Fender G-DEC Guitar Digital Entertainment Center  

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Learning to play guitar can be hard, but the Fender G-DEC Guitar Digital Entertainment Center makes it easy and fun. As simple to learn as a new video game, the G-DEC has lots to offer for brand-newbi... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Learning to play guitar can be hard, but the Fender G-DEC Guitar Digital Entertainment Center makes it easy and fun. As simple to learn as a new video game, the G-DEC has lots to offer for brand-newbies, guit-athletes, and songwriter-types alike. You can quickly plug in and solo over backing tracks and practice with a full-band arrangement to develop your chops in nearly any style.

At the heart of the G-DEC is a 15W amp and 8" speaker combo with the familiar Fender look and feel. But that's just for starters. This one-of-a-kind combo adds a digital LCD screen; lots of guitar tones; selectable drum beats, bass lines, and other instruments; reverb, echo, and other effects; a tuner; a phrase sampler with line in and slow down; an internal synth with MIDI; and a shoulder strap for easy transport. So you've got the ultimate practice partner, rhythm section, and song-inspiration platform all wrapped up in an easy-to-use combo amp.

The G-DEC is loaded with 50 Performance Presets that each include a drum loop, bass line, guitar amp tone, and effects. There are 50 user presets, tons of guitar tones, drum loops, a metronome, and backing tracks in nearly every style so you can build your own backing tracks. You can edit, move around, and store all the Performance Presets. Each preset includes a guitar tone (built from the following ingredients: Amp Type, EQ, Compressor, Timbre, Noise Gate, and Effects) and a drum/backing loop including rhythm instruments.

70 drum/backing loops and a metronome are included so with the G-DEC you've got a drummer on tap anytime you want one. There are loops for Rock, Pop, Metal, Funk, Punk, Jazz, Country, Blues, Latin -- pretty much any style you would want to play guitar over.

The amp settings are: Tweed (1-3), Blackface (1-3), Dynatouch (1-4), British (1-3), Modern (1-3), and Acoustic.

There are standard tone controls such as Gain, Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble, Noise Gate, and Compressor, as well as special Timbre settings like Full Body, Full Stack, Razor's Edge, Bright Lite, Bass Boost, Nu Metal, Super Brite, and Acoustic.

The effects menu includes mono delay, tape delay, stereo tape delay, ducking delay, reverse delay, autopan delay, sine chorus, triangle chorus, sine flange, triangle flange, phaser, tremolo, pitch shift, touch wah, fixed wah, Vibratone, Autoswell, Alienator, Resolver, fuzz, overdrive, and effective combinations like touch wah/fuzz, ring modulation/delay, fuzz/delay, overdrive/delay, chorus/delay, flange/delay, phaser/delay, and Alienator/delay. There also is an effects level control. Reverb selections include Ambient, Small Room, Large Room, Small Hall, Large Hall, Arena, Small Plate, Large Plate, Spring, and '63 Spring.

All of the effects available with the Fender G-DEC have parameters that can be adjusted, so there are an infinite number of possible guitar sounds.

Features
  • 15W power
  • 8" Fender Special Design speaker
  • One channel with dual inputs (instructor setup)
  • Headphone jack
  • Easy preset navigation
  • Tones from Heavy Metal to Jazz to Punk to Country
  • Selectable drum beats, bass lines, and other instruments
  • 70 preset drum loops and metronome
  • 100 Performance Presets (50 factory, 50 user)
  • 17 amp models
  • 29 studio-quality effects
  • 10 Reverbs
  • Each preset includes a drum loop, bass line, amp tone, and effects
  • LCD screen
  • Controllable tempo
  • Internal synth with MIDI
  • Lots of effects
  • Guitar tuner
  • Internal phrase sampler with line in and slow down
  • Future software upgrades loaded via MIDI
  • Shoulder strap for easy carrying
Specifications
  • 16 lbs.
  • 15-1/2"W x 13-1/2"H x 7"D
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FenderG-DEC Guitar Digital Entertainment Center
 
4.3

(based on 30 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great amp

If you like sitting around the house just jamming this is the amp for you then. its not real load and its got a drum machine, bass , rythym guitar. its great plus...Read complete review

If you like sitting around the house just jamming this is the amp for you then. its not real load and its got a drum machine, bass , rythym guitar. its great plus it has like 200 backing tracks on it so you can just sit back and rock over the backing tracks. GREAT AMP THOU

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

mixed thoughts

I got this amp when i was a beginner and thought it was awesome until i started to learn lead and play rythym with friends. the reverb is terrible and it is so hard...Read complete review

I got this amp when i was a beginner and thought it was awesome until i started to learn lead and play rythym with friends. the reverb is terrible and it is so hard to get your own sound out of it because instead of channels it has pre-sets. if you are a beginner this is a good amp for you but don't expect to want to keep it for too long. the only reason i can think of for a beginner not to like this amp is its major FEEDBACK.

