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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / Fender Roc Pro 700 1x12 Combo

Leftee
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One foot on the brake, one on the GAS
Sep 7th, 2017 09:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What's the consensus on these? I ask because there's a nice one w/footswitch on the local CL for $100.

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Sep 7th, 2017 09:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Presuming a good speaker and useable cabinet and the amp is in proper operating condition, that is a great deal. The Roc Pro series were good sounding amps for their time. Fender always promoted these amps as "tube driven" though in reality, yes, they do have a single 12AX7 in the drive channel signal chain but that pretty much is all there is to the "tube driven" story. They are indeed solid state amps with a tube thrown in there for, as I always felt, for marketing purposes. I serviced several of them during their production run and never say anything particularly bad about them. My son had a Roc Pro 1000 at one time and loved it.

So again, if it's in decent shape, a C note for it sounds like a better than fair deal.

willie

Leftee
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Sep 7th, 2017 09:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Willie!

Is the 12AX7 operated at high voltage?

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Sep 7th, 2017 10:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have one in my garage. Down load the manual at fender, you can dial in some great tones. I put a Texas Heat speaker in it. Too much for my house and probably should part with. Does gain really well.

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Sep 7th, 2017 10:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It sounds as good as any of the other decent Fender SS amps of the time.

I wouldn't say the tube adds anything, but...the amps sound decent enough for a hundred bucks!

Leftee
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Sep 7th, 2017 10:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I do have a Texas Heat sitting in a box.

Guessing this was their take on the Marshall Valvestates of the day. Ad says this amp is from 1996.

reverendrob
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Sep 7th, 2017 11:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yea, and an alternative to the "Deluxe 112/95/etc" for the young rocker.

Leftee
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Sep 7th, 2017 11:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It looks like a nice specimen for the price - footswitch included. I'll probably pass.

My space is so limited these days.

willie
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Sep 7th, 2017 08:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The tube is operated at a low voltage and serves more like a distortion device or clipper.

w

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