Hot Rod DeVille™ 212 III


Model #: 2230000000
Hot Rod DeVille™ 212 III, 120V, Black

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The world’s most popular tube amps just got better! Fender® Hot Rod series amplifiers are found on every stage in the world, large and small, and are used by guitarists from all walks of life. Hot Rod amps deliver unmistakable Fender tone and are the perfect platform for musicians to craft their own signature sound. These no-frills amps are affordable, reliable and loud, and they pair extremely well with stomp boxes. The Hot Rod DeVille 212 III is a 60-watt combo with a classic 2x12” speaker configuration borrowed from the legendary Twin Reverb® amp, the low-end headroom characteristic of 6L6 tubes, a versatile all-12AX7 tube preamp, an effects loop and more. It produces amazing clean and overdriven tones and luscious Fender spring reverb, and a 4-ohm extension speaker output even lets you add a cabinet for additional stage coverage. Additional Hot Rod DeVille 212 III upgrades include an easier-to-read black control panel with front-reading text, new badge, streamlined footswitch, graduated volume and treble pot tapers, and dual Celestion® G12P-80 speakers.

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Excellent Fender tone at a reasonable price

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R&BComboSideman on April 13, 2013
Professional Blues R&B Rock

I have played professionally, and still own, classic pre-CBS blackface Fender amps, including a 1963 Bandmaster, 1964 Vibroverb and 1965 Princeton Reverb. The Hot Rod DeVille 212 sounds better than all of them. It should, because Fender has had 48 years to learn how to improve on those classic amps. The DeVille has classic Fender tone and spring reverb, but it improves on the old amps by adding Master Volume Control versatility, much more responsive tone controls, two high quality tube overdrives, and an effects loop. With this amp, my James Burton Fender Telecaster and a few quality effects, I get sounds as good as anybody's. There's no reason to spend a lot of money for one of the boutique amps when this amp is so good and so reasonably priced.

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Very versatile rock amp

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Mike Menkes on April 2, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues Funk Rock Classic Rock Heavy Metal

Owned this for over 10 years now, but just had a fresh opportunity to explore it with a new guitar with humbuckers.
Its always sounded great clean, and it has multiple layers of overdrive for variable vintage fuzzy tones, between the drive knob and the drive/more drive switching. A lot of volume for its size and rating. It always made my Strat sound like a classic rock or blues strat. Now its making my Gibson SG sound like Alex Lifeson on a ES355 or Angus Young depending on how i set it. really beautiful fuzz. Can really cut through on leads and produce a lot of chunky or crunchy rhythms.
I don`t love the reverb but it might be just because I don`t like reverb.
It was all the amp I wanted without a lot of junk I didn`t want or need.

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Does it All

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Kikosdad on February 25, 2013 (updated February 27, 2013)
Amateur Blues

I own several guitars but only one amp and this is it. Mine is a 1994 so I've tried different tubes and I am currently using Tung Sol for preamp and power. I get classic fender twin tones clean to crunchy with a bit more bite overall. I've considered other amps but I simply can't part with this baby. I should mention that I've done some simple mods to cut the reverb sweep for less effect and to be more fine-tunable and compressed the overall tone somewhat, but that's just personal taste.

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Hot Rod DeVille

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sct13 on February 18, 2013
Professional Blues Alternative Rock Classic Rock Heavy Metal

Not the best Fender amp, there are aspects about the tone I do not like. The reverb is "floppy" the bass has to be almost off for this amp to sound "good". I have tried retubing it and getting it checked. I would not buy another. I am a an OLD Tube amp guy, maybe I should stick with vintage gear.....

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Great Amp

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davidgard on February 18, 2013
Amateur Blues Classic Rock

As an amateur, playing for personal enjoyment, I love this amp. However, tube amps want to be turned up for the best tone and I could have definitely gone down to a smaller version of this amp since I primarily use it at home. I have let a few of my musician friends use this amp on stage and it has plenty of power and punch for great sound in a local venue. I have had it for about 4 years and continues to sound great every time I flip it on.

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General
Model Name: Hot Rod DeVille™ 212 III, 120V, Black
Model Number: 2230000000
Series: Hot Rod
Color: Black
Amplifier Type: Tube

Electronics

Electronics
Controls: Presence, Reverb, Master Volume, Middle, Bass, Treble, Drive Select Switch, Drive Volume, Bright Switch
Voltage: 120V
Wattage: 60 Watts
Effects Loop: 1/4" - (Preamp Out, Power Amp In)
Inputs: Two - (1/4", Input 2 is at -6dB)
Speaker Jack: Two 1/4" Parallel (Internal and External)
Channels: Three - Selectable (Normal, Drive and More Drive)
Rectifier: Solid State

Hardware

Hardware
Pilot Light Jewel: Red Jewel
Handle: Molded Rubber "Dog Bone" Style
Front Panel: Black
Grill Cover: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Blackface Style Black/Silver Grille Cloth
Amplifier Depth: 10.75" (27.3 cm)
Amplifier Width: 24.25" (61.59 cm)
Amplifier Height: 21" (53.34 cm)
Amplifier Weight: 53.5 lbs. (24.26 kg)
Effects: Reverb

Speakers

Speakers
Speaker: Two - 12" Celestion® G12P-80
Impedance: 2 or 4 ohms

Tubes

Tubes
Pre Amp Tubes: Groove Tubes® - (3 x 12AX7)
Power Tubes: Groove Tubes® - (2 x 6L6)

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Unique Features: Independent Gain and Master Controls in Drive Channel, Bright Switch, Effects Loop, Reverb, External Speaker Jack, 2-Button 3-Function Footswitch for Channel Select, Drive Select and "More Drive" Select, Black Panel, Vintage Pointer Knobs, Internal Variable Bias Control

Accessories

Accessories
FootSwitch: 2-Button Footswitch Included
Knobs: Chicken-Head Style Pointer
Accessories: Includes Amplifier Cover and 2-Button, 3-Function Footswitch
Cover: Fitted Cover Included