*** Hot Rod Deluxe Amp Qs ***

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by TheAmpNerd, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. TheAmpNerd

    TheAmpNerd Member

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    Hi y'all,

    I've looked around and I'm trying to get some Hot Rod deluxe
    amps for kids at my school. I've gotten grants from people,
    little kids rock, Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium, and The
    Dallas Foundation. You can check out the projects here:

    http://www.donorschoose.org/TexasBluesProf

    Too reasons I chose the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Amps
    are I think they will hold up well (to kids) and tonal variety.
    They have the Fender clean tone and two overdrive
    channels - just what is needed to keep kids interested.

    Plus I don't think I'll have a problem maintaining the amps
    and they are much more durable than many.

    We just got a couple of the Classic Vib Strats for the
    advanced kids too. Check out that link and let me
    know what you think? We go the guitars, we need
    strings, supplies, and amps now.

    If you'd like to help out inner city kids feel free to make a donation too.


    Give the gift of music.
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2010
  2. ScioBro

    ScioBro Silver Supporting Member

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    my 2 cents about those amps and kids.

    need care with input jacks (kids yanking cords out or yanking cord sideways). maybe leave a cord plugged in and wind it 2-3 times through the carry handle
    as strain relief for the jacks.

    shut off and let the amps cool off before moving
    those amps have circuit boards inside
    the boards aren't super delicate but they're not the strongest things in the world either
    use care when moving in general (don't let em get banged around)

    inspect the rear of the amps to make sure
    there's no spot for small hand to reach in and get a lethal shock
     
  3. TheAmpNerd

    TheAmpNerd Member

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    Thank's bluesowl.

    All very good points and very well taken. Perhaps I should do change out the jacks with the standard switch craft jacks? Have to see if that
    would void the waranty.

    Also wondering if Fender fixed the resistor problem yet?
    Pretty common complaint/problem that causes all sorts
    of issues with channel switching etc.


     

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