I had a Hot Rod DeVille 4x10 back in the late 90's and foolishly sold it to get a Line 6 AX2, DOH!!!! After that honeymoon was all over and done with, I bought a Peavey Classic 50 4x10, back then, I found the C50's distortion channel better then the DeVille's. But then I went and sold off the C50 and got many other amps throughout the years, a mid 60s Fender Bassman piggy back combo, a mid 60s Vibrolux I think it was, a mid-80s Marshall JCM800 half stack, a JCM2000 DSL half stack. But now I only have a mid-70s Twin Reverb that's been modded back close to blackface specs and has a pair of Weber 12" California speakers in it(sounds great, big bold spanky Fender clean!), and a 1970 Traynor YBA-1 BassMaster 50W head and 1x12 Peavey cab with a 12" Sheffield speaker(great clean sounds until it gets past 12 o'clock and then you have old AC/DC crunch!). I'm thinking about getting a third amp, so I've been reading like a madman and going out and trying out various amps at the music stores. I've tried out a bunch of Mesa combos and while they're pretty good, they are pretty darned pricey IMHO. I also tried out some H&K Statesman amps and while they sounded good, I'm a bit leery of their build quality and they too are a bit on the pricey side. This morning I spotted a HotRod Deluxe III and it was already in standby mode, so I thought to myself, well this is a waste of time but what the hell. So, I plugged in and was kind of set back at the sounds that I was getting. Really decent cleans and the dirt channel even sounded good! I kinda looked down at that little amp, after all, it's not a super-expensive amp and won't win any points with gear snobs but it's a good lesson in trying to get past preconceived notions about gear and tones. It's like tone is an ever moving target, every day my perception of tone seems to shift. So, with that in mind, I think that my next amp might be a Hot Rod Deluxe or a Hot Rod DeVille. Weird!!! I think that Fender did a pretty decent job of dialing in this new series of Hot Rod amps, I don't think that I was getting distorted tones this good from my HR DeVille way back 12 or 13 years ago. Good job Fender! So, I'm now going to try to figure out whether to go with this HR Deluxe III or a HR DeVille III, and if a DeVille III rocks my boat a bit more, will it be a 4x10 or a 2x12? Decisions, decisions, hhmmmmmmmm......... And how about the Blues Deluxe reissue? They don't have this one or the DeVilles in the store here, just a HR Deluxe. I'd like to try them all and really do a proper comparison shootout. This is good news, that I've found amps that sound great, are well built and are quite a bit cheaper then other brands. I could buy 2 HR Deluxes for the same price as a Mesa Boogie Express 5:50 The Mesa 5:50 is a pretty nice little amp but I think that I like the HR Deluxe just as much, if not more. And the Fender is only half the price! Anybody here fans of these new Fender amps and do you have any opinions on what I've just said? Please chime in if you like.