Fender Roc Pro 1000
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Fender Roc Pro 1000

Roc Pro 1000, Hybrid Combo Guitar Amp from Fender in the Roc Pro series.

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Before_ 10/19/2013

Fender Roc Pro 1000 : Before_'s user review

« Very good clean and distortion sounds »
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Solid-state amp BUT it has a tube for the distortion/drive, your choice.
Line out (8Ohms mini), send return, loop volume control, footswitch input (3 buttons on the pedalboard, to enable the distortion and choose the distortion (there are two), plus activating the reverb).
Spring reverb.
Not bad already.

USE

Easy to dial in, it features bass, mid and treble controls for the clean channel and the distortion channels, a reverb control and a VERY sensitive volume control.
The sound is five times as loud when you go from 1 to 2 on the volume control!
It will rock you off your feet.

SOUND

It's fine for my music style.
I have a 50W all-tube ENGL amp (screamer) that I keep in my rehearsal room.
I wanted an amp to play mainly clean sounds, at home.
I'm satisfied, the clean channel faithfully reproduces the sound of the guitar. It doesn't have that hi-fi sound often associated with solid-state amps.
It's deep, crystal-clear, the reverb is quite all right.
As I already mentioned above, be careful with the volume control or you can end up deaf, it's über-sensitive. 100W that won't make you blush. The speaker is an original Fender. The amp is made in the USA.
I play Fenders (Mustang and a Tele Aerodyne) and it sounds awesome, not as warm as a tube amp, true, but very satisfying.
The distortion sounds are also up to the job, not muddled, rather aggressive, you only need to work the EQ a bit and you can get convincing sounds.
The two distortions: One is a tad more nervous than the other, which is more "acid," while the other is more of a "fat overdrive."
Independent distortion and clean volume controls.
As for the loop, it does the job.
I play with some delays (dd20, Memory boy and VS h2O) and a chorus, the sound is well respected and not puffed up.

OVERALL OPINION

Yeah, okay, I've had it only for a couple of hours...
I also have an all-tube amp (ENGL), a small Epiphone combo (Valve junior) and I wanted a not-too-expensive amp to play clean guitar..
I'm very satisfied with the clean sound, it's a real treat. It's solid-state amp in the age of hybrids and modeling amps, of the multiplying of tube watts (as Jesus did with the loaves of bread).
The distortions aren't icky at all, they are usable.,
I'll do a test with my band to see how the sound comes through in a mix.
For me it's a very good tool, a good Fender, made in the US and, for the price, it would've been a shame to have missed it.