Clean fender style

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by mexipan, Nov 28, 2021.

  1. mexipan

    mexipan Strat-Talker

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    I'm looking for a new amp.

    I'd like to find a typical fender clean tone.
    Budget is 500€ top, less is better. I don't mind buying a used one.

    Fender's clean (or sound-like)
    Head or combo, tube, reverb.
    5w would be best because it's for home use only.

    So, if you have any recommandation, I'm all open to suggestion.

    Thanks for your time
     
  2. jackblues

    jackblues Strat-Talk Member

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    I use Speaker Soak on my Vox AC15. Very comfortable bedroom/recording levels that way. Also i find VoX sound much richer and less synthetic than Fender Blues Deluxe or other modern comparable amplifiers.
     
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    StratUp Senior Stratmaster

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    Fender Blues Deluxe if you want something capable of sounding Fender clean. There's nothing bluesy about it... more like a one speaker Twin. Used they are usually slightly under your budget. But way more than the 5W you mentioned and very loud if you want that available.
     
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    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    Why do people do this? He said he wants Fender clean and you recommend vox with an attenuator and tell him you like it better than what he’s looking for.
     
  5. Leofender

    Leofender Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Go play a Fender Delux TONEMASTER.
    Perfect fit for your stated needs.
    I think it might be a few more pounds over your budget, but I am very certain it is right on.
    I have one, and it's a versatile amp that is super lightweight and powerful, and has beautiful performance in Reverb and Tremolo.
    You can play it at low volume and not sacrifice tone too!
     

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    Fender Pro Jr.

    That answered the same question for me.

    Ian
     
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    marksound Strat-O-Master

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    Welcome to Guitar Forums. :D
     
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    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member

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    This is a good one.
     
  9. StratUp

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    I thought the Pro Jr got gritty fairly fast. I haven't played one, so that's a question...
     
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    If you want some fender cleans, I don't think going low wattage for home use is really as good an idea as it looks... most people will get a pro junior to crunch at home volumes fairly easy... the hot rod deluxe is more than likely what you're looking for, it'll stay crystal clear loud enough for you to run your pedals and the tone is pretty legendary now... hot rod deville is in the same category/price range used.

    if you're looking for some tube saturation sometimes, yes, pro junior and blues junior are also awesome.

    do not dismiss the Blackstar HT20 mkII also, the cleans are VERY Fender like and the amp will do much more
     
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    If you read carefully it says “or sound like”. I’m of an opinion that my suggestion falls under that category. Wasn’t trying to offend anyone, just expressing an opinion which no one has to accept as an absolute truth.

    sorry if I misunderstood the question
     
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    Vibro champ. Hands down. That might be more. I don’t know the conversion. Around $700. But I have a 72 vibro and it’s amazing. The new reissues have built in reverb. 10 inch speaker. It’s basically a mini Princeton.
     
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    Put a little more $$$ with it and get the Vibro Champ Reverb...
     
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    It's totally ok, it's worth it to suggest this venerable amp... Testing one out in a store is the best way to find a suitable tone...
    Some ppl comment the VOX sounds very boxy... It's a very subjective experience...
    Good on you for thinking about possible options! Thinking outside the VOX... :)
    SEE what I did there...:p
     
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    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    It has nothing to do with offense. It rarely does.
     
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  17. mexipan

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    I know that 5w isn't the n'est choice for having the typical fender clean tone. But it's for home use only.
    Maybe 15-20w with an attenuator ?

    Like said, the best thing is to go and test them. I will, I juste wanted some opinion from guys who like fender and play stratocasters ;)
     
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    Kimex Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    I like Fender Blues Deluxe. The price is a bit over the limit.
     
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    FrieAsABird Senior Stratmaster

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    I’ve played a Blues Deluxe which was very nice sounding but wayyyyy too much for my home use. What about a blues jr.? Always loved their sound, never owned one though since I barely play analogue anymore
     
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    You can score them for under 500 used, at least I have before- got one Us made for 350 Euros, but sold it because it was too big and loud for me. Still an awesome amp :€
     
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