Fender Mustang II
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Fender Mustang II

Mustang II, Modelling Combo Guitar Amp from Fender in the Mustang Amp series.

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 11 reviews )
 8 reviews73 %
 1 user review9 %
 2 reviews18 %
Value For Money : Excellent
Editorial review
  • 10/10/10Fender Mustang II Mini-Review

    Fender Mustang II Mini-Review - Wild Mustang

    Modeling technology is trendy and Fender is all for it! That's why the famous manufacturer has now launched two new amps under the name Mustang. Conceived to provide all beginners with a wide sound range and modern features, their price is absolutely unbeatable. So, did Fender win its bet?

Users reviews
iamqman04/19/2011

iamqman's review"Good not great"

Fender Mustang II
Just like all the other mustang versions from fender this is the amp modeling attempt from Fender. The sounds from this unit are mostly based off of Fender amps from the 60's but it does have a few modern sounds to it as well.

This is a one speaker combo rated at 40 watts. It may not sound like much but it does get pretty loud. You aren't going to find any tubes inside since it is a solid state machine. So the natural tube feel and tone are what is missing in this product.

UTILIZATION

Fender Mustang II 40-watt Guitar Amp Features at a Glance:

* Amplifier type: Solid state
* Output power: 40 Watts
* Speaker: 1 x 12" Fender Special Design speaker
* Output Impedance: 8 Ohms
* Output Power: 40 Watts
* Inputs: 1
* Channels: 1 channel
* Controls: Gain, Volume, Treble, Bass, Master, Preset Select, Modulation Select, Delay/Reverb Select, Save Button, Exit Button, Tap Tempo Button
* Effects: 12 Modulation Effects Including Chorus, Flanger, Tremolo, Vibratone, Octaver, Phaser, Step Filter, 12 Delay/Reverb Effects Including Tape Delay, Stereo/Mono Delay, Room/Plate/Hall Reverb
* Presets: Factory loaded with 24 presets built from 8 amp models and 24 effects
* Aux Input: 1/8" stereo input jack
* Headphone Jack: 1/8" headphone jack
* Line Out: Speaker emulated USB output; 1/8" headphone jack doubles as speaker emulated line out
* Amp covering/grillle cloth: Carbon tweed textured vinyl with silver grill cloth
* Tuner: Chromatic Tuner
* Included software: Amplitube Fender LE Software, Ableton Live Lite 8 Fender Edition, Fender FUSE
* Footswitch: Optional 1-button footswitch for toggling 2 quick-access presets available
* Height: 17.25"
* Width: 18.25"
* Depth: 8.7"
* Weight: 24 lbs.

SOUNDS

I really don't like amp modeling but there have been a few exceptions to the rule for me. There are some presets on here that are quite enjoyable to play such as the British Steal and the Supersonic. You can get some good David Gilmore tones with the supersonic feature and get some mean 80's metal tones from the British Steal. You can probably guess at to which tone they got this preset from?

OVERALL OPINION

While the tones from this amp aren't going to put you in the recording studio, it does have some usable and fun sounds for bedroom playing. At new these units come in at around $200. Not a bad price for this, but honestly I dig the tone from the Roland amp modeling a little bit more. The cleans on this amp are outstanding and would be hard to beat. However, the dirty channels are a big disappointment for me.

I would recommend this amp to any beginner guitar player who needs an all in one amp for clean, dirty, and effects to go along with it.
loloche06/12/2014

loloche's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great sounds for a very small price"

Fender Mustang II
it is pure digital, so no lights
This amp has a 12'' HP. It's 40W sending good! That is why I no longer was using the headphone jack at home not to wake the whole house.
standard connectivity: 1 input jack, 1 footswitch jack, AUX 1 (very handy for backing tracks or play the favorite songs), 1 headphone mini-jack (3.5mm), 1 output jack on the rear ( 6.3 mm), USB output for connection to a PC (essential if you want to fully take advantage of the amp)
For effects, go to the fender site.

