Fender Stage 160 DSP
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Fender Stage 160 DSP

Stage 160 DSP, Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Fender in the Dyna-Touch Plus series.

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michaelavinin 10/19/2005

Fender Stage 160 DSP : michaelavinin's user review

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Transistor amplifier 160w with 2 HP Celestion GT12. The DSP module provides access to only effect a pre-set to choose from delay, chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo.
The 4-button footswitch allows selection of the clear channel / saturated, the Bosst overdrive, and reverb effects.
Extremely simple setting, for my part, I put the knobs of the equalization of 5 ... and go!
I put 8 because of the saturation. (The rest is new on my own, I do not use it!)

UTILIZATION

Nothing is easier to use, no need for making st cyr, it is only amp.

SOUNDS

Excellent clean sound even at high power, however the distortion is very fair and sorely lacking in color. A lamp (or tube for Anglophiles) would be welcome, once the investment in a good distortion becomes an almost absolute necessity.
The sounds are highly crystalline, the pink floyd or early Dire Straits, with a Start in the ass, it's concrete.
I, unwanted in the studio as on stage, coupled with a multi-effects, the speakers reflected that leave very little distortion (compared to a program on sound or even stereo headphones).
Of vintage aficionados call it a lack of character ... yes yes, but why exactly there are the vintage!
I find it ideal to play with sounds today.
In short, it's an amp go anywhere, as long as one does not address the heavy.

OVERALL OPINION

I use this amp for almost 3 years. The sound is very good, the distribution of the spectrum is very impressive in its clear, the bass to treble, nothing is missing, it's almost hi-fi! I said ALMOST!
A little extra: the wheels, it's not funny but it simplifies life, especially at 5:00 in the morning when to bend the stuff!
A slightly more € 800 there is nothing to say. The hardware is solid, and + I find pretty.
To buy the closed eyes for those who, like me, playing in a pop-junk folder. For metal and bluesy, but well it is worth thinking about Hughes and Kettner and Marshall probably give you more satisfaction, respectively.