Fender introduces new Mustang modeling guitar combos
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-09-14)
Mustangs don't run with the herd, and Fender is hoping it's new line of Mustang combo amps will break out and run free as well. With MSRPs ofe belwo $200 and $300 respectively, the Mustanmg I and II are aimed at players who want great, old-school sounds in s samll package with modern features.
Mustang I is a 20-watt closed-back combo with an 8” Special Design speaker that sounds great and pumps serious volume. Mustang II is a 40-watt closed-back combo with a 12” Special Design speaker that sounds great and pumps serious volume. Each contains 24 highly accurate on-board amp presets with tones from vintage Fender sparkle to outrageous modern metal distortion, and a bank of 24 built-in effects including chorus, flanging, phasing, tremolo, vibratone, step filter, reverb, echo, octaver and more — 12 modulation effects and 12 delay and reverb effects in all. It’s great for practice and jam sessions, and an 1/8” headphone jack lets you play loud, even if only for yourself.
Further, connect either Mustang ampto your computer with free Fender FUSE software. Open up a world of possibilities, including on-screen parameter control, deep editing, additional effects, unlimited preset storage, online preset swapping with the Fender FUSE community, and free Fender artist presets. An optional single-button footswitch controls two quick-access presets.
Mustang I and II sound great at any volume, and although they’re the smallest members of the family, their closed-back cabinets and Fender Special Design speakers pump serious volume. The 20-watt Mustang I and the 40-watt Mustang II are great for practice and jam sessions. An 1/8” headphone jack lets you play loud, even if only for yourself.
Mustang runs from a very simple control interface, which includes gain, volume, treble, bass, master, preset select, modulation select, delay/reverb select, save button, exit button, tap tempo button — all easily navigated. Mustang™ I and II contain 24 highly accurate onboard amp models with tones from vintage Fender® sparkle to outrageous modern metal distortion. Easily connect to your computer to add to the number of amp models, too.
Mustang™ I and II give you 24 individual amp presets arranged in three banks of 8 (i.e., three ’57 Deluxe™ presets, three Brit ’60s presets, etc.). These presets are easily and instantly dialed up using the “preset” knob (or from your footswitch or computer). Turn this knob to scroll through each of the three preset banks, which are indicated on the control panel by LED columns colored amber, green and red.
From a press release.