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  • All tube preamp and 60-watt power section
  • 3 band EQ
  • Bright switch
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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.

Features

  • All tube preamp and 60-watt power section
  • 3 band EQ
  • Bright switch
  • 2-12" Celestion G12P-80 speakers
  • 3 channels from clean to more drive
  • Built-in spring reverb
  • Extension speaker jack
  • Input for included 2-button 3-function footswitch

Give yourself the power and deep tone you deserve. Order today.

 

Hot Rod DeVille 212 III 60W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:

  • Amplifier Type: Tube
  • Output Power: 60 Watts
  • Speaker: 2-12" Celestion® G12P-80, 16 ohm Speakers
  • Output Impedance: 4 or 2 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: 21" (53.34 cm)
  • Width: 24.25" (61.59 cm)
  • Depth: 10.75" (27.3 cm)
  • Weight: 53.5 lbs (24.26 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, Black Panel, Vintage
  • Pointer Knobs, Internal Variable Bias Control
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FenderHot Rod DeVille 212 III 60W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.0

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Warm / comfy (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (7)
    • Professional recording (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    In a word,..AWESOME!!

    Overall this amp is a workhorse. I would have bought another Twin but I decided on another Deville instead because of love the tone of the overdrive. Actually if you play funk, blues,...Read complete review

    Overall this amp is a workhorse. I would have bought another Twin but I decided on another Deville instead because of love the tone of the overdrive. Actually if you play funk, blues, country, or variations of classic rock, alternative, or R&B and soul you may not need a thing other than your prefered effects pedals such as chorus, delay, rotary, etc. If you want to shred, but your favorite overdrive pedal and shred away. I play all music. From country to metal. I play them all with this amplifier and people are always complimenting me on the tone.
    There is only one way or reason that this amp would get a bad review from anyone. Simple lacking of experience.
    This amp is one of the finest amps ever made which is also why it is one of the most sold amps every year. No it`s not the name brand, it`s the quality, tone, and complete overall sound of perfection.
    I have noticed a common mistake with reviews on this amp. The statement that it`s only good for or not good for any musical genre. This amp is a tone machine. To think for instance, that you can`t use it for heavy metal or rock is a joke. Who amoung this genre of music`s players doesn`t incorporate the use of pedals?? What guitar player doesn`t use some kind of pedal anyway?? I don`t know of any and I know hundreds of players. The most important aspect of any guitar amplifier is it`s clean tonal qualities that you can both use and build upon. This is a fact.
    The only thing that I can state is to learn the amp. Educate yourself by experimenting. If you want to have a different sounding distortion than the amp already has, which is a fine distortion I might add, then there are a few things that you can do. One is the obvious,...do what the pros do and buy a pedal,..the other thing is changing to a softer output tube or getting your local tech to do so.
    Bottom line is this. There is no reason for this amp to get less than five stars across the board. It is the same quality both in tone and performance as the Twin with only a few watts in power being the difference. Fender tube amps are the absolute standard of the industry. They are used across the world and millions of songs have been performed and recorded by legends while using them. I will be the first to state the obvious fact that these people got it right.
    I have used Fender amps for 20 years and out of all the different amps I have and currently owned I have never had a problem other than normal wear and tear over years of dragging them around. Not once has this amp failed me.
    I personally think that all music equipment is over priced but in comparison with other amps in this price range you can`t score it high enough. Other companies such as Blackstar throw in their version of Mesa`s distortion channel and without it their amps would be junk because the clean channels on their amps are glassy and thin. In a few words,..the amps are for kids.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Very Disappointed

    I've gone through two of these in less than one month, and both of them distorted with the volume any where above 5. The first one only lasted about 3 days because the handle...Read complete review

    I've gone through two of these in less than one month, and both of them distorted with the volume any where above 5. The first one only lasted about 3 days because the handle broke almost immediately and the speakers crackled. The second one lasted me about 3 weeks and it took a little while to wear it out. If you want to use this as an amp to keep at home for practice it's awesome, but if you're constantly gigging like me it won't last very long unless you mic it. I bought an Egnater Renegade and am VERY happy with it.

