I started playing guitar at 10. While a lot of folks start out on the acoustic, I dove right into the electric guitar. After all, I wanted to be a rockstar just like any other kid. The first "setup" I had was a 1989 Fender Squier II Stratocaster and a little Sundown Formula 50 1x12 combo tube amp, both of which I still have.
Since then, I have been in love with tube amps. While I loved that Sundown (and still do) I always thought Fender made some of the coolest-looking, and most iconic-sounding amplifiers of all time. Ever since I first heard the raw power of a 6L6-driven Fender Twin when I was in high school, I knew that if an amp had said "Fender" it was something very special. Even now, any chance I can get to play a new Fender amp, I'm on it faster than Flo-Jo off of the starting line.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm certainly no supreme authority on the subject of amplifiers, but I thought I would impart a little of what I know about some of these wonderful amps, and their unique characteristics.
For those of you out there that are new to the tube amp game, or don't know much about this short list I have compiled, maybe this will be an introduction to them, or maybe even serve as a "buyer's guide" of sorts.
So without any further ado, here is a list of some of my favorite Fenders...