Fender GB Hot Rod Deluxe 40 watt Guitar Amp
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|Enjoy loud and powerful sound from your guitar with the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amplifier that features 40 watts of handling power. Being portable, this Fender guitar amplifier can easily be carried to performances. This 40-watt guitar amplifier consists of three 12AX7 preamp tubes and two 6L6 Groove Tube output tubes that deliver the awe-inspiring Fender tones in perfect fidelity. There are three channels available on this Fender guitar amplifier Â– Â“normalÂ”, Â“driveÂ” and Â“more driveÂ” Â– that give you unprecedented control over the sound. You can play around with the gain and master controls on this 40-watt guitar amplifier to shape the sound of your guitar. With a whole lot of other features packed into the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amplifier you could not ask for more.|
|Model||GB Hot Rod Deluxe|
|Instrument Type||Electric Guitar|
|Power Output||40 watt|
|Number of Speakers||1|
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- temescaltackleJul 23, 2010by
THE CLASSIC FENDER CLEAN SOUND
Most people are well aware of the portability and punch that this 1X12 combo amp delivers. However, that said, most are NOT aware that this no frills, gutsy powerhouse amp is the "signature sound" of many of the great guitarists of the present, and times past. You absolutely must bias this amp to the power tubes you are using, with GL6GC and 6L6GE Groove Tubes in "white," with a "Groove Number" of 6 being as good as it gets. If you end up with one of these amps with a set of "blue" 6L6GC Groove Tubes(from China), you should resign yourself to a rebias with a decent set of power tubes per above. I also got rid of the Russian-made(Sovtek)12AX7 Groove Tube preamp tubes, replacing each of the three of these with JJ's.<br><br>As this amp is an alternate stage rig for me, I needed to broaden my sound field, so I also purchased the 1X12 extension cab, which has a Celestion Seventy 80 speaker(rated at 80W). For the sake of tonal balance, and since the factory Eminence Legend speaker is only rated for 50W, with a frequency response up to 4K, I opted to also replace the speaker in the Deluxe cab with an identical Celestion. The headroom in the clean channel and in the "drive" channel is unbelievable and substantially increased, also due in no small part to the JJ preamp tubes working with these Celestion drivers. Gain with grain you can almost taste, and cleans that chime and swirl with more pinch-type harmonics than you can imagine.<br><br>A long-spring Accutronics tank reverb, an excellent effects loop, bright switch(treble boost a la VOX), and a "presence" control round out the most significant features, but the tone is what sets this amp apart....every bit on par with the Fender blackface Deluxe Reverb or Vibroverb's of the 60's, and would even give the Super Reverb a run for the money IMO. The noise floor on this amp is VERY low, and the shielding/grounding certainly helps with AC hum from external sources. I am not a big fan of the PCB-mounted jacks with the plastic barrels, but these can be changed out. This is a very gig-worth, professional combo amp platform with a lot of flexibility and versatility. My complaints are really minor and involve some personal preferences, which have developed over the years and across a number of amps. If you want primarily that signature Fender clean tone, play country, swing, jazz, or classic rock(especially surf guitar), you will thoroughly enjoy this amp.Read full review
- saxmanreedNov 8, 2014by
Great tube amp, light weight with a great clean Fender tone for jazz
This is probably the best amp I have seen in this price range; That is where this amp really shines through, an uncompromising fender clean tone with some pretty sweet tube overdrive that won't break the bank. The drive channel on this amp is really well suited classic rock and blues also, this amp pairs excellently with distortion pedals.
- freddombskiSep 4, 2008by
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Guitar 40W Combo Amplifier
Hi there, today I'll be giving my interpretation of the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe with black tolex. It's a great Fender amp that has 40 watts tube power with treble, middle, bass and presence EQ and 2 channel switching capability from the clean channel to the drive channel with a virtual 3rd "more drive" channel via onboard buttons or the included footswitch. I think the clean channel could be cleaner as when you hit 5 it's in the typical tube overdrive mode and the distortion channel gives you screaming over the top grunge anyway so in my humble opinion the clean channel is really not that at all. Ships with 3 red label Fender Groove Tube 12AX7s and 2 blue label Groove Tube 6L6s. I used an Electro Harmonix 12AX7WA in the preamp stage that has slightly lower output and that cleans it a bit up to 7 with no volume loss (the amp goes to 12 Spinal Tap fans). I also used a 12AU7 and it is even more clean but the volume gets affected by that choice. The reverb is also good sounding but not the best I've heard and has a short decay. In any case if you want a full tube Fender amp, these can be had for a good price used and go for about $700 new making it reasonably affordable for the masses. Still a great choice for blues or Rock.Read full review
- kcjohns22Aug 30, 2013by
Love at first play!
Love this amp, great cleans, amazing drive and classic Fender reverb. I bought this product to play in a band and it has power to spare. The controls are situated on top of the amp which makes it convienent for quick adjusments on the fly.
- soundwavesmusicJul 16, 2013by
A Great Sounding Amp at a Nice Price That's Easy to Transport.
This is a great little amp (60 watt, 1-12" speaker) that will handle gigs and rehearsals alike. It's got the great Fender clean sound, and it dirties up real nicely when pushed. Mine has the brown tolex cover and beige grillcloth, rather than the black/silver pictured (and as I type this, the picture is of a DeVille, w/2-12", so is slightly bigger than the Deluxe, too).