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Guitarmos - thinking about getting a Fender Deluxe Reverb or Hot Rod. Thoughts?

Played a Hot Rod Deluxe tonight and it sounded and felt amaz...
Exhilarant Church
  09/09/22
I had a US made hot rod that I really regret selling. It sou...
coral supple state turdskin
  09/09/22
I am hardly the person to answer, but when I was in college ...
Up-to-no-good tattoo
  09/09/22
"disappeared during a move." ouch
Emerald Hairraiser Famous Landscape Painting Address
  09/22/22
That will teach you the key to improvisation all right.
razzle-dazzle stage sandwich
  09/09/22
Explain
Cerebral home son of senegal
  09/22/22
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Exhilarant Church
  09/10/22
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Exhilarant Church
  09/10/22
I have owned both. Deluxe reverb is better but like double p...
Soul-stirring Legend
  09/10/22
Ty I found a used reverb deluxe '68 reissue for like $200...
Exhilarant Church
  09/10/22
Volume issue is the only reason I got rid of it. Sounds incr...
coral supple state turdskin
  09/10/22
Is a deluxe reverb about the same tone absent the volume?
Exhilarant Church
  09/10/22
No. You gotta play both. Reverb is the classic black face fe...
Soul-stirring Legend
  09/10/22
deluxe reverb is 180 especially if you crank it. never liked...
Lemon prole
  09/10/22
going to buy a 68 reissue Deluxe Reverb today off of craigsl...
Exhilarant Church
  09/22/22
68 reissue Deluxe Reverb COPPED for $875
Exhilarant Church
  09/22/22
180
Histrionic dead den
  09/22/22
too loud for private use unless you want to annoy people
orchid associate
  09/22/22
I played it at some pretty low volumes and it was fine
Exhilarant Church
  09/22/22
swinging back around to this, this amp is 180000000
Exhilarant Church
  09/22/22
people are raving about their new tone master series of digi...
indigo 180 really tough guy
  09/22/22
I am aware. I got this real 68 DRRI for $875 in excellen...
Exhilarant Church
  09/22/22
score!
indigo 180 really tough guy
  09/22/22
...
Exhilarant Church
  09/23/22
Update - I can't even play this thing loud because I live in...
michael doodikoff
  09/27/22


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Date: September 9th, 2022 10:39 PM
Author: Exhilarant Church

Played a Hot Rod Deluxe tonight and it sounded and felt amazing. Apparently the Deluxe Reverb is even better. I love my Helix but the plain clean tone on these amps is insane.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45146331)



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Date: September 9th, 2022 10:42 PM
Author: coral supple state turdskin

I had a US made hot rod that I really regret selling. It sounds so beautiful and clear. The reverb sounds natural and awesome. You cam get a great overdrive tone too.

It's just really fucking loud. Honestly no reason to get it if you aren't playing in a band or don't plan to really crank it up at home. Maybe a blues Jr?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45146342)



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Date: September 9th, 2022 10:43 PM
Author: Up-to-no-good tattoo

I am hardly the person to answer, but when I was in college I was a guitarmo who wanted a nice amp. Because I didn't have much money back then, this represented a significant expenditure and I accordingly thoroughly researched the matter. I ended up with the deluxe reverb and truly loved it for many years until it disappeared during a move. I just play acoustic these days but if I ever get one of my electrics out of the closet I will not hesitate to get another deluxe reverb.

Edit: Fuck, I think I actually had the twin reverb. My bad!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45146343)



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Date: September 22nd, 2022 8:22 AM
Author: Emerald Hairraiser Famous Landscape Painting Address

"disappeared during a move."

ouch

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45211502)



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Date: September 9th, 2022 11:00 PM
Author: razzle-dazzle stage sandwich

That will teach you the key to improvisation all right.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45146417)



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Date: September 22nd, 2022 1:00 PM
Author: Cerebral home son of senegal

Explain

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45212953)



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Date: September 10th, 2022 9:10 AM
Author: Exhilarant Church



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45147462)



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Date: September 10th, 2022 12:22 PM
Author: Exhilarant Church



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45148330)



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Date: September 10th, 2022 12:28 PM
Author: Soul-stirring Legend

I have owned both. Deluxe reverb is better but like double price. I used a HRD for years. It is SO LOUD for a 1x12 and will keep up well at any bar gig. Very sturdy too and handles getting knocked around, beer spilling on it, etc. The reverb on both sound very good.

