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tahitijack
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San Clemente, CA

Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
Jan 24th, 2019 02:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have been thinking about a new amp. I really like my Mustang III, which has been discontinued. I'll probably keep it for gigs/rehearsals/practice and use the GT 100 for around the house or an occasional gig. A little research has lead me to the Mustang GT 100. Mostly good reviews, but still some negative opinions here and there and nothing recent on FDP. So....if you have one or had one let me know what you think.

Tygr1
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Jan 25th, 2019 05:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

The GT 100 is a nice amp. Nothing too special IMO. You are basically giving up FUSE software for an I phone app to edit. The speaker sounds great when broken in. I hear it gets pretty thin at volume. Never had mine out of the house so can't comment there.

If I had the Mustang III and FUSE, I would just keep it until something better comes along.

FWIW, I just sold my GT 100.


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Jan 25th, 2019 09:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've been gigging for years with my MIII. When it finally dies I will be looking at a Boss Katana or a Boss Nextone ;-)

Ayns
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Jan 25th, 2019 09:58 AM   Edit   Profile  

Or maybe a Vox MV50.

reverendrob
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Jan 26th, 2019 02:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm still using my Mustang V version 1, and well, since Fender insists on phone only stuff - should I replace, it'll be with a *not Fender* amp.

tahitijack
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San Clemente, CA

Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
Jan 28th, 2019 12:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks for the good advice and comments.

chronicinsomnia
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USA

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Jan 28th, 2019 01:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

I recently went from the Mustang v2. I have the mini, the II, a III, and a IV. So I obviously like the platform and have enjoyed them for gigging and my recordings.

However, the BOSS Katana is absolutely next level. I got the Artist model and it's everything I wished the Mustangs could do tonally plus better editing.

I've still got the Mustangs but I literally haven't turned them on since the day I got the Katana. I did A/B the III and IV against the Katana for about an hour or so and it was day and night.

reverendrob
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Jan 31st, 2019 02:47 AM   Edit   Profile  

Only reason I haven't gotten a Katana is I have a GT-001 and GT-100 (same sound engine, so....)

Mustang V got a lot less use as anything but a straight power amp (which it does admirably) after getting the GT-xxx series a few years back, but it does admirable duty as that and for the patches I want when I want them.

And the large furniture adds a certain amount of class with the traditional Fender logo and silver grille cloth on the cab/head....

iknowjohnny

usa

Feb 3rd, 2019 06:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

I had the MIII for 5 yeas and bought the GT100 whenit first debuted. It;s gone thru a lot of updates and the latest update (V2) had improved it greatly thru a few new and IMO much better models. Especially the bassbreaker. However, the real trick with this amp is the speaker. Its utter garbage and having tried a number of speakers with it i can tell you that you will never make the GT sound great till you swap it. Im using a celestion 100 watt and that plus the recent V3 update together IMO put it way out ahead of the MIII. It;s actually a much more realistic sounding and feeling amp that at loud levels pulls away from the MIII even more. But i cannot stress enough how bad the stock speaker is, and if you don't intend to change it i would suggest looking at a different amp. Its that big a change. The stock speaker is a special design celestion made for fender for this amp in order to make bluetooth streaming music sound good thru it. It compromises guitar tone for that. Just note that if you DO buy one and swap the speaker, be sure to get a 4 ohm model. I have used the amp with a few 8 ohm speakers which cause the amp's power to 1/2 and that doesn't do good things for the tone when turned up. The celestion 100 comes in 4 and it's a great balanced choice for the amp.

Trust me on this....the vast majority of negative reviews are/wee due to the issues with it both tonally and feature wise and bugs all of which have been addressed via firmware, and that lousy speaker. Had the amp debuted with the current firmware and a good speaker you would not be seeing all the negativity, trust me.

tahitijack
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San Clemente, CA

Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
Feb 14th, 2019 10:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks again.... the search continues.

medic361

USA

Mar 19th, 2019 09:45 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have the GT200, I also have the Marshall Code 100, and several tube amps.
After breaking in the speakers the GT can create some good sounds and it’s nice to be able to play around with sounds easily. It is a much better modeling amp than the Marshall, the only thing the Marshall models well is Marshall. I like the app for the GT, I think it’s intuitive and isn’t at all clunky. It’s easy to sample and/or add presets and it’s easy to tweak premise presets or build your own sound. I didn’t have the Mustang so I can’t compare it to the GT.
With all that being said, the GT can come close to the sound of a tube amp, but it always falls a little short.

champster
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Oceanside, CA

May 17th, 2019 10:47 AM   Edit   Profile  

Last week I the GT 100 I ordered arrived. Stock speaker is definitely a pile of crap. Installed a 4ohm Jensen C12N. I couldn't be happier with the results. With this speaker the GT 100 sounds great, to me at least.

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