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screaming hotrod deluxe #1581692 07/08/06 07:05 PM
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hey,

i was wondering about the fender hotrod 1x12, i played it in the shop and i thought it was a very nice amp BUT it hasnt got a very good metal tone and i was thinking maybe this could be sorted out with a tube screamer?

would i be right

id be looking for a metallica sound
if that wouldnt work what valve combo would u suggest for a mettalica sound at around £500 im based in eastbourne england. i dont have much in the way of tryable gear at the local shop just the standard - a shit load of marshalls (i liked the TSL series) and lots of solid states and fenders

advice form any of u with "know how" is welcome thanx

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Re: screaming hotrod deluxe #1581693 07/08/06 10:15 PM
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A tube screamer is going to give you a similar sound that you can already get from the distorted channel.

If you want a Metallica type sound from the HRD, you'll probably have to use a BOSS Metal Drive or something comparable.

Re: screaming hotrod deluxe #1581694 07/08/06 10:21 PM
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To really get that tight, thumping low end, you'll need a sealed extension cabinet - preferably a 4x12.

An open-back Fender isn't going to do it. The lows will sound mushy when you turn it up.


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Re: screaming hotrod deluxe #1581695 07/08/06 10:33 PM
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I agree with Gabriel. I know this open backed Fender isn't going to do what you want it to do. It's great for my purposes but probably wouldn't be for yours.

Re: screaming hotrod deluxe #1581696 07/08/06 10:54 PM
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Yep, try the ephi valve junior with a 4X12.


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