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Fenders most underrated amp..?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Warm Gums, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Warm Gums

    Warm Gums Friend of Leo's

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    I have a Roc-Pro 1000 combo here, these take a lot of flack (the name probably doesn't help..) but I spent some time with it, and was pleased at its flexibility.
    In some ways a poor mans Prosonic, plenty of power for gigs. US made, sells for peanuts, $150-200 depending on the inclusion of the footswitch.

    What is your favorite "sleeper" from the big F?
     
  2. loopy reed

    loopy reed Friend of Leo's

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    I like the little Frontman 25 dudes. They sound pretty good cranked! It's surprising.
     
  3. davidchagrin

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    The red knob Princeton Chorus was a great clean jazz amp.
    I liked my Princeton 65 as well.
     
  4. loopy reed

    loopy reed Friend of Leo's

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    +1 on the Princeton 65. that's a good buddy to have around.
     
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    On the high end, the tweed Princeton. The deluxe gets all the glory.

    On the low end, the Frontman. My buddy's got one and it sounds great with a tele. Really nice reverb.
     
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    Quad reverb.
     
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    I was gonna say Prosonic. I've owned one for less than two weeks now, but holy smokes what a great amp for dirt cheap. Not as cheap as the Roc Pro obviously, but you can get one very affordably. I got my head in a trade deal, but it was the equivalent of about $450. For an amp of this sound and build quality, that's crazy cheap money. Just saw another one roll into my tech's shop. Little beat, and not working right. Guy bought it for $150. Wanted to know if it was even worth fixing, because he'd never even heard of a Prosonic. Tech and I both said "yes!".:lol:

    I had a Performer 1000. That's what they called the Roc Pro before it was named the Roc Pro. It looked more like a traditional Fender, but was exactly the same amp. I liked it alright. It was decent for what I needed back then for sure.
     
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    I had a Red Knob Deluxe 85. Great cleans, 12" speaker.
     
  9. zenken

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    Cyber Twin. Ahead of it's time perhaps.
     
  10. jimash

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    I have the Fender 75. Somewhat underrated.
    I have played a Frontman 25 in the store, I thought it was good.
    I didn't know Prosonics were going so cheap. Those are cool.
     
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    OK I have to say this. The Amp Can. I use mine a lot at home because it is so damned convenient. The clean sounds are pretty nice and it gets a better jazz tone than any of my other amps. On the negative side, the distortion setting is horrible. I'm currently building a RAT pedal circuit to install inside the Amp Can so I can have some usable distortion.
     
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    +1 on the ProSonic. I have a Marshall 30th Anniversary and a Vibro King. Both outstanding amps but HEAVY.... I used the ProSonic (a Custom Shop model) gigging for years and really like that amp.
     
  13. gitapik

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    Hah…that's an easy one:

    Blues Jr.

    Gotta set it right: Master maxed and volume to taste. Dial down the Master for more grit, but not too much.
     
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    I have a 1964 Concert. It really makes me scratch my head when I see old reverb tanks going for more than these amps.
     
  15. DaveKS

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    Red knob Super 60 and Champ 12
     
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    On the bass side, I have a US made RAD 30 that is really great. $40
     
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    a buddy of mine played a roc-pro 1000 half stack for years... and i was always impressed with the tone of that thing. really good, sparkly cleans. i bought an fm-100 head because i was so impressed with his fender SS... and its another great, underappreciated SS amp from fender.

    for tubes, i think the bassman 100 doesn't get nearly enough credit. it's 100 watts of bassman... why isn't this everyones favorite amp? i constantly see them being sold in the $400 range... where their 50 watt sisters are commanding $6-700.
     
  18. gitapik

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    Love the red knob Super 60.
     
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    +1

    I could easily live with a Super Champ or a Concert 1x12 as my only amp if forced to. Both real nice units.
     
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