The Fender Hot Rod DeVille 410 III has 2 x 1/4-inch jacks in the input section, with Normal and Bright switches right next door. Controls on the top panel include Presence, Reverb, Middle, Bass, Treble, as well as independent Master Volume and Drive Volume knobs. A Channel Select Switch is located right smack in the top middle of the panel, so you can get to it easily when necessary.
The Fender Hot Rod DeVille is the most repaired amp at On Stage Services. We have repaired eight in the last year which simply means these are by far some of the most popular amps out there. This doesn’t include the Hot Rod Deluxe or Blues DeVille series but we tend to see many of those as well. The average repair bill is around $100 which includes one hour of repair* and a couple dollars in parts.
Don't let the vintage look of the Hot Rod Deville fool you, with 3 hot-rodded channels and 60W of power fueled by matched Groove Tube 6L6s, this sedan rocks! Touch-sensitive dynamics and unmatched versatility have made the Fender Hot Rod DeVille 410 the amp of choice for guitarists of every stripe. The black-Tolex-covered cabinet houses 4 Eminence 10" speakers, an effects loop, bias controls, extension speaker jack, and genuine Fender long-spring reverb. Also has silver grille cloth, black-and-chrome nameplate, chrome control panel, and chicken-head knobs. Includes cover and 2-button footswitch.
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I bought my Fender Hot Rod Deville 4x10 in about April of 2015. First of all I want to say it has a great sound. However, one week after I bought it, the plastic handle split. I called Fender. They said it was a known problem and they sent me a new handle. Within a couple of weeks after replacing the handle, the entire handle stripped out of the amp (see attached picture). I have several high end Fender guitars and I handle my instruments with care. This was simply from carrying my amp up and down stairs to rehearsals and gigs. I called Fender again. They offered to send me new screws. Ok. It didn't sound like a great solution, but maybe better than Guitar Center who offered to just glue the screws into the amp (What?). I got the new screws and installed them. Once again - the picture shows the result. The screws were totally stripped.
I called Fender. Talked to the same guy. His response - they have a five year warranty, he said they would pay for the repairs. I just had to take it to a certified repair shop. Since I bought it at Guitar Center I asked about taking it there. He said Fender does not acknowledge Guitar Center as a certified repair shop - even though Guitar Center claimed they were. The closest repair center was nearly an hour away. Fender does not offer to provide you with a loaner amp. With several gigs coming up I was looking at borrowing another amp. My other concern was, Fender's previous attempts at fixing it were just band aids - what assurance did I have that they wouldn't try just another band aid? Now I'm starting worry about things like - what would have happened if I hadn't noticed this before it stripped? It could have broken while I was carrying it up or down stairs and injured people or property.
So I repaired it myself by putting new screws in with bolts on the underside - which Fender should have done for an amp that weighed that much. This solved the problem - hopefully for the long term.
With all that said, I realized at a gig this week that my Master Volume knob is not working. Called Fender. Same guy, same story. I'm now looking at that hour trip one way to the repair center. The bigger issue - how many more of these problems are in store for this amp. It has a great sound. But I am very disappointed in the quality of this product when it comes to the material components. I just wanted to share this in the hopes that no one will get hurt from the obviously known problems with the handle. And, hopefully so you'll avoid the constant disruptions by frequent trips to a repair shop, borrowing amps, etc. It has a great sound, but it is a huge disappointment. And I have to say, I will never hold Fender in the same regard has I have in the past. They have really cut corners on this one. Best of luck to you.