UTILIZATION

USE side, it is extremely simple and intuitive. Some presets are very good, so you can play from the outset without fiddling for hours.
Moreover, with Fuse (free), you can customize finer amp (like hidden buttons), adjust the speed of time, select the insertion order effects in the chain (pre / post amp). Finally, if you want to get THE sound of your idol, just go to search a user preset that has taken the time and care to share with the community fuse.
I put 8/10 because it absolutely need a PC to take full advantage of the amp.
At the same time, you can quickly download sounds that would perhaps never found a classic amp.

SOUNDS

HIS side, I found the excellent modeling: I love the clean sounds Fender Twin Reverb, I love the crunch and upsetting the Deluxe Reverb, Champ, Bassman, Princeton. As for the big sound, I made a great discovery, always with the Fender Supersonic. The other models Vox and Marshall are also very friendly. They even modeled amps rather metal, but as it is not my style, I do not really have an opinion on the matter.
As for the effects, there is something to find happiness between different delays, distortion, compressor, wah, tremolo, chorus, phaser, reverb etc..

Suits my style: rock, blues, jazz
I played it with a Fender Strat U.S., Gibson Les Paul Studio, a Godin Artisan ST1.

9/10, because I think the lights are essential, even if I find that the fender models meet the dynamic game in my humble opinion.

OVERALL OPINION

In Summary, this is a great amp, simple and very efficient (it is not a gas plant), offering unbeatable value for those who want some great clean sounds, crunch and overdrive without breaking the bank with a minimum of effects to sound like ...
40W issued the permit to play in a group, but also the headphones at home. Therefore, ideal for beginners and even experienced.
I used it for 6 months then I sold it ... to buy its big brother the Fender Mustang floor more cut to make the scene.

I would do this choice without hesitation.

I had a Line6 POD2 home for 10 years, and how to say, well there was a revolution in 10 years, in any case, Fender has made! Congratulations to them!

If I had to break the wallet for a pure lights, I probably would direct to a Fender Delux Reverb that I love, even if the supersonic, twin reverb and the field also have their character.
guilhem00102/25/2014

guilhem001's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A very nice amp"

Fender Mustang II
See other reviews below

Can be a shame to have limited effects modulation / delay / reverb

An auto-wah has been nice example

UTILIZATION

Fairly simple configuration when you understand the principle.

Some kinks: Using the tuner is not very practical (why have positioned LEDs in fashion ABCDEFG then he would have more practical and logical to have the LEDs according to the order of the strings: EBGDAE)
Unfortunate that no midrange knob on the amp, it would have been useful for overdriven sounds.

So far only used in standalone mode, I'll try shortly connection with a computer.

SOUNDS

Purchased for home use.
Fender sounds are very good and quite impressive at first impression. Of course this is not a tube amp but it's not bad for the price.
Other amp simulations are good, but require a bit of configuration work.

OVERALL OPINION

Corresponds very well to use as I wanted to be: at home and share it with my son who also plays guitar.
Used in rehearsal with a group, it behaves very well. Adequate power, good size sound with HP 12 inches.
Compared to the other guitarist has a Marshall 100 DFX MGD ... there is no photo ...
This is not a pro amp, I much prefer my other tube amps, but it is a good value, especially used (but there is little to sell for now). Very good buy for a beginner.
skymalt11/09/2013

skymalt's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Complete modeling! I love this amp!"

Fender Mustang II
Everything has already been said above, I do not want to spam the page ...
This is the 40W version of the Fender Mustang I which is only 15W, if you have a nag drummer!

UTILIZATION

Upon first impression the amp seems extremely simple to use, you are entitled to five knobs basic amp, that is to say, Gain, Volume, Treble, Bass and Master and multiple entries that reveal the nature this amp and effects knobs and simulation.
It is relatively poor physical buttons compared to its size and amps in the same price range. The amp models and built-in effects are successful, to say nothing of that side!

on the other hand, if you want to get the most out of this amp there should be a computer! Indeed, it comes with the Fender Fuse software to create the sound you want from a cave of Ali Baba and effects settings are not present on the physical buttons for the most part.

With that said, as soon as I plugged the receiver was asked to update ... It makes you wonder if this is an amp or a computer? Well (purists beware!) This amp is indeed a pure digital tool. Nevertheless it is extremely (yes I love that word ..) easy to use than either physically or with the Fuse software and you quickly get the sound you want, not to mention the countless downloadable presets on internet.

