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Fender Tone Master Twin Reverb Amplifier Review – The KING of Modeling Amps?

Video Review


Video Transcript


all right here we go this has been a
massive request I have my hands on the
fender tone master twin amplifier check
it out and yes I can easily lift it up
let’s get into it
welcome back folks this is Shane today
were checking out the tone master series
Fender Twin Reverb and as you could see
in the intro clip I can actually pick
this amplifier up which is one of the
benefits of this for those who might not
know much about it this is a digital
modeling amplifier I can’t believe it’s
in a class-d power amp no valves no
tubes that it has the same type of tone
you can expect from a Fender Twin I’m
actually shocked how great it sounds
over the last few weeks I’ve been
posting videos on the channel and I’ve
been asked on every single video am I
going to be reviewing one of these AM so
I actually sent fender an email and I
said hey is there any chance I can do a
review of one of these on the channel
this isn’t a paid review or anything
like that fender are letting me keep the
amp there’s no script there’s none of
that stuff all the thoughts in this
video of my own now if you’re new to the
channel and you don’t believe that I’ve
been pretty critical of some of their
products over the years I was a huge
advocate of the Fender Mustang 3 version
2 and Mustang 4 but I wasn’t the biggest
fan of the GT amps and you know I spoke
my mind on that that so this will be all
of my own thoughts and feelings about it
and I’m pretty impressed but we’ll save
all the pros and cons till the end of
the video firstly a massive thanks to
fender for sending this out I really
appreciate it
if you want to find out more about this
amp links will be down below in the
description and also pinned in the
comments now let’s check it out up close
here’s the fender tone master twin
up-close now check this out it’s
actually nice and light one-handed no
problems at all so it’s lighter than my
amps that you see behind me with maybe
the exception of the boss next tone down
there as well so this app pretty much
looks like a twin let’s take a look
here’s the amp up close now this left
channel over here is the normal channel
we get a volume control a 3-band EQ and
a bright switch on and off in the up
position the bright switch is on it
doesn’t utilize the bri verb or the
built-in vibrato it’s just its own
channel over here on this side of the
amp the vibrato channel also has a
bright switch in the opposition as well
we get a volume control 3 band EQ and
reverb control and then it also utilizes
the speed and intensity controls that
are part of that built-in vibrato system
now it also comes with a foot switch
which I’ll show you in just a sec but
you can just roll these on and use
without the footswitch or roll them all
the way down and then it will disable
that circuit one of the cool things
about this app is the speaker setup
again a pair of Jensen n 12 K neodymium
speakers which also contribute to the
amp being quite that little bit lighter
and what also makes the amp that a
little bit lighter as well as you can
see it can throw it around no problems
at all is the cabinet that this is made
out of is actually pine so it’s going to
be nice and light and oh man I’ve got to
tell you I’m shocked every time I pick
this up I smile because I’ve owned it
original fender twin and they’re back
breakingly heavy so yeah that’s a
welcomed addition one of the other big
benefits of this amp over say one of the
originals is the fact we get a built-in
power attenuator you heard it in the
intro at 85 watts also can be switched
down to 40 20 to 12 5 or 1 so if you’re
playing at home or you just don’t want
to run the ambit full 85 watts you might
be doing a gig that doesn’t require that
much volume you know you could switch it
down to 12 or 2022 and get really
useable tones I’ll show you that in the
video one of the best practical upgrades
on this amp is the XLR out over here now
I’ve got to tell you up front I usually
avoid these things on any amplifiers
because they always sound really tinny
and terrible this actually sounds great
we get a cabinet SIM switch over here so
we get two different IR s we can choose
from or we can leave it off we’ll go
through all the different settings and
also compare it to the actual microphone
in front of the amp the foot switch that
we get with the amp allows you to turn
on and off the reverb and the vibrato
circuits one last thing to point out as
well is the amp as you can see has the
kick back legs so you can either stand
the amp up normally or you can flick the
legs out and kick it back like this so
it will come up more towards your head
so you can hear yourself play a little
bit easier depending on your situation
and where your gig it’s a really great
