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bluesking55
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Mechanicsville Va

Jan 26th, 2009 10:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"How does the clean channel sound with no effects (no reverb etc.)? How does it take pedals on the clean channel?"

I think all amps sound dead w/o reverb for the most part, i did turn mine off and i was really kinda shocked, sounded awesome really but to me i liked it better with a touch, they did a awesome job copping the fender reverb even tho its digital, havent even tried the delay/chorus.
Foot switch is still in the back of amp

Steve M
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Boston, MA, USA

Jan 27th, 2009 05:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

rant on

Where the heck are these amps? I'm baffled. I understand that they don't appear in stores the Monday after NAMM, but at least one of us has one.

I found an internet vendor (not a sponsor so I won't mention name) listing shipping 1/30/2009.

What possible explanation is there for MF/GC/M123 to not have this listed, even as a pre-order?

Finally, if Fender creates a positive buzz at NAMM, why would they let it subside by not making sure their biggest internet vendor at least lists the product as existing?

As someone gassing for a bandmaster head, I'm annoyed.

Beyond that, this is sort of business 101 stuff.

Announce Product
Ship Product
Sell Product
Make Money

Am I missing something?

rant off



dmoulton

canada

Jan 28th, 2009 09:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Steve , all the stores here have them and I'm in freaking Nova Scotia :-)

Beenawhile, maybe not in the Deluxe/Bandmaster sense, but there's the Tremolux/Concert, Super Reverb/Bandmaster Reverb, Twin/Showman and quite a few others.

David

Twangmeister
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Guitar playin' bassist
Jan 29th, 2009 07:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I tried the VM Deluxe yesterday. Nice sounding BF cleans and very nice high gain sound. simple enough tht I could figure out how to operate it without looking at a manual. the clean and gain sound good even at modest volumes and the reverb sounds good. I could use this instead of my HRDx and BJr. It was $800 at my LMS. I blew about $300 for effects over the past few months. I wish i'd have saved it toward a VM Deluxe instead. ;>(

Shane Nicholas - Fender

USA

Fender Amps
Jan 29th, 2009 10:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Steve M,
Glad to see that you are so anxious! These amps are gaining a following pretty quickly.

MF is definitely carrying the VMs...it just takes them a little time to add 1000s of new items to their mix in January. Check in often, and good luck!

Thanks,

Shane

1979HardtailStrat

USA

Jan 29th, 2009 02:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic


ARRGGHH!!! This waiting is driving me nuts!

As someone else mentioned, this sounds like the perfect amp for me:

1. Two channel tube amp
2. Nice-sounding tube distortion
3. Built-in reverb, chorus, and delay

I really don't mind digital effects, as long as the distortion comes from real tubes. I'm hoping the distortion sounds more like the Pro Tube Twin Amp or Supersonic, rather than the Hot Rod series. Sounds like it is, based on those YouTube videos. Can anyone comment?

Also, has anyone seen the Bandmaster head, or is it just the combos that are showing up? I'm still deciding between the head and combo. I have a Marshall 1936 2X12 that I think would sound great with the head, and is actually a little smaller than the Fender cab.


Shane Nicholas - Fender

USA

Fender Amps
Jan 30th, 2009 10:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey Folks,

A quickie trade show demo clip has surfaced on You Tube. It's a little lo-fi, but should give you the basic idea of what these amps can do. Enjoy.

Shane

Deluxe VM and Band-Master VM

EdMan57

San Diego,CA/USA

So many toys,so little time.
Jan 30th, 2009 10:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Now I'm really sold on the Band-Master head.Shane,thanks for the sweet demo!


Ed

Steve M
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Boston, MA, USA

Jan 30th, 2009 06:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Shane,

Thanks for the reply and the demo was great.

Patience is a virtue, except when I'm on a mission to save the American economy by buying Fender amps!



wilertyy
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Syracuse, NY

Jan 31st, 2009 08:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Shane. Can't wait to try one.

MrBean

Canada

Feb 2nd, 2009 07:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hi All,

For current owners Fender has now posted the manual on the website. I did not get a manual when I purchased the amp, probably wasn't ready yet. The manual has some recommended settings, some that weren't on the quick guide on the amp.




bluesking55
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Mechanicsville Va

Feb 3rd, 2009 05:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I got a manuel w/mine, never opened it yet

EdMan57

San Diego,CA/USA

So many toys,so little time.
Feb 3rd, 2009 10:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Anyone know if the stateside dealers have 'em in stock yet?


Ed

Gil Janus
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Vermont, USA

Where ever you go, there you are
Feb 3rd, 2009 10:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sweetwater says they have the Deluxe VM in stock.

Fender Deluxe VM

bluesking55
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Mechanicsville Va

Feb 8th, 2009 04:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The gain is very saturated, remind me alot of my prosonic I had. Not a touchy kinda knob, very incremental. Im lookin at my 6 o/d/distortion pedals gather dust, now, i did wipe 'em off yesterday.
As this adventure progress I'm curious to see who changes what. IE speaker,tubes etc.
The only design flaw I see is the back panel covering the power tubes and they made a lil tube cover ,looks like it made on the panel and the speaker magnet is about 1/4 inch from the power tubes, very chessey.
Im sure soon someone will come out with a tweed cabinet for it and a inch wider

mikiedreb
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SF Bay Area

Yomama
Feb 8th, 2009 06:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well it's time to break down and replace the Supersonic combo I sold last month. I pretty much had my heart set on a Deluxe Reverb. I was going to start a pedal collection to supplement my lone OCD.....and now I'm wondering if I should hold out for one of these new guys. I'm here in the SF Bay Area and have yet to find one at any GC. Any recommendations on a dealer in the area? Think it's a solid replacement for the exisitng Deluxe Reverb?

MrBean

Canada

Feb 8th, 2009 09:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mike,

I used to have a DRRI, and the VM Deluxe is a fine amp. It has the DRRI clean, plus much more. Make sure you try one out before you make up your mind. You should start seeing them in stores soon, they have some in at my local L&M in Canada now.



bluesking55
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Mechanicsville Va

Feb 9th, 2009 08:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Anyone following my money loss, i have had mannnnyy amps in the past 2 years.
The VM is all that to me. MRBean is right, drri plus.. Im loving mine but for some reason I wanna try a celestion gold, but gezzz 250.00 for a speaker

PhilX
Contributing Member

USA

Dear God! Not another sunburst!
Feb 10th, 2009 09:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I played one at GC over the weekend and I was blown away. I bought it instantly.

That great Fender clean with a (finally!) usable distortion.

I have band practice so I'll know more on how it sits in a band setting tonight.

(This message was last edited by PhilX at 11:50 AM, Feb 10th, 2009)

PhilX
Contributing Member

USA

Dear God! Not another sunburst!
Feb 12th, 2009 11:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

As an update, I used it at band practice and it sounded great. Plenty of power when needed and great all around tone. Cut through with no problem. Fantastic cleans for the surf stuff and when we did more of the garage stuff, I used the distortion channel with the gain on 3 and used my Danelectro Transparent Overdrive to push it for the solos. Very nice!

I don't really miss the tremolo since I bought my Powerglide tremolo last year and will probably never use the chorus. The delay is really nice and works great at practice but I'll probably bring out the DM-2 for gigs. This means I'll have a smaller pedalboard for shows, which is ok for me. As far as the reverb goes, it's great for practice as well but, for me, nothing beats a Fender Reverb Tank. That'll come out for the shows as well. But at least now I can make it to practice with only a guitar and an amp (and a few pedals in the back of the amp). One trip! I love it.

Overall, I'm really happy with this amp! It works for me.




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