Looking for great sounding valves for Fender HotRod Deluxe amplifier? You’ve come to the right place.
The Fender HotRod Deluxe amplifier (whether the original amp, the MKII, the MKIII or the MKIV) all use:
We also sell Sovtek preamp valves for this amplifier (which Fender rebrand in their Groove Tubes name).
Remember, JJ and Sovtek are original manufacturers of valves so you are buying from the source. Don’t pay more for rebranded versions of exactly the same valves.
You can order these singly, the power valves as matched pairs, or a complete set. However, we strongly recommend you replace all your valves at the same time to get your amp sounding like it did when new.
If you need a service manual for this amp you can download it from here: http://www.tangible-technology.com/schematics/fender/hrd/Hot%20Rod%20Deluxe.pdf
So bring back the power and sparkle to your guitar amplifier. Treat yourself to a brand new set of valves today.
If you have any queries about replacing the valves for Fender HotRod Deluxe please do not hesitate to drop us an email. We have over 30 years of experience so we are always happy to help and advise.
If you have never changed your valves before, please first take a look at our very helpful FAQ section.
Here we answer all the most popular questions we get asked each week. If you are new to changing your valves you will find lots of useful hints and tips as well.
The Hot Rod Deluxe is a 40-watt single 12″ combo-the standard for gigging guitarists worldwide. It is famous for the low-end headroom characteristic of 6L6 tubes and a versatile all-ECC83 (12AX7) tube preamp.
It also boasts luscious Fender spring reverb, an effects loop and more.
So Fender approaches its series effects loop with two jacks titled Preamp Out and Power Amp In. Think of them as send and return respectively. You haven’t heard clean until you’ve heard it from a 6L6-equipped Fender amp! So, short of the hand-wired Custom stuff, this is as good a place as any to get it.
The Deluxe III’s normal channel has all the shimmer to make single-coils sparkle. The room-filling bass, coupled with the slightly “scoopy” mid-range that completes this sound.
HotRod Deluxe vs HotRod Deluxe MK111 vs MKIV.
The HotRod Deluxe was introduced in 1996 and ran through to 2009. Then, in 2010 Fender introduced the Hotrod Deluxe Mk111. The changes included:
In 2018 Fender introduced the HotRod Deluxe Mk IV with the following changes: