Fender Blues Deluxe

40W Combo (1 x 1")

Made by Fender

Description It is a tweed combo amp with an ox-blood speaker cover. Just like Spinal Tap, the upside-down chicken knobs do all go to 11.
Posted By Gary Murphy (3498)
Directory Equipment: Amplifiers
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Overall Rating: 4.7 (of 5)
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On 10/28/2007, Vincent Goodwin (96) posted:
Overall Rating:
I also have a older pevay and had owned a fender fm212 this amp sound has a better clean tone and classic overdrive sound but thease are presonal opnions and no amp is for everbody.
Price: $550.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar center
Features:
This is a great tube amp for blues/classic rock it has a great reverb annd tone controls
Sound Quality:
This amp give the classic fender clean tone that those high dollar amps try to get. it sounds great with just the guitar plugged straigth in or with effects plugged in.
Durability:
This is a tube amp so you need to take that into consideration but I,ve had no problems with it. It comes with a cover to help protect it.
On 4/5/2005, Kevin Browder (132) posted:
Overall Rating:
It would be nice if it would break up like my Marshall, but that's not what it was designed for. It does what it was designed for. Killer cleans. It does that well, and why not. It's made by the world's foremost maker of clean tube amps.
Model Year: 1994
Price: $500.00
Where Obtained: Hot Licks Guitars
Features:
4 band eq. (pres, treb, mid, bass) Master, Volume, reverb, drive, channel switch, and bright switch. Dual inputs, footswitch (1 button), pre out, power in. 3 12ax7 preamp tubes, 2 6l6 power tubes. 1*12 @ 40 watts. It has plenty of power for gigs.
Sound Quality:
I use it with a Morley Wah, Dano OD, Gibson LP studio and a Roadhouse strat. This is a good clean amp with a slight compressed sound, well suited to blues or jazz. If you play anything heavier you'll need more distortion than I use. It sounds okay quiet, but it really begs to be cranked to at least five. At that point the tubes begin to saturate and this little amp starts to shine. Of course, at that point the neighbors three blocks away are calling the cops. I give it a 3 because I prefer tube reverb over spring reverb, and because of sovtek preamp farts, but it's okay.
Ease of Use:
Plug in and play. There's nothing to using this amp. It's a straight ahead tube amp and I've run the full spectrum of settings with both guitars. It sounds good on any settings with the LP. With the strat you have to cut the highs a little or it sounds glassy. Easy though.
Durability:
The kids knock it around and it doesn't seem to effect it. The sovteks are there for a reason. Pine cabinet finger-joined with laquered tweed covering. I'd say it's pretty and pretty well-built.
On 11/13/2004, Gary Murphy (3498) posted:
Overall Rating:
I chose it because I played on it for several months every Friday night at my friends house. He bought a custom hand wired something or other. This amp has been perfect for me. It is loud and it sounds good. The Les Paul sounded really good with the Ibanez Turbo Tube Screamer.
Price: $300.00
Where Obtained: A Friend
Features:
The amp has a clean and drive channel with a foot switch. It has shared bass/treble/mid tone controls, a master volume for the clean channel, and gain/master for the overdrive channel. It also has reverb. The 12" Eminence speaker was "specially designed" for Fender. There are three 12ax7s and two 5881/6l6GC tubes. It has a solid state rectifier.
Sound Quality:
I play this with a Gibson Les Paul Double-Cut Studio and a Japanese Strat. I have a Dunlop Wah and a Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive. It sounds best with the Sparkle Drive and stratocaster.
Ease of Use:
It sounds good. I wish the EQ controls made a bigger difference. Sometimes I think the Les Paul needs a beefier speaker.
Durability:
I had it worked on when I first got it because there were some buzzes. It has been working now for 5 years without any problems.