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Dieterle
post Dec 15 2012, 02:30 PM
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Sins i am here at GMC i bought myself a Zoom G3 and using it mainly as interface for iMac and from there out to my Teufel concept - extern sound card and speakers .

Great sounding and perfect for me for exercising and recording .

My old Fender hot rod deluxe tube amp was just standing around unused in the room - now nearly a year .
I have been thinking about selling it - but NO i want now cool.gif

Most of you now the hot rod is very good for clean sound and good for rock stuff and a bit harder.
Metal hmmm..........not the real one.

Today i did try now my Zoom G3 in front of my hot rod using different amp simulations WOW biggrin.gif what a great fine tone and sound amazing for me and much more natural ( with the right fine settings cool.gif ) than over Computer or Mac .
Hard metal too tongue.gif

Hot Rod is still a bit loud for at home but my neighbors must get through that now more often laugh.gif .

I love that Amp !

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post Dec 15 2012, 04:23 PM
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I use my Hotrod Deluxe for everything I record. I Just love the tone on these amps. You hit the nail on the head... with a distortion pedal in front you can really push the amp to get amazing sounds.

I was weary about buying one at first cause I heard you can't get much of a metal sound. I really wanted an amp though that had that beautiful Fender clean. I now use a old Ibanez Tube Screamer pedal with the amp. I can get a classic SRV sound on the clean channel with a tube screamer. Turn on the dirty channel and instant Maiden sound, Metallica...etc. That is all I ever wanted. biggrin.gif


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post Dec 15 2012, 08:03 PM
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I'm selling my Hot Rod Deville, the big brother to your Deluxe

I haven't played it since I bought the Axe Fx, but it was the clean tone that sold me on it, and still if it was practical to keep it I would.

Peter Green actually used my amp at a concert when his blew up during soundcheck,

I don't know if you deluxe is the same but they used the wrong type of potentiometer on the volume and so it goes through most of it's volume range between 0 and 2.


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post Dec 16 2012, 12:08 PM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Dec 15 2012, 08:03 PM) *
I don't know if you deluxe is the same but they used the wrong type of potentiometer on the volume and so it goes through most of it's volume range between 0 and 2.



it is the same here on deluxe amp mad.gif but i can influence it better with my zoom G3 now smile.gif

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post Dec 16 2012, 02:50 PM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Dec 15 2012, 07:03 PM) *
I don't know if you deluxe is the same but they used the wrong type of potentiometer on the volume and so it goes through most of it's volume range between 0 and 2.



I didn't really notice that before. I hardly ever have a need to turn it up past 2. My deluxe III is about a year old and Fender has made some adjustments since the earlier models. It does jump up in volume between 1 and 2 rather quick. This really is the same characteristics of any tube amp I have owned. After that it seem more gradual.

I've read that this is because the volume potentiometer is linear tapered instead of an audio tapered. An audio tapered pot (with the same K value) will apparently give you a more gradual increase in volume.

Here is a site that has some good info. on Fender Hotrods.

http://www.justinholton.com/hotrod/



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post Dec 16 2012, 04:45 PM
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QUOTE (DeGroot @ Dec 16 2012, 02:50 PM) *
I didn't really notice that before. I hardly ever have a need to turn it up past 2. My deluxe III is about a year old and Fender has made some adjustments since the earlier models. It does jump up in volume between 1 and 2 rather quick. This really is the same characteristics of any tube amp I have owned. After that it seem more gradual.

I've read that this is because the volume potentiometer is linear tapered instead of an audio tapered. An audio tapered pot (with the same K value) will apparently give you a more gradual increase in volume.

Here is a site that has some good info. on Fender Hotrods.

http://www.justinholton.com/hotrod/



Thank you for the Good Link !


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