Reviews of audio equipment and other things, drawn from personal experience.

Fender Performer 1000 (head)

Make / Model: Fender Performer 1000 (head)
Year: 1994
Purchased: Guitar Works, 1994
Price: $300 (New)

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500$fine ‘Forward’
500$fine ’95 Demo’
This amp was my main recording rig for the 500$fine recordings, used with my Fender SRV Strat, a Fender HM412a cab, and a Boss Metalzone and Distortion + pedal, with occasional appearances by the DOD Digital Delay pedal

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This was a birthday or christmas present from my folks around 1994, and it went on to be the amplifier I used for most of the 500$fine stuff.

It was a solid state power amp with a tube preamp. And while it had a great clean sound, it’s distorted sound left something to be desired, so it was added to with either a Boss Metalzone, or an MXR Distortion +.

For a cab, I ran a Fender HM412a, which I got as a gift with this amp.

It was a workhorse. Eventually I decided I needed a full tube amp, and got a Laney VH100R.

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