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A ready-to-gig amp with true tube tone.

The ever-popular 40W Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III, equipped with a 12" Celestion speaker, may be the world standard for gigging guitarists. With bottom-end headroom characteristic of 6L6 tubes and a versatile all-12AX7 tube preamp, the Hot Rod Deluxe III amp offers luscious Fender spring reverb, an effects loop and more.

If you want to add a little output, fullness, and stage coverage, you can even add a matching 1x12 extension enclosure to your Hot Rod Deluxe III.

The Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III amp also packs these upgrades over previous models: easy-view black control panel with front-reading text, new badge, streamlined footswitch, graduated volume and treble pot tapers, tighter overdrive and a Celestion G12P-80 speaker.

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III 40W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Features:

  • All tube preamp and 40W power section
    3 band EQ
    Presence control
    1-12" special design Celestion speaker
    3 channels from clean to more drive
    Built-in spring reverb
    Extension speaker jack
    Input for included 2-button 3-function footswitch
    Amp cover included


Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III 40W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:

  • Amplifier Type: Tube
    Output Power: 40W
    Speaker: 1-12" Celestion® G12P-80, 8 ohm Speaker
    Output Impedance: 4 or 8 ohms
    Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7
    Power Tubes: 2 x 6L6
    Rectifier: Solid State Rectifier
    Inputs: Two
    Channels: Three Selectable Channels (Normal, Drive and More Drive)
    Controls: Presence, Reverb, Master Volume, Middle, Bass, Treble, Drive Select Switch, Drive Volume, Bright Switch
    Effects: Spring Reverb
    Effects Loop: Effects Loop (Preamp Out, Power Amp In)
    Speaker Jack: Extension Speaker Jack
    Amp Covering/Grille Cloth: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Blackface Style Black/Silver Grille Cloth
    Height: 18.75" (47.6 cm)
    Width: 23.5" (59.7 cm)
    Depth: 10.5" (26.7 cm)
    Weight: 45 lbs (20.41 kg)
    Footswitch: 2-Button, 3-Function Footswitch Included
    Cover: Amplifier Cover Included
    Unique Features: Independent Gain and Master Controls in Drive Channel, Bright Switch, Effects Loop, Reverb, External Speaker
    Jack, 2-Button 3-Function Footswitch for Channel Select, Drive Select and "More Drive" Select, Chrome Panel,
    Vintage Pointer Knobs, Internal Variable Bias Control


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  • Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III

    As reviewed by Thomas on 5/25/2011

    I have owned this amp for about 2 months now and I am very happy with it. In my opinion there should be zero complaints about the drive channels on this amp because its a FENDER, it is a clean amp through and through. If you want a high gain amp then buy a Marshall, because Fender Hot Rods are built to be crystal clear and have the best clean tone possible, and this thing does it. This thing handles pedals like a champ, all of my Way Huge and Boss pedals just scream through that speaker, and I can get as heavy as I want with my Green Rhino and Fat Sandwich paired together. This amp is LOUD, don't let that 40 watts fool you, its 40 watts of all tube GLORY, and it will punch you in the face with it if you arent careful. Great speaker, incredibly clean, and it handles high gain pedals wonderfully, the black face with the dials forward facing makes it easy to adjust, and it is gorgeous to look at, my new favorite amp for on stage, although I have to turn it way down for practice :)

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  • Heavy sound, not so heavy amp!

    As reviewed by Zachary McKinley on 3/16/2012

    I bought this amp just before I started doing lots of bar gigs, and I have to say I'm glad I ditched my old solid state Marshall half stack. Yes I love Marshall, and I loved my old Marshall but the tubes on this baby are far superior. Yes Marshall makes a kick ass JVM, but carrying this thing in one hand is really nice! The cleans are un-flippin-beleivable, the dirty channel is a dream. I love the drive/more drive because it gives you just enough of a kick up to scream out a solo or just blow people away with dynamics in a song. I play a Gibson flying v and a squire I hot-rodded with fender Tex-Mex pickups and this is the perfect amp.Call me crazy but i've plugged my Martin 00-15 into this amp it it sounds surprisingly good on the clean channel...I wouldn't buy it solely as an acoustic amp but if you don't' have one, this amp works fine. I don't use any pedals other than a volume and occasionally a crybaby because this amp sounds perfect just straight through. Oh and did I mention it's loud? Although it's loud it can still be quiet with just as much tone. Hat's off to Fender!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • Simply The Best. Better Than All The Rest!

    As reviewed by Carl Morrone on 11/6/2011

    This thing is amazing. It's loud enough for all sorts of venues. If you know how to craft tones, then this thing will cover any style. Buttery reverb and killer clean tone! I was pleasantly surprised with the overdrive too. The 6L6's are the secret weapon.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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