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Hot Rod DeVille 212, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Fender in the Hot Rod Deville series.


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  • Manufacturer:Fender
  • Model:Hot Rod DeVille 212
  • Series:Hot Rod Deville
  • Category:Tube Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 10/30/2003

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Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212 user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 17 reviews )
 11 reviews65 %
 5 reviews29 %
 1 user review6 %
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MGR/W Roper03/18/2006

MGR/W Roper's review"Fender Hot Rod Deville 212"

Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212
Been playing guitar for almost 30 years. Presently playing in a classic rock, blues band. We call ourselves "Unfinished Businss". We have had this band together since the 80's. I am also involed in a side band called "Blues Intruder"I enjoy most music from classical to modern music, especially great guitar playing.

This amplifier was purchased at Strings N Things in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I had played a Blues Deluxe and was enamoured with the warmth of the clean channel. I paid $750.00.

I like the warmth of the clean channel. I also like the overdrive modes of this unit. Note: The overdrive channel was greatly improved by a set of JJ Tubes. In the mix it is well defined. It is a very loud amp. The clarity of this amp suits my style very well.

The Groove tubes that came with the amp sounded muddy, and failed within six months. I don't much care for the press board enclosure. It's hard to see the lettering on the controls.

This is a 60 watt 2-12 amp with black tolex covering.

This a great sounding amp. Fender should consider putting in JJ Tubes.

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MGR/Bartok11/16/2003

MGR/Bartok's review"Fender Hot Rod Deville 212"

Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212
I had just recently joined a country/rock bar band playing lead guitar. I was using a Fender Bassman reissue with 4x10 that I wasn't happy with. It sounded really dull and lifeless to me and I knew it wasn't up to the challenge of an actual working band. So I went to a local music store looking for something with tubes, two 12 inch speakers, and reverb (that the Bassman lacked). The only amp in the store matching that description was the Deville but it turned out to be exactly what I was looking for. I paid $750 (with $300 trade-in on the Bassman) and it has paid for itself over and over.

This amp really performs! It sounds full and percussive (and LOUD!) with great high end. I hooked a second cabinet up to the external speaker jack (1x12 with a horn) and it sounded even better! It is also very tough, having had heavy things fall on it in the trailer (oops!).

I don't care much for the Deville's dirty channels (drive and more drive) they seem to lack that great tone the clean channel has and cause a lot of feedback with my Dean hollowbody. I don't really use them, I substitute a Boss overdrive. I have also noticed that it gets a little muddy when I use the neck pickup.

This is a pretty solid amp (and heavy!) and seems to stand up to quite a bit of abuse. It came with a nice cover too.

The Deville put an end to my years of frustration with amps. I have tried everything from bare bones like the Bassman to high tech (Johnson Millenium) and the Deville puts them all to shame. Whatever corners Fender had to cut to make this amp affordable is fine by me.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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MGR/Hotz08/09/2003

MGR/Hotz's review"Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212"

Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212
Well...I had been playing on the same old Hughes and Kettner Silver Edition amp for long enough. It wasn't loud enough, big enough, or toneful enough for what I needed. I decided that it was time for a new amp.
I'm a good friend with many of the people down at my local music store and one of them had a used DeVille. It was every thing I wanted and more. How can you beat an all tube amp for &600!!!

What I like...um lets see...It's all tube, which don't let anyone ever tell you that you don't need all tube...IT'S FRIKKEN AWESOME!!! It has great tone and enough volume for anything. Very user friendly and lightweight...perfect for any gig. Oh yeah...it also has duel gain opptions for creamin' to screamin' distortion.

The only thing I don't like about it is that it doesn't have three channels, or a second volume...or something like that. I play lead as well as rythm guitar and I need the ability to go from loud to really loud. (Not to say that the amp isn't already really loud...let's just say I took it outside to see how loud it really goes...the cops were coming before I put the volume past three...)

It's built like a tank...I'm hiding under my DeVille when the tornadoe comes.
Very high quality. Totally awesome looks too.

It's loud. It's clean. It's dirty. It's all tube. It's the best tone this side of (Insert anything with more that two sides here...). IT'S FRIKKEN AWESOME!!!

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MGR/Mr.Clinton01/30/2003

MGR/Mr.Clinton's review"Fender Hot Rod Deville 212"

Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212
I purchased this amplifier at Long&McQuiad a
major canadean chain of stores. All around This combo has everything I needed to play what I play. The big hook was I got it for 699 canadian dollars.

The clean channel sounds great with lots of flexibility and power to stay clean at higher volumes. The Gain channel has mor than enough growl for me and at the touch of the footswitch you can up it just a little more for leads or what ever else.
With the addition of a closed back sealed 4ohm cabinet pluged into the external speaker out presto you have a nice tight bottom end and the open back of the combo gives you clarity and string definition. With four or six 12 inch speakers, 2 or 4 external and 2 internal running off this 60 watt combo you can move quite a bit of air. I've never needed to push it to hard. Yet.


The only problem with my unit and I'm not sure if this refers to all deville's but when switching from dirt to clean there is a poping noise and I have heard of other people complain of this problem. The pop only happens when there is a noise signal and not when you change channels with the stings silent and the volume of the pop is gauged according to the volume of the input.
I've learned to play so it's not noticable but for those kind of dollars I shudent have to. Lst price of around 1100 Cnd.

The construction of the deville is imaculate. I honestly think this amp coulds get hit by a truck And the crowd wouldn't miss hearing a note. Simple enough

All in all the Deville line is a great line of amps loud and proud and the only tube amps at this price that sound good.
Thanx


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