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Fender ‘Tone Master’ Deluxe Reverb 1x12

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I actually have a bit of GAS for this which is somewhat unusual as it’s digital and solid state! I’ve heard a few reputable guitarists say it sounds amazing and that they’d happily gig with it. Reviews seems very favourable too...

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... -combo-amp

Lightweight, aesthetics are true to the original and should be a very reliable amp. Wonder if NZRS are gonna get any in?..
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If you really want a Deluxe Reverb and nothing else, I can understand it. One of the beauties of modelling software, though, is the ability to have a variety of sounds from one rig. It seems a shame to limit it to one.

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Looks great. I listened to an 'Andy' demo compared to a DRRI, they were pretty close. Tbh I reckon the only difference was the speaker. That it weighs half as much is a big plus

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Cdog wrote:Looks great. I listened to an 'Andy' demo compared to a DRRI, they were pretty close. Tbh I reckon the only difference was the speaker. That it weighs half as much is a big plus
Yeah, have a read through the reviews and that’s the general jist. Apparently it’s a great pedal platform too.

The attenuation is a nice feature too. TBH I think most of the people that would buy this amp wouldn’t be overly interested in using it as a modeling type amp, I don’t think that’s really what Fender have pushed it out as. Definitely would consider it if NZRS get them in and the price eventually comes down a bit
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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote: The attenuation is a nice feature too. TBH I think most of the people that would buy this amp wouldn’t be overly interested in using it as a modeling type amp, I don’t think that’s really what Fender have pushed it out as.
Indeed. Modelling is cool, but only if you can be bothered. It definitely provides the ability to sound good connected direct to mixer. But option paralysis is a thing, plus that nagging feeling it doesn't sound quite as good as a 'real' one, driving constant tweaking and self 'tone-doubt'. Even with the fancy modellers you still need an amp and speakers so you can hear it... so its back to square one for me. These days I prefer simplicity of plug in and play. Something like this interests me more than a toaster :)

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I think that's where the katana excels, you can use it like a normal amp or deep dive in the editor for more complex setups, best of both worlds [tm]

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jeremyb wrote:I think that's where the katana excels, you can use it like a normal amp or deep dive in the editor for more complex setups, best of both worlds [tm]
...when they finally arrive in store?
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Terexgeek wrote:
jeremyb wrote:I think that's where the katana excels, you can use it like a normal amp or deep dive in the editor for more complex setups, best of both worlds [tm]
...when they finally arrive in store?
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These amps will come to NZ for sure and I'd expect the DR to retail at say $2.1k or thereabouts.
Maybe 3-4 months away as the range has just been released in the USA.
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