If Fender made more tonemaster amps, which one would you want it to be ?

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by _MS_, Jan 12, 2020.

If Fender made more tonemaster amps, which one would you want it to be ?

  1. Princeton

    31.8%
  2. Blues junior

    6.1%
  3. Champ

    9.1%
  4. Vibrasonic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Vibrolux

    15.2%
  6. Pro junior

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Bassman

    39.4%
  8. Deville

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Blues deluxe

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Super reverb

    18.2%
  11. Super sonic

    1.5%
  12. Tweed twin

    10.6%
  13. Dual showman

    1.5%
  14. Tweed pro

    4.5%
  15. Tweed super

    1.5%
  16. Tweed bandmaster

    3.0%
  17. Hot Rod Deluxe

    1.5%
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  1. _MS_

    _MS_ Strat-Talker

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    I noticed how good tonemaster amps are (tone, power scaling, weight, looks,...), and I am considering getting one.

    But I ask myself, if all fender amps had a tonemaster version, would I still choose the Deluxe, or maybe the princeton or the blues junior or or ...

    So which ap would you like to see brought to the tonemaster series next ? And do you think it has a chance to happen ?
     
  2. sadmoodyfrazier

    sadmoodyfrazier Senior Stratmaster

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    Anyway it will cost a kidney just like the actual ones. So... Nothing to say here.
     
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  3. GuitLoop

    GuitLoop Strat-Talker

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    Super...I sold mine due to weight but miss the tone! Tonemaster version would solve the weight issue.
     
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    Ferpie Senior Stratmaster

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    Can I get a tonemaster version of that old radio every kid from the 60s seemed to plug into?
     
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    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

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    Do they already make a Vibro-verb?
     
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    mapleglo Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I've got the Twin, so that pretty much covers what I need.
     
  7. hexnut

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    I've got the tone master Deluxe Reverb and a real Princeton reverb. I don't need any thing else. I also think my kidney is worth way more than the $800 I gave for my tone master. It has been worth it to me.
     
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  8. _MS_

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    Do you consider the Princeton the best sounding and the tonemaster the most practical, or do you see them as you would a tube deluxe and a princeton (equally good but different) ?
     
  9. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    If it was authentic it would have to blow up about once a week.


    As for the Tonemasters, they would have to drop to below half their current price before I would even look at one.
     
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  10. guitarchaeologist

    guitarchaeologist Papa Americano Silver Member

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    I suppose with the output power selection options available on the current models, there isn't a lot of need for R&D to develop many more versions of the Tone Master series.
    Although the Super Reverb might make an interesting addition.
     
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    Equally good but different.
     
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    You don’t distinguish between tweed / brown / black

    I voted Bassman on the assumption that we’re talking about a late 50s Bassman.
    Super Reverb and Vibrolux because marvelous and massive or at any rate not super-portable.
    Had they been available in the list, I’d have voted for a Tweed Twin and perhaps even medium-powered Tweed amps (Pro, Super, Bandmaster).

    In that perspective, I don’t think that Tonemaster Princetons, Reverbs or even Tweed Deluxe would make much sense. When the tube original is less than 15 kg, and not terribly powerful, it makes little sense. As I understand it, the TM series is not about price but about portability and power scaling.
     
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    nederemer Senior Stratmaster

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    You have to clarify on the bassman, are we talking a tweed bassman? or?? Big difference there. What about the Dual Showman etc?
     
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    My knowledge of fender amps is too limited :) thanks for the input I’ve added your suggestions. I obviously can’t modify original options so the bassman will stay as is.
     
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    I'm the one vote for the Showman - but it has to have a 15" JBL equivalent
     
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    The cork sniffer in me wants a Tweed Bassman, although I really think they could sell a ton of Tweed Champ Tonemasters at $399. And that price may be doable since the cabinet and speaker are much cheaper.

    I'm not sure that the Blues Jr./Deluxe/etc line would do well as they're already at a good price point, and from what I hear from my gigging/touring friends they're as tough as an anchor.

    Half might be a bit much for me, but definitely under the used price for their reissue counterpart. For instance, I can buy a DRRI for $600-700 almost any time. Based on that, I'd start to get interested in a DRTM at around $549.
     
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  17. Stratoskater

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    If they put all this modern mess on the tweed circuits it will ruin them. The magic of those amps is the simplicity of the circuit and the finger joined pine cab. If you go adding attenuators, digital engines and all the other crap it will no longer be a real tweed amp and believe me every digital emulation of a tweed amp I have ever heard or tried paled massively to the real thing. I tried the TM Deluxe Reverb a week or so ago and the Boss Katana I played after it destroyed the Deluxe.
     
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  18. Thrup'ny Bit

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    It would have to compete with the Boss Katana. :D
     
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  19. jwj1701

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    You forgot the hot rod. Just sayin’
     
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    What setting / simulation did you use on the katana ? I really wanted to like it after all I read and because of it being a quarter of the price of the Deluxe TM, but to me the deluxe was way way better. (I play mostly clean to edge-of-breackup).
    The NexTone came much closer to the tonemaster imo.