The George Benson Hot Rod Deluxe has all of the same features as the Hot Rod Deluxe III (our best selling Electric Guitar Amplifier) but with a few changes to better suit Benson's style. First off the two changes that affect the tone directly are a 12AT7 pre-amp tube that keeps the tone a little cleaner that the original hot rod and a 100w Jensen C12K speaker for increased headroom. But what good is a signature amp if it just looks like the stock one? At the behest of George Benson himself his Hot Rod comes in gray-black vinyl, silver grille and GB logo badge!
Here's what Fender say about the George Benson Hot Rod Deluxe
Guitarists of all kinds play through Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amplifiers. Rockers, pop stars, cowboys and more all agree that they deliver unmistakable Fender tone perfect amps for crafting your own sound, and extremely responsive to your favourite stomp-box effects. The GB Hot Rod Deluxe is a 40-watt 1x12 combo especially fine-tuned for world-famous jazz guitar virtuoso and pop artist George Benson. It has the full bottom end characteristic of 6L6 tubes, and a versatile all-tube preamp including a 12AT7 up front for cleaner tone; especially with humbucking pickups. A 100-watt Jensen C12K speaker handles the immediacy of Bensons singing soloing style with clarity and range, and the solid-pine cabinet increases tonal resonance while reducing weight. Standard features include clean and drive/more-drive channels, resounding Fender spring reverb, effects loop and more. Personalized exterior touches specified by Benson himself include gray-black vinyl covering, silver-strand grille cloth and GB logo badge. Road-worthy deluxe padded cover and two-button footswitch included. Separate matching 1x12 extension enclosure (part number 223-1400-000) adds output, fullness and stage coverage.