Fender Tone Master Twin Reverb - A famous tube amp, without the tubes!

Fender Tone Master Twin Reverb - A famous tube amp, without the tubes!

With the rise of powerful DSP digital processing the guitar amp landscape has continued to change with new digital models that are becoming increasingly better. Products from the likes of Kemper, Helix, Boss and Fractal have sought to use these powerful DSP processors to try and faithfully recreate famous amps and cabinets all in one device. With the new Tone Master amps from Fender it is clear that Fender has gone down a different path. The trouble with many of those powerful systems it that emulation of cabs in a real world environment will never full replace the actual cabinet. The air that is moved by a 1x12 close back cabinet with a Celestion speaker is different from the air moved by a 2x12 open back with Jensen speakers. Virtualization can only accomplish so much. So, Fender has decided to take ALL of that immense processing power that is available and instead of making a do-it-all modeling amp, Fender has digitally recreated the beloved Twin and Deluxe in the appropriate cabinet with the same controls but in a light weight package with powerful new features and NO TUBES! Powerful impulse response direct out is available on the back. Perhaps the best feature? Dime the twin and attentuate it down to "5-watts" to enjoy the glorious sound of a cranked twin without the deafness that usually follows. The digital spring reverb will fool even the most die-hard tube amp aficionado. In fact the tube reverb has alone has more processing power than the whole of a Mustang GT 100. To see how the new Tone Master Twin stacks up in the real world Chris McKee paired it with a Tube Fender Deluxe Reverb, matched the settings and ran through an A/B switch. Can you tell the difference?