Price paid: $ 543.97
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 10
This amp produces a rich, warm tone that the tweed series of old is known for. Great for Classic Rock, Blues, and Country. The Hot Rod Deville, the Blues Deville's younger brother can put out a more gain-filled tone that is sure to grind the teeth of anyone standing in the front of any venue, while the Blues Deville has a more crunchy overdriven sound to it. However, if you put any distortion pedal in front of it, the amp will put out like any hi gain halfstack. (Hardwire TL-2 is my personal choice for complete tonal customization)
Overall Impression — 10
All in all the Fender Blue Deville 410 reissue is a great amp that is capable of putting out the tone you want at the volume you need it. I would recommend this amp to all who want Vintage tones, but want to be capable of a more modern sound through the use of pedals.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I depend on the Blues Deville as my gigging amp of choice. I have never had a problem with it and I keep it in good repair. You respect this amp and treat it with care it will sing for you.
Features — 9
The looks of the amp are great for those who love the look of tweed and the classic construction of amps. The enclosure is wrapped in a yellow tweed and the control interface is a polished chrome sporting "chicken head" knobs. The function notations above each are etched upside down, true to the old styled look. The Blues Deville is a 60 Watt powerhouse that is directed into four 10 blue Alnico-Magnet Eminence speakers. which are powered by two 6L6 output tubes and three 12AX7 preamp tubes. This amp can put out a floor-shaking volume when dialed to a low volume setting. I was able to shake my house at one and a half on the dirty channel. There is No Doubt this amp can be heard. The only built in effect is Fender's Spring Reverb unit insalled stock. The footswitch that comes with it can control the on and off function of the unit.