Justin Holton's Hot Rod Deluxe web
Long ago (by internet
standards) there was a guitar enthusiast at a university in
Kentucky, USA by the name of Justin Holton. He created a
wonderful website for owners of the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe on
his university's server. Then it wasn't available. Then he
hosted it himself around 2010. Now (Dec 2015) I am grateful to
web designer Mark Newcomb for pointing out to me that Justin's
stopped hosting it. 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.
Better yet, Mark Newcomb has taken all of Justin's
material and put it up on the web again here on a nice new website.
If you're reading this, Justin, and
don't like what I'm doing here, please email me and I'll take
Everyone else; download
it if you like. Whatever you do with it, (a)
always give credit
author (b) don't
any questions about
it - I simply won't know, having no experience of this amp and
having read much of the stuff I'm making available here. OK,
if the link fails, but don't email me about any aspect of the
I also believe Justin no
longer fields questions about this amp. There
are discussion boards for that :-)
Also available - the
pdf files, as kindly hosted by Fritz_D_Cat of the FDP.
You may find this format more convenient.
email (delete the capital letters) stratopastorSPAMOFF@hotmail.com
Justin Holton wrote the Hot Rod Deluxe website and any
(or lack of it)
It hardly needs
but I am in no way
associated with Fender or any of the other esteemed companies
in this website.
All trademarks and copyrights are acknowledged Ė
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
AND DISCONNECTED FROM OUTLET / MAINS SUPPLY. These voltages
mains, and higher than anything youíll find
inside a transistorized amp. If this scares you, good. Inside
chassis, donít use your fingers to touch anything which isnít
or earthed (grounded). Donít stick more than one hand in at a
keep the other hand well away. NEVER,
ever, work inside a live amp while holding a connected guitar.
insulated fine-nose pliers to manipulate components. If youíre
not sure what youíre doing, get local help. The
this whole site are offered in good faith
but you act on them at your own risk. The original author of
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
worked on, so if you think I'm going to take responsibility
someone else has written about an amp I've never even
get real here.