Justin Holton's Hot Rod Deluxe web
It looks like
Justin has re-started hosting this material himself- click here. If
it looks like he's adding new material then I will close down "my"
version of it because it will be misleading and out of date. Please
email me if you can see that's what's happening? Thanks.
You can download all of
Justin's old site here - it's a zip
5.2Mb. It un-zips into pdf files. I am offering it
here as friendly service to HRDx owners. The whole thing, a terrific
resource and a labour of love, was created by Justin Holton on a
university server in Kentucky, USA. If you're reading this, Justin, and
don't like what I'm doing here, please email me and I'll take it down
Everyone else; download
it if you like. Whatever you do with it, (a)
always give credit to the
author (b) don't ask me
any questions about
it - I simply won't know, having no experience of this amp and not
having read much of the stuff I'm making available here. OK, email me
if the link fails, but don't email me about any aspect of the HRDx.
I also believe Justin no
longer fields questions about this amp. There
are discussion boards for that :-)
However if Justin has
re-started answering questions, again please let me know.
Also available - the
individual pdf files, as kindly hosted by Fritz_D_Cat of the FDP.
You may find this format more convenient.
email (delete the capital letters) aawaughSPAM_OFF@btinternet.com
Justin Holton wrote the Hot Rod Deluxe website and any copyright rests
(or lack of it)
It hardly needs saying,
but I am in no way
associated with Fender or any of the other esteemed companies mentioned
in this website.
All trademarks and copyrights are acknowledged –
Fender, their amp model names, their schematics, etc etc.
A lot of amp-speak is highly subjective and
your opinion of reported 'improvements' may differ.
Valve (tube) amps develop LETHAL VOLTAGES while
running, and store them in charged components EVEN WHILE SWITCHED OFF
AND DISCONNECTED FROM OUTLET / MAINS SUPPLY. These voltages are MUCH
mains, and higher than anything you’ll find
inside a transistorized amp. If this scares you, good. Inside a
chassis, don’t use your fingers to touch anything which isn’t insulated
or earthed (grounded). Don’t stick more than one hand in at a time, and
keep the other hand well away. NEVER,
ever, work inside a live amp while holding a connected guitar. Use
insulated fine-nose pliers to manipulate components. If you’re
not sure what you’re doing, get local help. The details
this whole site are offered in good faith
but you act on them at your own risk. The original author of this
material disclaimed any and all responsibility. I disclaim any
responsibility for injury, damage, loss of value or loss of gig due to
inoperative equipment (etc) when writing about amps I've actually
worked on, so if you think I'm going to take responsibility for what
someone else has written about an amp I've never even played.... let's
get real here.