#1
so i've pretty much looked at all the tube amps within the $600 price range, and the fender hot rod deluxe seems like the best choice. i've looked and it's gotten the best reviews, and it's not some weird brand that i know nothing about. my only inquiry is its overdrive. people say fender amps have bad overdrive, and i was wondering if that would make a difference if i already plan on using an OD pedal with the amp? I'm gonna order it tomorrow unless someone can give me information that might warn me otherwise.
#2
why get a hot rod when you can get a peavey classic?
I actually compared them side by side for about 2 hours with several different guitars.
The hotrod has a bit better cleans, but the peavey's overdrive channel kicks it's arse.
Plus, peavey classics are easy to find used, and they're built sturdy.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#3
peavey classic
crate palomino
marshall JCM900 HGDR
all amps with a good gain channel and good cleans for <$600
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#4
i tried the peavey classic out, and i decided it wasn't for me. i can't find a place near enough that has the hot rod deluxe, but it seems like the best choice that's left over in this price range that has a good amount of wattage. i'm just asking if anyone here has found any problems with the hot rod. as far as other amps go, i think i'm pretty much set on this one, unless i get some shocker that changes my mind.
#5
the only issue in the hotrod for me it's the price

$1200 is the cheaper one i've found at any store at my city
#6
blues deluxe?
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#7
Actually... if you're completely set on a fender, get a blues deluxe instead of a hotrod deluxe. The blue's overdrive is a bit more usable.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#8
i dont really like the overdrive of either. i played a fender twin and neither of those amps compare. i played a sheraton II through a BD and a twin, and the BD just wasnt doing it for me. fenders overdrive is kinda thin anyway. unless you crank the clean channel then its fender-y goodness. but just go get the HRD and if you like it then you like it. no talkin you out of it
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#9
Fender overdrive is fairly thin, i dont know if you can do this on the HRD but on my twin before i got my orange i used to have the clean channel on a mid cut and my overdrive mid boosted and run them together with a tube screamer, it was the only way to make it sound good. And thats one of fenders top of the line... If thats possible with the HRD you'll get a fairly decent lead tone and kinda ok dirty rhythm. I agree with suggesting a peavey classic unless you really want the cleans.