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The Hot Rod Deluxe III is a tube-powered electric guitar amplifier from Fender.

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capable of extremely clean, crystal-clear sound production

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easy to play with the brightness of the tone through a simple knob

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labels are very clear, easy to work with on a dim stage

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two-button foot switch gives great control, easy to use

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reverb is sweet, spacey and sounds old-school

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volume and treble controls have a gradual curve at the low end, easy to fine tune

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capable of warm, jazzy sound through a second input

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The Hot Rod Deluxe III is a tube-powered electric guitar amplifier from Fender that offers a step-up from the company's Blues Junior III model. Equipped with a single 12-inch Celestion speaker, this model features 40 watts of continuous output power with dual-input capabilities. A 2-button footswitch is included for remote toggling between the unit's three channels, which include "Normal", "Drive" and "More Drive" modes. Individual controls for Presence, Reverb, Master Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble, Drive Select, Drive Volume and Brightness are included, each controlled via a "Chicken Head"-style amp knob. Several of Fender's classic Hot Rod amplifier aesthetics have been included with in the Deluxe III, including all-chrome hardware, a red amp jewel and a "Dog Bone" handle for reliable manual transport. The unit also features Black textured vinyl covering with Blackface-style grille cloth and Fender's own integrated "Spring Reverb" effect. 

Features
  • Black textured vinyl covering
  • Blackface-style Black/Silver grille cloth
  • 40 watts, 120 volts
  • 12-inch Celestion speaker
  • Normal, Drive and More Drive channels
  • Fender Dog Bone handle
  • Presence, Reverb, Master Volume, Middle, Bass, Treble, Drive Select switch, Volume and Bright switch controls
  • Built-in Spring Reverb effect
  • 2-button, 3-function footswitch included
  • Chicken-head pointer knobs
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