Fender ToneMaster !!!!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by LScero, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. LScero

    LScero Former Member

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    IM going to start this thread off by saying, HOW DID I GO THIS LONG WITHOUT THIS AMP !!!!!

    I stumbled across this thing at a GC in Denver, never heard of it, obviously neve played one, and aske the sales guy, "do these things have a descent gain channel?!?!". He should have slap me in my fat mouth when I said that !!!

    I truly don't believe I've ever heard a more versatile amp ! This thing has the classic Fender Chimu clean I love and can't live without AND a gain that absolutely crushed my Orange AD140 and Mesa Rectoverb !!! I've ha it for a day, and all 7 guitars sound amazing and each their own sound through it, which is truly something I think is SO HARD to find in an amp !!!

    Mine luckily is one f the first 200 to be built, and the matching 2x12 is one of the first 100. Both in mid 1993
     

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  2. Texas Special

    Texas Special Tele-Meister

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    They should be called toneMonster. I've yearned for one of those ever since they were introduced. Me VERY envyous.
     
  3. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Very cool amps. I couldn't afford one when they were new, and then they were gone. I've never seen a used one for sale. Good score.
     
  4. Dawg

    Dawg Tele-Holic

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    Nice looking amps, but I had the opposite experience - I actually owned one that Jimmy Page had used on the Page & Plant tour in the '90's. It came with a 4 x 12 cab and I then bought a separate 2 x 12 to use on gigs. I found the gain channel really ice-picky. No warmth at all. Maybe it was a lemon, I don't know. I stuck with it for a year or so and then sold it - got a Vibroking instead which I used for a long time. I'd love to have another go with a Tone Master though - I keep looking for them occassionally...

    Glad it works well for you, though :D
     
  5. RubyRae

    RubyRae Friend of Leo's

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    very cool and loud. congrats!
     
  6. tazzboy

    tazzboy Former Member

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    Yeah those are very cool amps. I've always wanted to get on to try out.
     
  7. LScero

    LScero Former Member

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    Yah, I truly have been more than happy with tho thing !

    Pretty sure got an AMAZING deal as well !
     
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    Rude Mule NEW MEMBER!

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    Bought my Tonemaster this past winter. Fantastic amplifier!! I suspected the Vintage 30's were making it a little harsh sounding, but a quick speaker swap, and my suspicions were correct. Now its very warm and VERY smooth.
     
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    Trick1964 TDPRI Member

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  10. Trick1964

    Trick1964 TDPRI Member

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    20170209_164055.jpg I paid 1800 for everything pictured brother.... scored !
     
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  11. nixdad

    nixdad Tele-Meister

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    Holy s**t!
     
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    jimash Friend of Leo's

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    uuuuuhhhhhhhhh kewl.
     
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    knopflerfan Tele-Afflicted

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    Nice!
     
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