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Deluxe 112, Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Fender.


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  • Manufacturer: Fender
  • Model: Deluxe 112
  • Category: Solid-State Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 05/27/2003

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Fender Deluxe 112 user reviews

Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 6 reviews )
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Telecastoff06/14/2016

Telecastoff's review"Very Nice Amp"

Fender Deluxe 112
I play clean, traditional Country ( Haggard and Cash, etc.) I play Fender Telecasters exclusively. I liked everything about the amp except for the stock speaker. it's not a bad speaker, I just felt it could be better. So, I replaced the stock Fender/Eminence speaker with an EVM12L and this amp really came to life instantly. To me, this amp is now exactly what I would expect from a well-built Fender amp. Since I only play thru the clean channel, I cannot review the distortion channel at all...I have never used it.
I have used this amp in clubs, bars, live radio gigs and in some studio work as well. The amp idles quietly and has never given me any problems.
The only cons are the so-so stock speaker and the plastic jacks, that I know someday, down the road will break or fall apart. Until then, this amp is darn near perfect and a great tool for the serious musician seeking a clean sounding Fender amp.
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MGR/Rick Story11/09/2003

MGR/Rick Story's review"Fender Deluxe 112"

Fender Deluxe 112
I bought this unit at Sam Ash in New Jersey, USA to downsize and replace a Fender Twin Reverb, for around $295.00

It has good volume and a button to quick switch from clean to distorted. It is not heavy to carry and fits easily into my car.

I am totally disappointed with this amp. The clean sound is still somewhat distorted and the distortion has a tinny, shitty sound. I tried to use it for recording and the clean sound is worthless. It breaks up on louder notes. The distrotion sound sounds like a cheap fuzz box. I was hoping it would simulate a Fender Twin reverb on high volume, but it is nothing like that. It just sounds like a loud, cheap amp. I prefer the sounds of my Fender Sidekick 35, even though it has less power/volume. Both clean and distort sounds are better.

It is pretty solid and has the standard Fender type covering. It does not nick easily and seems as well constructed as any other Fender unit.

I think this amp is overpriced and only good for people who dont know any better. If you have ever had a great amp you will probably not like it. It does have power, but the tones it can produce, although varied, are of a very cheapass variety. I would not recommend it to anyone. There are too many good amps out there for the same expense.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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mooseherman08/23/2011

mooseherman's review"Solid State version of a classic. "

Fender Deluxe 112
This is a solid-state Fender amplifier. It's supposed to replicate the tube version of this amp, the Hot Rod Deluxe. This amp has two inputs (one of which is high-impedance and the other low). It also boasts two drives, one of which is Normal and the other Drive. The normal drive boasts a volume knob as well as three-band EQ, while the drive channel boasts a Gain and Contour knob as well as a two-band EQ and volume knob of its own. Rounding out the front panel are four 1/4" connections (foot switch, preamp out, power amp in, and headphone out).

UTILIZATION

This amp is actually pretty easy to use overall. The manual explains all the features of this amplifier beautifully, including the extra stuff like the impedance differences and how to do the preamp out, etc. Even if you just want to plug in and play, the amp is a breeze to use. You may need to fiddle with the controls for a minute to get the sound you want, but that is pretty much the case with all solid-state amps.

SOUNDS

For a solid state amp, this one is really good. It's one of the better Fender solid-states that I've seen. The best thing about this amp is its extremely low noise output. It's one of the least noisy amps I've used. The drawback is that it has a really thin sound when used clean. However, the clean channel can be used to run pedals and is actually a great choice if you have some noisy ones. This makes it a great choice for death and black metal, as the pedals can be run through these clean channels to get virtually noiseless heavy tones. The drive channel itself is also not bad for metal, though it'd work better for more classic-sounding metal or even hair metal.

OVERALL OPINION

While this isn't my favorite amp by any means, and there are a few things I really don't like about it, I'd say that it's a pretty good one by solid-state standards. It's a little expensive, but not too bad when you consider the price of a Roland Jazz Chorus or any heavyweight tube amp. Mostly, I think it's good for guys who need a loud, decent, no-noise amplifier. If you are that type of person you owe it to yourself to at least try running your distortion pedals through one of these amps.
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silverbullet04/17/2007

silverbullet's review

Fender Deluxe 112
80-watt solid-state amp ...One clean and one distortion channel, reverb. relatively light...Very easy to use.


UTILIZATION

There's no need for a manual, because it doesn't have as many knobs, just mid, treble and bass, plus reverb and "contour" for the Drive channel, which adjusts the mids, in fact. It comes with a pedal to change channels and to disable the reverb (I don't see the use of the latter).
That said, I did download the user guide because it includes some presets (which didn't thrill me).

SOUNDS

I play mainly blues and '70s rock with a US Strat.
I bought this amp when I used to play electro-acoustic guitar and the clean sound was perfect!
But with an electric guitar, I'm a bit dissatisfied. I love the Fender sound but this one really lacks warmth...It has lots of treble and if you cut them, you end up with a jazzy sound, which isn't my thing.
I think a guitar with humbuckers would suit better the clean channel. Anyway, after I tried out a tube amp, there's no point of comparison.

The distortion sound is definitely not its strength, with the gain at 3 it's OK, afterwards it's a "fuzz."
So I'm a bit disappointed in terms of sound.
That said, with appropriately dialed-in effects it's all right.


OVERALL OPINION

I bought it second hand for 300 euros, since I was especially attracted by the brand and the vintage look, without thinking too much about it.
It is ideal for those looking for an ultra clean, country-like sound.
It is fine for rehearsals, but it's impossible to use it at home with low volumes, even set at 1 it blows you away.
I wouldn't buy it again, a mini modeling amp is more than enough for me.
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