Diggin' my Fender Pro 400

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Vicar Philip, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. Vicar Philip

    Vicar Philip

    Sep 15, 2004
    Finally got to play my new rig with the band last night. It's a Fender Pro 400 combo on top of an Ext Pro 115 cab. Kicked serious ass, loud as hell and I never heard it clip. It was blowing out some serious heat from the chassis fan, I guess one should expect that when it's pumping nearly 500 watts for 2 hours straight.

    My only concern now is that it holds up. Saw an ugly thread on a Fender forum where a guy's 400 crapped out and Fender's repair shop was taking their sweet time to repair it. Guess I'll see how it does.
  2. hard to believe that rig could sound bad.

    a thought on heat, though. most high power amplifiers generate a lot of heat. i am personally more concerned about the ones that don't blow really hot air out the exhaust. where else is the heat going if it isn't going out? is it staying inside the chassis? inside the devices?

    hot air is good! it means the heatsinks are working and the airflow is adequately designed.