How Do You Get Your Fender Amp Sounds From Non-fender Gear

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  1. Poodlesrule

    Poodlesrule Well-Known Member

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    Your Fender sound.

    How do you get it frm your non-Fender gear?

    ( I have adopted "frm", as I ALWAYS type it "form", and I am tried of it!)
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    Are you trying to tell us there are amps that don't say "Fender" on the front???!!!??? :eek:
     
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    Treble knob

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    It's more than treble. I love the sound of the Twin Reverb, but the only amps I can get that sound out of are my Mustang and.... A Twin Reverb.

    There's a unique and indescribable quality to the sound of that amp that I just can't simulate with other amps.
     
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    jamdogg Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    IMHO it really can't be done.
     
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    slowhand84 Well-Known Member

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    I avoid the whole problem by owning a Hiwatt. Fell in love with this amp’s clean tones years ago and never looked back...Fender clean tones never did much for me in comparison.
     
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    PRS Mira with coil splits can get me very close if I add EQ and a boost.

    Amps: EQ and a good Reverb can get me pretty close with my Quilter OD200.
     
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    Traynors have pretty good Fenderish cleans.

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    My Blackstar has a warm clean voice, takes 3 seconds to dial in.
     
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    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    There are plenty of "Fender" emulation pedals....cheap and pretty good
     
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    Poodlesrule Well-Known Member

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    All sorts of good stuff.

    I did not realize it at the time, but what I meant in the OP was:
    "Fender sound not from the classic Fender ones (for the home player)"

    As was pointed out to me via pm, a Mustang 2 or 3 could do quite nicely, and replace what I am in the process of selling, a Vibro Champ XD

    The smaller Quilter models make me curious.
     
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    Off the top of my head? Probably the Kustom 72 Coupe 212 paired up with the Godin Freeway. Easiest approach for me. Suppose I could try dialing it in on other guitars and amps but why bother?
     

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    Joyo American Sound pedal ain't bad for very small money.
     
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    The simplest way is to sell the non-Fender amps and buy Fender ones.

    Lots of amps have great clean tones (classic Ampegs and Traynors come to mind), but I've never heard one that sounded exactly like a Fender.

    And... which Fender? Tweed Deluxe? Bassman? Princeton? Twin?
     
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    I have had a lot of Fender amps but currently only one. I still rock the Excelsior. Lots of amps are based on the Fender circuit with some slight voicing changes, vintage Traynor, Ampeg and even Marshall. I have heard from amp techs the Bassman circuit has been the basis for a lot of these amps.
     
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    JeffBeck Baldy McBaldhead Staff Member

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    Exactly. Some Fender amps don't sound like a Fender depending on what you're looking for. A SuperSonic isn't terribly Twin Reverby.
     
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    I have been wanting one of those Excelsior for AGES but have not pulled the trigger on one, they are starting to get difficult to get a hold of. I worried they would be a one trick pony, but love the look of them and what they are made of......
     
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    JeffBeck Baldy McBaldhead Staff Member

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    THey're super cool. I like the looks of the Greta, as well.
     
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    Fenderish, and Marshally, are two terms that need a less broad definition IMO. Both companies made so many amps.


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    Yup, you can get amazing cleans from a Marshall or enough dirt to fill a grave.
     

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