#1
Hi all. This is my first post on UG. Looking forward to many more.

I'm presently looking at a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe LTD. Emerald Green amp, which is a special edition amp with an upgraded speaker (12" Celestion Vintage 30 Speaker). I plan to use it with an American Deluxe strat. I'm looking for a good Texas blues, SRV kind of sound, but with versatility to play classic or hard rock, on occasion.

What are your opinions on this amp? For the $650 that this amp costs, are there other, better choices that I should consider?

Thanks for your help.
#2
It sounds like a good choice for your situation. Go try one out.

EDIT:
You could also save up a bit more and go for the $1000 Vibrolux; which is more like a Vibroverb, which SRV used.
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#3
I reckon it's a good amp for that sort of stuff

Go for it
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No need to bump that soon, give people time to answer.

THe HRD is a great sounding amp and should be able to pull of the tones you want with no problem.
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#6
How about the hot rod deville? A Blues Deville? I saw one today at Motor City Guitar, priced at about $829. Nice amp. Should I spend the extra cash to move up from the deluxe to the deville? I need help as I'm not real strong on my amp knowledge.

Thanks.
#7
I'd have thought a blues deville was nicer than an HRD for those tones...

also, depending on how often you want to pull off the harder, rockier tones, take a look at some traynors- probably the ycv40 as it has 6l6's. The cleans aren't just as nice (but are still good), but you gain a lot more than you lose in terms of the quality of the overdrive. Depends how much you need the overdrive, of course.

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Should I spend the extra cash to move up from the deluxe to the deville?


Probably not.

I doubt you'll need the extra power the Deville brings, unless you're looking for the extra clean headroom. If you're looking for power tube saturation, you're actually better off with the smaller amp.
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^ aye, but i thought the (preamp) od on the blues deluxe was less modern, which could help. though, you're correct about the wattage, I forgot they weren't the same. EDIT: also, if the overdrive's what you're worried about, I'd be looking at the traynors. Cheaper, too.

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^ aye, but i thought the (preamp) od on the blues deluxe was less modern, which could help.


Both the Blues and Hot Rod come in Deluxe or DeVille sizes.

I'd also lean towards the Blues Deluxe.
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^ ah. my lack of knowledge of fenders is coming back to haunt me!

yeah, the blues one in the 40 watts size, that'd be my pick- that's blues deluxe, right?

also, as mentioned, traynor if OD is more than a little important, and you're willing to sacrifice cleans slightly for them.
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