Big Fender Amp + Effects Loop = ...?

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  1. baseballnolie34

    baseballnolie34 Member

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    I'm looking for the following specs on a new amp:

    1) Fender clean tones
    2) Good reverb
    3) Effects loop
    4) Big and loud; +40 watts

    What's out there that I should look into?

    All I really know are the fenders that fit my criteria: Vibroking custom, Twin, HRD, etc. But I KNOW there are better bang-for-the-buck amps out there that aren't necessarily Fender, I figure TGP is the group to ask!

    Whatcha got?
     
  2. merkaba22

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    Fender Concert (II)
     
  3. bgoez

    bgoez Stratocasters are my downfall!

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    custom shop dual professional... game... set... match!
     
  4. FenderBigot

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    Two words combined into one... SuperSonic.
     
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    +1 Great Amp!
     
  6. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    Yes, Supersonic. Two loops even, one can be engaged as a boost, and the burn channel is really great.
     
  7. FenderBigot

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    Check this out... may help you understand what the SS can do:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqWvw9QmxsQ " type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350">

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqWvw9QmxsQ
     
  8. merkaba22

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    However, the SS is not a hand wired PTP amp -- fwiw...
     
  9. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    How many Fenders with FX loops are? Not many.
     
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    the OP didn't ask for a PTP...did he?
     
  11. Standard 64

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    Well you pretty much matched specs with the HRDLX.Clip the R103 for a slightly better reverb,put in a Eminence Cannabis Rex and swap out the tubes and turn up the BIAS control a little and your set.
     
  12. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    There's a world of difference between a Hot Rod Deluxe and a Supersonic.

    That said, the Hot Rod Deluxe ain't a bad amp by any stretch. I think it's very cool actually. And there are used deals to be had.

    Me, if I wasn't already set, that Concert II for sale mentioned above would be hard to resist.
     
  13. CaptainJake

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    Can someone please explain to me why you would need an FX loop in a clean reverb amp???
     
  14. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    I agree with your sentiment. You don't unless you also use the gain channel on this amp, and that channel is really terrific, so I use it.

    My Dr. Z is one channel, with no FX loop, and I don't miss or need it.
     
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    Click on the youtube link I provided... you can use the loop like a boost with the SS!
     
  16. metz420

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    Any love for the Blues Deluxe Reissue? Great cleans, 40w, better OD channel than a HRDx, reverb and an effects loop. I dropped a BBE Sonic Stomp in my effects loop for some subtle, but very effective, tone enhancement. Adds back all those lovely frequencies that get lost in my chain.
     
  17. bgoez

    bgoez Stratocasters are my downfall!

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    I use it to feed the tube reverb of my dual professional to my non reverb bassman giving me a clean amp and a delay amp feed. many great uses to be had with it......
     
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  18. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    Yes, and it works SO GREAT! Just finished a service with it. Ya got your vibrolux clean, your bassman clean, either with the built-in boost, then save the gain channel for the really crunchy stuff, and I add pedals (gain and boost) at the front end and mod/delay pedals (actually my Line6M13) in the "other loop" (the non-switchable/non-adjustable one). RIDICULOUS versatility!
     
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    Get a reissue Twin, Super, or Deluxe Reverb (or original) and use one of the channels as a parallel effects loop. Take the "2" input on either channel and use it as a send for your digital time based effects (delay, chorus), send the effects signal to the input of the other channel.

    Presto! Parallel effects loop.
     
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    How hard/expensive is it to mod a effects loop into an old Fender? I've got a Bandmaster that could use it. I'd be down with a pre in and out with a Dumblelator style thing if that was easier.

    Thanks,
    Jamie
     

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