Fender Blues DeVille 212 : iamqman's user review
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This is the go to amp if you want a tight low end for blues playing if you play a Fender Stratocaster. This one come with 4x 10 in speakers. You get the same great tone and features but just in a bigger unit and more speakers.
If you enjoy the tones and voicing of the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amp but want a warmer for vintage style tone then this is the amp for you. I have been a fan of the Hot Rod deluxes for quite some time now. This amp is on par with that amp with the full rich bodied tone that is so reminiscent of records of old
Fender Blues DeVille Guitar Amp Features:
* 60-watt two-channel tube amp with four 10" blue Alnico-Magnet Eminence speaker
* All-tube preamp and power amp
* Tube Complement: 3 x 12AX7, 2 x 6L6, solid-state rectifier
* Dual selectable channels (Vintage and Drive)
* Independent Gain and Master Controls in the Drive channel
* Bright Switch in Vintage channel
* Effects loop
* Fender Spring Reverb
* 2-Button footswitch for Drive select and Reverb on/off
* Chrome panel and Vintage chicken-head pointer knobs
* Controls: Presence, Reverb, Master, Middle, Bass, Treble, Drive Select Switch, Drive, Volume, Bright Switch, Standby Switch
Number of Channels 2
Speakers 4 x 10" Special Design Eminence
EQ Middle, Bass, Treble
No Amp Modeling
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x 6L6
Inputs 2 x Instrument, 1 x Power Amp In
Outputs 1 x Speaker, 1 x Preamp Out
Weight 50 lbs.
The tone you get get with this amp is remarkable! It is jangly and dirty but will never play something out side of your guitar's natural tone. It compliment the tone of your guitar and doesn't take on a new character.
If you want a great tone for blues guitar just throw your guitar pickup in the neck postion and a nice Boss overdirve and you're there. However,the ultimate tone for this amp is a Fender Stratocaster and maybe a Ibanez TS9 or some other tubescreamer. This will get you a solid driving tone that just slams the front end of the band mix. Plus with with the extra dirty channel you can get even dirtier than that. Although I must say that the crunch channel of this amp is fair weak and sterile sounding. So my recommendation is to use a overdrive pedal slamming the front of the amp.
At new these amps come in at around $ 999, which is a little more than the Hot Rod series. If you are into the blues style tone and voicing and want a solid durable gigging amp then this is about the best you can get aside form some boutique builder. The tone is warm and full of driving blues tones that will get you excited to come home from work just to play the thing.