feature to have
all right let’s kick it off I have the
amplifier miked up with an sm57 and a
rode NT 2a so what you’re hearing is the
best of both of them blended together
and I have the amplifier running at the
full 85 watts on the power attenuation
on the back we also have the amp running
at 5 so it’s gonna be up quite loud to
begin with we have the treble middle and
bass all at 5 and the reverb on about
two tremolo / vibrato is currently off
let’s give this a shot this will be neck
and middle
pick ups on my Mexican standard
Stratocaster
baby
and it has that big round sound to it it
feels great to play a lot of 3d
projection which is something other apps
have missed over the years this thing
throws a lot of wind out which feels
great over the neck pick up here we go
and now with the vibrato on as well so
we’ve got the speed set to four and a
half the intensity set to six and a half
and I’m just gonna turn the reverb up
just to here to about two and a half
here we go
Bridge and middle pickups
beautiful let’s take a look at the
bright switch on the vibrato channel so
this is neck pickup
right sewage off
to my ear or maybe I’m just used to it
now
bright switch on definitely sounds
better
yeah all right over to my 52 reissue
Telecaster and loaded with a set of Joe
Barton and Danny Gatton pickups and
we’re on the normal channel of the
amplifier now with everything set to
five now this particular channel doesn’t
actually utilize the Bri verb or the
vibrator or anything if you want that
you got to be on the other channel and
put the bright switch currently on this
is both pickups here we go the channels
got a whole lot of knock it’s got that
big pusher sound
what can I tell you it feels like a twin
on normal Channel let’s try it now with
the bright switch currently off the same
type of thing
so that feels a whole lot more rolled
out I’m gonna turn the treble up to
about seven all right that sounds like a
twin how can I tell you that’s the sound
let’s try the normal channel of the
amplifier now with an overdrive pedal
I’ve chosen the max on OD 808 it’s
basically like a tube screamer for those
who don’t know and we’ve got the brights
which currently off on the normal
channel still and we’ll go over to the
vibrato channel in a sec this with the
pedal off
sounds like a twin and an overdrive
pedal that’s unreal that’s really cool
let’s go to the vibrato channel on the
vibrato channel I still have the bright
switch on and a little bit of reverb so
let’s try this
hmm I gotta try that with my strat and
Nick pickup on the strat with the
overdrive on
damn that’s great let’s check out what
kind of sounds we can get using the XLR
output on the back of the amplifier I
currently have the cab sim set to OFF
but it’s an XLR running straight into my
sound card firstly though you’re gonna
hear the sound of the mic here we go
it’s the sm57 only
and now the XLR out with the cab sim
currently off
captain one
and cats into
and back to the sm57
one of the standout features on the tow
master twin is the power attenuator you
can actually play a twin at home if you
knock it all the way down and that’s
unheard of so we’ve got it at 85 watts
and I’ve got it cranked at five and a
half now which is really quite loud then
I’ll back it off and I’ll also adjust it
in post to show you how it can sound
once you bring it back up in your door
or recording software so here we go
it’s neck pickup
down to 40 watts so even if 40 watts
it’s not quite as loud but man it still
sounds huge it sounds full and it sounds
like a Fender Twin down at 22 watts so
that of about a deluxe reverb here we go
alright so on the 22 watt setting it’s
clearly a whole lot different under the
fingers than it was at either 40 watts
or at 85 but it still sounds nice as
well I should still have that fender
tone now down to 12 watts here we go
so that feels a whole lot more sort of
saggy or squishy feeling let’s turn the
volume up to eight and see what happens
so you can get a fender twin to break up
that’s pretty wild let’s push it now all
the way back down to five watts which is
the second last setting and I’m gonna
leave the volume up at eight and a half
here we go
pretty usable tone for recording you can
definitely use that absolutely down to
one watt so what you’re getting here now
firstly is just the amplifier miked up
and then I’m gonna adjust it in post so
here we go
so just so you know that’s a
conversation level what you’re about to
hear now I’ll boost up in
post-production thanks for watching guys
this is Shane if you enjoyed the video
please give it a thumbs up please let me
know your thoughts on the tone of this
in the comments below there’s a lot to
like about this amplifier and I’m gonna
go out on a limb and say this is the
best digital modelling amp I’ve ever
played hands down for a guy like me this
