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Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III

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SKU: # 328473
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223-0200

Your Price: $989.99 CDN

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Fender Hot Rod series amplifiers are found on every stage in the world, large and small, and are used by guitarists from all walks of life. Hot Rod amps deliver unmistakable Fender tone and are the perfect platform for musicians to craft their own signature sound. These no-frills amps are affordable, reliable and loud, and they pair extremely well with stomp boxes. The Hot Rod Deluxe III is a 40-watt single 12 combo - the standard for gigging guitarists worldwide. Famous for the low-end headroom characteristic of 6L6 tubes and a versatile all-12AX7 tube preamp, it also boasts luscious Fender spring reverb, an effects loop and more. Players wanting to add a little more output, fullness and stage coverage can even add a matching 112 extension enclosure (P/N 223-1010-000). Additional Hot Rod Deluxe III upgrades include an easier-to-read black control panel with front-reading text, new badge, streamlined footswitch, graduated volume and treble pot tapers, tighter overdrive and a Celestion G12P-80 speaker.

Celestion G12P-80 12" speakers tighten bass response and offer harmonically enhanced character when pushing hard in the Drive channel.

• Improved modified tone circuit gives tighter overdrive voice and midrange punch

• Graduated volume and tone potentiometers offer smoother, more refined and predictable linear sweep

• Pedalboard-friendly footswitch design is sleek, tough and stage-ready

• New Fender badge lets you know it's a retooled and refueled Hot Rod amp

• New black non-reflective control panel makes onstage adjustments easier

Specifications:

Electronics
Voltage: 120V
Wattage: 40 Watts
Effects Loop:Effects Loop (Preamp Out, Power Amp In)
Inputs: Two
Extension Speaker Jack: Extension Speaker Jack
Channels: Three Selectable Channels (Normal, Drive and More Drive)
Rectifier: Solid State Rectifier
Controls: Presence, Reverb, Master Volume, Middle, Bass, Treble, Drive Select Switch, Drive Volume, Bright Switch

Hardware
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Pilot Light Jewel: Red Amp Jewel
Handle: "Dog Bone" Handle
Front Panel: Black Front Panel
Grill Cover Cloth: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Blackface Style Black/Silver Grille Cloth

Input Impedance: 1M (Input 1)/136K (Input 2)
Output Impedance: 4 or 8 ohms
Amplifier Length: 10.5" (26.7 cm)
Amplifier Width: 23.5" (59.7 cm)
Amplifier Height: 18.75" (47.6 cm)
Amplifier Weight: 45 lbs (20.41 kg)
Effects: Spring Reverb

Speakers
Speaker: 1-12" Celestion G12P-80, 8 ohm Speaker

Tubes
Pre Amp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes: 2 x 6L6

Miscellaneous
Unique Features: Independent Gain and Master Controls in Drive Channel, Bright Switch, Effects Loop, Reverb, External Speaker Jack, 2-Button 3-Function Footswitch for Channel Select, Drive Select and "More Drive" Select, Black Panel, Internal Variable Bias Control

Included Accessories:

- 2-Button, 3-Function Footswitch
- Vintage Chicken-Head Pointer Knobs
- Amplifier Cover

