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Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III Guitar Combo Amplifier (40 Watts, 1x12")

The Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III is a modern classic. With 40 watts of tube power and three gain channels, it delivers searing, high gain to crisp clean tones. (15) Read 9 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Get ready for classic Fender tone at full throttle when you plug into this hot-rodded tube amp that could only be called "Deluxe". The Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III is a rugged and powerful 40-Watt 1x12 combo tube amplifier with a 12-inch Celestion G12P-80 speaker that's more than capable of filling any sized room with its rich, harmonic sound whether fully cranked or turned down to a whisper. Based on the late '50s "narrow panel" tweed amplifiers, but with modern selectable gain channels and a solid-state rectifier and spring reverb driver for increased versatility, this tube amp is ready to handle the most demanding musical styles. And at an easy to manage 45 pounds, this solidly built and nearly indestructible amp is perfect for carrying from gig to gig.

Three Flexible Gain Channels



It doesn't matter how many different tones your playing demands, because the Hot Rod Deluxe III can do them all at the touch of a finger. Three selectable gain channels (Clean, Drive, and More Drive) are readily available on the control panel and the pedalboard-friendly footswitch for maximum tonal flexibility and ease of use. Since the Hot Rod Deluxe III is brought to life by two 6L6s in the power section and three 12AX7s in the preamp, you get massive headroom and bell-like tones in the Clean channel, and anything from a grungy crunch to insane overdrive in the Drive and More Drive channel. And for even more tonal variations, Fender has added a "Bright" switch that works as a high-pass filter to add crystalline treble to any of the three channels.

Dynamic Effects



Lush and spacious Fender spring reverb is yours thanks to the modern solid state spring reverb driver found in the Hot Rod Deluxe III. From outer space quakes to authentic surf-rock shimmer, the depth and variety of reverb sounds possible with the Hot Rod Deluxe III is limited only by your spatial imagination. Fender has also included a highly efficient effects loop that makes it easy to connect your pedalboard or outboard effects to the Hot Rod Deluxe III without losing power or adding unwanted noise. And, with the powerful tube section providing enormous headroom, this amp can open up the sound of your effects pedals for greater definition and clarity.

Modern-Vintage Looks



The Hot Rod Deluxe features retro styled "chicken head" pointer knobs, a top-mounted chrome plated chassis, and an open back enclosure making for a classy amp that looks great in a juke-joint or an amphitheater. The vintage pilot light glows red when so you know the amp is primed and ready to go, and Fender's "Dog Bone" handle allows an easy grip wherever you lug your amp. An elegant cover for the Hot Rod Deluxe III is also included so your amp stays fresh and never looks too rough.

Features


- Two 6L6 power tubes and three 12AX7 pre-amp tubes
- 1x12-inch Celestion G12P-80 at 8 Ohms
- Three gain channels
- Bright switch
- External speaker jack
- Solid state spring reverb
- Solid state effects loop
- Pedalboard ready two-button three-function footswitch
- Amplifier cover

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General
- Model Name: Hot Rod Deluxe(TM) III
- Series: Hot Rod
- Amplifier Type: Tube
- Color / Part # : Black / 223-0200-000

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-inch Celestion(R) G12P-80, 8 ohm Speaker

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

MiscellaneousUnique 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

Accessories
- FootSwitch: 2-Button, 3-Function Footswitch Included
- Knobs: Vintage Chicken-Head Pointer Knobs
- Accessories: Includes Amplifier Cover and 2-Button Footswitch
- Cover: Amplifier Cover Included
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
with Celestion G12P Speakers
Shipping Weight: 57 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 26 x 21 x 13 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

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-inch 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, badge, streamlined footswitch, graduated volume and treble pot tapers, "tighter" overdrive and a Celestion G12P-80 speaker.

Features:

- Celestion G12P-80 12-inch speakers tighten bass response and offer harmonically enhanced character when pushing hard in the Drive channel (Deluxe III and DeVille 212 III models)
- 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
- Fender badge lets you know it's a retooled and refueled Hot Rod amp
- black non-reflective control panel makes onstage adjustments easier
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (15 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
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Sound: Great sounding amp for the money. Has a super clean channel and the effects loop is awesome. The amp's distortion leaves a lot to be desired, but I don't really mind it too much because I tend to use mine with distortion pedals. This amp gets LOUD, by the way. I've never needed to turn it all the way up, nor do I want to. I played a gig in Chicago (1150 capacity venue) with the older version of this Hot Rod and it held up just fine (amp was mic'd, of course). So far this amp has held up to my expectations. Feature: Came with a cover (which is good because I don't want it to get dusty) and a footswitch for the channels. Effects loop is a plus, the reverb and delays sound fuller and more dynamic through it. Ease of Use: I was fairly familiar with this amp before I bought it; many of my peers use Hot Rods for local gigs. Still, I'd say it's fairly easy to wrap your head around it. Shouldn't take any more time to tweak the knobs than for other amps. Quality: This really is a workhorse of an amp. Looks really strong and sturdy, and like I said before many of my friends use Hot Rods...so that's a testament to their reliability. It's great for practice and has more than enough power for most venues. I plan on having my Hot Rod III around for a very long time and maybe I'll upgrade to one of its bigger brothers down the road. Value: Great buy. If you're looking to get a fantastic tube amp and a whole lot of bang for your buck, look no further. Excellent craftsmanship. Manufacturer Support: I haven't had to deal with Fender yet. The Wow Factor: This is a "no frills" amp, so it won't be the most interesting to look at...but I enjoy the simplicity. It's clean cut and professional. Everything I want and nothing I don't. Overall: This amp will satisfy my needs for a long time. I plan on taking it into the studio with me to record sometime this summer.
Style of Music: Ambient, Experimental
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Sound: Lindsay can do it this is just plug in some more vintage 30s Feature: I love it Ease of Use: So playable can't wait to finish this review and get back to playing Quality: Top quality! Overall: I love this amp, I love the hot rods series ,I think it's the rockinest amp series you can buy. The Groove tubes are mandatory and turning up to 12 is pretty awesome , but around here I live in the country and I still barely can even turn it up past one. When you pay a little more for all the good stuff Ardian it show is nice. No mods necessary , and ZZ sounds play what you pay option is the bomb, you can't beat it! Thanks Zz sounds!
Style of Music: Psychedelic rock outlook country rock 'n roll
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