Fender Mustang III 100W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp  

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The new Fender Mustang amplifier series raises the standard for modern guitar versatility and muscle. Driven by incredibly authentic amp models and a huge bank of built-in effects, Mustang amplifiers ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The new Fender Mustang amplifier series raises the standard for modern guitar versatility and muscle. Driven by incredibly authentic amp models and a huge bank of built-in effects, Mustang amplifiers come equipped with USB connectivity and Fender Fuse software, allowing your musical creativity and imagination to run wild.

The Fender Mustang III is a 100W open-back combo amp with a 12" Celestion speaker that sounds great and pumps serious volume. It contains 100 amp presets derived from 12 different amp models that deliver tones from vintage Fender sparkle to outrageous modern metal distortion, and 37 different effects in four categories (stomp, modulation, delay and reverb), all easily and instantly accessed.

The Mustang III combo is great for rehearsing, jamming and small gigs, and the 1/8" headphone jack doubles as a speaker-emulated line out. Further, connect Mustang III to your computer with its USB output and use the included Fender Fuse software to open up a world of possibilities, including on-screen parameter control, deep editing, additional effects, unlimited preset storage, online preset swapping with the Fender Fuse community, and free Fender artist presets.

The Mustang III combo's included programmable two-button footswitch controls preset up/down, quick access, effects on/off and tap tempo (optional four-button footswitch also available).

Mustang III packs it all into a striking visual design with sleek and modern Fender styling that provides a look that's as desirable as the sound.

Features
  • 100W
  • 12" Celestion G12T-100 speaker
  • All-new DSP platform
  • 12 amp models: '57 Deluxe, '59 Bassman, '57 Champ, '65 Deluxe Reverb, '65 Princeton Reverb, '65 Twin Reverb, Super-Sonic, British '60s, British '70s, British '80s, American '90s, Metal 2000
  • 7 stomp effects: Overdrive, Fixed Wah, Touch Wah, Fuzz, Fuzz Touch Wah, Compressor, Simple Compressor
  • 11 modulation effects: Sine Chorus, Triangle Chorus, Sine Flanger, Triangle Flanger, Vibratone, Vintage Tremolo, Sine Tremolo, Ring Modulator, Step Filter, Phaser, Pitch Shifter
  • 9 delay effects: Mono Delay, Mono Echo Filter, Stereo Echo Filter, Multitap Delay, Ping Pong Delay, Ducking Delay, Reverse Delay, Tape Delay, Stereo Tape Delay
  • 10 Reverb Effects: Small Hall, Large Hall, Small Room, Large Room, Small Plate, Large Plate, Ambient, Arena, Fender '63 Spring Reverb, Fender '65 Spring Reverb
  • Mono series FX loop
  • Chromatic tuner
  • 1/8" aux input
  • 1/8" headphone jack (doubles as a speaker-emulated line out)
  • USB port
  • Black textured carbon tweed vinyl covering with silver grille cloth
  • Includes 2-button programmable footswitch
  • Includes Fender Fuse software for on-screen parameter control, deep editing, unlimited preset storage, online patch swapping, and easy firmware upgrades
Specifications
  • 17-3/4"H x 20-1/2"W x 10-3/4"D
    36 lb.
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4.7

(based on 43 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

great little rig

I bought this amp at a local guitar center, because when I walked in there was a kid thrashing on an Ibanez on what i figured to be a thousand dollar twin, but to...Read complete review

I bought this amp at a local guitar center, because when I walked in there was a kid thrashing on an Ibanez on what i figured to be a thousand dollar twin, but to my surprise it was this little powerhouse.. I've been playing for about 15 years and I've had Marshall half stack, and this little amp quenches even that thirst.. I'm very pleased with how my les paul matches up with it. the effects are rich and the high gain distortion is very warm for a transistor amp. the clean channels are unique and have every variation you could ever want, along with a 12 string emulator. and how many amps have 9 different kinds of reverb?. it's amazing... hope this was helpful.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mustang III not quite for me.