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(25 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great amp

By Anonymous

from Alabama

Comments about Fender G-DEC Guitar Digital Entertainment Center:

If you like sitting around the house just jamming this is the amp for you then. its not real load and its got a drum machine, bass , rythym guitar. its great plus it has like 200 backing tracks on it so you can just sit back and rock over the backing tracks. GREAT AMP THOU

(21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender? G-DEC Guitar Digital Entertainment Center

By fenderampsrule

from Clayton, WI

Comments about Fender G-DEC Guitar Digital Entertainment Center:

This is one of the best sounding amps that I have heard in my life! I love the effects! I am an experienced player, and I have been playing for 20 years. So believe me when I say this is definately in the top 20, for guitar amps!

(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best Practice Tool out There!

By 1995*Strat

from Cleveland, OH

Comments about Fender G-DEC Guitar Digital Entertainment Center:

I do not own a GDEC but I play one every time I go to Guitar Center. This is an incredible deal in an amp/practice tool. This thing is a blast to play. Features include a tuner, drum beats, bass lines, a literal backing band. Everything on this can be tweaked and saved; even the key can be changed. You can even record a 14 second loop. I wish this amp had been around when I started to play, I would be much better. This is the perfect amp for the beginner/intermediate player or anyone who just wants to have fun. I?m not sure about the shoulder strap but it leaves the top of the amp free for a cd or mps player.

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love Hate Relationship

By Ratrod

from Prarie Village KS

Comments about Fender G-DEC Guitar Digital Entertainment Center:

Fender G-DEC was my first amp and I loved it, the built in drums are great to play with and teach you rhythm and the built in tuner is great.... however all the effects are a little weak sounding and there is no clean channel, after a year the volume is going from soft to loud by itself. I played a normal amp for the first time for me to make the switch. It is what it says it is a ENTERTAINMENT CENTER!

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

mixed thoughts

By marshallplayer50

from jacksonville, fl

Comments about Fender G-DEC Guitar Digital Entertainment Center:

I got this amp when i was a beginner and thought it was awesome until i started to learn lead and play rythym with friends. the reverb is terrible and it is so hard to get your own sound out of it because instead of channels it has pre-sets. if you are a beginner this is a good amp for you but don't expect to want to keep it for too long. the only reason i can think of for a beginner not to like this amp is its major FEEDBACK.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome First Impression

By Ibanezisthebest66

from Wisconsin

Comments about Fender G-DEC Guitar Digital Entertainment Center:

The first time I used this amp I thought wow this is awesome it has all kinds of effects, but it just doesn't have a clean rock sound at all. I keep hearing from more and more people that this amp sucks, but than some of my friends and I think that this is one of the best amps because of all the effects. I guess I have come to the conclusion that this amp is just made for practice and you really shouldn't use it in a band, because you don't get a very clean sound.

(4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

too much time spent setting amp poor instuructions

By Anonymous

from Houston, TX

Comments about Fender G-DEC Guitar Digital Entertainment Center:

First of all the instructions assume you already know how to use this overly technical amp. You spend too much time trying to get the right setting and it could use some preset positions for your fav. settings. lack of good country music settings and too many wierd settings. as a practice amp. it is not too bad if you don't mind bending over double looking for the right setting for what seems like an eternity. sound is not real clear. Fender does not go into any detail on al the ends and outs on how to use this amp. I called Fender regarding this amp and they informed me that they assumed the consumer knows how to use this amp from the get go. We all know what happens when you assume!

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pip Squeak

By Mr. B.

from Rumson, NJ

Comments about Fender G-DEC Guitar Digital Entertainment Center:

While the variety of effects and features offered in the fender G-DEC are way cool, this is a terrible amp for basic sound. If you want a loud amp with lots of distortion, this is not the amp for you. I've tried playing it with a drummer and it's hard to hear.The amp only lets you record a loop for 20 seconds or so, and it's not enough, I don't think. The baselines and drumbeats, however, are awesome and great for any guitarist finally getting to the level of jamming.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A bit over the top

By Dont Ask Please

from Mission Viejo, CA

Comments about Fender G-DEC Guitar Digital Entertainment Center:

I got this a while back and was overwhelmed at first by the enormous amount of parameters you can change. It was fun for a while but later I found that no matter how much you change it its always just fuzzy and distorted. The lack of a good clean rock channel is a total downer.Either its so distorted you cant tell the difference between any notes and a song turns into a glob of sound or you play on the clean and it sounds just like an acoustic guitar. Theres no middle zone thats clear enough to detect different tones and rock enough to shred on.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Solution

By Gypsyhook

from Western North Carolina

Comments about Fender G-DEC Guitar Digital Entertainment Center:

So here is the problem: you are just getting back into playing guitar after 40 years and there is no one around to jam with. You are tired of the same old licks and want to expand...enter the G-Dec! Pretty obvious to me someone at Fender had me as a target market. With all the bells and whistles and great small room sound the G-Dec has done more to improve my playing and re-kindle my passion for guitar than any other choice I can think of. The effects and Amp models will keep you busy exploring sounds and settings for hours but the drum samples are what really help to improve your playing. My only complaint is the alien effect seems to be in-op and the instruction handbook might have been more comprehensive. By the way, this amp is great with stereo headphones.

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