties when I played thru a mesa boogie quad pre-amp in to a marshall tube stereo power amp with a rockman octoplus controlling my digital effects, talk about a set-up footprint. I still have a wall full of pedals, but with this as my gig amp all I need from stomp box stuff is my Boss tuner and my Wah!!!! Don't get me wrong I'll never get rid of my t-rex,t.c,fulltone,bigmuff pedals etc.. This does a Very good job of all that I need, programmable chorus, delay and verb. It's bitchin', the verb is really believable, it has the tube spring echo, but, my Twin's verb is better...saying that:

              This amp is 99% in my book, only cause the verb is not tube analog, but I play surf , 50's retro and I'll be rockin the stage with this lil pup!!!! You could lug the fender tank, but I think this may do it for most gigs!!!

              I think you should go and demo this deluxe, it's old ,....and...nu school!

              Comment


              • #22
                this is yet another update on the Deluxe VM.

                It REALLY has the ability to play SEVERAL types of music!!!!

                An all tube amp with your basic digital eff prcsg. I dreamed of this in the late eighties when I played thru a mesa boogie quad pre-amp in to a marshall tube stereo power amp with a rockman octoplus controlling my digital effects, talk about a set-up footprint. I still have a wall full of pedals, but with this as my gig amp all I need from stomp box stuff is my Boss tuner and my Wah!!!! Don't get me wrong I'll never get rid of my t-rex,t.c,fulltone,bigmuff pedals etc.. This does a Very good job of all that I need, programmable chorus, delay and verb. It's bitchin', the verb is really believable, it has the tube spring echo, but, my Twin's verb is better...saying that:

                This amp is 99% in my book, only cause the verb is not tube analog, but I play surf , 50's retro and I'll be rockin the stage with this lil pup!!!! You could lug the fender tank, but I think this may do it for most gigs!!!

                I think you should go and demo this deluxe, it's old ,....and...nu school![/QUOTE]

                Comment


                • #23
                  I just bought a Fender Deluxe VM used from ebay. I love the size and weight for a "grab 'n go" amp. Plenty loud enough. The reverb, although digital, is excellent. The delay is good. The chorus is ok , but, I still prefer my Boss chorus pedal. The clean channel sounds very nice. The Overdrive is fair to midland and took some tweaking to get the sound anywhere near where I like it. I'll continue to use my Keeley modded Tube Screamer although the onboard od on the amp has some nice soloing tones. My only beef with this amp is that the stock Celestion speaker when pushed, sounds a bit thin to suit me and the way the amp is built, makes it impossible to replace the speaker with say, a Vintage 30 or similar as the clearance inside doesn't allow for a change. The stock 12p80 has a depth of 4.7" and is almost touching the transformer and power tube cage. A Vintage 30 (5.3" Depth) or similar, higher quality speaker has a depth at least 5.0" or more. So, unless you plan on ripping out the baffle and replacing it with 2 10" speakers, you're stuck with the stock 12". I will however, live with the stock speaker and utilize an extension cab.

                  Overall, for the price, this is a decent amp

                  Comment


                  • #24
                    Played this at GC a couple weekends ago... seems like a great go to amp. If I ever see a used one locally for a decent price I might have to bite.
                    Live Rig:
                    Gretsch Tenny and Gibson SG Classic -> Some neat effects -> Peavey Classic 50 410 and/or Marshall JTM60 310
                    Need an exceptionally cheap sound guy in the general Western Pennsylvania area? PM Me.
                    Do you like Free Candy? Yeah? Then like my band!
                    Had a good trade/transaction/deal? Click here to tell HCEG about it!
                    Proud to be 1st Lieutenant in the SG Army Special Forces

                    Comment


                    • #25






                      Quote Originally Posted by Patuney
                      View Post

                      I used "Wild" as an example of the drive channel pretty much full up. At lesser levels, that blues/rock crunch with a touch of dirt is perfect. Super Champs are great practice/jam amps, this thing is a stage/band amp.




                      I know, old thread. These look pretty interesting. Still happy with it? A word about the Super Champ XD: I used one for over a year with a 30 watt Rola/Celestion 12" and found it to be loud enough for most clubs with full band. Later I installed a Rola/Celestion 60 watt 10" for grab and go (BIG magnet) and it was nearly as effective as with the 12". Amazing little amp. The vintage Marshall setting with a stock Strat was very satisfying.
                      "The best way to rob a bank is to own one" - William Black

                      My SUV 's bigger than yours

                      Comment


                      • #26
                        Four years now, hundreds of road shows, beer spills, fallen down stairs with it- the VM has stood up better than I have! Changed tubes just to get a different flavor, but both sounded good. I also bought a head version(bandmaster vm) as a backup, but have never needed it. All I will ever need in an amp, but of course, I have many others.

                        Comment


                        • #27






                          Quote Originally Posted by Patuney
                          View Post

                          Four years now, hundreds of road shows, beer spills, fallen down stairs with it- the VM has stood up better than I have! Changed tubes just to get a different flavor, but both sounded good. I also bought a head version(bandmaster vm) as a backup, but have never needed it. All I will ever need in an amp, but of course, I have many others.




                          Hey- since you mentioned it, what are your impressions of the Bandmaster head- actually considering picking one up at a local shop- I have hear a few horror stories of dysfunctional behavior due to the onboard effects.
                          Good deals with:
                          FineYoungFool,adark_one,Gibson2687(x3)tubedrt,tomh 777,Koflan,hvymtl939,shy,dcindc,vangkm, Mr.Pocket,baja85,jjpistols,pinchegordo,Norton666,
                          ny300percent.com,paulderlunas,Carbohydrates,GarysB lues,XMahkaihX,JeepDriver,Rokket2005,walleyealx,
                          AlleyTrash,BigPimpin'T,frankthomson,Bengal,tobildt eleez,lkdog,slappymcfinkles,Mbomn8r,teleblaster, taylorman22,vidiot72,abrasive,heartben,fretnwail,
                          downer01,bobonblonde, KingEdB,andrewemmel,solarpimp,tdepaul1313,kjrocks, suntired, RG 76

                          Comment


                          • #28
                            Bandmaster head-exactly the same as Deluxe VM, just use your own speaker box. I've had zero problems with either in the digital effects, but even a tiny turn of their control knobs can drastically affect your sound. Mark your sweet spots!

                            Comment













                            Working...
                            X