Fender GB Hot Rod Deluxe


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Guitarists of all kinds play through Fender Hot Rod Deluxe™ amplifiers. Rockers, pop stars, cowboys and more all agree that they deliver unmistakable Fender tone—perfect amps for crafting your own sound, and extremely responsive to your favorite stomp-box effects.

The GB Hot Rod Deluxe™ is a 40-watt 1x12" combo especially fine-tuned for world-famous jazz guitar virtuoso and pop artist George Benson. It has the full bottom end characteristic of 6L6 tubes, and a versatile all-tube preamp—including a 12AT7 up front for cleaner tone; especially with humbucking pickups. A 100-watt Jensen® C12K speaker handles the immediacy of Benson’s singing soloing style with clarity and range, and the solid-pine cabinet increases tonal resonance while reducing weight. Standard features include clean and "drive/more-drive" channels, resounding Fender spring reverb, effects loop and more. Personalized exterior touches specified by Benson himself include gray-black vinyl covering, silver-strand grille cloth and "GB" logo badge. Road-worthy deluxe padded cover and two-button footswitch included. Separate matching 1x12" extension enclosure (part number 223-1400-000) adds output, fullness and stage coverage.

Technical Specification

Effects Loop: Effects Loop (Preamp Out, Power Amp In)
Inputs: Two
Speaker Jack: One Extension Speaker Jack
Channels: Three Selectable Channels (Normal, Drive and More Drive)
Rectifier: Solid State Rectifier
Controls: Presence, Reverb, Master Volume, Middle, Bass, Treble, Drive Select Switch, Drive Volume, Bright Switch

Hardware Finish: Chrome
Cabinet Material: Solid Pine cabinet
Pilot Light Jewel: Red Amp Jewel
Handle: Dog Bone
Output Impedance: 4 or 8 Ohms
Amplifier Depth: 10.5" (26.7 cm)
Amplifier Width: 23.5" (59.7 cm)
Amplifier Height: 18.75" (47.6 cm)
Amplifier Weight: 43 lbs. (19.5 kg)
Effects: Spring Reverb

Speaker Description: Speaker: 1x12” Jensen C12K 100-Watt Speaker
Impedance: 8 Ohm

Pre Amp Tubes: 1 x 12AT7, 2 x 12AX7
Power Tubes: 2 x 6L6

Unique Features: 12AT7 tube in V1 for cleaner tone, Jensen C12K 100-watt speaker for clarity and range, solid-pine cabinet for tonal resonance and reduced weight, gray-black vinyl covering, silver-strand grille cloth, "GB" logo badge.

FootSwitch: 2-Button Footswitch Included