#1
Ok I recently purchased the Fender Hot Rod Deville 410 for around $850. It is a 60 watt, all tube amp with 4 speakers.

My band plays metal. From metalcore, to deathcore, etc. Basically heavy stuff.
Bands such as: Born of Osiris, All that Remains, As I lay Dying, Suicide Silence, The Faceless, Bring me the Horizon, etc.


By the way, my budget maxes out at $850


Anyways,
Ok here's my issue. I went to guitar center, and looked around. I was looking for a Peavey Valve King212 or a randall tube amp but they did not have either one. The guy there recommended that i get the fender hot rod deville 410.

Now I wasnt looking at fender at all, but I played it, and I though it sounded pretty nice, and the gain was pretty good to my ears. But I am new to tube amps, and the only amps I have owned were the fender frontman (first amp) and a marshall mg15 microstack (shut up, i dont care if you hate the mg series). Two solid state amps.

I am just wondering if this amp will be good for what I am looking for, or should i return it and get a different amp? from what i hear online, every place i have heard says that the gain is not very good, and you need a pedal.

I need serious answers, from people who have actually had some experience with tube amps and playing heavy music, and also hopefully with fender amps like this.


Please help, and thank you
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You're best bet would be a Bugera 6262 stack
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#6
You bought a HRD for metal?

Um, i'd return it and get a randall RG50TC
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Quote by darkarbiter7
You bought a HRD for metal?

Um, i'd return it and get a randall RG50TC

Meh, I think the Bugera's have much better tone
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#9
Guess you're right, but I have a lot more experience with RG50TCs.
I don't want to go recommending something that I've barely played (the bugera).
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#10
You could go the pedal route and buy a high-end distortion pedal, and maybe an EQ and a booster to put after and before it.
I've got an EHX LPB-1 going into a BOSS MD-2 before my valveking, and it'll go as high-gain as I could ever want and then some.
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#11
Quote by forsaknazrael
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Ugh...I hate this assumption a "classic" designed tube amp besides a Marshall can't play metal. Seriously, I push up the tone on my Big Muff, I can get decent metal tones from that thing's little brother, a Blues Junior. Not as good as some other amps, but by all means possible.

Anyway, TS, I'd definitely recommend trying the Valveking, but if you really liked the HRD that much, get the HRD, just bring your bandmates with to get their opinions too to make sure it'll work right.
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Quote by necrosis1193
Ugh...I hate this assumption a "classic" designed tube amp besides a Marshall can't play metal. Seriously, I push up the tone on my Big Muff, I can get decent metal tones from that thing's little brother, a Blues Junior. Not as good as some other amps, but by all means possible.

It's not an assumption, it's a fact.

You may think it sounds good, but it's not something I'd try. It probably sounds barely passable as metal.

Why buy a Fender amp and a pedal for metal? It's stupid. Why not get an amp voiced for metal?

BTW, The Blues Junior isn't the "little brother" of the HRD.
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Why buy a Fender amp and a pedal for metal? It's stupid. Why not get an amp voiced for metal?

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I agree with fosakn. Get an amp voiced for metal. Fender makes/made a small handful of them. Supersonic, Prosonic, EVH III or even a Super Champ XD for a practice amp. But not really the amp you bought. If it works for you though, great, rock on.
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