So after a brief three months, I decided to sell my Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb. While it's a fine amp on its own, there are some issues that leave me somewhat disappointed with it. First off, it is considerably quieter than my current favourite amp (35W Custom Vibrolux with blue alnicos) - and here comes the second flaw already. Just when the Tone Master starts to get the right volume, it becomes pretty much unuseable (at around 5/6 on the volume) as there is some kind of shrill fizz going on besides the rather large amount of overdrive (albeit more of a muddy "amp falling apart" sound after 7/8) coded into the amp at this volume. I need it to stay clean a lot longer to be of use in my bands. Even after a good 60 hour high volume workout, the fizz remains - can't be from lack of speaker break in, has to be the amp. So what you get is an amp with usable volume range from around 2 until 5 and half with single coils - and forget about the rest. So in direct comparision, the amp falls flat on all fronts next to my CVR. I can't exactly pinpoint what the biggest culprit is - 22W vs 35W, 1x12'' speaker vs 2x10'' speakers or the digital modeling vs. tube circuitry, but it seems to add up in the end. When I do a direct comparision with an A/B box, the CVR just smokes the Tone Master. I'm somewhat disappoint because I really thought and hoped the TM could live up to the hype, but I fear that it just can't. Plus, when it comes to pricing, with the current situation, I can't justify spending that much on an amp made in China. Gotta support local amp builders and businesses. One thing though - it's a great portable amp, killer weight to tone ratio! Thus, there was only one thing left to do. Sell it. Found a seller, sold it at a fair price, everyone's happy. So what's the purpose of this thread? I don't really know. So if you're still thinking about buying one of those amps, maybe this little rant can help you. If you're happy with your Tone Master Deluxe Reverb, that's great too! But for me with my rather loud playing habits, it just wasn't enough! Now to hunt for another amp... any suggestions? I might get another old AC30, I have fond memories of an late 70s/early 80s one I had before. Or a Pro Reverb.. we'll see about that!