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Fender Hot Rod Deluxe IV 40W 1x12 Combo

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Fender Hot Rod Deluxe IV overview by GAK

The fourth incarnation of Fender's legendary Hot Rod Deluxe is seen by most as their finest. A pseudo 3 channel amp with the legendary Fender clean sound, a great drive channel and foot switchable 'more drive' mode for solos.

An updated version of the legendary amplifier that’s been the heart of many guitarists’ rigs, the Hot Rod Deluxe IV features modified preamp circuitry, smoother-sounding spring reverb and updated aesthetics that any player is sure to appreciate. A supercharged amp decked out with player-requested features, this scorching 40-watt 1x12" combo is ideal for guitarists who need hot- rodded power with performance to spare.

The Hot Rod Deluxe IV includes a 12" Celestion A-Type speaker for well-balanced output with smooth highs, laid-back midrange and full, round lows. The modified preamp circuitry improves overdriven note definition, so you'll have articulate sound no matter how hard you push this amp. The onboard spring reverb has been modified to add smoothness, so you still get rich, shimmering tone, no matter how much reverb you use. 

The updated aesthetics include a lightweight pine cabinet, improved control panel texture and graphics, ivory pointer knobs, steel-reinforced strap handle and lightly-aged silver grille cloth, giving it the unmistakable look and vibe you can only get from a Fender amp. Reliable, flexible and pedal- friendly, the Hot Rod Deluxe IV is an ideal addition to any electric guitarist’s amp collection.

The world's most popular tube amps just got better! 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. 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 A-Type speaker.

Simply put, there’s really nothing quite like the pure, powerful sound of a Fender tube amplifier. For decades, the tonal richness and touch-sensitive dynamics of real tubes have given Fender amps a defining and unmistakable voice, as heard on most professional recordings and performances of the past 60 years—the music you’ve known your whole life.

Among their many fine sonic attributes, Fender guitar amps like this one are prized in particular for their luscious spring reverb. For that wet, shimmering ambient sound ranging from subtle to cavernous, Fender lets you dial it in exactly to taste. For perfect placement of your outboard effects in the signal chain, this amp features an effects loop with ¼" preamp output and power amp input jacks.

  • 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 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: 10.75" (27.3 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
  • Speaker: 1-12" Celestion® G12P-80, 8 ohm Speaker
  • Pre Amp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7
  • Power Tubes: 2 x 6L6
  • 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
  • -Vintage Pointer Knobs
  • -Internal Variable Bias Control
  • FootSwitch: 2-Button, 3-Function Footswitch Included
  • Knobs: Chicken head-style amp knobs
  • Accessories: Includes Amplifier Cover and 2-Button Footswitch
  • Cover: Amplifier Cover Included

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  • Paul Thomas

    19/10/2020

    Had one of these over twenty years ago so I knew what i was letting myself in for! It's not a perfect amp but one that I can work with. Benefits outweigh negatives for me.

  • Philip Moss

    07/7/2020

    Fantastic versatile amp. Particularly good for clean channel and with external effects. More than loud enough!

  • Mr Holliday

    20/2/2019

    Really great amp and sounds great with my guitars

  • Peter Nuttall

    03/2/2019

    A magnificent amp, at a fantastic price. I wanted an amp that would sound brilliant at low volumes, but with the capacity to be used at small concerts. This amp was recommended by a friend (someone I’d describe as a guitar veteran, world-class guitarist and experienced guitar recorder!) and his advice has proved to be absolutely accurate.

  • William McKean

    29/1/2019

    Haven't had this amp long enough to do any in depth review. I bought it on reputation and published reviews. It holds up to all I've heard and read up till now and I feel confident to push it to the limit. The cleanest of cleans at very high volumes and it seems to just dare you to push it harder with any pedal combination you could stick at the front end. The drive range is crazy with humbuckers and single coils sound superb from clean or on fire via any type of pedal that boosts and pushes the input. The spring reverb is sweet and really sells this amp. All valve and natural spring reverb tank is what I set out to buy but the power of this beautiful Fender combo is its main selling point. It is loud...real loud! Forget what you think you know about loud! It's rated 40 Watts RMS through a single 12" American type Celestion and it's loud enough for most gigs and will easily cut through a podium mounted drummer with tons of room to spare. If your in the market for a decent combo, stick this Fender Hot Rod Deluxe on your list to try out at your local dealer or if you want even more headroom you could try it's big brother Hot Rod Deville, a 2x12 at 60 watts. It's no surprise why these amps are industry standard backline. Their reputation precedes them and now I understand why.

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