In today’s video, we’re going to be doing a review of Fender products. Not just one or two products, were reviewing 4 products!
The first one is the rather beautiful Fender American Professional Stratocaster from their professional series, I’ve been playing with it a bit and It is Gorgeous. The second one is just the Red Curly Cable. – Haha, I just like the red curly cable.
We have the Fender Pro Strat plugged into the beautiful Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb Amp. All of you will know this amp, It is probably one of the most recorded session guitar amps around. That is probably why they made the twin and this the two amps that they did something very special to.
The Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb Amp is fully digital! – I did not know that!
I came in from a meeting and Martin was here. He had been threatening to bring an amp over for a few weeks and we were finally able to make it happen. I came into the studio, plugged into it and I was digging it, loving the tones and then Matin said “oh and by the way, this is not a tube amp” (it’s not a valve amp.) – We caught my reaction on my iPhone so you can see that in the video below!
It has everything you would want with a deluxe, it has a beautiful clean deluxe, you can hear all the separate notes beautifully, the jangle and the classic sound.
The best thing about today’s episode is you can enter to win this amp! (Scroll up to enter)
This 22-watt amp is easily loud enough to play a show with and many many guitar players are using this on stage already. It does everything for us, put on the emulation, send that to the front of the house, put all your pedals through it. Run the amp at a volume that is comfortable for the stage while still getting the gain you want.
Maybe you’re in a little tiny club and you put it onto the 12 watts rather than the 22. The thing about a non-master volume amp, as I’m sure you’re aware, is you have to crank it to get the grit you want.
I love this, I’m really impressed, as you know I’ve always been a champion of modern technology. I love gadgets, people who are making stuff that is controllable from digital that’s analog. – This is a win!
As you know I’m not exactly Mr. Muscles this amp only weighs 24lbs! You can carry this in and out of a gig no problem.
One thing we haven’t discussed yet which is not plugged in and is number 4 on our list if we count the red curly cable. – haha
The Compugilist is a Compressor and distorter that is not currently plugged into the chain but I have been loving it.
I’m having a lot of fun the pedal is great I haven’t even changed the tone or gain on it. – This amp is fantastic! If you get a chance go and try it at your local store, just plugin and try it.
Since Friday evening when I put up an Instagram post about this amp I have had 7 friends of mine who are guitarists contact me and a couple of them have already bought the amp.
Let’s be honest It looks cool, if you show up to a gig with this amp people are going to know that you are serious. That’s a good start, the fact that you can give them a feed from the back with a decent Impulse response on it with something as common as a 57 or 121 means that playing live is going to be a blessing.
I’ve just been having fun and enjoying it, I could use this on a record.
Congratulations Fender for doing a great job and making something that’s this good and affordable, and of course, thank you for giving this away to our amazing community!
The don’t forget you can enter to win this Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb Amp! (Scroll up to enter!)
Learn more about the products mentioned in today’s episode:
AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL STRATOCASTER®
THE EVOLUTION OF A REVOLUTION
Often copied, but never surpassed, the Stratocaster is arguably the world’s most-loved electric guitar. Electrifying the music world since its debut in 1954, its natural, versatile sound made the Stratocaster the benchmark for exceptional guitar tones. The American Professional Stratocaster isn’t a re-imagining of the classic design; it’s the authentic original model, evolved.
• Three Tim Shaw-designed V-Mod single-coil Stratocaster pickups
• New modern “Deep C”-shaped neck profile
• Bone nut; 22 narrow-tall frets for easier bending
• Pop-in tremolo arm for enhanced stability
• Treble bleed circuit maintains highs when reducing volume
• Includes Elite Molded hardshell case
TONE MASTER® DELUXE REVERB®
In a bold Fender first, the Tone Master Deluxe Reverb amplifier uses massive digital processing power to achieve a single remarkable sonic feat: faithfully modeling the circuitry and 22-watt power output of an original Deluxe tube amp. Using a high-performance 100-watt digital power amp to achieve the headroom and dynamic range of a real vintage Deluxe tube amp, paired with the pronounced sparkle and clarity of a single Jensen® N-12K neodymium speaker and a resonant pine cabinet, the result is tubeless Deluxe Reverb tone, volume and dynamics virtually indistinguishable from the all-tube original. And with all these features, the Tone Master Deluxe Reverb is in fact about only half the weight of an all-tube Deluxe.
Front panel features give guitarists a playing experience identical to the tube version, including Fender’s world-standard reverb and tremolo effects. Additional rear-panel features deliver modern convenience and flexibility—including an output power selector for full power and five attenuated settings, balanced XLR line output with impulse response (IR) cabinet simulations, mute switch for silent stage or recording use, USB port for firmware upgrades, and more.
• Jensen N-12K neodymium speaker
• Normal and Vibrato channels, each with two inputs
• Rear-panel output power selector for full power and five attenuated settings
• Balanced XLR line output with impulse response (IR) cabinet simulations, level control, and • ground switch
• Lightweight, resonant pine cabinet
• Power jewel illuminates in different colors for normal operation, warmup, and mute/silent mode
• USB port for firmware upgrades
• Universal worldwide 100V – 240V operation
• Cover and two-button footswitch included