Introduced in 1995 as part of the ‘Hot Rod’ series, this 40 watt, single 12 inch speaker combo amplifier, offers a mix of quality all-tube tone, reliability, volume and affordability. Based on the late 50s ‘tweed’ design, the Hot Rod Deluxe brings this right up to date. Loud enough for nearly any show, and yet just about compact enough to carry without serious back injury, it is a go-to amp for the working musician. The three switchable channels offer gain levels from ‘Clean’ through ‘Drive’ and ‘More Drive’. A Bass, Middle and Treble EQ, as well as Presence, Normal/Bright switch, Effects loop and spring reverb offer versatility for the discerning tone aficionado. External Footswitch and Speaker expansion jacks allow for more live solutions. The amp is also particularly good for players who want to craft their own sound with pedals and stompboxes, offering a really solid clean tone to build on.