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Non-Fender amps with Fender Tone

Jmg11986

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I feel like I'm a big vintage Fender amp kinda guy. Love the distinct clean tone. Knowing that, which amps do you find to have similar Fender clean tone that is not a Fender amp?

Example: Today I was blown away by a Magnatone M10 A amp that I played. Playing in the tone boost section really sounded like a Deluxe reverb or princeton to me.

What are your thoughts?
 

skhan007

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I'm borrowing a friend's Two-Rock Opal. Damned if this thing doesn't produce the nicest blackface clean tone. I was stunned at how Fenderish the cleans are on this amp.
 

bobcs71

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Fargen Blackbird - my all time favorite amp for Fender BF type sounds

Valvetrain - my Trenton does a good FB type sound but has a hint of Vox flavor IMO as the volume gets higher
 

Bikedude

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My Tone King Metro sounds more "fendery" than any Fender amp I've ever ownded, excecpt my 64 Blkface Bassman/2X12, and it's close.
 

gigs

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Ceriatone Overtone Special HRM Bluesmaster. Loaded with great Fender cleans.
 

Fifthstone

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Don't laugh. Peavey Delta Blues 1x15. Reverb is not as good but the base tone is ther if dialed in right.
 

Greentone

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I really don't think anything beats a good Super Reverb, Vibrolux Reverb, Pro Reverb or a Twin for the Blackface Fender thing. Old Traynors come close though.
 

Onioner

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Sorry that i don't have a bunch of examples, but there are lots and lots of amps with voicings similar to a blackface. Possibly the most used preamp structure.
 
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I gigged with a '68 SFDR (D-120 grey frame) as my baseline tone, for 12 years. I was always looking for a spare

I tried one of the Holland LOBO 20. I ended up going to a JBL K-120

I tried a Peavey Classic 30. I ended up going to a JBL K-120. The clean side was cool.

I ended up with a K&M Custom 50 (with loop). This amp has cleans only touched by a 1965 Princeton NR.

YMMV,

;)
 

NorCal_Val

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Both my Rivera M100 and Duo-Twelve "do" that Fender clean tone beautifully!
(Which is why I bought them!)
 




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