I Played The Fender Tone Master Amps Today

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Otis Fine, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Otis Fine

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    I played both the Twin Reverb and the Deluxe Reverb briefly this morning at Guitar Center in Arlington Heights outside Chicago and I’m telling you right now the Fender Tone Master Twin Reverb is the next amp I’m buying. Phenomenal.
     
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    Whatizitman Friend of Leo's

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    OK. Groovy. Party. Bonus.

    *awkward pause*

    aannnnd compared to the originals........?
     
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    I bought one and it came in yesterday. So far I am liking it a lot. I have rehearsal tonight and will know how it works at some volume then. I do hope it works out well because at 69 I can't handle the amps I like. I want to keep playing in the band as long as I can. You Know after the first 50 years it becomes a way of life.

    Jim
     
  4. Otis Fine

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    Close enough that I can’t tell the difference.
     
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    I have a feeling that when a company like Fender puts all their efforts into such a project, the results can pass the "behind the curtain test."
     
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    @fender: Build us a Bassman version
     
  7. Mike Eskimo

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    ^^^ and a tweed Deluxe version that also contains a tweed Tremolux
     
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    I just got back from GC. I arranged for the manager (a friend for the past 12 years) to give me a call when the Tone Masters arrive in a couple of weeks. I'm going to take my PRS and my tele down and try them through the Tone Master and the real thing, side by side, with the same settings. If they perform as advertised, I will be on the Tone Master Twin Reverb like flies on dog poop.
     
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    I’m anxiously awaiting their arrival, too.
    I see both midels in my future!
     
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  10. Matthias

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    I fancy getting the Twin Reverb next year. I’d love to see the inside of these and how robust they are. It’s a lot for a modelling amp but the fact they’ve gone simple and kept the same front panel features and gone as accurate as possible on the way it responds is actually pretty smart, down to pretend attenuation.
     
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    And while we're at it, a real Brownie Princeton (not that Stapleton thing) and a Brown Vibrolux.
     
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    This is very interesting and I think may go a ways toward addressing some of the criticisms of modeling amps. Namely the issue that modeling amps don't feel or respond like a real tube amp. I've always felt that this lack of feeling may come from the "rest of the signal chain" not being comparable to a real amp... i.e., the modeler is plugged into a PA or played into headphones. Here they have assembled a whole package so they control the whole signal chain. I'm looking forward to trying one....
     
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    The problem is, the digital board controls the tone stack ......and everything really. One little problem and your done.
     
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    OK, but why should replicating their own 60+ years old technology need so much effort?

    P.S. I see now these are modeling amps, ignore my comment.
     
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    Your choice, light weight or ease of repairs.
     
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    It's called the Blues Cube Artist.
     
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    That's a Fantastic Amp too!!
     
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    The best comparison/domonstration video I've seen (and there are a number out there) is the one done on the Anderton's channel by Lee and Pete.
     
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    Yes. And a 35 lb, 410 Super Reverb
     
  20. MilwMark

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    Tonemaser DR should arrive today.

    I love the overdriven DR sound. Too quiet for one of my bands and too loud for the other!

    Hoping it will be like the real thing, but attenuatable to 12w while maintaining the feel and punch. Then it will be perfect for my quieter band. Also intrigued by the .2w setting for home practice.

    If it's great, I could really see getting the Twin version for my louder band . . . I think it has like a 40w or 45w setting, and a 22w setting. Very versatile.
     
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