Fender GB George Benson Hot Rod Deluxe 40-watt 1x12" Tube Combo Amp

George Bensen Signature 40-watt 3-channel 1x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier with Jensen C12K Speaker, Fender Spring Reverb, and Bright Switch
Fender GB George Benson Hot Rod Deluxe 40-watt 1x12
Fender GB George Benson Hot Rod Deluxe 40-watt 1x12
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Fender GB George Benson Hot Rod Deluxe 40-watt 1x12" Tube Combo Amp
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A Classic Fender Combo, Tweaked by George Benson!

The Fender GB Hot Rod Deluxe 40-watt combo amplifier sounds sweet, because it was created in collaboration with the world-famous George Benson. The GB Hot Rod Deluxe packs a Jensen C12K 100-watt speaker, which gives you more volume, more bass, and wider coverage than a standard Hot Rod Deluxe. And one of the stock 12AX7 preamp tubes has been replaced with a 12AT7 for a cleaner sound with humbucking pickups. Regardless of what style you play, you'll love the presence, clarity, and tonal range you get with the Fender GB Hot Rod Deluxe 40-watt combo amp in your rig.

Fender GB Hot Rod Deluxe 40-watt Combo Amplifier Features:
  • 2-channel, 40-watt combo amplifier with Jensen C12K speaker for rich tone
  • Created with the help of George Benson
  • Dual 12AX7 preamp tubes plus one 12AT7 for big clean tones
  • Speaker output makes it easy to add an extension speaker cabinet
  • 2-button footswitch included

The Fender GB Hot Rod Deluxe combo amp gives you huge tone!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 3
Total Power 40W
Speaker Size 1 x 12"
Reverb Yes
EQ 3-band
Preamp Tubes 1 x 12AT7, 2 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x 6L6
Inputs 2 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x Speaker
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop Yes
Height 18.75"
Width 23.5"
Depth 10.5"
Weight 43 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 2230400000

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Amazing amp

This is a wonderful amp if you like clean tones! I am still testing it out - but I love everything I am hearing so far. It is my first tube amp and I researched it for several weeks before pulling the trigger. The tubes in this amp allow you lots of volume knob to play with before getting distortion. I am able to play in my townhouse without blowing the neighbors away (clean). I rely on pedals for any distortion, although I play mostly clean jazz/John Mayer style stuff. You can get the same sounds from a Hot Rod Deluxe by changing out tubes (see Youtube for how)....but this one has more to offer IMO (lighter cab, cooler looks, and more that I havent found yet).

Excellently put Together

I bought this amp as time was tight and I needed an good Fender with outstanding sound. This amp has it. I'm surprised there isn't more reviews. It's paired with an Jensen speaker. Between the circuitry and Jensen it has Outstanding sound. It's like having excellent Jensen sound that cuts sharper than an smooth razor. This is the best way, I can put it into words-so try to understand. For the money the sound is superb and Outstanding. The artist did an fine job with his input. My music background is variety, but started with classical then to rock then to music without any definition-jazz. This amp can fit in any of these venues.

5 star

Great Amp! I'm loving it. Thank you so much! This Amp is awesome I highly recommend it. Thank you.
Music background: African Music

Fender GB George Benson Hot Rod Deluxe III

This is a very good amp for country, western swing, blues, rock, jazz, and folk. The clean channel is bass heavy on normal setting; the frequency spectrum is balanced on the bright setting. There is a lot of clean headroom. If you play with one or more other guitar players at the same time, the drive channel has a very tight focused tone across bass,mid, and treble frequencies. You will be heard without turning up the volume. The drive and more drive channels seem to boost the mid and treble frequencies. The tone is very satisfying for driving rhythm or solo work. The Fender Strat with a Shawbucker pickup in the bridge and this amp is a happy combination. The treble notes are from creamy to searing depending how you setup the amp. If you are a lead or harmony player you can't go wrong. I play small public venues about three times a week with some very experienced musicians. This amp has been a hit with audience and the other musicians. A final word is buy all your gear from Sweetwater. While other large vendors (I won't name) inform you that your order has been sent to the shipper, Sweetwater will inform you that your order is already on route to you. From Ft. Wayne, IN to Oklahoma to my front door in two days. That is the free shipping option. If you need help with returns, credit companies, or technical advice there is no better organization than the Sweetwater staff. If you are a serious musician, and want to deal with professionals, this is the place for you.
Music background: Piano ages: 5-16, Trumpet ages: 8-14, Guitar ages:18-now

GB Hot Rod Deluxe

I bought this amp last month along with the Fender Baja Tele. I wanted a versatile amp that would mainly play clean for jazz but also give me the versatility to do some shredding with my strats. This amp completely satisfies me and gets along great with pedals.
Music background: Played guitar for about 20 years. Last 10 mostly smooth jazz and fusion.
See also: Combo Amps, Fender, Fender Guitar Combo Amps