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Item Reviews for: Fender Mustang V Stereo Guitar Amplifier Head  -  FEN 2300050 000 LIST

Not what I hoped for.
By: Percy      Submitted: 8/9/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. Heavy. Hard to dial in settings. Very noisy...lots of hum on many settings. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? I hope it is well made. Do not know how reliable it will be. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? N/A Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Just OK. Action How was the action out of the box? N/A Reliability How has it stood up over time? Don't know yet.
Mustanf V Amp The Best Of The Best
By: Larry Breeden from Stanley Va      Submitted: 3/5/2013

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Great Amp Built Like A Tank Reliability How has it stood up over time? Have Not Had It That Long But It Is Built Great General Your general opinion of this product. The Fender Mustand V It The Best. I Have Been Playing On The Road For 35 Years And Its The Best Thing Next To Leo Fender His Self Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Have All The Great Tones I Have Been Looking For. I Dont Think I Will Ever Buy Other Amp Besides Fender Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Great Tone Great But..Its Bad A******* Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Looks Great Have The Old Fender Look. And That The Best Action How was the action out of the box? Awlsome
Best amp head for the money
By: D.J. from Huntington Beach, California      Submitted: 1/20/2013

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Yes very well Reliability How has it stood up over time? Don't know! But it's a Fender General Your general opinion of this product. Sounds great, and I have the Mustang V 4 speaker cabnet, Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Built strong Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? sounds great on all Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Like the look of the cabnet Action How was the action out of the box? perfect
its a deal
By: sport shopper from chicago il usa      Submitted: 9/11/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? looks tough Reliability How has it stood up over time? it hasn't broken since i got it last month General Your general opinion of this product. to get all this before pedals 100watts a tuner - it would have cost 3k instead of 3 hundred, its a deal Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? solid Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? really clean, i know there are better amps that sound a little bit better with tubes but they cost way more Finish How did the stain or paint job look? clean vinyl Action How was the action out of the box? the registration for the software is daunting otherwise i just started spinning nobs very easy
Fender Mustang V head
By: Bearz Garcia from Aurora, CO US      Submitted: 8/5/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Very well made. As far as dependability, I've only had it for a month, but so far so good. Reliability How has it stood up over time? I've only had it for a month, but it's a Fender and I've had good experiences with their amps. With Fenders 5 year warranty and the extra 1 year warranty, I think it should be fine. I take care of my gear and since it's a solid state amp instead of a tube amp, it will probably require a lot less maintenance and have a lot longer lifespan. General Your general opinion of this product. I really like it. Fairly easy to program and tweak, plus lot's of online support and tutorials to help if you get confused. I also like the fact that you can add or remove any effects parameters to any program. Some effects units only let you use a couple of effects per program because of how the algorithm has been designed for that particular program. Not with this amp....you can ad or remove any of the effects to any of the programs. You can change the waveform of the chorus, the type of delay (mono, stereo, ping-pong,etc.), the type of overdrive, distortion, flange, reverb....basically no limit on what you can do if you are willing to spend the time to achieve the sounds you want. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Controls are the only thing that applies to this section, and they could be a little better. Not that they don't work correctly, but I would have preferred them to be positioned in the front instead of on top. To get those "Holy Grail" tones, you are gonna have to spend some time and do some tweaking. Since the control knobs are on the top, that means you are going to have to stand up the whole time to fiddle with them, place the head lower so that you can tweak your settings, or turn the head on it's front panel. I'd rather have them on the front so that they are easier to access, just my preference. Since they "updated" the normal Fender tolex covering of the Mustang amps to this more modern Carbon Fiber covering (which I REALLY like!), they could have updated the look of the knobs to something a little more modern also. The position of the knobs and the style of them are in no way deal breakers, just personal preference. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Again, you will need to do some tweaking. I got some great tones right out of the box, but if you are a "Tone Snob", you are going to have to dig into it a little. I haven't had the chance to use the Fuse software for the tweaking, but I have hear some of the patches of the online demos and they sound great. I did a lot of research into this head before I bought it and one of the things that really sold me was being able to adjust the "sag", the dropping of the power supply voltage in response to large transient signals, which gives the tube amp it's "feel" or "warmth", which is not usually found in solid state amps. This was the clincher for me. With this ability, you can get pretty friggn' close to the warm tone of a tube amp, and I'd bet in a blind test, most people (even Tone Snobs) wouldn't be able to tell the difference (though they would never admit it!) between a tube and solid state amp when the sag has been adjusted to mimic tube saturation. