- Publié le 25/05/11 à 19:19 (contenu en anglais)There are a couple new features in the Hot Rod 2x12 lll that are very important to me. The first one being that speaker that is standard is actually usable. They used to have some cheap speaker in there that wasn't very musical and a lot of guys would switch out the speaker for something much more sweeter in tone. The next feature is a usable gain channel two and three. Before they gain channels were so bad that I never even used them. They sounded terrible and nothing like a tube amp distortion.
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" Celestion G12P-80, 8-ohm speakers
Output impedance: 4 or 2 ohms
Preamp tubes: 3 x 12AX7
Power tubes: 2 x 6L6
Rectifier: Solid-state rectifier
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
Number of Channels Three
Speakers 2 x Celestion G12P-80
EQ Treble, Bass, Middle
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
Weight 53.5 lbs.
Now that they have a usable gain channel then this amp has much more flexibility that before. The old amps were 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.
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.
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.