Going to buy a Fender too, final questions

g335

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Hello

Decided that I would buy a fender amp too.

I am deciding between the Hotrod series, Super Sonic, Deluxe reverb.

I want a amp that I can play Jazz, rock(all kinds), Chet Atkins style, Rockabilly(Brain Setzer type), Blues.

I will be using a Gibson 335, Fender Bass VI, Tele, and a Jazzmaster. I will use effects too.

Ready to buy,

Help
 

In Tune

Member
Hello

Decided that I would buy a fender amp too.

I am deciding between the Hotrod series, Super Sonic, Deluxe reverb.

I want a amp that I can play Jazz, rock(all kinds), Chet Atkins style, Rockabilly(Brain Setzer type), Blues.

I will be using a Gibson 335, Fender Bass VI, Tele, and a Jazzmaster. I will use effects too.

Ready to buy,

Help
From your description,, The new VM (vintage modified) Deluxe might be right up your alley. Great cleans, nice distortion as well. on board verb, chorus, delay,, Me like it.
 

g335

Member
From your description,, The new VM (vintage modified) Deluxe might be right up your alley. Great cleans, nice distortion as well. on board verb, chorus, delay,, Me like it.
Thanks for the suggestion but I do not like modeling amps, even tube amps with DSP's on them. I like when amps have tremelo(VOX).

I am sure it is nice, but I dont like that way. Plus I have tons of cool pedals that I want to use:dude

How would you say the regular Deluxe Reverb is?
 

In Tune

Member
First off,, the VM Deluxe is NOT a modeling amp.. tubes all the way,,, it does have digital effects.... It even has an effects loop.......Moving on,, The Deluxe reverb is very popular, tons of people love it, If you havent heard it,, try you tube,, lots of samples to check out....,,Personally, I think the VM will be a HUGE hit. Enjoy!
 
if your gigging the hot rod deluxe or deville, had the deville for a while, now have the easy to carry hot rod deluxe, mine has a Vintage 30 which gets it nice and loud, and I am running jjs 6v6s to get it down to 22 watts around the house, really love 6v6s, the DRRI really had so many limititons, the hot rods have a much better clean tone than the supersonic IMO, really find their clean tone hard to beat, the od and more od, I personally like but some people can not seem to figure out how to use the guitar volume to set the more od on the amp. They do take pedals, I have a mesa v-twin, the effects loop on the hot rods is great, I don't expect the drri to have one, its similar to my vibralux custom I expect.
 

g335

Member
if your gigging the hot rod deluxe or deville, had the deville for a while, now have the easy to carry hot rod deluxe, mine has a Vintage 30 which gets it nice and loud, and I am running jjs 6v6s to get it down to 22 watts around the house, really love 6v6s, the DRRI really had so many limititons, the hot rods have a much better clean tone than the supersonic IMO, really find their clean tone hard to beat, the od and more od, I personally like but some people can not seem to figure out how to use the guitar volume to set the more od on the amp. They do take pedals, I have a mesa v-twin, the effects loop on the hot rods is great, I don't expect the drri to have one, its similar to my vibralux custom I expect.
Hotrods can cover Brian Setzer style rockabilly?
 

GCDEF

Supporting Member
I liked the Supersonic a lot. Very versatile, but like a lot of Fender amps, it likes to be cranked to sound its best, especially on the clean channel.
 

wgs1230

Fully Intonatable
Supporting Member
I'd normally recommend the Deluxe Reverb for that range of sounds, but the Bass VI is a red herring: if you want a clean sound from that one, you're probably going to need a higher efficiency speaker (e.g., the Weber Cali or NeoMag) to handle the lows than the 50w which comes stock in the DRri.
 
I own a Blues Deville 4x10 and a DRRI. The DRRI has it hands down. Definitive fender clan and great OD when you crank it. The Reverb and Tremolo define those sounds.

The Deville is way loud to get a good OD and the clean is not anywhere near the real Fender sound. The reverb is a bit anemic as well.

The hot rod stuff has crummy OD sounds.

You will never grow out of what a Deluxe can do. If you can only own one amp the Deluxe Reverb is the choice.
 

fishlog

Supporting Member
I would stay away from the Hot Rod series, I had the Deville and it was good for my first Fender amp but there are a lot of Fender amps that are much better.

The Deluxe I had was great but always sounded "boxy" to me. I find this true in any amp with only one speaker.

Never used the other amp mentioned.

The old Fender heads, Black Face, like the Tremolux, Bandmaster and Bassman are still very affordable I would look into one of them and then look into high end effects to get Reverb or Tremolo (as Leo called it).
 

earthlydescent

Senior Member
that bandmaster vm and the deluxe vm are freakin' amazing amps. the snappiest, most punchy fender i've heard for that price in years.
 

g335

Member
I'd normally recommend the Deluxe Reverb for that range of sounds, but the Bass VI is a red herring: if you want a clean sound from that one, you're probably going to need a higher efficiency speaker (e.g., the Weber Cali or NeoMag) to handle the lows than the 50w which comes stock in the DRri.
Maybe I will have to get a 2nd amp for the Bass VI.

I do not like amps that have built in digital effect systems(having chorus or tremolo is fine analog type)
The VM series I wonder if it is completely tube. Plus I already have effects so I would not use the ones on the amps.

The old BF amps are good? If they are good why do people still buy the new ones, and why doesn't Fender keep the specs the same on the reissues?

So I would need a Bassman or Super Sonic if I wanted to cover Brian Setzer's style rockabilly?

Does anyone like the Hotrod series?

Thanks for the replys. I will try to find old Fenders to try out, but I am in Japan so maybe hard to find.

Please keep your suggestions coming.
 
The old BF amps are good? If they are good why do people still buy the new ones, and why doesn't Fender keep the specs the same on the reissues?
The specs on the new are the same as the old but it is not PTP wiring because of cost.

People buy the new because of the $$$ of the vintage ones and how hard they are to find.

Deluxe Reverbs are not "boxy". Open back cab and the best tone you have ever heard from one 12" speaker.
 


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