A legendary setup with deep tone.
The Hot Rod DeVille 212 III is a 60-watt guitar amp combo with the classic 2 x 12 speaker configuration borrowed from the legendary Twin Reverb amp, the bottom end headroom characteristic of 6L6 tubes, and a vers...
In an interview with The Strokes from Guitar Magazine (October 2001), Some of Nick Valensi and [Albert Hammond Jr's](https://equipboard.com/pros/albert-hammond-jr) guitars, amps, and pedals are detailed. Their amp choice is revealed: > The pair may have different guitars but the rest of their setup is pretty much identical: Fender Hot Rod Deville 2×12"s for their ‘raunchiness’, an [MXR Microamp](https://equipboard.com/items/mxr-m-133-micro-amp-pedal) as a tone/volume boost for solos, and a [Jekyll and Hyde](https://equipboard.com/items/visual-sound-jekyll-hyde-ultimate-overdrive) for distortion. Full article can be found [here](http://www.shesfixingherhair.co.uk/blog/interviews/interviews-guitar-magazine-october-2001).more
Chris Martin listed "2x Fender Hot Rod DeVille Combos" amongst his equipment in Coldplay's self published E-Zine in 2003. Both he and guitarist Jonny Buckland have used them since the band's formation. It can also be seen behind Chris in [this] photo. (http://www.coldplay.com/uploads/_DSC6970.jpg)more
We always ask for Fender DeVilles, but often we end up with Fender Twins, which I just don’t get why people like them. They’re obviously good for certain kinds of guitar playing, but tend to have too much treble and not quite as full a range of sound as I’ve found I get from the DeVille. Not that I’m much of a gearhead, but that’s one thing I’ve found.more
In the video you’ll see Hot Rod DeVilles behind both Russle and Kele with looks like to be Marshall Power Breaks. Many people would say those are Hot Rod Deluxes due to the Rig Rundown but keep in mind this was in 2005 way before the Rig Rundown and those amps are too tall to be Hot Rod Deluxes. They probaly prefer a lower wattage because they dont use the Marshall Power Breaks anymore.more
This photo showing Paul Banks' guitar amps reveals he uses a Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212 III 60W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp (on the right). He comments, "I've been using Fender amps ever sinceI started playing. But for live playing, we discovered that we had to disengage our amp reverb early on because it makes a fucking racket on shaky stages so we switched to reverb pedals instead. But there are plenty of good reverbs out there." (original source [here](http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/rig-tour-interpol-618675), article dated March 31, 2015)more
According to Band of Skulls guitarist Russell Marsden, "My main amp for recording was a Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212, which I absolutely love but it's been breaking down a lot. So I just got a Fender Vibro-King, and I think I'm probably going to go to Hell for using it because it sounds so good." Full article [here.](http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/how-band-of-skulls-got-their-buzz-225151)more
“I used the Wayne Kramer Stratocaster and a Fender Hot Rod Deville; that was it. I didn’t use any effects. The Strat has such a classic tone that’s very reliable, and the Hot Rod Devilles are just terrific-sounding, so I didn’t have to think about the gear too much; I was more concerned with what I was trying to play.”more
A legendary setup with deep tone.
The Hot Rod DeVille 212 III is a 60-watt guitar amp combo with the classic 2 x 12 speaker configuration borrowed from the legendary Twin Reverb amp, the bottom end headroom characteristic of 6L6 tubes, and a versatile all-12AX7 tube preamp, with amazing clean and overdriven tones, luscious Fender spring reverb, effects loop, and more. A 4 ohm extension speaker output even lets you add a cabinet for additional stage coverage.
The new Hot Rod Deville 212 III guitar amp also includes these upgrades: Easier reading black control panel with front reading text; New badge; Streamlined footswitch; Graduated volume and treble pot tapers; Two Celestion G12P-80 speakers.
I bought this my senior year of high school for 350 bucks off a guy trying to get rid of it. Didn't realize how good of a deal I was getting for it. I've played on a lot of amps since then, and I just can't find one I like better than this.
A great amp with a perfect and clean sound, excellent to use with your pedals and not change the sound of the effects you have. The clean channel is really clean and works perfect with the effects in my board and the drive channel has a very unique sound, having two kind of distortions, soft and hard. The power of this amp is awesome, for concerts this is a very good option.
Creat amp But its got to be run hot, so your choices are to run well over 100db way over or install an air brake on it to be usable in small venues or practice spaces. As with all the Fender amps of Late the older US version is a bit better build quality then the new ones. Great tube sound overdrive is nice and the clean channel is typical of a fender clean. Stock spring tank on the new ones can do with an upgrade but its an easy swap. If you dont need this amount of loud check out the Hot Rod Deluxe, its much more tamable.
When i got this amp, i was under the impression that your amp could never be 'too powerful'. Wrong. this thing is dead until you hit 2 then 2.5 is uncomfortably loud. i was never able to feasibly go past 5 and at that point the paint was peeling off the walls. The thing goes to 12. The amp itself sounds amazing and works great with pedals but it's just too powerful and loud for my and most players' i know's purposes.
I bought this used for $100 because there wasn't much volume coming out of it. Well, it turns out if it's missing a preamp tube, you can't get the volume you want. Plus it had a one of the preamp tube spots had a 12AT7 instead of a 12AX7, which would work, but it won't give you the sound that the amp was intended to have. Anyway, after retubing the amp, power tubes and all, the dirty channel sounds great. I'm having some weird issues with the clean channel, specifically a good bit of noise coming out when the bright switch is engaged, but I'm hoping a close inspection of the caps might reveal a minor fix. I may try the Fromel mod at some point. By the way, the Master volume isn't actually a Master volume. I originally thought that it had been modded to be that way, but apparently that's just how it's supposed to be. The "Master" volume is simply a volume for the Drive channel. Very odd. But overall, great sound, the potential is there. I may have to keep this one.
Simply one of the best amps I've ever used for live gigs. It has great cleans. Even the dirty channels are usefull! I currently just use it clean and run everything from my pedalboard. Only downside is that it goes really loud. Hard to handle!
An amazing amp! I use clean 2nd channel always. handles pedals well, running JJ preamps 12ax7s and gt power section rated 7s little higher than 5s for more cleanhead room.
This has been my road for the past six years, it has plenty of booty and low end for anything you plug into it, and it cuts nice too. I run it hot on the clean channel and never use the dirty channel. But, the 60 watts allow plenty of headroom if I need more volume for outdoor festival gigs or shows with a bigger stage. Love this amp, it's not going anywhere.
I toured with this for a long time and it kept on going and going. It isn't the prettiest sounding Fender, but it sure is loud. Too loud if you ask me. Too heavy also.
But if you want a very loud clean amp that takes pedals well, this might be the ticket.
Some simple mods make it better so give your favorite guitar tech some beer and have them pull out the soldering iron and make this good amp sound great.
Um amplificador forte, 60w de potencia valvulada, geralmente uso para lugares grandes ou quando vou tocar em um lugar externo, responde muito bem. Dificilmente eu uso com volume mais do que 3, pois o som vem alto, 2 falantes de 12. Em minha percepção o falante de baixo (pois eles ficam na diagonal) tem a tendencia a ser mais grave, ja o outro tende para o médio agudo.