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Old 10-14-2004, 09:03 AM   #1
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Choosing a Fender Tube Amp...

My Crate GFX 212 (which was a little over 100 watts) which was fairly loud solid state amp bugged out on me and I'm looking to buy a new amp. Decided to try tube amps but don't want to spend a ton. I'm deciding on a Fender Hot Rod Deville 212, a Fender Hot Rod Deville 410, and Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 40 watt. Alright, anybody in the know have any advice on what would be a good amp to buy. I've read every amp is pretty loud an I'm wondering are they that much louder than the Crate GFX 212?

Also what would be a good choice. I like the clean sounds from Fender amps that I've heard and the whole tube thing interests me.

Any suggestions? I understand these amps supposedly have so-so distortion but I figure I'll get another effects board/ amp modeler to deal with that so I'm not worried but in terms of a good sounding amp, I'm just curious if people have any opinions.
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Old 10-14-2004, 08:30 PM   #2
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get the loudest one...use a preamp pedal to change the tone. my lowly digitech rp-100 does a suprisingly good job at modeling a vox, considering that i bought it really cheap.
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Old 10-16-2004, 01:10 PM   #3
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Re: Choosing a Fender Tube Amp...

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My Crate GFX 212 (which was a little over 100 watts) which was fairly loud solid state amp bugged out on me and I'm looking to buy a new amp. Decided to try tube amps but don't want to spend a ton. I'm deciding on a Fender Hot Rod Deville 212, a Fender Hot Rod Deville 410, and Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 40 watt. Alright, anybody in the know have any advice on what would be a good amp to buy. I've read every amp is pretty loud an I'm wondering are they that much louder than the Crate GFX 212?

Also what would be a good choice. I like the clean sounds from Fender amps that I've heard and the whole tube thing interests me.

Any suggestions? I understand these amps supposedly have so-so distortion but I figure I'll get another effects board/ amp modeler to deal with that so I'm not worried but in terms of a good sounding amp, I'm just curious if people have any opinions.
Save up and buy a Vox, otherwise you'll always be wondering "Does a Vox sound better......"
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Old 10-20-2004, 07:29 PM   #4
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I see u2sound.com has a blurb saying the Edge is seen with a Fender Deluxe amp in the Vertigo video...
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Old 10-21-2004, 05:42 AM   #5
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Yea, but that doesn't mean he uses one religiously like he does with his AC30's.
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Old 02-15-2005, 04:14 PM   #6
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if you can, get the fender 65 deluxe reverb.
its an all clean, amazing sounding amp.
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Old 02-16-2005, 12:01 PM   #7
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Ah, another grasshopper embarking on the never ending quest for tone. Welcome to my obsession.
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Old 02-19-2005, 07:49 AM   #8
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Get a VOX those things sound like pure gold i promise you. Just go to the shop and compare a fender to a VOX
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Any Vox?
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Old 02-26-2005, 01:36 PM   #10
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I can't afford a VOX you busters

Seriosuly though, I've decided to sell my Fender Cahmpion 30 watt and go for VOX AD30VT...
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I have an AD15VT and it is the best thing my ears have ever heard
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I'm looking into a Vox pathfinder 15R and a Laney VC-30 at the moment.

Which one should I go for?
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I got a Vox Cambrige 30 Twin Reverb that is modded it rocks.
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Actually now looking to get a Vox AD50VT or AD30VT for a practice amp. Still looking for a Fender tube though. Ack.... choices...
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Old 03-25-2005, 06:54 AM   #15
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If you get one of the Vox AD's check out North Coast Music they sell the amps with conversions to the old Vox amp look with the brown grill.
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Well I ordered a Vox AD50VT through North Coast and now eagerly await my purchase. Can't wait. Already sold my Fender Champion. Thanks for the link.
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No problem.

I almost bought that same amp. But I got my modded Cambridge instead. I love the Valvetronix amps , they rock.
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Old 04-02-2005, 09:12 AM   #18
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Little heavier than I thought it would be .... the website had it listed as 38 lbs but it comes in at 44lbs on some Vox manual specs... Man since I've already committed, I guess that means I'm going to have to work out.
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