The world's best-selling amplifier series is back with new features, a new look and all the flexibility you've come to expect from a Fender® Mustang. The new Fender® Mustang V.2 amplifier series raises the standard for modern guitar versatility and muscle, including five new amp models, five new effects, intelligent pitch shifting and XLR stereo outputs in Mustang models III, IV and V. The new Mustang Series features USB connectivity and Fender® FUSE™ software, letting your musical creativity and imagination run wild.
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As a former professional guitarist, I decided after several years to get back into playing. So I bought a new Fender American Standard Stratocaster guitar. The difficult part was choosing an amplifier because I really did not want to spend over $1K. I think I spent over a week researching amps online. Especially by watching Youtube videos. As with any guitar player, sound and playability are important. But with me, reliability comes first. But I usually search for sound quality first, and then check to see how reliable it is.
To be honest. Fender was not my first choice in an amp. I was blown away by Blackstar and Egnater amps. They seem to be excellent sounding amplifiers with high versatility. But they have a major downfall which completely has me avoiding them altogether. Reliability. Apparently they are some of the least reliable amps on the market, which a ridiculous number of problems straight out of the box. And for $1K+ cost, that is highly unacceptable to any serious musician. So, I quickly ended up with a dilemma in finding a great sounding amp that is also reliable.
I was about to give up my search when I happened to come across the Fender Mustang IV V2 on the Zzounds website. I was quickly intrigued by the look, the specs, and most of all....the price. It costs half of what I planned to spend. And I had my heart set on a 2x12 combo. And after a few days of research and watching more Youtube videos, I became convinced that this was the alternative. So I ordered it.
I have been extremely satisfied with this amp. it gets great sounds. Doesn't have that bad fuzz problem you find with Line 6 modeling.
The only downfall with this amp is the inability to use a compressor and stomp box at the same time. As that would expand this amp's ability 1000 percent (hint hint Fender). Otherwise, it is great the way it is. And will be even better when the speakers are broken in.
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The Mustang IV is an amazing amplifier. I was never really into modeling amps until I had to scale down my collection a bit due to the fact I just plain ran out of room. Since I only play for myself, I really didn't need the Marshall, Carvin Bel Aire, Baseman, and Deluxe Reverb. All very nice tube amps to have, but too much real estate for a non-performing musician. The Mustang IV replaced all these and then some for me.
Now, if I want the Gretsch 6119 -1962 to play through an AC30 or early Marshall to get that sound, I just turn the knob to that amp. I still have the Deluxe Reverb sound for the Telecaster and a bunch of others. The ability to change amps on the fly is a great feature.Changing effects is pretty easy too. I have not learned all there is to know about this amp yet but there is a learning curve to consider. The software that came with the Mustang IV included Fender Fuse and is a very cool program. I have a dedicated laptop set up just for the amp that runs it. The built-in tuner is a nice touch as well.
There is definitely more than enough power for a small club and way more power than I really need. But, hey... I did give up lots of tubes.
I do like this amp and recommend it.
Tried one lately and I will definitely buy it soon. It really is versatile and sounds beautiful! While not as intuitive as it gets to program, once used to the logic implemented, it gets quick to get pretty much any sound you want. It's also lightweight and relatively inexpensive for all it does. This is not a one trick pony. It's perfect for the real life musician that needs to adapt to many scenarios. It really sounds sweet. Go try one at your dealer.
This amp is great. I'm playing against my brother drumming and with him sometimes and I can hear myself. 3-4 times I've stepped on the stomp while it's on a mode called Acoustic. there's a mode that sounds the exact same on fuse.fender.com it's called acoustic interface
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|Model Name:||Mustang™ IV (V.2), 120V|
|Amplifier Type:||Solid State|
|Controls:||Gain, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Reverb, Master; Data Wheel; Soft Keys for Amp Select, Stomp Edit, Modulation Edit, Delay Edit, Reverb Edit, Utility, Save, Exit, and Tap/Tuner|
|Inputs:||One - 1/4"|
|Grill Cover:||Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Silver Grille Cloth|
|Amplifier Depth:||10.75" (27.3 cm)|
|Amplifier Width:||26.5" (67.31 cm)|
|Amplifier Height:||21.5" (54.6 cm)|
|Amplifier Weight:||47 lbs. (21.3 kg)|
|Speaker:||Two - 12" Celestion® G12P-80|
|Unique Features:||Seventeen high-quality Fender and other amp models including five new ones, such as ’57 Twin and ‘60s Thrift; a full palette of effects including reverb, delay/echo, tremolo, phaser, with additional new effects including Big Fuzz, Green Screamer and intelligent pitch shifting (with even more available through Fender® FUSE™); 100 onboard factory and user presets; two stereo XLR outputs, headphone output and auxiliary input; new low-noise power amp platform; chromatic tuner; expression pedal capabilities (p/n 2301050000); “Blackface” treatment and top-load front control panel; USB connectivity for high-quality, low-latency audio output and interface with free Fender® FUSE™ PC application; Fender® FUSE™ application for on-screen parameter control, deep editing, unlimited preset storage, online patch swapping and easy firmware upgrades (Fender® FUSE™ community includes chat forums, preset trading, and additional content from Fender® and artists); Ableton® Live Lite 8 Fender® edition studio-quality recording software compatible with Mustang USB recording output; AmpliTube® Fender® LE edition with free Fender® FUSE™ editor/librarian software for Mac and PC (makes Mustang ideal for guitarists new to digital recording).|
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