Fender G-DEC 3 Fifteen
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Fender G-DEC 3 Fifteen

G-DEC 3 Fifteen, Modelling Combo Guitar Amp from Fender in the G-DEC series.

iamqman 04/25/2011

Fender G-DEC 3 Fifteen : iamqman's user review

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I only wish this amps or something like it was around when I first started playing the guitar. I think these amps are some of the best practicing and teaching tool available for learning the guitar. This is basically an amp made out of a computer hardrive. Everything is computer and software based as far as editing and usbaility on this amp.


Fender G-DEC 3 Fifteen 15-watt Combination Guitar Amplifier with MP3/WAV Playback Features:
Amp Type: Solid State
Inputs: 1/4" Guitar input, Second input, USB, Aux input for CD/MP3 player, Footswitch input
Output:15-watt
Line Out: Dual-purpose 1/8" headphone/stereo line out
Impedance: 8 ohms
Speaker: 8" Fender® Special Design® speaker
Amazing artist presets and loops let you play along with the world's greatest musicians
MP3 and WAV Šle storage & playback
15-watt Guitar amp with 8" Special Design® speaker
100 factory and user presets with digital amp modeling & DSP effects
USB connection for user programming and audio recording output
USB cable included
SD card slot for unlimited storage of presets and audio content
Onboard phrase sampler with overdub and export functions
Onboard chromatic tuner
Covering: Black Vinyl
Effects: Digital amp modeling & DSP effects

UTILIZATION

Details
Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Power 15W
Speakers 1 x 8" Special Design
Effects Yes
Reverb Yes
EQ Yes
Amp Modeling Yes
Number of Models 100 Presets, 22 Amps
Number of Tubes 0
Preamp Tubes No Tubes
Power Tubes No Tubes
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x Headphones (1/8")
Footswitch I/O Yes
No Effects Loop
Height 13.75"
Width 15.25"
Depth 7.25"
Weight 21.5 lbs.

SOUNDS

What is fascinating about this amp is the ability to change tones and edit via your computer. When you hook this thing up to your home computer the screen shows the exact same control knobs as you would see on your actual amp.

The tones on this amp are digitally based so you won't have that real tube feel or sound. You also won't have that air that gets thrown from a tube speaker cabinet.

There really isn't a guitar that doesn't sound good with this amp. There are enough sounds and genre specific amp models that accompany single coil guitars as well as humbucking style guitars. I prefer the sound of the humbuckers with this amp. The editing possibilities are really endless with this amp.

OVERALL OPINION

At new these amps come in at around $300, which isn't that bad for the computer based amp. The FUSE software is very cool and probably the best feature that comes with this amp. You can also login online and share presets and tone with other users of this amp. Playing with an iod or Mp3 player via the storage playback if very cool. So that helps you play along with out having a drummer and also learning or creating riff to your favorite songs.