No Fender sparkle on a Fender sounds like not what you are looking for?!?!?!?
I was looking for an amp cheap, with one good clean and one good overdrive foot switchable with on board reverb. I also have a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe also and that don't and never did have the Fender black face sparkle.
Fender black faces and silver face amps were always far too bright for my taste, the Lil Buddy goes a long way to eliminate that, but not all the way. Ear plugs took it the rest of the way until the amp/speaker breaks in a little better.