Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III - Two Tone Black and Tweed Limited Edition
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Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III - Two Tone Black and Tweed Limited Edition

Hot Rod Deluxe III - Two Tone Black and Tweed Limited Edition, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Fender in the Hot Rod Deluxe series.

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iamqman 07/11/2011

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III - Two Tone Black and Tweed Limited Edition : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

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Ok this is amp that I have owned two of which one was American made and the other Mexican made. There was a big difference in the two. The American was just as sloppy of a distortion tone as a $99 solid state amp from Line 6. The tone of this amp was brilliant on the clean channel and accepted pedals quite well. However, the second and I guess third channels were just atrocious. It was virtually pointless to play this amp on anything other than the clean channel. This amp features a cool vintage throwback tweed tolex job. It really gives the amp a lot more character and vibrancy. I almost prefer this on the blues version but on the hot rod is great too.

UTILIZATION


Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III Combo Tube Guitar Amp Blonde Top Ltd Edition Features:

* Fender Special Limited Edition of an industry standard!
* LTD 2-tone black and tweed covering makes this amp a head-turner
* Cream-colored chicken head control knobs
* 3 12AX7s and 2 6L6s driving a 12" Celestion Vintage 30
* 3 selectable channels: Normal, Drive, and More Drive
* Classic Fender Spring Reverb
* Effects loop: Preamp output/power amp input
* Extension speaker jack
* 2-button, 3-function footswitch included
* Amplifier cover included

SOUNDS

This amp sounds much better than the previous version of the series. The tone of the amp and especially the distortion channels are actually usable now at this point. Before the sound of them was simple terrible and you just could not use it with any confidence at all. Now they have retooled the sound and what not to make this an actual multiple channel amp where the first versions were multiple but not usable. I would take this now if it were made in the States but since it is not then I will pass on it.

OVERALL OPINION

You can find these new for right at around $799 which isn't a bad price for a good sounding amp. This is an amp that I think wold be very competitive with some of the Marshall multiple channel combos out there. There really isn't much to compare this amp to other than some boutique builders that use quality parts at hand made factory shops for a lot more money.