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Very Disappointed

    By Wichita

    from Southern KY

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    Pros

    • Sounds Good At Low Volume

    Cons

    • Doesn't Last Very Long

    Best Uses

    • Practicing at home

    Comments about Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212 III 60W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    I've gone through two of these in less than one month, and both of them distorted with the volume any where above 5. The first one only lasted about 3 days because the handle broke almost immediately and the speakers crackled. The second one lasted me about 3 weeks and it took a little while to wear it out. If you want to use this as an amp to keep at home for practice it's awesome, but if you're constantly gigging like me it won't last very long unless you mic it. I bought an Egnater Renegade and am VERY happy with it.

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    (0 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    I wish i could review it...

    By Kanistas

    from Aviano Italy

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          Comments about Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212 III 60W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          I wish i could have reviewed this amp...

          This is probably 90% Musicians friends fault, but they can't ship anything over 70 LBS to an APO address (Overseas military)

          I ordered the Twin reverb amp at first and shelled out almost $1300, but since it was 77 LBS.. i waited 3-4 weeks in vain until i called MF and asked them "what the hell?"

          they told me that it got sent back to them because it was too heavy...

          *ugh

          they could have at least notified me instead of it being the other way around...
          what ever happened to simple convenience?

          so w/e

          i asked them to ship me another amp...

          one that is under the weight limit...

          another 3 weeks have passed by and still nothing... *sigh

          i wish i could review it.. and im pretty sure its a great amp... even though i wanted the Twin reverb..

          w/e....

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          4.0

          Probably the best amp for the price!

          By RuXTaR

          from Israel

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Got Channels
          • Loud And Clean
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • heavy

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212 III 60W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          First of all, before buying this amp, or any piece of equipment, try it first.
          Second, know what it was designed for.

          I'm coming from a Vox AC30 sound into this one. I still own the Vox and I do have to say this is totally different. The Vox has more harmonics and 10 times (if not more) the brightness of the Deville. My friend is still disappointed with the Deville while I'm actually getting to like it.

          At first I did not like it. I don't like LOUD and this is exactly what this amp is! Practicing in my bedroom I can hardly bring it above 2 and there will be already complaints from my family. Having said that, it's such a clean amp (on the clean channel) and LOTS of headroom.

          While others complained about the drive channels I actually loved them because that's where you can get more brightness out of this amp. It does have a brightness button but it does not take it to the Vox area I'm used to. Still, you have Bass, Med, Treb, and Pres, to tweek you sound. Still, I just run everything flat and get such an amazing sound out of it

          Things to have in mind though is first, it is HEAVY! 53 lbs! It's quite the workout! And the handle feels too rubbery, it even feels like it's about the break any time. Second, it's loud. Just came back from a big worship event, ran it at 3 and it was loud enough for me to hear myself playing. The only times I really enjoyed playing this amp and started to fall in love with it is on stage.

          Last thing, my amp has some static/ground noise. I'm looking that up to see if that's normal.

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Best Fender but soak for 3 days to w

          By Morble6

          from Glendale, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Live Recording You Name
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212 III 60W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

            when new you must turn on and play either live or guitar recording for 4 days, 24 hrs a day. that warms and sets the tubes taking out any harshness. then rock out to perfect Fender tone.

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            (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The only amp you'll ever need.

            By big ed rush

            from kansas city, mo

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Poor Built In Overdrive

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212 III 60W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

            This amp has the most beautiful cleans. Period. Everytime I play another amp I remember why I don't need a new one. It drips tone. Very loud, very dependable and irreplaceable. It doesn't have a good distortion, but what rookies don't understand is...YOU DON'T BUY AN AMP FOR IT'S DISTORTION. You buy a pedal for that like every other rock or metal guitarist does. People add good distortion externally. You can't add phenomenal cleans. Best amp in this price range.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great amp, but too heavy for handle

            By tdavid

            from Cloudcroft, NM

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Great sound
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Rubber Handle Sucks
            • Weak

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212 III 60W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

            Purchased this amp 2 years ago and have gone through 2 handles, the rubber type that come standard on the amp. Fortunatly the amp seems to be very durable but I don't recommend dropping it on a regular basis. The amp is too heavy for the type of rubber handle that comes with the amp, other than that, an awesome amp!!

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            (3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Disappointed in Fender

            By dead poinsettia

            from Saint Paul, MN

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212 III 60W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

              I bought this amp brand new and had to take it to the shop 3 times within the first month. I kept getting weird vibration noises and then out of the blue it started to periodically blast out a sound similar to amplified flatulence. I hate to say how disappointed I am in Fender. I've purchased many amps, guitars and accessories and never have I ever had to deal with this before.

