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

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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.

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.


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

- 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 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

- Speaker: 1-12-inch Celestion(R) G12P-80, 8 ohm Speaker

- 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

- 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

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (20 ratings)
Submitted November 19, 2014 by Donovan t in Kailua, HI
"Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III Guitar Amp"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I have owned Marshall, Laney, Rivera, Mesa Boogie and Vox amps but I have always admired the clean tones one hears in classic rock, country, soul, blues and funk music. It wasn't until i bought a Fender Super Champ X2 that I realized that it was really a Fender sound thing. My SCX2 broke and needed warranty repair and the only authorized service centers were on other islands, so I would have to ship it to get it repaired. Working with the guys at Fender was a joy and they even helped me out with the shipping (since the amp was only 4 months old). The repair went very well and I came away really feeling the love from Fender in the support department. Came time to play a larger gig and I was just swallowed up by the other volume levels on stage...so SHOPPING OPPORTUNITY!! I knew that I wanted to stay with the Fender sound but I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend the extra $$ for a Supersonic, or get a Deluxe or a Bassman or a Twin...nor was I sure if I would eventually be sorry if I didn't get a much more powerful amplifier (60-100 watt Twin or 4x10) , but I drive a mini (not much cargo room) and I hate being told to turn it down. So which to get? I did a lot of reviews via YouTube and it came down to the Hot Rod Deluxe III to me for price, tone and volume.Now that I've been playing it for about 1 month, I believe i can get any tone i want out of this great amplifier ('cept metal) and it has a LOT of headroom in the clean channel, and i plenty LOUD enough. I can accompany acoustic read more folks and sound crystal-iscious at pretty high volumes and the drive tones are such simply fantastic. I use echo, chorus, OD and wah and with that combination I can be shimmery-sweet-clean, chunky rockin' , fat jazz tone, punchy-driven blues rock and singing lead tones! Looks to be great workmanship. The only thing I wish it had was a foot switchable effects loop in/out so that I could jump the out to the in and get that overdrive, footswichable. I'm still blown away every time i play it and that makes me play more and with more inspiration.

Musical Background:
30+ years playing. Guitar... play out and jam.

Musical Style:
rock, folk, jazz, blues, latin, ballads, standards, funk
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