Turning a single channel (clean / over drive) HRD into a dual clean channel amplifier mod by us at sickamps
We have had a great success with modifying Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amps taking on board the Michael Landau version adding a few extra features and changing some of the paths to operate smoothly.
Let the truth be known people love the clean sound of a Fender amp but generally detest the overdrive sound, leaving it sludgy and rough. The Hot Rod Deville can fairly easily be modified to have two clean switchable channels to provide options for you to add your own effects after.
Essentially the amp loses the drive channel, and becomes Volume 2. The bright switch will affect both channels, more drive gives a little mid boost to both channels and the channel switch switches between the two volumes.
This gives your new Hot Rod a single channel dual volume amplifier with brightness and boost functions on both channels.
In addition to the original Michael Landau we keep in the main master control which enables you to still maintain a decent level either loud or quiet.
Twin channel – Using the above mod to create two clean volume controls on a single channel amp we can rewire to provide a twin clean channel with 2 inputs.