The reverb can be subtle or intergalactic depending on the setting while the distortion channels add a muscle-bound boost to the warm tube sounds. The modified preamp circuitry improves overdriven note definition, so you'll have articulate sound no matter how hard you push this amp. I cannot believe how awesome the different guitars sound through this amp, the spring reverb is great also. I wanted a really great warm clean tone that I could build upon with my pedals. I considered a power break, or mod. Playability With , I can bleat on about how the playability is infinite because of the amount of effects and amp types that are included in the box. Well if you fall into that category, the fine folks at Fender have you covered! It's less spiky in the upper mids and low trebles for the most part - but as we say, do watch those tone controls with bright guitars.
The cleans are amazing and the Drive and More Drive channels have an excellent blues sound. I would say that it would work well for anybody looking for literally the most classic of classic blues rock tones, whether they favor single-coiled Fender guitars or something with humbuckers, like a or. The speaker is contained behind silver sparkle grille cloth. If you need to play harder, but retain the warmth of a valve amp, should be a more than satisfactory alternative. Sweetwater Rocks and so does this Amp. A few days later I get a call from my sales rep, Jon Krempel, telling me I was mistakenly shipped a used amp.
You will not go wrong with Sweetwater or this amp. I am happy with the amps versatility overall. I always relied on amp simulation plug-ins, but I didn't realize how much better a real amp could sound until I tried this amp. This amp does not disappoint! Don't be put off by anything you read. This function is also footswitchable, giving the amps effective three-channel operation. Might change the sound a bit, I suppose.
So people buy this thing for the clean sound. I couldn't control the thing. What is your opinion of this product? Instead it has its own little op amp to drive the signal to and from what some see as a clunky, mechanical relic from yesteryear; others as the absolute and only way to create reverb in guitar amps. Being a gigging amp, it needs that solid construction, or else it would be dead after one gig. Forty watts may not sound like a lot, but just keep in mind that 40 watts of tube power is much more powerful than the equivalent in a solid-state amp. And after many years, I finally bought one. It comes with some buttons to help refine your sound too.
The Deluxe has a thicker midrange with a chewier overdrive texture and a more compressed dynamic response. One being the pilot light went out and to change the speaker is a hassle, because you have to be certain the screws line up well as you hold the chassis in place. Turning the knobs in either direction yielded pretty noticeable results and it wasn't long before I had dialed in a very sweet and usable tone that brought to mind that classic Fender sound. With something as straightforward as this, the most thing you have to enjoy is the tone. It might seem like a small thing, but the legion Hot Rod users out there will tell you that this will make a massive improvement to legibility either on dim stages, or under reflective lighting. I've found that I'm able to better control the volume of the amp with the volume knob on my guitar. Only problem I have had so far.
The reverb dial is very responsive and I was able to achieve anything from light reverb, which added some extra warmth and fatness to my tone, all the way to super saturated reverb that was reminiscent of classic hall style reverbs. If you are looking for an amp that can dial in that perfect clean tone best suited for jazz, country, rockabilly, pop, and rock, this amp is it. One twelve inch speaker How many effects does it have? Made in Mexico now vs. There are two input jacks with high and low sensitivity, to match to the widest range of guitars. Thanks for everything, Jon, Jay, and Sweetwater!!! Hot rods distortion tones were a lot better than any of the other amps and gave the tone I was really looking for. If you buy it because its cheap, think again because the amount you will spend on repairs will make it the same price as a more expensive amp.
Everyone makes mistakes--but not everyone fixes them like Sweetwater! The workaround is to plug into the second input jack, which is slightly lower in volume than the first one, and get good at finding 1 and a half on the volume pot. Then I discovered the great Dr Z amps in 2000 and ended up owning quite a few of those along with other higher end brands. My advice- call Sweetwater and order one, You won't be disappointed. I'm excited to hear how it will sound after 100 hours of use. Saturated, warm and rich tones that will fallseamlessly into any track you're working on. This amp starts to sound its best when you have it up to 4 or 5. Sweetwater is Top Rate with customer service, from your first phone call, to resolving any issues that might arise.
And finally, it has a presence knob, which I always find a weird one. One — just reverb How many channels does it have? So I furthered my research. My preference is for gain to be set at six — I like it driven, but not too dirty. When I bought it, I said it was great. The brightness of that input worked better with the fat humbucker sounds, especially on the overdrive channels. Shoppers, remember what you're looking at. In 2002, production switched to Mexico, and the current iteration — the — began production in 2010.
I've been playing for 35 years and have owned a bunch of different amps. The amp is a home run for Fender, and me. Put it on any reasonably sized stage and crank it, and you'll be shiny! After playing a variety of amps from other companies, I kept coming back to the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. This amp is the reason I leave my Marshall half stack at home. It was a sensible business decision when a lot of people were probably still claiming the whole thing was just a fad! In my opinion, you can get a good alternative sound out of it Bush, Green Day, Nirvana, Pearl Jam. Its versatility and ease of use make it a great buy for anyone from the hobbyist to the gigging musician.