Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Bluesman
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Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent
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vodevil01/22/2009

vodevil's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Bluesman
All Tube 40w amp, for details see notice below.
The specificity of this limited edition of 800 copies is the presence of a Celestion Vintage 30 instead of the traditional version of Eminence Classique.

The amp comes with a footswitch and cover, to take the amp a little warm, convenient when passing a concert hall bubbling cold winter parking.

It is fairly complete, the EQ common to both channels do not bother me, at least it is quite effective, I just regret not being able to walk switcher like the reverb on my old Vox.

UTILIZATION

You can find very quickly that his research is mainly in the clean sound, so it is good in all positions of the knobs.
knob the attendance is very responsive and efficient and switch "bright" makes a difference, that is to say, more acute and slamming a bigger attack including distortion.

The only downside is the footswitch, I think I came across a bad model. In fact, I opened it and discovered it was loose at the plate's black community that has a tendency to wander when you shake the pedal (which happens very rarely I understand.) Anyway, on this point it's a little "cheap" for the Made in Mexico (I have another footswitch fender made in China which is perfect), because damage the finish of the amp is copy it.

SOUNDS

At the sound is really good. I play a Fender Telecaster on U.S. and Epiphone Les Paul.

His clear: Really love it! the V30 gives him some "honesty" but never be cold, otherwise the sound is hot! Contrary to clean my Vox AC30, the sound is much "manageable", precision and dynamics are waiting for you, each note stand out and it is easy to play with the shades, gently rub the strings and you have a sound especially severe in micro velvet, attack them with a pick, the sound is powerful and nasty. To do a little cruncher I use a booster EHX LPB-1 and that makes straight for SRV tones, arpeggios or Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Overdrive: The first position is rather nice, the crunches are issued very vintage (although personally I prefer those of my Marshall Drive Master), the V30 makes everything clearer and less rough especially in "more drive". However, for me the best way to use it (for the most current rock) is to start my metal muff distortion, a very powerful and modern pedal on overdrive this channel. Result, we get a much more dynamic and modern, while retaining a grain hot and not aggressive (like a boosted ts-9) after just snap my boost in addition to almost have a fuzz! (But beware of the buzz)

the reverb is pretty good too even if it becomes too present above 4, it can thoroughly beautiful chorus if coupled with a nice clean distortion (metal muff for me) or on clear harmonics with a slight tremolo.

Really sound very pleasing to the ear, very musical and balanced, the V30 provides some comfort level sounds very powerful and serious, with my Metal Muff, near-death, the receiver does not move much and delivers his most serious and the most dynamic crazy.
This amp can be very versatile if it is coupled with a sufficient pedalboard (distortion, boost, some effect ..) I can not wait to try a compressor and an equalizer desssus.

OVERALL OPINION

This amp is great for lovers of clean sounds and overdrive, I recommend, however, more with a guitar and a simple Miros pedalboard for the type of sounds that we love.
I've never tried the classic version of Hot Rod but I think the Vintage 30 really brings something to the sound of this amp.
The blue color is unusual and rather flattering, the blue LED is very beautiful, an amp that stands out on stage ..
When is a head version of Hot Rod to be able to fuck a 2X12?
Mr Fender LOUD please ..
smashdown01/18/2009

smashdown's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Bluesman
Fully lamps
40 Watts (at 4 Ohm or 8 Ohm)

1x 12 "Celestion Vintage 30 speaker
Three Channels (Normal, Drive and More Drive)
Pots of Presence, Reverb, Master, Middle, Bass, Treble and Drive Select
Preamp Out jack In and Preamp
External speaker jack
2-button footswitch (one: clean / distortion, the other crunch / more drive)
3x 12AX7, 2x 6L6 tubes

Height: 47.6 cm
Width: 59.7 cm
Depth: 26.7 cm
Weight: 22.5 Kg

Color: Blue

Is missing for me pots of rglage the treble, middle, low distortion for DIFFERENT than for the clean and a three button footswitch would better t

UTILIZATION

The configuration is simple extrment we find immediately the sound we want to thanks to knob prsence facilitates chih. Now, as rglages for clean and distortion are the same will have a little quibble if you want to find the perfect rglage simultanment for both channels.

Manuel trs clear

SOUNDS

As the name suggests, it is ideal for the Blues. It's a warm and trs trs round making it an enjoyable amp trs cost. I play in a ska band as lead guitar and it suits me perfectly, I even left my multi-effects pedals ...

I play with a Home-made guitar with Kent Armstrong pickups.

Distos the spit can be a little bit and that is that I have does not top marks but otherwise it is a amp r ^ ve at the sound ...

OVERALL OPINION

I bought one month ago and I do not spare it for the world. Its warm and round sound extrment gives me a path of comfort and power when I play with. I tested for a good twenty amp before buying it and I swear it's worth it.

I got 777 in Euro Musicstore and I find the report quality excellent price compar clebre other brands that I will not ...

So, except that it lacks can be three pots, this amp is a monster