I had to look into the manual to understand what the differences ente many small lights when selecting the effect, without the manual I do would surely not out ..

SOUNDS

I only play the, the Rock and Metal Blues, and I was surprised at the sound quality to be drawn from this big box! The sounds are clear, as usual Fender, very precise, crystalline and pleasing to the ear. Same for blues and rock, but it is quite a hack to find a good metal sound, despite the integrated "Metal 2000" effect that is frankly a hearing pourritude, in fact I wonder if they deliberately to incorporate a preset as bad ...

With that said some built-in effects such as "Metal 2000" or "supersonic" are drafts but it's probably because of my guitar (a Squier Affinity Strat HSS, a beautiful rusty shovel, I know ..) I can tweak software for sound with a beautiful Trash Metal distortion well as it should. Anyway we not really buy a Fender for the TRASH THAT DEATH METALCORE TEU ..

But once you master Fuse and physical buttons, play with this amp is a real treat!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for almost two months and I am very satisfied! Besides, I do play them now with my old Fender Frontman 15G.

I love his side "computer" and manipulated endlessly side not purists will surely please fans of Marshall and Mesa Boogie.
What I like least is that there are not many physical buttons and some effects are virtually useless.

I tried a lot of small amps before and the price range is he who beat all!
The value is incredible, I would not hesitate for a second if it was twice as expensive!
I would do this choice, of course! This amp is the master of modeling in its price range, to take again!
magic fingers09/27/2013

magic fingers's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Versatility of style, good ..."

Fender Mustang II
Amp modeling.
transistor technology.
HP 12 "
onboard effects (chorus, flanger, tremolo, phaser, octave, ring modulator, delay, reverb ...).
integrated tuner
1 guitar input
1 admission to
1 headphone / line
1 USB port
1 footswitch input

UTILIZATION

config is simple, a main Pannels on which we find the settings:
gain, volume, bass, treble, and master volume (the medium is available from the software fender fuse).
one has a knob to select the kind of amp from classic fender big modern sound, all with three preset by all types amp changed (two memorisable type amp).
two aditional wheel gives access to the first effects and delay / reverb for the second.
all these functions are parameterized just enough on the amp and the software is a breeze.
I had some difficulty, however, to install the software and run it.

SOUNDS

I buy this amp for my son, which is the guitar for 8 years and electique 2 years. it gives him access to any type of sound and style, versatility is what really characterizes this machine.
the sounds are amazing, the simultaneous Fender are quite convincing realism, and other marshall or heavy distortion way mesa-boogie type are relatively effective.
The surprise comes from the dynamics of the amp, for example, if you choose the "65 twin reverb" amp really react like a tube amp, it crunch if you push the volume, and if chastened I drop the mic or theft if I play the mediator attacks. over the known predefined volume is REALLY the kind of amp.
I play with my strat american deluxe and kid with an Ibanez SA series with a double to the bridge.
amp compliance with the type of guitar and reacts in fonction.c is a pleasant surprise.

OVERALL OPINION

intensive use it for almost one year. We (my son and I) are in very satisfait.le HP 12 "gives detailed and rich sound at a time, the power of 40W is sufficient for our use. I chose this model after having a try line 6 and roland cube40x and finally the value of this model report is quite huge compared to the other, which are approximately the same quality but higher price, then good .... it's a fender!!
I find estetiquement nice, but this is suggestive.
a fault, I would not put the footswitch input here, but rather in the back
in short: it is a very good amp that my son will have to choose the type of amp that could provide later, when the need for power and specific sound that will feel (it'll not be long ... .. meanwhile it is a good machine sound exploration, but fun.
Thank you Fender
Fred
hurbain03/06/2013

hurbain's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Fender Mustang II"

Fender Mustang II
Transistor amp with simulations.
40 W is enough but I think 100 is better especially for the price difference.

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use with the Fuse software.
Without the software and version Mustang II, it is not possible to have access to all settings and ce'est so "difficult."
The ideal is to set its settings and save them in the amp. Then simply select the program and not adapt the volume.
A remake I have taken the III which has a digital display which allows all settings.

