#1
I'm on the verge of buying a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. I checked it out at the music shop and it impressed me. A variety of tone textures: warm, bright, nice drive channel gives it a good blues/ rock dirty drive. I tried it with a Boss MT-2 and it really had some good crunch, but then again you can make anything sound scooped with a pedal.

So, I like it, the price isnt too bad ($600), and it can get LOUD if I want it to.
Any previous experience? You had one and you wish you didn't? Other reccomendations? Im open to suggestions. I've also been looking closely at a Traynor YCV 50 combo...

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#2
I suggested my friend get a hot rod deluxe since he likes playing a lot of softer classic rock and blues. If you want to play slightly heavier music, go with a traynor or get an overdrive pedal. For around the same price you could get a hughes and kettner 20 watt all tube combo. Its a little more expensive but I think it's more versatile than the fender. The gain on it is pretty damn good and the speaker is good as well.
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I'm on the verge of buying a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. I checked it out at the music shop and it impressed me. A variety of tone textures: warm, bright, nice drive channel gives it a good blues/ rock dirty drive. I tried it with a Boss MT-2 and it really had some good crunch, but then again you can make anything sound scooped with a pedal.

So, I like it, the price isnt too bad ($600), and it can get LOUD if I want it to.
Any previous experience? You had one and you wish you didn't? Other reccomendations? Im open to suggestions. I've also been looking closely at a Traynor YCV 50 combo...


If you get the Fender, don't use the MT-2, get an OD pedal instead
If you don't, the Traynor is known for being versatile
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#4
I'm hopefully buying a Traynor YCV50 with the money i raise from selling my RR5 and thus played one the other day. Very nice amp, great cleans and could get heavy when it needed to. Rather versatile i say and the drive channel royally beat the crap out of that of the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe IMO.

When it comes to it, the Traynor wins over the Fender mainly because it's more versatile. Yes.
#5
The Hot Rod Deluxe is often compared to the Peavey Classic 30. The Hot Rod has slightly better cleans, but the Peavey pwns the HRD's drive channel.

I'm not sure how the Traynor would match up.
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if you're planning on playing anything heavier than (pretty light) classic rock, avoid the HRD, the gain channels sound like ass, IMO.

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#7
but with a pedal like a MT-2 or an overdrive, you can get whatever heavier sound you want, right? (not unlimited, but to a degree)
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#8
I have the hot rod deville, same thing but louder (60watts). I'd say go for it, the cleans are ****ing superb. Buy an od pedal though, the drive channel isnt that great and cant do anything heavier than classic rock.
#10
Well id sya stay away from an MT-2, get a nice Overdrive pedal.

The ones to check out:
Maxon OD-9
Maxon OD-808
Visual Sound Route 66 or Jekyll and Hyde (the Route 66 is the one im getting)
Fulltone OCD
Fulltone FullDrive 2
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^ my custom shop fulldrive 2 mosfet goes amazing with my hod rod deville
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