is the perfect solution it’s light it’s
loud it has a big 3d projection and it
doesn’t have lots and lots of built-in
menu options
I don’t need my phone or a computer
attached to it I can just plug in and
turn it up and rock out like it would be
with any other amplifier in my
collection yes it’s way lighter than the
Marshall back there and also way lighter
than the fender blues deluxe I have a
feeling this is probably going to bench
the fender blues deluxe because it is
lighter and it’s just got such a lush
and beautiful sound it’s a great amp now
just to put it into some sort of context
I think fender kind of took a step back
with the GT series of amplifiers over
there version 2 amps those Mustangs were
so good but this this is better than all
of them combined it really is it has a
sound that works extremely well it takes
pedals really well and also the power
attenuator is something you’ve really
got to just hear and play for yourself
even down to about 12 watts it still
feels nice and clean and big so if you
want to jam it home you can even put it
to five watts and get some sounds out of
it like that one what was a bit weird
but if you want to get a fender twin to
break up put it on one want and just
dime the volume control and you can get
it to break up that way I think the XLR
out on this is the best I’ve ever used
next to the Kemper having IRS loaded
into the amplifier makes that absolutely
usable as opposed to something I would
normally avoid even with the old Mustang
amps I’d always use a my
her phone in front of them as opposed to
that XLR out look you can get some okay
sounds with some of those excel ARS but
not as good as this this doesn’t right
it makes recording easy I couldn’t even
tell the difference listening back in
post to which one was which I was like
where’s this cable going oh that’s the
microphone so they’ve really nailed that
it’s something that no other amp that
least to my knowledge is really nailed
is that direct output on the back that
that’s just a fantastic tool makes going
to the PA if you’re doing a festival you
can plug straight in and send that to
the front of house you don’t have to
worry about the microphone drooping or
doing anything it just works so that’s
awesome there’s one thing I did notice
the louder I got the amp the longer the
reverb kind of lingered around and I
think that’s probably pretty accurate to
say the original twins now out of twin
years ago and man after about four
months I got so sick of lugging it
around even though it sounded great this
has all the time I’m used to from a twin
and something that I can easily get
around love the fact they’ve also
included a little slip bag for it as
well so when I go out and play and it’s
raining I don’t have to worry about
stuff like that so just having that
accessory is really cool now in terms of
how it takes an overdrive pedal it took
the max on OD 808 no problems at all I
want to do a dedicated video where I’ve
got a whole lot of different effects on
the floor and we’ll see how it responds
now there’s one thing I definitely have
to mention and it’s something I noticed
kind of after the fact this records
extremely well and there’s no valve or
tube rattle or anything like that
because there aren’t any valves or tubes
in here so you don’t have you know any
oscillation from the glass kind of
rattling around all the sockets or
anything and because of that you get a
nice clean recording I’m actually pretty
blown away by this in terms of the build
quality it all feels great all the pots
on the front feel like a Fender twin or
any of those kind of amps the only small
criticism I have is the power attenuator
switch feels a little bit cheap but the
rest of it in terms of its build quality
is great and being that the power of 10
your waiter switches right around the
back here you’re not going to
accidentally knock it or anything like
that it just doesn’t feel quite as
premium there’s some of the controls on
the front but that’s about it now if you
want to read up on a full deep dive a
review of my thoughts about this head
over to guitar pedal demos com I’ve
written a full article and will no doubt
be online as soon as this video goes up
as well so yeah this is a killer
amplifier
I’m shocked I liked it so much when I
plugged in I was expecting it to sound
like the GT 200 trying to sort of like
model an amp even though it had the
aesthetics but it doesn’t it sounds like
an actual physical tube amp sitting in
the room cranked up loud giving my
neighbor’s some grief so good stuff
ended up a massive thanks defender again
for sending this out I’m gonna have more
videos coming up on the channel about
not only how it takes pedals but also
how it works in the live mix as well
which is probably the most important
thing thanks again catch you soon see

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