#1
Hi!
I sold my Fender HRD and I want a first real nice amplifier.
I don't need volume, just good tones.

I own a Fender American Standard Stratocaster with Seymour Duncan pickups. One piece Maple neck.

My budget is under $1000.


Any suggestions?
#3
what didn't you like about the HRD?

what kind of bluesy are you going for? can you list some examples?
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#5
I think the Orange Tiny Terror sounds amazing, but the absence of an effect loop is a problem. I like using looper, reverb and delay.
#6
Quote by Dempsey68


Isn't that amp just as large and loud as the HRD? haha

How much would a Princton or a Deluxe Reverb set you back?
Perhaps even the Supersonic 22 if you want heavier blues tone?

Why am i only suggesting fenders? haha
What sort of bluesy sound you going for? Clean or gritty?
#7
Deluxe Reverb 65 Reissue. Can't beat it, especially if you didn't like your hot rod that much. It's got some volume to it but also gets dirty fast enough.
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#8
Quote by Artemis Entreri
Deluxe Reverb 65 Reissue. Can't beat it, especially if you didn't like your hot rod that much. It's got some volume to it but also gets dirty fast enough.


I LOVE this amplifier, but the master volume is a MUST... I can't do without.
#10
Quote by Seanthesheep
Mesa mini rec? It can get pretty bluesy in vintge mode and has an effects loop and a second channel as well as 10/25w


Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately it's a bit too expensive.
The Deluxe Reissue is my MAXIMUM budget.
#11
The mini rec is 999$ you could try and negotiate your way out of taxes and make it come in under budget if you have a cab, if not then something better has probably been mentioned
#12
Don't get a mini-rec for blues.

Do you play out at all, or only at home? Might as well just get a 5 watt amp.
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#13
^are you really recomending a mini rec for blues? not bashing the amp or anything, but It doesn't exactly strike me as a "bluesy" amp

Ts: Fender DRRI is a great choice, breaks up pretty quick so maybe you want to reconsider the master volume requirement. Also check out the egnater rebel series. Loved the Rebel 30 I played, easy to dial in blues tones and a lot more. Used Mesa lonestar may also be a good option for you, although you may have to stretch your budget just a bit.
#14
Quote by JAMESBLUES
I LOVE this amplifier, but the master volume is a MUST... I can't do without.


What? Really? Even in my dorm room I use mine stock. Albeit with a Fulltone OCD.
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#15
Just for kicks and for the comment about the DRRI with a master volume I did this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdEcnpF-RWE

The deluxe is literally as quiet as it could go, I bet my roommate couldn't hear it through his headphones.
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#16
twin reverb!
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Quote by CaptainAmerican
I would recommend the marshal MG100

Very versatile and quality sound. It should treat you well
#17
Where do you live and are you wanting a gigging amp?
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#18
Hey guys,
I just went to a local instrument store and tried the fender deluxe reverb reissue and a super sonic.

I was very disappointed in the super sonic and I was blown away by the drri.
I played it at about 2-3 and the clean was amazing, just perfect.
I think I could drive the drri with a good overdrive pedal, and it would be just great.

I can't explain why but the clean sound was just like I've been hearing on blues records I listen to, a blast to play with.
It put to shame the deluxe, by far.

It might be a lifetime deal!
#19
Quote by JAMESBLUES
Hey guys,
I just went to a local instrument store and tried the fender deluxe reverb reissue and a super sonic.

I was very disappointed in the super sonic and I was blown away by the drri.
I played it at about 2-3 and the clean was amazing, just perfect.
I think I could drive the drri with a good overdrive pedal, and it would be just great.

I can't explain why but the clean sound was just like I've been hearing on blues records I listen to, a blast to play with.
It put to shame the deluxe, by far.

It might be a lifetime deal!



I can explain why. It's the most recorded amp in history. Every studio has a blackface deluxe sitting around. I posted a video like 3 posts up of it at bedroom volume (actually lower) with an OD pedal. Damn good tone for being nearly inaudible.
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#20
What would be the difference between a Princeton Reverb and a Deluxe Reverb?

I really don't need much volume
#21
Princeton is a bit...warmer that the deluxe. It's also, of course, lighter and doesn't require as much volume to distort.
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#22
I'm watching videos online and I find it's lacking the mojo the DRRI has.
It sounds more dry, to my hear.

Are they the exact same except for channels and wattage?
#23
Quote by JAMESBLUES
I'm watching videos online and I find it's lacking the mojo the DRRI has.
It sounds more dry, to my hear.

Are they the exact same except for channels and wattage?


As far as I know they're built on the same principle but there are obvious differences when you consider the tube layout, tone stack, speaker size, cabinet size, etc etc etc. They're similar but by no means the same.
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#24
I'm currently building a Tweed Deluxe Reverb cookie tin amp but it won't be ready for a couple of weeks.
However, thanks to German law not allowing any electrical products through customs that don't have government certification I will have an 18W Marshall available as soon as it is delivered back to me.
Imo the 18W Marshall is the best blues amp ever made with the possible exception of a JTM45.
If you are not in Europe it is an option you may want to consider.
http://cathbard.com/jack-daniels-marshall3.html
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