The Reissue Blues DeVille™ 410 is a vintage-style tube amp with boutique tone at a great price that many pro rock, country and blues players have used to superb effect. While its newer cousin, the Hot Rod DeVille™, has many modern refinements, more and more enthusiasts continue to request the warm tone, unique circuitry, classic features and sharp look of the original version. It pumps 60 watts into four 10” blue alnico-magnet Eminence® speakers fueled by two 6L6 Groove Tubes® output tubes and three 12AX7 preamp tubes. Its two channels (normal with bright switch, and drive) are voiced for classic blues, country and rock; other features include Fender®spring reverb, effects loop, two-button channel footswitch, tweed covering, chicken head knobs and chrome control panel.
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I have the first edition of this amp, from the mid-90s, and I would never ever part with it unless it caught fire or something. It's heavy, can't be used quietly, and the gain channel is not really much different, but I wouldn't record or play large stages without this amp. I use a little Pro Junior for pub gigs etc, but any time I want real tone, or can take advantage of the volume, this is the one I want. Huge sound, especially if you can really crank it. I use the gain channel for a base tone and then add a bit of color with a Tube Screamer and a Vox wah. Chords sound nice and full, not muddy. Lead guitar work sustains well and cuts through the mix like a knife. With the volume up past 7, the amp moves enough air that on large stages I can place the mic a few feet in front of it instead of right in front of it, and the stage mix still won't bleed into my channel. Hard to believe it's 60 watts and not 100! You can buy other "limited edition" amps for more money, but why bother? This is all the amp you'll need.
nstegenga owns this item
Sounds great with any guitar you put thru it! Very 3D sounding, great dynamic response never gets to sharp or brittle but has a very sweet shiny top-end that suits all kinds of musical styles. Very easy to use, I have not found one setting on this amp that fails to sound amazing. It all sound good it's just a matter of taste how you like your settings to be. Some amps just have one sweet spot, this one only has sweet spots.
It breaks up in such a nice way if you push it a bit, but has all the headroom and power you need. Works great with any pedals you put in front of it. The Blues Deville and a cable is now my main live-rig both for club-gigs and big outdoor festivals. Great work Fender, thanks a lot!
Kjellgren owns this item
I actually own the origianal 410 blues deville. I bought it back in 1994. I loved it so much on the gig the next day I bought another one. The amps remind me of the 59 bassman with more power and reverb. I was and still try to get a Clapton sound or tone. This amp has done it for me. It really comes to life if you turn it up. It just sounds great. Getting the tone set was a littley tricky for me at first for it seemed if you played louder the bass really came to life which is great, however one must be carefull not to blow up speakers though. I pretty much play Clapton strats so this amp has done me well. I also have an original 1956 strat that sounds excellent thru this amp as one would just expect. My gibsons sound equally great. Talking about a 74 Les Paul custom and a 1963 Gibson L-5 C.E.S. to just mention a few. These are my main amps I use on the gig. Unless there is just not enough room and a lot of time that is the case. That's where the baby brother blues deluxe comes in. I also own a 1966 Fender Princton Reverb and a 69 Dual Showman with JBL D -140's - another incredible amp but again the 410 Blues deville is still more practical for most of the gigs. When using the 2 devilles together, it's incredible just how clean it sounds for I get plenty of volume and hardly turn up the guitars. I usually keep the amp volume on 5 which gives my guitars plenty of head room. The overdrive channel is kinda lame sounding but once in a while for a tone variance it works just fine. Again I can only hope the reissue lives up to its name and sounds the same. I honestly don't know though.
I own an original Blues Deville 410, so I hope the reissue follows suit. The amp has that classic 410 bottom end with enough clean headroom to cut through. But, there is still that sweet saturation spot that a lot of guitarists look for. This is a loud amp, but there is a master volume so you can still work loud tones at lower volumes. The amp works well accepting pedalboards or going straight from a guitar. The reverb is lush, not quite classic Fender, but very useful. However, unless you are using the foot pedal, you cannot turn the reverb off. You can pot it down to 0, but it is not removed from the circuit. This isn't a big deal for most.
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|Model Name:||Blues DeVille™ 410 Reissue, 120V|
|Controls:||Presence, Reverb, Master Volume, Middle, Bass, Treble, Drive Select Switch, Drive Volume, Bright Switch|
|Wattage:||60 Watts into 4 or 8 Ohms (Switchable)|
|Effects Loop:||1/4" - (Send/Return)|
|Inputs:||Two - (1/4", Input 2 is at -6dB)|
|Speaker Jack:||Two 1/4" Parallel (Internal and External)|
|Channels:||Two - Selectable|
|Cabinet Material:||7-Ply 3/4" Birch/Maple Plywood|
|Pilot Light Jewel:||Red Jewel|
|Handle:||Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps|
|Grill Cover:||Tweed covering and vintage-style brown/gold grille cloth|
|Amplifier Depth:||10.75" (27.3 cm)|
|Amplifier Width:||23.5" (59.7 cm)|
|Amplifier Height:||23.5" (59.7 cm)|
|Amplifier Weight:||50 lbs. (22.7 kg)|
|Speaker:||Four - 10" Eminence® Spcial Design with Alnico Magnet|
|Impedance:||4 or 8 ohms|
|Pre Amp Tubes:||Groove Tubes® - (3 x 12AX7)|
|Power Tubes:||Groove Tubes® - (2 x 6L6)|
|Unique Features:||Independent Gain and Master Controls in the Drive Channel, Bright Switch, Effects Loop, Reverb, 2-Button Footswitch for Drive Select and Reverb On/Off, Chrome Panel, Vintage Chicken-Head Pointer Knobs|
|FootSwitch:||2-Button Footswitch Included|
|Knobs:||Chicken-Head Style Pointer|
|Accessories:||Includes 2-Button Footswitch for Drive Select and Reverb On/Off|
|Cover:||Optional Fitted Cover Available|
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