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

    29.9%
  2. Blues junior

    4.6%
  3. Champ

    6.9%
  4. Vibrasonic

    1.1%
  5. Vibrolux

    11.5%
  6. Pro junior

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Bassman

    41.4%
  8. Deville

    1.1%
  9. Blues deluxe

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Super reverb

    23.0%
  11. Super sonic

    1.1%
  12. Tweed twin

    9.2%
  13. Dual showman

    1.1%
  14. Tweed pro

    4.6%
  15. Tweed super

    2.3%
  16. Tweed bandmaster

    2.3%
  17. Hot Rod Deluxe

    1.1%
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  1. RPKennedy

    RPKennedy Senior Stratmaster Platinum Supporting Member

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    I vote, none of the above.
    I'd like to see Fender bring back this Custom Shop Tone Master amp produced from 1994 - 2002, but perhaps at a lower wattage rating. This one was 100 watts. And all, pure, tube goodness...

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  2. Scooter

    Scooter Strat-Talk Member

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    Yeah, Here we are at nine months later the hype on these amps have really died off. Your post is ridiculous.
     
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  3. 0utputXfmr

    0utputXfmr Strat-Talk Member

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    I voted for the Super Reverb because the weight savings of the solid-state amplifier, lightweight cab design, and neodymium speaker magnets would be the most striking contrast between this series and the original.
     
  4. Ironwolf

    Ironwolf Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    I've had my Tone Master Twin for 9 moths now. I use it in a wet/dry setup with a Marshall half stack. You couldn't give me a tube version of the Twin; I don't want it's weight or maintenance headaches. I've been playing tube amps for 50 years and have a fair number. Also, I have some pretty good SS and modeling amps. They all have their place and are good at what they do, but the Tone Master is excellent at what it does.

    As to the OP's initial question. I would take a TM version of the Tweed 50s Bassman in a heart beat.
     
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  5. chicago slim

    chicago slim Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm really looking for the Tweed Bassman sound, with Tape Echo or Delay, in a light weight amp. One of my former bandmates built Tweed Bassman clones, as a head or 12" combo. My Vox TB18C1 (6V6's) gets the sound with a Neodymium speaker and separate unit for Tape Echo. The Boss Katana's can get the Tweed Bassman sound and have both Tape Echo and Delay. I can also get pretty close with the SCXD's, running an Eminence Legend 105 speaker.

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  6. Scooter

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    I’d dig a TM version of a tweed Deluxe. Or maybe a blackface Bassman - the built in attenuation would be killer on that platform.

    I might be in the minority, but I don’t want Fender to add extra effects and doodads to the TM versions. I love the idea of keeping the essence of the original design, and focusing on recreating the vibe of the original as closely as possible. If I want a reverb or a delay I’ll stick a pedal in front just like I’d do with the tube version.
     
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  7. stylemessiah

    stylemessiah Strat-Talker

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    What no '63 Vibroverb love?
     
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  8. Mike Manhost67

    Mike Manhost67 Strat-Talker

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    Definitely agree on not adding extra effects. Part of the charm is how the amp mimics an actual deluxe, with minimal knobs to twirl.
     
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    I think that this is the genius of these things. Old dogs can learn new tricks, but it's certainly nice when it's not necessary.
     
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    Princeton Reverb would be great because of the compact size, but I would also like to see some variation on the vintage model theme: Same "circuit" but modified form factor e.g.Blackface Bassman head in a smaller box and maybe just the normal channel. Also a small head version of the Princeton and deluxe reverb would be good as well.
     
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  11. David Garner

    David Garner Senior Stratmaster

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    I’d probably buy a Princeton right quick.
     
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    One that costs less than $500. Seriously. They're way overpriced for modeling technology.
     
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  13. Scooter

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    Why should modeling technology cost less than tube technology?
     
  14. The_Whale

    The_Whale Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    one big reason:

    no big output transformer
     
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    I'll wait for a tube version of a tonemaster : P Or just get the original amp.
     
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    The choice between the TM Deluxe and the Twin seems like a no brainer: only $100 separates them, the twin has twice the power and speakers, more tone controls (AND Bright switches), AND the swing back legs. So, Twin WINS. But, I also want something more compact, Deluxe is basically 24" wide, Twin 26.5", hardly any difference. That said, I want something a little more compact width wise, something that wont take up as much space in my living room. SO, my choice if they decide to make another Tone Master amp: the Princeton with 12" speaker. Less than 20" wide/ a good 6" less than the twin, but retaining all the flexibility of the bigger Tone Master amps. Besides, who need 2 channels/ 4 inputs? Princeton has 1 channel/ 2 inputs.
     
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  17. Anacharsis

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    I'd dig both the Super and the Bassman. A 4x10" combo could become much more practical for me with power scaling and the weight savings.
     
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    But a Twin sounds and feels very different from a Deluxe. The Tone Masters model their tube equivalents quite closely. You really can’t compare the amps only by the wattage and number of speakers. They’re cousins, but different beasts.
     
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    Not surprised at the top 3 candidates currently.

    I'd spring for a Super Reverb. I think the Princeton is best off as a tube amp tho. No opinion on the Bassman, not a big fan.