Product Comparison: Fender Blues Deluxe vs Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

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General Specifications
Blues Deluxe
Hot Rod Deluxe
About the Product
A must-have for gigging guitarists worldwide and the ideal 1x12" amp for crafting your own signature sound. Pro rock, country and blues players guitarists everywhere prize no-frills amps for their great volume, reliability, responsiveness to effects pedals, and affordability, and the 40-watt Blues Deluxe Reissue gives those players the fantastic warm boutique tone and sharp vintage-style tweed look they crave. Again, a must-have amp that takes you back to Fender's original era and sound.
For guitarists who need a little extra horsepower from their Hot Rod Deluxe amps, the Hot Rod Deluxe 112 Enclosure is the perfect extension cabinet for it, and for all-around use with a variety of other combo amps. Fits neatly beneath the Hot Rod Deluxe and Blues Deluxe combos, adding volume, bass response and stage coverage to your sound.
Key Specs
Power Output
40 watts
80 watts
Number Of Channels
Controls Included
Reverb, Presence, Master, Middle, Bass, Drive, Treble
Footswitch Included
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue 40-Watt 1x12-Inch Guitar Combo Amp
  • Couldn't be happier with the clean tones. Drive channel doesn't get that distorted but there are plenty of pedals to compensate for that.
  • Even though this is 40 watts you can play it at low volume and still enjoy its tonal range or you can crank it up and play most small or medium sized venues with power to spare.
  • Two channels allow you to set your tone in each and foot swtich back and forth as needed. The reverb is of good quality and the tone controls are precise.
  • You do have to take some time to learn about tone settings; including volume adjustments on the amp as well as your ax to get the most out of the amp but it's well worth it.
  • My only quibbles - 1) it;s hard to control at low volumes. In the basement, or garage, you will have the Master between 0 & 1, and it's touchy in that limited range.
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 80-Watt 1x12-Inch Guitar Extension Cabinet
  • I'm satisfied with this purchase it really gives a full range.
  • Good sounding cabinet. Made a difference in the low end , made my hot rod sound a little more like my old twin.
  • Very big sound , I used it with an old Princeton Reverb and that sounded great too.
  • If you're good at tweaking knobs it can pull off any tone, no joke. Anything from clean blues to rock and metal and back.
Size & Weight
18.75 in.
18.75 in.
23.5 in.
23.5 in.
10.5 in.
10.5 in.
45 lbs.
41 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue 40-Watt 1x12-Inch Guitar Combo Amp
  • Great Amp - Perfect Size.
  • It's not bulky and its very stable.
  • Beatiful amp and heavy. Love the sound of tube amps and hope this one will be around many years like my Fender Blackface.
  • A bit heavy at 45 lbs, but small enough that you can pack that LP/335/Tele or Strat with this amp and do all you need to do.
  • Not too heavy and sounds amazing have a change of tubes and speaker.
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 80-Watt 1x12-Inch Guitar Extension Cabinet
  • I wanted nice clean mellow sound, and did not want something that I couldn't easily carry.
  • The closed back design is solid and the tweed covering is nicely done.
  • Cabinet was built well and I like the cover and cable coming with it is a surprise.
  • Nice vintage look, and the fit an finish are great.
  • This cabinet is nice but the color they are advertising on here is not the right color. The item I received was plain tweed not lacquered. Did not match my HRD amp so I had to return it.
Guitar Amplifier
Guitar Extension Cabinet
Number Of Speakers
Speaker Size
12 in.
12 in.
Compatible With Footswitch
2-Button (Drive Select, Reverb On/Off), 1-Button FootSwitch
Carry Handle(s)
2 x 1/4" (instrument), 1/4" (power amp in)
1/4" (preamp out), Foot switch
Dual channels: Normal and Drive, Effects loop, bright switch and Fender spring reverb, Chrome Control Panel, Fender spring reverb
Closed back construction, Removable glide cups for stacking, Speaker cable and fitted cover included
What customers say about "Features"
Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue 40-Watt 1x12-Inch Guitar Combo Amp
  • Nice warm Fender tones with just enough breakup that your not in the realm of metal distortion! I love this amp and will be using them as along as Fender makes them.
  • I have a 2 x 12 Deville thats 60 watts but this 40 watt Blues reissue sounds better -- its a late 1950's early 1960's sound before Fender launched the super clean 1965 series. This is the type of amp Mike Bloomfield and BB King used.
  • The speaker is ok. The amp doesnt get all that loud with volume on 10 but is just loud enough to cut a drummer. This amp doesnt have the nonsensical useless tremelo crap that Fender still has on their 1965 amps.
  • This amp has 2 inputs (high and low impedance) and 2 channels (clean and dirty) . On the clean channel my first impression was that it could nail that big amp fender clean sound that has tons of headroom, so you could definitely imitate that sound heard on countless records clean and beautiful.
  • The sound of a child's plastic toy bat striking wet newspapers while yoko ono screams in your ear.
  • No volume barely any headroom and muddy as ever. I suppose for a novice or beginner it would be great but gigging at almost any level would be a Nope.
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 80-Watt 1x12-Inch Guitar Extension Cabinet
  • I got this to go with my 1999- 2000 hot rod deluxe combo amp and wow is right the 1x12 speaker adds to the tone and sound of my amp it pushes a lot of air.
  • The cabinet sounds great and has added a great deal of tone to the amp.
  • Very happy with this cab, and I can use it with my Champ 30W amps as well.
  • It sounds very good with many different heads and combo's that I have. Very versatile.
  • From a looks stand-point this cab is perfect if you're pairing it with a Deluxe. The speaker, however, is a different matter. It's rated at 80 watts, which is too high for a 40 watt amp already pushing one 12".
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
799.99 $
349.99 $

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