Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212
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Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212

Hot Rod DeVille 212, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Fender in the Hot Rod Deville series.

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iamqman 22/06/2011

Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212 : la opinión de iamqman (content in English)

"EEEHHHH not great, but it'll do"
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Ok this is amp that I have owned two of which one was American made and the other Mexican made. There was a big difference in the two. The American was just as sloppy of a distortion tone as a $99 solid state amp from Line 6. The tone of this amp was brilliant on the clean channel and accepted pedals quite well. However, the second and I guess third channels were just atrocious. It was virtually pointless to play this amp on anything other than the clean channel.

Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212 III 60-watt, 2 x 12" Tube Guitar Amplifier Combo Features:

Amplifier type: Tube
Output power: 60 watts
Speaker: 2 x 12" Fender Eminence.
Output impedance: 4 or 2 ohms
Preamp tubes: 3 x 12AX7
Power tubes: 2 x 6L6
Rectifier: Solid-state rectifier
Inputs: 2
Channels: 3 selectable channels (Normal, Drive, and More Drive)
Controls: Presence, Reverb, Master Volume, Middle, Bass, Treble, Drive Select Switch, Drive Volume, Bright Switch
Effects: Spring reverb
Effects loop: Effects loop (preamp output, power amp input)
Speaker jack: Extension-speaker jack
Amp covering/grille cloth: Textured black-vinyl covering with "Blackface"-style black/silver grille cloth
Footswitch: 2-button, 3-function footswitch included
Cover: amplifier cover included

UTILIZATION

Details
Type Tube
Number of Channels Three
Power 60W
Speakers 2 x Fender Eminence
No Effects
Reverb Yes
EQ Treble, Bass, Middle
No Modeling
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x 6L6
Inputs 2 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x Speaker
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop Yes
Height 21"
Width 24.25"
Depth 10.75"
Weight 53.5 lbs.

SOUNDS

This amp is just outright sloppy. The bad thing is that these amps are made in Mexico. So they are going to be cheaper made and will break down on you a lot quicker. I'm not sure if they fixed the jewel light from going out on this model. Everyone who owned this amp knows that the light always goes out on these things.

This amp has been in the repair shop fr me at least two different times. They are not constructed with and care, quality, or pride. This amp is a huge disappointment.

Anyway, use this amp with any nice guitar. I like this amp with a solid Gibson Les Paul. I used it with a Line 6 Dl4 and a Ibanez Ts9 and I had some great tones that cut through the band quite well.

OVERALL OPINION

If you are on the market for a good tube amp that has two moderate low gain but usable gain then this might be the amp for you. However I would never buy this amp since its made in Mexico. For the price of this amp I would buy a used Marshall JCM2000. At new these amps come in at around $900. You can even pick up a Peavey 5150 for the price of this thing.