Fender Mustang II Electric Guitar Amplifier

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Fender Mustang II Electric Guitar Amplifier

  • 40 Watts
  • 1-12″ Fender® Special Design Speaker
  • One channel (with 24 presets)
  • Controls: Gain, Volume, Treble, Bass, Master, Preset Select, Modulation Select, Delay/Reverb Select, Save Button, Exit Button, Tap Tempo Button

Mustang II is a 40-watt closed-back combo with a 12” Special Design speaker that sounds great and pumps serious volume. It contains 24 highly accurate on-board amp presets with tones from vintage Fender sparkle to outrageous modern metal distortion

List Price: $ 269.99

Price: $ 199.99

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
This Pony Packs a Punch, November 17, 2010
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I can’t say enough about how impressed I am with this amplifier. Fender has really packed a load of usable features into an affordable, excellent sounding package. I’ve had the amp for two weeks now and am still exploring all of its capabilities, but it’s one of the most exciting guitar products to come my way in years.

First of all, the different amp presets sound absolutely killer and the included FUSE software allows for easy editing and you can store an unlimited number of presets on your computer. There are many amp models and effects to choose from and the FUSE interface is so simple even an old school knob twirler like myself can handle it. Using the computer, you can replace the factory presets on the amp with your own, making it a truly custom amplifier.

Secondly, I was really impressed with the sound I can get from the amplifier. I have always preferred tube to solid state and this is the first modeling amp I’ve really been impressed with. It just sounds fantastic, with real differences between the various amp models you can choose from. It’s been a real treat to be able to explore the different models, such as the Bassman, the Deluxe, Princeton, Twin, and other Fender and non-Fender amplifiers. The 12″ speaker sounds great and the forty watts provides plenty of power, at least for my purposes.

Lastly, Fender has outdone themselves with the options they include. The amp features an input for your audio/MP3 player-great for those of us who like to practice along with music, a headphone output that doubles as a speaker emulator for recording, and a USB connection for connecting to the FUSE software and recording software. Fender has also included free recording software (Ableton) and their Amplitube software (as seen on the most recent iPad commercial). And you get all of this for two hundred bones. Well done, Fender!

If you’re interested in this amplifier, do yourself a favor and check out the demo video on Fender’s website. It’s a really nice overview of the features and they also have sound samples of some of the presets you can listen to. The amp sounds just as good in person.

(The Mustang I is a 20 watt amp with an 8″ speaker, but has all of the same goodies as the II if you don’t need the power and want to save a hundred bucks.)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best Modeling Amp for Vintage Tones., January 2, 2011
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Mike Reynolds “paztormike” (Marysville WA) –
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As far as amps that model vintage tones. This is the best.

For my ear, Line 6, Vox, Crate, Digitech etc are nowhere near the Fender Mustang if you are comparing Vintage tones.

I have played amps and effects from many companies, as well as many of the ‘hybrid amps’ that combine tube and digital tones, and if you are looking for the best recreation of Vintage Blues, Rock, Hard Rock, Country tones… the type of tones that you get from some of the famed Fender amps, the Mustang Series is as good as you are going to do.

I originally bought the Mustang I for my 9 year old son to be his first practice amp and when we hooked it up for him, I could hardly let him play.

The tone editing is easy through the controls on the amp. It is easy and straight forward to see what you need to do to tweak your sound just by turning knobs. When you add the Fender FUSE to the mix and start to download new tones from the web and tweak it with dozens of stomp boxes and effects that are free to play with and try and keep on your amp this is an amazing value. (not to even mention the Ableton recording software that comes for free with the amp.)

The reason I love this amp is because of the faithful recreation of the great Fender amps like the Bassman, Deluxe Reverb, and Twin Reverb. I have never heard a digital sound replicate tube amps even close to this well.

I have heard several people say that they would never buy this amp because it is not a tube amp or because they are not computer savvy.

For the Tube amp snobs…
Nothing is going to match the sound of a really great Fender Tube amp. But if you want to recreate great fender amps at low volumes the Mustang will be a great practice amp for you. OR… if you want to bring an amp to practice that weighs a fraction of what your Fender Tube amps weighs, the mustang is a great choice. I am selling my only tube amp now that I have the Mustang II because I don’t gig and really need an amp that I can practice with at night while the kids are in bed.

For the Non-Computer folk…
There is plenty to keep you occupied on this amp without ever plugging it into a computer. And if you want to give it a try, it couldn’t be easier to download new sounds and tweak your favorite tones.

For the Metalheads…
This amp probably is not for you. Go try and buy a higher gain Line 6 or the Vox ADT series of hybrid amps to get some really heavy tones. There are some decent metal tones to download on the FUSE, but the real strength of this amp is Vintage tones.

Let me make it clear! I played my son’s Squier Mini guitar through this amp and it sounds really amazing. I have a Fender Strat, Squier Tele and a Les Paul and they all sound amazing in this amp.
This is the first piece of guitar equipment that has given me absolutely NO buyers remorse. Unbeatable value. A great toy. A perfect practice tool. You can’t beat it.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
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Whatta Deal!!!, February 16, 2011
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Man…. You can’t find a better deal on an amp like this. Really great sounds and really good quality. More features than I thought.
Nice and loud but could use a better speaker. I plan on putting a Red Coat in it and that should make it loud enough for most of my situations.

The software is cool too. Ableton was pretty confusing but it is there if you want it. I just use Audacity. FUSE is really cool though.

For me it was a toss-up between this and the Vypyr, due to the usb out, this was a better choice.

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