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mirrorboy



Yorkshire, England

May 1st, 2017 05:08 AM        

Looks like Fender thought of everything with their 3rd generation series of amps.<br /> <br /> Plywood cabs for weight reduction. Ios/android smartphone/tablet control apps. Footswitch with built-in looper. Bluetooth connectivity for backing tracks.<br /> <br /> Doesn't seem to have compatibility with FUSE.



5Strats

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GospelBilly!
May 1st, 2017 05:38 AM        

I was wondering when Fender would issue a new, updated version. I have a Mustang III version 2 and mostly use it for practice at home.



mirrorboy



Yorkshire, England

May 1st, 2017 08:21 AM        

I still have the Mustang Mini (now discontinued) and I use that a lot for playing at home.<br /> <br /> There seems to be a lot of competition between Marshall, Boss and now Fender for amps connected to smartphones. The new Mustang USP is that it's the first guitar amp with WiFi.<br />



tahitijack

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Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
May 1st, 2017 11:46 AM        

Just when you think your current Mustang amp is just fine, here comes the Fender guys with something very interesting. Well they answered those asking for something new, fresh, different and after all Fender needs to sell product.



mirrorboy



Yorkshire, England

May 1st, 2017 12:03 PM        

The most striking thing in the specs is the 100 watt model with 12" speaker weighs only 22 lbs. <br /> <br /> I think that statistic proves that Fender have smashed it in the power to weight ratio stakes.



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May 1st, 2017 12:33 PM        

I've been gigging with my MIII for 4 or 5 years now, and I love it. I actually prefer it to my Marshall JVM, Orange Th30, and Engl screamer combos. <br /> <br /> I now want a GT 100 or 200 ;-)



tahitijack

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Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
May 1st, 2017 07:25 PM        

Price makes it very hard to resist. Fender may have done it again.



reverendrob

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May 1st, 2017 07:38 PM        

Lost it when it's phone only apps.<br /> <br /> Even though I have one now, the fact is that a phone app isn't likely to still be working in three or four years - meaning most of the functions are....gone.<br /> <br /> Anything that doesn't offer a computer editor as well is not on my list, ever.



tahitijack

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Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
May 1st, 2017 07:56 PM        

Are phone apps transferable?



reverendrob

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May 1st, 2017 10:14 PM        

In what way?<br /> <br /> The problem is that new versions of the phone OS come out MUCH more frequently than PC/Mac stuff, and are rarely backward compatible, etc.



Mike DeTorrice

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May 2nd, 2017 04:23 AM        

Looks like a great new Mustang series,(and I really like my Mustang 1v2) ..... but I agree with Rev, it must have a computer editor also. I really cannot believe they will not add this REAL soon, if they are smart about this.<br /> <br /> Mike



mirrorboy



Yorkshire, England

May 2nd, 2017 05:44 AM        

They have a USB connection but I couldn't find out if that's just for recording to a DAW.



tahitijack

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Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
May 2nd, 2017 11:10 AM        

USB is only for recording. The amp software is updated by simply confirming it is connected to WiFi, then restarting the amp while holding down the encoder button for 30 seconds. Apparently no need to worry about a phone app. I guess Fender was thinking and said yeah we thought of that.



Grey Goose

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What?
May 2nd, 2017 11:27 AM        

I'm not in the market. I sure think they look much nicer than the earlier ones.



Hammond101

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So. Cal. USA

May 2nd, 2017 11:42 AM        

Not very convenient if you need to reset/reboot/program it at a gig with no wifi.



reverendrob

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May 2nd, 2017 01:02 PM        

The thing is that there's no "non-app" editor - I could deal with "over wifi only" or "Bluetooth PC" or whatnot.<br /> <br /> It's still "phone app only!"<br /> <br /> I don't hold my breath waiting for future editors - been burned way too many times on that now!



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May 2nd, 2017 02:07 PM        

I've been tempted to get a mustang head, wish the mustang 3 came as a head. I'll keep a lookout for price reductions on the mustang V head. I suppose they will be closing out the current line.



mirrorboy



Yorkshire, England

May 2nd, 2017 02:38 PM        

Looks like the Mustang line is obsolete now except for the Mustang 1 v2.<br /> <br /> Mustang II, III, IV and V are gone from the Fender site.



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Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
May 2nd, 2017 03:26 PM        

Good point Hammond. I'm wondering if the amp would work with your phone via Bluetooth or through your phones internet connection? Would the amp have all your presets stored, so even without Wifi you could adjust manually? I hate to say it but I find wifi hot spots in places I'd never expect. For good or bad we are connected.



Hammond101

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So. Cal. USA

May 2nd, 2017 04:20 PM        

Yes, more and more places to connect. Still, if a phone backed it up it may not be too bad....until you get a new phone and google won't store the old data. Ouch!<br /> <br /> I still like my old or clone tube stuff, a reverb tank and a few tasty pedals.



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