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NAD: Fender Tonemaster Deluxe Reverb

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by NateD81, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. TC 57

    TC 57 TDPRI Member

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    I thought the same. Its also made in China..maybe they priced it that way so as to maintain interest in their tube amps...if it's that good and sold for $400 to $500 , why even think of Fender tube amps again ?
     
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  2. Chiogtr4x

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    As I have not bought any substantial gear in a long time, I was out of touch with just how much prices go up! Even on Imports

    Just examples:
    My blonde Blues Jr. (mine is USA) cost me $275 in 2000-

    My 2004 Standard Tele was $345, now $600-$700 - called something else now

    A Blueridge 000-28 style acoustic ( all solid) that was $700 in 2018 (actually a very nice Birthday gift) is almost $1200!

    I gotta get with the times!
     
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    Pretty sure this has been gone over to death in this and other threads, but you can’t buy an equivalent loaded cabinet for $400-500, let alone the amplifier/computer unit itself with its R&D, materials, labor, and distribution.
     
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    Nowadays we've got smartphones and we still have books.
    Tonemaster are kindle (IMHO).
    I do appreciate the effort of Fender DR team, but I fear Tonemaster will remain in a market niche.
    Please Fender, don't stop creating valve amps.
    I'm waiting for a brand new all-tube model beside the vintage ones.


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    I don't think they should stop making valve amps. I love them. BUT... the TMDR is an excellent tool that I use at every gig (when we used to gig). It's light, sounds great, has a great DI out and the attenuation works great in the bars I play. My valve amps don't do that well. They sound GREAT cranked up (when I can do that), record well, but I sure wish somebody would carry them for me! Seriously, I think there's room for both.
     
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    They need to innovate with their tube amps. Maybe a brownface, blackface or tweed with power scaling. Maybe a direct out with built in reactive load. People record in their homes and venues want less loudness. Rather than give a digital facsimile, why not real tubes with attenuators. Other companies (Tone King, Suhr, Mesa) are doing this.
     
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    have a TM DR, an absolutely love it
     
  8. TC 57

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    The issue with tube amps is heat..or heat dissipation which some brands do better than others. This is a particular problem where the valves are placed upside down in the chassis..as they were in times past. ideally all tubes should be above board as with most Marshall amps;, but I guess there's a reason why that's not the case...
     
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