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#1581692 - 07/08/06 03:05 PM screaming hotrod deluxe
alex2zulu Offline
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Registered: 06/17/06
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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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#1581693 - 07/08/06 06:15 PM Re: screaming hotrod deluxe
Hardtail Offline
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Registered: 09/18/05
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Loc: Long Island
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.

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#1581694 - 07/08/06 06:21 PM Re: screaming hotrod deluxe
Gabriel E. Offline
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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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#1581695 - 07/08/06 06:33 PM Re: screaming hotrod deluxe
Hardtail Offline
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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.

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#1581696 - 07/08/06 06:54 PM Re: screaming hotrod deluxe
Big Red 67 Offline
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Registered: 06/27/04
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Loc: Sacramento
Yep, try the ephi valve junior with a 4X12.
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