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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
It has not given me any trouble at all.
Posted by Greg on Feb 19, 2017
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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
well I play in a gigging band and I retired my vox ac 30 because of the warmth of the fender hands down one of the best clean tones out there for the money very pleased and would suggest this amp to anyone looking for a solid tank
Posted by cory on Aug 31, 2016
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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
This amp is a great amp to have if you are a blues musician. Works well with pedals. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to make it work. Great sound. Only thing I do not like is the flimsy handle.
Posted by Big Johnny Blue on Dec 18, 2015
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Reliable work horse amp0 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
Loud amp with punchy bottom end I paired mine with the matching extension cab then A/B it with a Fender Virbolux Reverb. Great robust sound. Got a very good price from L&M, thanks Matt!
Posted by Robert on Jul 5, 2015
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Great amp7 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto - Bloor Street, Ontario
I got great advice from one of the staff when I asked which amp to get for gigging small clubs and venues. It's got a lot of power for such a small package. The amp plays really well with effects. I like to run everything in front of the amp on a clean channel. The clean tone is gorgeous and I never understood it when people talked about the 'Fender clean tone' until I got this. It has great bite when I hit the front end with a great distortion. My only concern is that dog collar handle as it just breaks off like nothing. I've gotten mine replaced and no issues from here on in.
Posted by Drix on Jan 6, 2015
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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
This Fender amp sounds amazing through all of my guitars. I could not be happier with this amp. I have played many Fender amps and honestly this one is the best so far. Classic Fender tone. Sounds awesome clean, dirty or with pedals. I would not say it sounds better than my Marshall DSL 40-C but different for sure. If you are looking for an awesome sounding Fender amp and don't want to pay a small fortune for it then get this amp.
Posted by Dean on Oct 4, 2014
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Excellent Sound and Tone Quality3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
I play both an acoustic electric and a Gibson SG. I wanted an upgrade in my overall sound. Not all amps sound great with both types of guitars. My Acoustasonic 150 was in for repairs so I rented a Hot Rod Deluxe III, 40 watts, 1 Celestion speaker. This amp sounded so good and was two steps up from the Acoustasonic 150 I had to buy a new Hot Rod Deluxe. There is such a bump in quality from the long to mid range I attribute to the 12" speaker. Very satisfied with the new amp. It could use a better handle for its 50 lbs of weight. The Acoustasonic is a wonderful sounding amp with so little feed-back. The only way I knew about this upgrade was because I had to take my amp in for a minor switch repair. Rented the Hot Rod Delux and knew shortly after plugging it in that it was the sound for me. .It sounds great for classic rock, some jazz, softer rock and middle of the road songs. The key here is that this amp is the very best sounding amp for both an acoustic electric and an electric guitar. Low end response is just great to listen to.
Posted by Bill McDiarmid on Jul 13, 2014
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Good All round Amp2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKamloops, British Columbia
I picked up my HotRod Deluxe used over a year ago. It is LOUD, and very versatile in both practice and gig situations. Being a Fender, it's tough and reliable, plus I like the large chicken head knobs. The drive channels are useful, but the overdrive can get muddy and too diluted for those who like crisper sound. Add stomp boxes for precise tones. While it's portable and one piece, it is heavy (about 45 lbs). I use this amp every week and can rely on it. Very happy with this amp, and for the price, it delivers that throaty tube crunch and breaks up nicely when driven.
Posted by anonymous on Jun 9, 2013
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Great amp, if a little much for home use2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreGuelph, Ontario
It's loud and has that distinguished Fender tube sound. Great for gigs in small to medium venues, but a little too hot for home use as a practice amp to my tastes. Blues Jr would be a more sensible choice here, but if you need a little more "pop" the HRD has got the guts.
Posted by DJ on Dec 14, 2012
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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
I bought a limited edition one with a vintage 30 in it. Going in for it's second set of preamp tubes in less than six months...First set of tubes popped loudly when it was turned on (after sitting on standby for at least 30 seconds) and then volume would fluctuate. With the new preamp tubes, it has worked great for a couple months and is now experiencing volume and tone fluctuations again. I use this amp primarily at home with the master volume on both channels set around 2. When jamming, it gets up to around 6. I'm very careful with it when transporting as well. L&M have been very good so far of taking care of things under warranty. Let's hope we can get this thing repaired or replaced with something of equal value (~$900.00 after taxes).
Posted by anonymous on May 30, 2012
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great amp3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMoncton, New Brunswick
its got an upgraded speaker and its all tube, it sounds like a fender, its a Mexican made amp but the quality is still the same and i love it, you won't regret buying this amp!
Posted by Richard on Mar 24, 2012
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