Is anyone strong enough to get a 4x10 hotrod deville up the

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Synchromatic
Jan 22, 2011
528
Worcester UK
There is a little

Box you
Can buy
That will solve your issue. It costs 20 bucks. It goes in the power amp in and out section. It allows you to turn your amp up to the sound you want , then dial back this
Box am all is well.

This sort of thing? Got one for my blues deluxe, works just fine.

At home I keep it right down at number 1, even lower if I want to get some dirt out of my amp.
 

Robbie

Friend of Fred
Jun 17, 2013
5,785
Sarnia Ontario Canada
I suffer with really bad back problems and I'm no old fatass anymore. I've lost 37lbs and walk every night and have just started strength training for my gut but the back still isnt complying. Been to the chiropractor 5 times in the last 8 weeks.

BUT I aint NEVER (said with a twang) gonna be using some speaker made by a character in the Matrix. :)

Big iron in an amp and big magnets are my tonal burden to bear in this life.. but I will continue to b$tch about my back :)
I like that. Big Iron...Big Magnets = Big Sound. I like that a lot. Well said sir.
 

Bill

Country Gent
Oct 16, 2012
2,704
Cambs, UK
I recommend kidnapping the small hippy who lugged my 85lbs Bassman 215 cab out of his cellar, solo... Guess he had the knack for it, not just heavy but the size of it.

Not a fan of heavy kit and stairs after chipping an ankle bone in a stumble. Beer and smoke may have been involved in it, definitely were afterwards, it did hurt.
 

rcboals

Country Gent
Nov 21, 2008
4,846
Springfield Oregon
4x10 Deville only 50 LBS according to the specs. A Vibro King is 72LBS a Twin Reverb 64 LBS. Might need to re-think the "I'm no weakling" statement:D
 

freespoken

Gretschie
Jul 31, 2011
176
New Mexico
I recently passed on taking my 2x12 cab to a gig due to stairs. On the other hand, I'm an idiot for picking the heaviest Eminence speakers. Considering swapping one out.

I'm no amp guru, but my tech told me Fender has 80% of its volume between 1 and 4 on the knob. Waiting to be home alone before I test that :)

I'd say between 2 and 4!...lol
 

DrSetzer

Gretschie
Jun 21, 2013
138
Belfast, Northern Ireland.
I just got a mint Deville 4x10 for a price I just couldn't turn down, it arrives tomorrow and I need to get it up some stairs. I broke my back a few years ago so this thread has me wondering what I have got myself into!!!!!
 

Axis39

Country Gent
Jun 2, 2008
1,620
Beaumont, CA
Regarding volume knobs... I found the volume knob on my old USA Blues DeVille (Freddie's amp) useable. It was an audio taper pot. So, it wasn't so abrupt. But, I understand Fender has used linear tapers on the reissues and Hot Rods. This was part of the reason I got rid of my old DRRI. it was so abrupt in going from thin and weak to too loud... It used to frustrate the crap out of me.

But, Freddie has been using the volume box thing in the effects loop. It really helped tame the overall volume with the dirt kicking in last week on stage. It's a good solution.
 

Robbie

Friend of Fred
Jun 17, 2013
5,785
Sarnia Ontario Canada
but, doesn't that knacker the tubes?
I don't have any personal experience but that's what I've heard from a couple of good amp Tech's, hard on tubes.
I don't have any issues getting a good sound from my HR DeVille III 410 at low volumes. I set it on the 1st drive channel, set drive as low as possible and slowly work up the Master volume. Works really well for me, even in the smallest venues. I did the same thing with my old HR Deluxe and it worked great.
 

gypsyseven

Gretschie
Aug 23, 2013
460
Germany
I had a Blues Deluxe, AC30 and Blues Deville...they were all too loud and damn heavy.
Now i have a DRRI and couldn't be happier!
Best amp ever for me and my wallet...
 

The Marlin

Friend of Fred
Feb 2, 2011
9,868
London...ish
My Hot Rod Deluxe (full omega mods) with cab is an insanely loud beast, particularly at home. But, it sounds sooo good, that I can't bear to get rid of it. I even run it with it's extension cab at home, through reigned in with the attenuator. The combination of Cannabis Rex and Swamp thing really bring the best out of this amp.

Marlin
 

MPM3

Electromatic
Nov 20, 2011
78
Detroit, M.I.
Great Thread! I just got the older 212 Deville just a few days ago! I had a choice between that and the 412. Man those suckers are loud!! In the best way of course! The cleans are so crystal. The 212 is still really heavy. That 412 is a whole other beast. Both great amps. My TVJ classics sound stunning through this amp!
 

weazel

Synchromatic
Jun 11, 2011
741
UK
Thanx for all the input, I was out gigging with it last night again and the thing sounds great just as it is i think I'm just gonna have to start weight training :)
 

TSims1

Gretschified
Jun 18, 2013
12,525
Atlanta
Great Thread! I just got the older 212 Deville just a few days ago! I had a choice between that and the 412. Man those suckers are loud!! In the best way of course! The cleans are so crystal. The 212 is still really heavy. That 412 is a whole other beast. Both great amps. My TVJ classics sound stunning through this amp!

I have a '95 Blues DeVille 212 that is just a beast in every way.....weight, volume, tone, looks(been beat to snot)and I LOVE her. Awesome amp.
 

Robbie

Friend of Fred
Jun 17, 2013
5,785
Sarnia Ontario Canada
Thanx for all the input, I was out gigging with it last night again and the thing sounds great just as it is i think I'm just gonna have to start weight training :)
Glad you're going to keep it. Don't think you'll regret it, the sound and tone is outstanding. I'm hooked on 4x10
 

weazel

Synchromatic
Jun 11, 2011
741
UK
If some one can give me advice on how to put pictures up her from an I phone 4 it would be good, I've done it twice but can never do it again, I start a new thread then click on the paper clip symbol then choose an existing photo then upload , all ok so far but then there is no way of getting back to the thread I've started, what to do ? I've got pics here. Thanx
 

The Marlin

Friend of Fred
Feb 2, 2011
9,868
London...ish
I use the Gretsch Talk app. It can be a little buggy, but on the whole good. When you post, you click the '+' symbol at the top of the post, add photo from iphone photo album, Bobs-yer-uncle. Easy peasy.

Marlin
 


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