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 Post subject: Best amp for country music with telecaster.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:48 am 
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Hi,
My daughter plays an acoustic and electric guitar. What amp do you feel has the best country sound with the Fender telecaster? She plays around 70 shows a year at everything from State Fairs to casinos. BUT, I would prefer an amp under 40 pounds if possible. She's performing a big show on July 4th in a football field.
I really appreciate your help! :D
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:35 am 
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Hi,
This is just my opinion and I'm certain you're going to get alot of input on this question. I play alot of Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard, I use either my Blues Junior (for small venues) or (for large venues) my 65 Twin Reverb, with both my Telecasters (American and MIM). In my opinion the Fender Hotrod Deluxe would work perfect, it is 45 pounds (close to what you want in weight), plenty of punch and you would get a great country sound. Good Luck.
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JC 120 !!!!


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I don’t personally care for Country music per se, but I just LOVE that guitar tone. I run an American Deluxe Tele (as well a Les Paul and Godin LGX) through a ’65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue and get that beautiful Fender sparkling clean tone. With the Tele the tone I get is what I affectionately refer to as “Country Sparkle,” and I mean that in a good way. The Godin LGX has Piezo pickups (for fake acoustic tones) and it sounds great through the Deluxe Reverb. The amp is a bit heavy at 42 lbs. so I installed a set of Ernie Ball amp casters on mine to make it easier to move around.

To get what I think of as the “Nashville” sound I put the Boss CS-3 Compression/Sustainer in front it. For that perfect “Country Crunch” sound I use the Boss BD-2 Blues Driver. Run the compressor and overdrive together and you are in tone heaven for Country or Blues. Add a digital delay such as the Boss DD-6 for some good slap-back echo. Get a pedal board from www.nycpedalboards.com to hold the pedals and make for easy transport.

If the Deluxe Reverb is too clean for your daughter’s taste, then as recommended by others try the Hot Rod Deluxe or Blues Deluxe. I personally prefer the Blues Deluxe. They are both a bit heavier at 45 lbs. and have the potential to be much louder than the Deluxe Reverb. A Blues Junior at 31 lbs. could be nice choice, but it may not have enough power for a live setting. However, these are probably not as nice for acoustic as the Deluxe Reverb or as another post mentioned the Roland JC-120.

Hope that helps!


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I used a 1975 silver face Twin Reverb for many years, and at the time, I wouldn't go anywhere without it. But it proved to be WAY too loud for club gigs. Today, I use a Hot Rod Deluxe, and I like it even better! I play a lot of Johnny Cash, Waylon, and some Haggard and Buck Owens, and I think the Hot Rod Deluxe is just the right amp for that. It's got a lot of punch, and lots and lots of twang. And my only effects are a slap-back echo and my old "Waylon phaser". 8)


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Well, here is my 2C. I like the twin but if you can afford one, pick up a vintage black face Pro Reverb. (built '65-'67, early silverface '68s also used the same design) I own a '67 and it is the best sounding amp on the planet. Just my opinion however. One of these babies will set you back $1500-2000 today but they are well worth the investment and will do nothing but appreciate in the future.


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I know since this is a Fender web site I should be telling you something Fender.But I have found over the years and many Amps later that the best sound all around is a tube amp.Now that means it is going to be on the heavy side.As far as being on the road and taking it from town to town I would recommend no matter what you get for an amp that you get an amp case from SKB,one that has wheels.For heavey road work I have found that the X X X Peavey combo 212(they call it an SJX now) with the SKB combo road case is all but bullet proof and it has a great all around sound for whatever you are playing now or are going to be playing later so you only have to buy once. It is about 89 lb's but with the SKB case you can roll it anywhere and when you get there it can be used as an amp stand by just flipping the top of the case upsidedown.What ever your choice for an amp is going to be, tell you Daughter that I said Break a leg ( I'am from the old school - Means GOOD LUCK !) it's a hard road out there !




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Any tube amp with a bit of 'verb might sound good with a Tele. 8)

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Mesa Boogie makes a good amp (Stilleto models specifically).
I like Kranks amps myself. They sound great for everything.


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This is my opinion but the Hot Rod deluxe would kind of fit. I could work.

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Fender Twin Reverb Reissue.


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I like my Fender Blues Deville 410...It has a lot of meat and can make a telecaster scream!


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I have a HR Deluxe and a modded Blues Jr. The HR Deluxe really nails the 60's Blackface sound. I have never gigged with it so I am not sure where these sit on the reliability scale. I think the Blues Jr. breaks up too readily for Country music.


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A Twin Reverb is the be-all to end-all amp for country. Pro Reverbs, Super Reverbs, Vibrolux Reverbs, and Deluxe Reverbs will also be in that family, though none as clean as the Twin

I have been hearing really good things about the Jazzmaster Ultralite, though

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