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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

    28.9%
  2. Blues junior

    8.9%
  3. Champ

    11.1%
  4. Vibrasonic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Vibrolux

    17.8%
  6. Pro junior

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Bassman

    40.0%
  8. Deville

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Blues deluxe

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Super reverb

    15.6%
  11. Super sonic

    2.2%
  12. Tweed twin

    8.9%
  13. Dual showman

    2.2%
  14. Tweed pro

    4.4%
  15. Tweed super

    2.2%
  16. Tweed bandmaster

    2.2%
  17. Hot Rod Deluxe

    2.2%
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  1. arty kewpcer

    arty kewpcer Strat-Talk Member

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    No argument from me. The models on the Katana are definitely good, I simply prefer the TM. Although, definitely not enough to pay for one. Every time I walk past a Kat 50, I'm tempted to take it home. Truly an outstanding value for the price. I paid more for my JC-22, and like it less. However, we go to war with the army we have, eh?
     
  2. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Indeed, I sold the '66 Princeton reverb (cost me £50 in '83, I got a wee bit more ;)) about 6 months ago, to a friend who has loved it for years, and it's gigging again.
     
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    Thanks for calling us who have these amps not very smart and our amps sh!t. You have no clue what you are talking about and very condescending to say the least.
     
  4. Ferpie

    Ferpie Senior Stratmaster

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    I agree...

    The ToneMaster is what a Fender amp should be in 2020 if guitarists werent so trapped in Mojos...
     
  5. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    People have been telling me that about my amp for three years now.
     
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  6. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The tonemaster is what some people think a Fender amp should be in 2020 and while I don’t agree with the kid that they are crap or people who buy them are dumb, your comment is every bit as condescending albeit not as harsh as his. to my ear they do not sound as good as the regular RI but I understand others feel differently.
     
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  7. Ferpie

    Ferpie Senior Stratmaster

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    Sorry if I offended you...
     
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  8. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You didn’t offend me, just pointing out the hypocrisy of using a statement that folks who like vintage style amps are trapped in their mojo to say how the kids statement was rude.
     
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  9. Lonn

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    Back on track please.
     
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    If these are succesful still within a year I could see people making use of a Princeton one or a Bassman if they are happy with these already.
     
  12. Ferpie

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    I’m a tube amp user myself... there’s no hypocrisy here, im just saying that anyone that isn’t a gear head shouldn’t be looking any further than these, all the fonctions of a great amp with lower costs maintenance and weight... what amps in 2020 should be like... but yet, as a gear fan I find myself looking for THE gear my favorite players play and not some substitutes that are just as good... that’s the mojo I’m referring to
     
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  13. _MS_

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    While I understand the constant comparison (sound, price,...) with the tube versions, it is totally unrelevant for me.

    As a potential buyers I have a check list (budget, tone, low volume, features). The reissues are two expensive and too loud so not even on my radar. The tonemasters happen to fit that bill and to be some of the best I had the opportunity to try at it.

    It’s a bit like I was planning on buying a nice sedan as a family car for 4. Doesn’t matter how much better a sports car drive and how little more it costs, it will always be unusable for me since it doesn’t sit more than two.
     
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  14. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    30 years ago,young, fit and healthy, valve amps were fine, affordable and plentiful.

    30 years on, no need for the volume (even for gigging), limited retirement income, disabled and can't lift the weight. Ergo the modelling amps win.

    For me anyhow.
     
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  15. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I'm young... ish, fit and healthy but still favor the SS amps. I don't make the distinction based on technology. Sound, size and weight are what matters to me so when everything has been considered I've ended up using SS amps.
     
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    Stupid q from me. Apparently the Tonemaster Deluxe Reverb and twin have the same ICE power amp unit. From hearsay that is. Can anyone confirm?


    drtm is 100 watts in to 8 ohms with an attenuation setting full power 22 watts to match the tube original.

    And the trtm is 200 watts in to 4 ohms with attenuation setting at full power 85 watts.. again perhaps matching the original tube twin reverb.


    Something does not quite compute here. A twin was never twice as powerful as a dr. A twin was always massively louder and cleaner than a dr too. 4 time the actual power compared to a dr.

    So if the drtm.and trtm have an identical ICE power amp they must have tickled the actual power output of one or both. Limiting their potential loudness..

    I wonder how hard it is to drop a larger power section in to a drtm - and a speaker able to handle it that is as light :)


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  17. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Can they make it edible? I'm hungry...
     
  18. musicalmartin

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    Someone should make a fake glass bottle set of tubes to shove in the back all lit up with little batteries .Every one happy then .I dont give a**** if its SS .It just has to sound good .
     
  19. davidKOS

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    Cool idea.:eek::cool::whistling::D

    however the SS amp would have to be very durable, well designed electronically, made of top-grade components, etc.

    And it would still be a non-tube amp! just a fact
     
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