One thing about the HRD is that it really sounds best imo when it’s turned up to at least 3 or 4, but that is very LOUD (the volume increase is not linear), so if you’re only doing bedroom playing, you might want to get an attenuator.

Also, if you go for the HRD I would look for one with a vintage 30. Some people call them Ice picky but they’re the best imo.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45148361)



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Date: September 10th, 2022 1:41 PM
Author: Exhilarant Church

Ty

I found a used reverb deluxe '68 reissue for like $200 more than the HRD.

The HRD sounded dreamy to me so I can't imagine how much better a reverb deluxe would be, but I read about the volume issues you talked about with the HRD and that's a factor for me for sure.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45148773)



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Date: September 10th, 2022 1:45 PM
Author: coral supple state turdskin

Volume issue is the only reason I got rid of it. Sounds incredible but very loud.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45148792)



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Date: September 10th, 2022 4:09 PM
Author: Exhilarant Church

Is a deluxe reverb about the same tone absent the volume?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45149404)



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Date: September 10th, 2022 4:41 PM
Author: Soul-stirring Legend

No. You gotta play both. Reverb is the classic black face fender tone. There is no drive channel, but when you crank the volume you will get some breakup a la SRV. It will distort faster than the HRD because it has lower headroom. The HRD has a dedicated drive channel but a TS-style pedal OD on the clean channel sounds much better imo.

Deluxe reverb is just a better, classic amp. HRD is a good amp but is more of a budget modern workhorse.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45149514)



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Date: September 10th, 2022 4:49 PM
Author: Lemon prole

deluxe reverb is 180 especially if you crank it. never liked the hot rods myself.

if you want some vintage fender tones that dont have to be loud as hell to sound good look into this. sounds great way way better than any digital modeling https://www.quilterlabs.com/index.php/product/superblock-us/

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45149536)



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Date: September 22nd, 2022 8:18 AM
Author: Exhilarant Church

going to buy a 68 reissue Deluxe Reverb today off of craigslist. $875, which I think is very reasonable and it appears to be in excellent condition. .Trying it out in a house in a shitty part of town today so if i never post again please know that I love you all.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45211497)



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Date: September 22nd, 2022 12:59 PM
Author: Exhilarant Church

68 reissue Deluxe Reverb COPPED for $875

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45212951)



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Date: September 22nd, 2022 1:03 PM
Author: Histrionic dead den

180

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45212960)



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Date: September 22nd, 2022 1:04 PM
Author: orchid associate

too loud for private use unless you want to annoy people

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45212965)



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Date: September 22nd, 2022 2:00 PM
Author: Exhilarant Church

I played it at some pretty low volumes and it was fine

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45213349)



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Date: September 22nd, 2022 11:17 PM
Author: Exhilarant Church

swinging back around to this, this amp is 180000000

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45216457)



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Date: September 22nd, 2022 11:19 PM
Author: indigo 180 really tough guy

people are raving about their new tone master series of digital amps.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TMDeluxeRev--fender-tone-master-deluxe-reverb-100-watt-1x12-inch-combo-amp

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45216464)



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Date: September 22nd, 2022 11:20 PM
Author: Exhilarant Church

I am aware.

I got this real 68 DRRI for $875 in excellent condition, slightly more than what the tonemasters are going for

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45216468)



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Date: September 22nd, 2022 11:22 PM
Author: indigo 180 really tough guy

score!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45216476)



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Date: September 23rd, 2022 12:25 PM
Author: Exhilarant Church



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45218452)



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Date: September 27th, 2022 8:54 PM
Author: michael doodikoff

Update - I can't even play this thing loud because I live in a condo building. But holy shit it's the perfect clean tone. I can play all day, and I sound better than my playing should be. It's downright magical and it can't even do overdrive.

I will literally own this amp for the rest of my life and pass it on in my will.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5189273&forum_id=2#45241399)