Fender G-DEC 3 Thirty blues
Fender G-DEC 3 Thirty blues

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

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iamqman 04/20/2011

Fender G-DEC 3 Thirty blues : iamqman's user review

« Nice little blues amp »

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Fender has a somewhat new modeling series called the G-Dec 30 series. They have four different models to choose from depending on your musical tastes. This one is geared towards the blues side of music. So most of the presets will be catered towards lighter rock and blues distortion tones. You won't find high gainers here but more tones fitted for the vintage era of guitar playing.

There are many usable playing styles in this amp so don't think you can only play blues or classic rock. It is still fairly versatile and with the USB port you can update and add using their FUSE software.

Fender G-DEC 3 Thirty Blues 30-watt Combo Guitar Amplifier with MP3/WAV Playback

* Features at a Glance:
* Covering: Vintage blond vinyl with oxblood grille cloth
* Amp type: Solid state
* Inputs: 1/4" guitar input, second input, USB, aux input for CD/MP3 player
* Footswitch input
* Output: 30 watts
* Line out: Stereo outputs
* Impedance: 8 ohms
* Speakers: 10" Fender special design with high-frequency tweeter
* Effects: Digital amp modeling and DSP effects
* 100 factory presets and dozens of loops covering blues, jazz, R&B, soul, and more vintage styles
* MP3 and Wav file storage and playback
* 30-watt Guitar amp with 10" Special Design speaker and high-frequency tweeter
* 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
* Stereo line outputs for performance and recording


Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Power 30W
Speakers 1 x 10" Special Design, Hi-frequency Tweeter
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
Effects Loop No Effects Loop
Height 16.25"
Width 16.75"
Depth 8.25"
Weight 27.3 lbs.
Notes SD Card Slot, USB Port


I'm not much of a blues player and not really into vintage tones that much anyone, However, there is certainly a good warmth to those classic tones that sustains the guitar in an almost perfect way for lighter rock applications. Some of these early Fender tones are just remarkable. Makes me wanna grab a Fender Stratocaster and playing through some old deluxe presets.

With over 100 presets and 22 amp models you will have plenty of options to fill your guitar pallet. Personally I like this amp with a Strat or a Tele for some nice clean vintage tones. If you throw a Les Paul in front of it you won't be disappointing.


Not a bad little amp if you are a blues guy and what a endless supply of tonal operation. At new these units come in at around $400 which to me is a little bit high for an amp modeler. You can find a plethora or amp modeling amps for around $100-$200. I personally like the Peavey stuff and the Roland and Vox modelers around $100.