#1
Hi,

I have a fender hot rod deluxe with extension cab and i think its great!!! But i need to know if there are any dangers of putting effects and distortion pedals into it as i really dont fancy breaking it!!!!

Will this be a problem as i know fenders a generally used for there clean sounds but i love using it for heavy sounds aswell personally!!!

Many thanks
Joe
#2
I'd imagine it'd take pedals really well. You certainly won't hurt the amp.
#3
It can take pedals, just be aware, the overdrive is **** if you want to do any type of hard rock or metal. My cousins sounds bad when he puts his od on his, but maybe its the way he eqs it.
#4
If he/she is using a pedal then they're probably better off using the clean channel.
#5
i've been using pedals with my HRD for a long time now, no problems.

i always use the clean channel either with or without a pedal.
I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.
- Jimi Hendrix
#6
its not the best amp for any overdrive but the suttle type, but sure you can throw all the pedals at it you'd like it wont hurt it. I suggest you try the ocd, the ts808 and the cheap ibanez tone lok ts7; the latter might seem obscene to use on a quality amp, but I do it myself sometimes and truthfully it is an all out great pedal, in that it has a slightly different tone than the original tubescreamer, but sings very beatifully. Oh and remember to turn that amp up, you wont get nice overdrice on subtle volumelevels.

http://www.oldtonezone.com/distortionoverdrive-pedal-shootout/the-od-pedal-comparinator/

Go to this site and listen to different pedals through a blues junior amp. It should sound very similar on your hrd.
Guitars:
Gibson L. P std. 2006
Gibson L. P studio
Höfner asj228
Main amp:
Marshall 2061x HW head
Marshall 2061cx cab
fx:
Stock BD-2
TU-2
verbzilla
C.M. Red repeat
T-rex F.T.
Practice:
Epi vjr head
2x12 V30 cab and 4x10 G10 cab
#7
Hey thanks alot for the replies!!!

Yeh i dont like there internal overdrive that much and have my pedal already was just concerned i may break it! I've managed to get a HUGE sound out of it which i couldnt get with other amps id tried and am very happy with it but as i said was just worried id break it or somethin :P

Many thanks for your help!!!

Joe
#8
yeah, the internal drive channel (and "more drive" for that matter) aren't my cup of tea...they don't sound bad - just not what i'm after. on my Hot Rod Deluxe I use the clean channel and run an unmodded TS9 in front of it though I am considering the OCD...sounded pretty nice the last time I tried one out.
#9
hey...

Yeh I use A Zoom G9.2tt...It started out crap but once u get messing around with it its actually fantastic!
#11
how? I always make sure that the bypass volume is the same level as the pedal volume so the pedal isnt over driving the amps volume! Do u think it would be better to get boss pedals instead?

Many thanks
Joe