This model is more stripped than the DSP. You get a three channel amp that has a clean, drive, channel, and then a boosted drive channel. You also get an effects loop to run you effects pedals and units. You can also run a wet/dry setup if you don't want the effects loop by using the line out function and run another speaker cabinet.
Fender Stage 100
Features: Three channel operation (Normal, Drive, More Drive), Normal channel- Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass, Reverb, Drive channel- gain, Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass, Reverb, EFX Loop, balanced line out, external speaker out, 2-bttn. 3-function footswitch included.
The amp is functionally pretty easy to use and get a decent tone out of within a few minutes. The clean tone is just like any other clean channel from Fender. It is great with a nice chimy tone that sparkles on the high end.
The distortion channels are not that great. They are pretty bland and uninspiring. Just like most Fender amps the overdrive is just not that pleasing to the ears. The only amp from Fender where the distortion is nice is the Super-sonic and the new Hot Rod's. The second boost helps out a little more but still comes up short.
These amps have been discontinued now and only the used market can you find then. I have seen them for right around $300. Not a bad price for a three channel amp. NOt the best amp to come out of Fender but its average to pickup for that price.
I wouldn't recommend this amp to anyone. there are a lot better amps out there that can do the things this can do and much better. I would suggest getting a Supersonic if you can afford it. That amp is far more superior to this one.