Fender Hot Rod Deluxe - White Lightning Limited Edition
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe - White Lightning Limited Edition

Hot Rod Deluxe - White Lightning Limited Edition, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Fender in the Hot Rod Deluxe series.

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iamqman's review"White Lightening"

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe - White Lightning Limited Edition
These amps have been one of the most if not the most popular amp Fender has ever built. They have three channels or two with a boost on the second and a fantastic tone. These amps sound great and take great orders from its users. They obey when instructed to do so for gigs and practicing. They have a great tone and a take pedals extremely well. These amps will travel the distance with you night after night of gigging. You can rely on them except for the light indicator that tells you if the amp is o or not. These little bulbs are notorious for going out on these amps. This amp is special factory run that just changed the tolex of the amp and nothing on the inside.


Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III Combo Guitar Amplifier Features at a Glance:

* Amplifier type: Tube
* Output power: 40W
* Speaker: 1 x 12" Celestion G12P-80, 8-ohm speaker
* Output impedance: 4 ohms or 8 ohms
* Preamp tubes: 3 x 12AX7
* Power tubes: 2 x 6L6
* Rectifier: Solid state
* Inputs: 2
* Channels: 3 selectable channels (Normal, Drive, and More Drive)
* Controls: Presence, Reverb, Master Volume, Middle, Bass, Treble, Drive select switch, Drive Volume, Bright switch
* Effects: Spring reverb
* Effects loop: Preamp output/power amp input
* Speaker jack: Extension speaker jack
* Covering/grille cloth: Black textured-vinyl covering with Blackface-style black/silver grille cloth
* Height: 18.75"
* Width: 23.5"
* Depth: 10.5"
* Weight: 45 lbs.
* Footswitch: 2-button, 3-function footswitch included
* Cover: Amplifier cover included


Now that they have a usable gain channel then this amp has much more flexibility that before. The old amps were just outright sloppy. The bad thing is that these amps are made in Mexico. Only if the Hot Rod lll were made in the USA would I buy this amp. So they are going to be cheaper made and will break down on you a lot quicker. I'm not sure if they fixed the jewel light from going out on this model. Everyone who owned this amp knows that the light always goes out on these things.

Anyway, use this amp with any nice guitar. I like this amp with a solid Gibson Les Paul. I used it with a Line 6 Dl4 and a Ibanez Ts9 and I had some great tones that cut through the band quite well. The distortion is a bit muddy on these and I generally would use a pedal.


If you are on the market for a good tube amp that has two moderate low gain but usable gain then this might be the amp for you. However I would never buy this amp since its made in Mexico. Too bad to because this is a great amp and the Hot Rod lll's are even better as far as distortion wise For the price of this amp I would buy a used Marshall JCM2000. At new these amps come in at around $759. You can even pick up a Peavey 5150 for the price of this thing.