SOUNDS

Anything is possible with this amp.
The simulations are good, the effects are good too, but it is not possible to combine several effects in the same range.
Fuse with it is easy to find a good sound, you should know just what you want. With the "community" Fuse you can find a lot of presets based on the title or the artist.

OVERALL OPINION

I have over 2 years and I am very satisfied.
Power is more than enough to be in and repeat (calme.
Version III is a better compromise by the screen and the possibility of its settings other than in front of his PC, the extra power can also be interesting.
For the price there is no better.
pmanabeul07/30/2012

pmanabeul's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" excellent"

Fender Mustang II
great little 40w amp ideal for my small studio. install the software without any problems on Windows 7.
Comprehensive instrument for its price,

UTILIZATION

excellent in all respects

SOUNDS

I use sounds rather clear, and there is the top.
The effects are also very good and easy to adjust with Fender fuse.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 15 days before, I used guitar rig 3 on my studio monitors, but often planted here:
there, no problem: everything is in the combo: it lit, it connects the guitar and the music forward.
Unbeatable value for money
yomi196708/08/2011

yomi1967's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great for the home"

Fender Mustang II
Transisitor
40w
mini USB
jack 3.5

UTILIZATION

Everything is clear and easy to fuse Fender

SOUNDS

Sufficient to use rock, blues and especially the sounds clear

OVERALL OPINION

9 months since I should still several switches for years
lespdg12/11/2010

lespdg's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Mustang II
Strange, sells a fender amp fuse modulation with free software, but be aware that this software does not work on all computers and must have at least XP sp3, if not impossible to use. I have done when I ordered it, which pleased me most was that you can edit sounds and store them, otherwise you can only edit some sounds and put them in memory, but it limits possibilities of the amp, too bad. What is strange is that most software vendors develop software that can even be used on Window 98.Sinon is a good little amp with a sound a bit dry, saving it is better not to use usb, which is low in volume but rather the input output phone.
It is to know the version of Windows before you order and inquire about what type of computer it does not work, otherwise the product is correct.

UTILIZATION

The configuration is simple, but I could not use the software due to a bug.

SOUNDS

The sound is about right, I use different guitars with a Kramer Ferrington, and a Squier Fender Sonoran. The sound is somewhat dry and saturation are not great, but that's my opinion, but for the price you can not ask for the moon.

OVERALL OPINION

Past 15 days for home studio recordings. I play on a Marshall, Laney, a Behringer and a Twin Reverb and other brands.
What I like least is that I can change the saturation, since I can not use the software Fuse, and I can not configure the amp as I souhaite.De more I find the sound a little dry.
But good for the price. I was torn between buying a peavey or fender, what motivated my choice was the editing computer, I made the wrong choice. Strange
Chrolley12/05/2010

Chrolley's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent"

Fender Mustang II
mpli transistor
Connectivity simple and effective (auxiliary input jack and mini jack, footswitch, stereo mini jack output mini usb)
I = 20w Mustang, Mustang II = 40w
Settings and effects and very many settings via the computer interface Unlimited

UTILIZATION

The config on the amp is simple but requires a small hand in Pisa because some knobs are very sensitive to change from one effect to other.
The pen is very lightweight. A more comprehensive PDF in French is downloadable on the site Fender.com
Sound origins are varied and very colorful. Fuse, setting software and exchange of sounds is intuitive and offers an infinite other sounds.

SOUNDS

Modeling amps and effects pedals virtual offers a very wide range of sounds. almost impossible not to find the ones you love! From fat, fine, vintage, the floydienne, etc. ....
Used with a Start (U.S.). Nothing to say, it's clean. I regret to have bought a few semaiens a Line 6 pocket pad that, for the price of this amp is a billion times below ...

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 1 week. I had an old Peavy Bandit solo. Inevitably, things change ...
The +: config computer that allows infinte choices.
The -: The knobs selection effects not easy to stall quickly.
Value pix nickel, I would recommend unconditionally. Bravo Fender.
€ 105 in Thomman fratuitement delivered in 72 hours ...