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Fender let the cat out of the bag!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by munkeyfish, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Good to see it....but that is probably the worst kept secret in the history of the world....info began coming out LAST year! :D
  2. D.M.N.

    D.M.N. (O)))) Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
  3. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    I want to be Tesla (tinkerer at Dayton Amp Co)
    If Matt Freeman has one, that means I need one. Or so says my inner punk kid who loves his bass tone. ;)
  4. There is a video of Matt jamming on it at the Fender Site.
  5. johnva2


    Nov 16, 2007
    What they did'nt say is that they are discontinuing the TV series!
  6. I checked out the video and I must say - WOW!!!! Very impressive, indeed!! :hyper:
  7. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    I want to be Tesla (tinkerer at Dayton Amp Co)
    I can't seem to find that video? :(
  8. will33


    May 22, 2006
    That really doesn't surprise me. The things sounded damn good but were pretty expensive for what they were and no expansion capabilities....no extension cabs to turn it into a big rig when you need one. I think Ampeg's new pf line pretty much took over that niche.
  9. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    Agree. IMHO they asked a lot of cash for an OK combo in swanky tolex.
  10. will33


    May 22, 2006
    Ya, the pf's nailed the whole "classic/vintage looks and tone with modern features" thing for a whole lot cheaper and they're expandable. When comparing the two, I don't know why one would choose the TV unless it's specifically for a certain look and money being a non-issue.
  11. Its about mid page, click on his pic or

  12. kimmyt

    kimmyt Supporting Member

    Sep 8, 2009
    Gilroy, CA
    No mention on where they a made, we should assume not the USA.
  13. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    I want to be Tesla (tinkerer at Dayton Amp Co)
    Thanks! I couldn't seem to navigate to the video. Weird.
  14. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    Mexico makes most of Fenders tube amps, all other amps outside of the custom shop are indonesia for the most part.
  15. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999
    Either could I.

  16. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist ZOMG! I'm back from the dead! Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    OMG...and they have a 100w ALL TUBE VERSION!!!!

    Thank you Fender!!! Now lets hope it doesn't take a 2nd mortgage to snag one of these bad boys ;)
  17. Huge Fender Bass fan Not so much a fan of their Amps. Hope these are diffrent. Lost of Jazz guitarist use the Bassman cause of it's rich tone.
  18. will33


    May 22, 2006
    From the big thread...the 100 watters seem a bit spendy. The 300 watter is priced in line with Ampeg, Orange, etc.
  19. P-oddz

    P-oddz Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    Milwaukee, WI
    Granted, I probably got a better deal on mine than most - but the TV was my choice because of its tone and its portability. Playing smaller venues, the expansion (or lack thereof) was not an issue (another reason I chose a combo amp). Additionally, I have yet to hear/see any of the Portaflex clips with as much delicious tube breakup as my TV gets.

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