              Another thing: It's only good for clean, if you like extremely clean sounds. I'm more of a dirty clean kind of a guy, so I shouldn't have purchased this in the first place, but I needed something loud and cheap at the time. The two overdrive channels leave little to be desired. If you do pick this up, get a good distortion pedal.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect amp for amateurs to pros

              By ToneMan

              from Muscle Shoals, Al.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212 III 60W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                I've been looking at amps for the past 6 months and I've tried about every combo tube amp made. I just couldn't find the right amp that gave me the cleans and crunch that I was hearing in my head. Then I walked into my local music store and he had a Hot Rod Deville 212 used so I gave it a shot and was blown away!!! I immediately went home, got my Fender Princeton chorus and went to trade it in.

                This amp can do anything. It has the Fender cleans like you would expect but it has a great southern rock, early ZZ Top crunch to it in the drive channel. The more-drive channel is kinda grainy but does ok for solos. This is easily the LOUDEST amp I've ever heard for its size. When I gig at decent sized clubs, I run it on 4 and its plenty loud.(It goes to 12 btw) Its kinda heavy at 54 lbs. but I installed casters and took care of that.

                The cleans have alot of headroom, great crunch but I would use a pedal for metal. It takes pedals as well as any amp I've played. Fabulous reverb and great bass from the 212 as opposed to the 410. Very simple layout and reminds me alot of the Fender Twin setup. There's a reason this is one of the best selling amps every year, it's THE REAL DEAL!! It sounds great with a strat, les paul, hollow body, etc. Just a great amp all the way around and built like a tank. Sounds as good as any handwired amp on the market but for 1/3 of the price. Easily the best choice I've ever made buying this amp. I'm never parting with it.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great working man's club venue amp

                By Jay

                from Tennessee USA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212 III 60W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                  Classic Fender Twin layout here... all tube 60W, with footswitchable clean/drive channels with drive/more drive and bright/normal switches. That's all I've ever needed from an amp so I am very happy with this unit. 60 tube watts is plenty for small clubs and the classic Fender warmth and roundness are delivered as expected. The surprise here is the amount of ditortion the dirty channel can pump out on the "more drive" setting. I can only compare it to having a tube screamer plugged in before a tube preamp. Very organic and thick without being screechy or insanely overdriven. Think Angus Young, not Eddie Van Halen. The only downsides for me are the sheer weight of this combo. It's not any heavier than any other 2x12 60W tube model but it's not any lighter either! A head/cabinet setup is easier to carry, but harder to setup and tear down. For my old tired back, the weight here can get to be a real problem. I'll be putting it in a wheeled road case as soon as possible. Technical issues include the fact the heavily distored dirty channel on the "more drive" setting is very noisy and hissy, and there's an audible "woof" when channel switching. Those might be huge problems for some, but not me.

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                  (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Beautiful Cleans, Not Distortion

                  By EverythingMan364

                  from Dallas, Texas

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Amazing Clean Tones
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Powerful
                  • Versatility

                  Cons

                  • Distortion
                  • heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Larger Stages
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212 III 60W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                  Literally any sound you want, can be achieved through this amp, and will come above any standard you've ever set for combo amps. I would say this amp is the best amp you will ever find to get a great modern sound.HOWEVER, three things:-If you aren't going to be looking at large enough stages, then buy the Hot Rod 1x12. It has less wattage, so the tubes get hotter at lower volumes. The reason I bought this was to carry enough stage presence with its 2 12 inch speakers. Once you turn this past 4 (it gets LOUD), it sounds just like every tube amp should. But if you're going to have to keep it below 3, then get something smaller.-The distortion that is built into this thing is awful. It will work for those who don't care for beauty in the crunch, but at this quality and price range, you have to look into a distortion box (I highly recommend the Fulltone OCD). Once you have the distortion coming from a different place, though, WOW, does this thing turn heads.-It's also heavy. And with no wheels on the bottom, it's easy to accidentally drop it, or run into something during transport. Again, you might want to look at a hot rod 1x12 for this reason as well.But overall, I highly recommend this amp. Definitely try it out first at a local [@] (but buy it on musician's friend), and don't be afraid to turn it past 4; that's where it really starts to sound beautiful.

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