However this is a very exciting musical instrument to own based on everything it can do and is one of the best products that is come his way in years. First off, the various amplifier presets are absolutely terrific and a few software that they include will allow you to make editing very easy as well as store as many presets as you want on your computer. There is a myriad of amplifier models as balls affects that you can choose from and the fuse interface is so intuitive that even a child can do this without any problems.
You also have the ability to replace any of the default factory presets that come with this amplifier with your own custom beats, which makes this a truly custom amplifier and you can do this using your computer. Secondly the sound that eminates from this amplifier is just truly astonishing. I've always been more fond of tube technology versus solid state technology myself, so suffice to say that when this amplifier came along I was very impressed to say the least. The sound this produces is just truly fabulous, and you could tell the differences between the various amplifier models.
I really think that Fender made their mark this time with the extra options that they've included in the Fender Mustang II guitar amplifier. They have an input available for your audio or MP3 player, so if you're one of those types like me who like to practice while they are playing their music, you are in luck. They offer a headphone output solution that can also be used as a speaker emulator that will assist you in recording as well as a USB connection that will allow you to connect to the few software and also the recording software.
Ableton is free recording software that is also included in the Fender Mustang two guitar amplifier model. And the fact that all of this comes from the $200 is a really good deal. If you take a little bit of time and actually visit the Fender website, you'll be able to see their demo video there. Watching this video will give you sort of a broad overview of the various features in addition to some of the sound samples and some presets that you can listen to as well. And don't let their videos for you, when you actually purchase this product to find out that the sound this good in person. The main difference between the Mustang I and the Mustang II is that the Mustang II just has a lot more power. So if you don't need a whole bunch of extra power the Fender Mustang I will probably be more than sufficient for which are trying to do.
And if you're one of those people like me who love to model vintage tones, then in my humble opinion this amplifier will fulfill all your needs. One customer thought that Fender blew away many of the other major competitors when it came to comparing preset vintage tones against each other. This customer claims to have played amplifiers and unsound effects for quite a few different companies, and has been involved in some of the hybrid amps they use a combination of tube in digital tones. So if your main objective is to re-create rock, country, hard rock or vintage blues been getting any of the Mustang amps from Fender will help you accomplish what you want and you really won't get better than the Mustang series.
I personally haven't had any problems using the tone editing feature, as so far it's been very intuitive and easy to tweak it sounds just by turning the knobs. And when Fender fuse is added you can even start downloading more tones off the Internet and start tweaking them with as many stomp boxes and musical effects that are easy to play with which is what makes this amplifier such an awesome deal at the end of the day. Heck I'm not even talking about the able to recording software that's included with this after you buy it. What makes this guitar amplifier such a good deal is because Fender took the time to pull out some of the best features of some of their more previous models like the deluxe reverb, the twin reverb and the bassman.
Sure you can always vouch to be a tube amp snob, and argue that this will never match one of the top-notch Fender tube amplifiers. However if your mission is just to re-create the sound of great Fender amps but it somewhat lower volumes the Mustang will end up being a great starter amplifier for you. The other option is you to bring this amp to guitar practice because it will end up weighing so much less than your standard Fender tube amplifier would end up weighing. So if you're not going on active gigs the Fender Mustang II guitar amplifier will serve you quite well. Also please remember that you don't have to be computer savvy to use this amplifier as all the computer interfacing is extremely user-friendly.
Plus you don't ever have to plug it into the computer to have fun with it, as there's plenty of other things to do on this amplifier to keep you busy. I mean what could be easier than downloading new tones off the Internet and tweaking them to meet your needs. And if you're a hard-core metalhead, the Fender Mustang II guitar amplifier might not be your cup tea. If you really want to mimic these types of tones, look into a higher gain line 6 or even Vox ADT hybrid amplifiers that will better assist you in producing these types of hard-core tones.