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? I really dig the carbon fiber covering they are using on the Mustang line. Some people like it, some don't, but I like the fact that they specifically made this line of amps look a little different from the rest of the Fender amps, but yet still look somewhat like a traditional Fender amp. It distinguishes them from the rest. I think the seams could have been joined a little better to make them less noticeable, but overall, I really like the look of it. Action How was the action out of the box? Again, great tones out of the box, but you'll need to tweak it to find "your tone". This is my second Fender amp. The first was a Fender Ultimate Chorus DSP (which I still own) and I was so impressed with the tones I got from it that it made me consider this Mustang amp. The Ultimate Chorus DSP was made in the early 2000's and is now discontinued. Technology is always changing and improving. So I figured if Fender made a solid state amp that sounded that good 10 years ago, then how much better would a solid state amp sound now with better technology at their disposal? Well, I wasn't disappointed. If you have any doubts, go online and read user reviews and watch demo's on youtube. I bet your reactions will range from pleasantly surprised to shocked at how good solid state amps can sound now. Bottom line...if you are looking for that "Fender" tone of the Twin or Deluxe Reverb but don't have the scratch to buy one, the Mustang V will give you both and a whole lot more for way less $$$$!!!
My First Mini-Stack Amp/Cab combinations
By: CF from Utah      Submitted: 7/11/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Yes, especially for the price. I played a lot of amps that were several hundred $$ more, and just kept coming back to the Mustang line. Overall build quality and tone were the winning combination for me. I haven't had the amp long enough to judge dependability; however, I do have friends who have been playing Mustangs for awhile. So far nobody has a complaint. With the 1 year extended warranty from American Musical -- and the 5 year warranty by Fender -- I'm not overly worried about dependability. If it is half as good as my other Fender amps, then this baby will last a good long time (one of my other amps is over 40 years old). Reliability How has it stood up over time? Not had it long enough to say. General Your general opinion of this product. Originally I wasn't sure about the external appearance of the head and cabinet. The covering just wasn't what I was used to with Fender amps (or other brands), and it took a couple days for the design to grow on me. The cover looks cheap, to be honest, and I'm guessing it supposed to mimic some sort of design (can't figure out what, though). With that said, so far the cover and overall build quality seem pretty sturdy. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Controls on top are a bit odd at first, but I grew to like them very quickly. They are easy to see on stage, and the half-stack puts the head in the perfect position to keep me from having to bend over to make any kind of adjustment. What's even better, though, is that with the 4 button footswitch I'm already finding that I fiddle with the controls on the head a lot less than even with my old floorboard systems. The learning curve for the system is not quick, but most of what I've needed to do was easily found within the first 30 minutes of study. In fact, I was using the amp for a gig the first day I had it, and sounded so much better than anything I'd used before. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? This is my first half-stack, and until now I was always playing on either an older Peavey Bandit, Fender Princeton or a newer Line 6. But I was always struggling to keep up with the bass and drum kits in some of the groups I've played with. I finally got to a point where my playing (and money) situation had improved enough that I could buy a decent large amp setup. I am so glad I bought this Mustang. The sound and tone qualities are amazing. I play a lot of Classic Rock and Blue, and for that style of music you will not go wrong with the Mustang. As I said, I also own a Line 6 (only 2 years old) and almost went with another Spider IV. But for a better price I got the half-stack Fender Mustang, with 4 button footswitch, and kept more than $200 in my pocket. I had played both the Line 6 and Fenders in the stores for a couple months, and having used a Line 6 for a long time I was really surprised as how much I fell in love with the Fender. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? I am not a fan of the cover/material that is used on the outside of the amp head or cabinet. I'm sure it was a price issue, and to keep this amp in the price range they have it I'm guessing they couldn't not go with a thicker or higher quality cover. But I hope Fender is reading this. I'd give another $50 for this unit if it had a better cover. It is not enough to have kept me from buying it (though it almost did), so the cover is a big deal. But given the overall quality of the tone and the weight of these units, I would just have liked a heavier duty cover on the cabinets. Action How was the action out of the box? I'll use this area to discuss the action of the knobs and controls. Very smooth. The major control wheel feels decent and is big enough to make it easy to find when on stage. One complaint I had with the Spider is that the control surface was harder to see and rotate when in a dark room or on stage. With the Fender, all the control surfaces are clearly marked, with large numbers, and the overall feel is very good. Best of all, the LED screen is bright enough to be seen easily in a well it room (or outside) and not so glaring that it is harsh in a dark club or on stage. I'm very pleased with the way the controls work. About the only thing I might change is to add a small light on the footswitch so that you can quickly see the switches while on stage. Maybe a little LCD on each side would work, without raising the price too much. As I noted, I would have paid easily another $50 for the better cover, and I'd also pay another $5 for the light on the footswitch.
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