Originally Posted by bear04
For what it's worth, I had a Hotrod Deville III that I bought new last year. I ended up trading it in for a smaller amp. I found the volume way too touchy. I'd play at 2, but just touching the volume to get it louder (not even to 3) was too much. I'm not knocking the amp at all.
Yeah, some tool @ Fender decided to put a Taper on the Vol control where is does most of it's work all of a sudden as I said already regarding this] in the HR series.
Probably so most folk would say, WOW I can even get this past 3... when 3 on a HRDv212 is really like 4-5+ with the correct POT taper for the application. The effects loop volume box gets you past that, as does a pedal tweaked the right way.
My only other complaint is the PI tube gets hammered being right behind one of the 12s. A good NOS tube there with some real glass and metal in the plates would keep you from recycling JJ every 3 weeks [my experience] if you play it loud with a lot of bottom, which it excels @ IMO.
I found with this amp in particular I was able to turn Tube Microphonic a lot faster than a lot of other amps, which is why I hate modern tubes FWIW.