#1
im thinking switching from my all tube vox's to solid state fenders. are fender amps any good?
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#2
yea, but don't replace tube amps with solid states whats the point of that
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#4
i have a Fender 65r and it sucks, if i turn the main volume to 10, my guitar volume on 10, the channel volume past 4=a loud car horn type BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPP the whole time.
wouldn't suggest it unless you'd just like a practice amp for your room and don't need it turned up too high.
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#5
if you want a fender amp go with what they are famous for, amazing clean tube tone, i.e the blues deville, hot rod, blues deluxe, twin reverb, vibro-lux.

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#6
Fender solid state amps are not that good. Fender tube amps on the other hand are great.
#7
There is no way you are going from an all tube vox are you? What model?

Anyway, they suck. Get a Twin reverb, or anything. Fender is not known for good solid state sounds...
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#8
why would you downgrade?

anywayz, I got my fender amp about a year ago before I knew what I really needed. Fender amps have some awesome cleans and even awesome bluesy drives to them. but they dont really go beyond that. I dont know of any fender amps that can do hard rock or metal on their own...
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#9
Deluxe Reverb is a good thing to pick up. Twin Reverb will be spectacular too.
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#10
i have a solid state fender amp, i'm not completely happy with it, but i've managed to get a not-so-crappy tone, they have a good clean channel (even at high volumes) but the drive is just, disgusting
#11
^yes. drive channel on even tube amps (hot rod *cough*) aren't that great. thats why i love my single channel master volume blues jr.
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#13
I'd also like to know which Vox tube amp would cause someone to think about reverting to a Fender SS.
#16
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#18
^what else would get a fender solidstate for? Vox, and Fender, they're both famous with having spectacular cleans, and not too great metal'ish distortion that the powerblock has. and if he was gonna revert to solid state for metal tone, he should go for a Roland Cube. far more superior than a power block.
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