Wanted to use this amp for small type gigs, recording, something light weight, small, reliable. It is light weight. Loud enough to play with a loud drummer, or gig? Yes....Read complete review

Wanted to use this amp for small type gigs, recording, something light weight, small, reliable. It is light weight. Loud enough to play with a loud drummer, or gig? Yes. Clean tone-to me it seemed thin, brittle. Had some of the fizzy sounds that have been reported by others on some settings. To be fair I used with the bridge position humbucker cuz that's where I leave it live. Some of the cleans were better with single coil. Some of the higher gain sounds are pretty useable. The brit 80's model with a pedal gave a lead tone that cut through pretty well with a loud drummer and bass player. Again a little harsh sounding, lacking a bit of low end but it is digital. A closed cab or different speaker may help. Very tweakable sounds with the LED screen and easy to adjust. Tried to record out of the phones out with the bassman tone. I got a crackle almost like an overloading of the input but I checked my converters and preamp, didn't seem to be clipping. didn't try to use the usb out. effects loop seemed to decrease the volume of the amp so I had to put the pedals in front of the preamp. Got the 4 button foot switch-worked ok with the quick access presets, though the switches are too close together. The tuner function on the pedal is cool. You have to save your presets to the first preset locations if you want it to default to them when the amp is turned back off cause it always seemed to go to location 00. It doesn't remember where the amp was last set. With all the above, and the tone just not being too inspiring, I am going to try the vox vt-80+ instead, I tried it out in the store and the tones are less harsh, more low end, more tube like (I would buy a tube head if they weren't so heavy, expensive and unreliable). Make sure to thoroughly try out both of these amps to see which one works better for you, preferrably at home or an actual gig.

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(36 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great little rig

By Marvin

from perryopilis pa

I bought this amp at a local guitar center, because when I walked in there was a kid thrashing on an Ibanez on what i figured to be a thousand dollar twin, but to my surprise it was this little powerhouse.. I've been playing for about 15 years and I've had Marshall half stack, and this little amp quenches even that thirst.. I'm very pleased with how my les paul matches up with it. the effects are rich and the high gain distortion is very warm for a transistor amp. the clean channels are unique and have every variation you could ever want, along with a 12 string emulator. and how many amps have 9 different kinds of reverb?. it's amazing... hope this was helpful.

(25 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Happy

By Gary

from Michigan

For me, this thing is perfect. I am old, but new to playing guitar. Well I have been playing on and off for 30 years, but I am new to playing seriously. The fuse software allows me to experiment with tons of effects without wasting a ton of money expirementing. I am using the headphone out into a PC and listening through some Alesis monitors. This works great for me becuase I can control the volume better for partment living and allows me to hear it in stereo, without killing my hearing with head phones. I had the Mustang II which was ok, but for difference in price, I like the Mustang III. It is still light enough to easily carry in one hand. The FUSE software is the only deep editing software I have used, but it is very easy and definetly get's the job done. The clean and distorted sounds I am getting out of this are great. Someone who has owned some high end tube amps might find fault with this thing, but I am not.

(20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth much more than it costs

By Prospect42

from Columbus, OH

First of all, this amp is a lot larger than I expected, the picture doesn't really do it justice. It is a really great looking amp, but more importantly is the sound. I have played several other amps (Fenders Marshalls and Oranges mainly) and as far as sound quality goes, this one definitely holds up. It has built in amp modeling so it can make itself sound like some really popular and vintage amps. These modelings are definitely accurate as far as tone and other specificities that each amp holds, but of course it isn't able to make a perfect match. However, these sounds are very high quality, and in my opinion, they sound great. At first it does sound like a really nice tube amp, but a well experienced ear can probably tell the difference. But that isn't to say that it isn't a nice amp, especially for the cost. Additionally, it has a wide variety of effects that really add a lot to it and are equally very high quality, and the fact that you completely customize each really sells me on it. I can't say anything about reliability really because I haven't had it for long at all, but I can say it is very well constructed and I am expecting it to last very long. The controls are all easy to use (and actually make sense) and it is able to get very very loud. All around a superb purchase.

(20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A whole weapons arsenal within one box...

By Justin

from Los Angeles

The Mustang III is probably the best modeling amp out there and for the price of $299.99 it's probably a steal. The amp features 12 amp models 100 different presets that you can customize thru the Fender Fuse software or manually and you could have fun with the software that comes with the amp. The built in LCD screen makes editing your preset easier too(trust me, I'm new to the rock n' roll world and it's easy to use). I play a wide spread of music so having the ability to choose different amp models is pretty beast. The best part of the amp is that it showcases a Celestion 100 watt speaker which is freakin' strong and keeps the sound clear at high volumes. I'm using a Fender American Spec Strat with the amp and it just sounds remarkable. I've tried the G-DEC and several other amps from Line 6 and Marshall, but in the end I choose the Mustang III for its features, price, and versatility.

(18 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THIS AMP HAS A LOT TO OFFER

By AUBREY

from SOMERVILLE TN

JUST BOUGHT THE AMP ,SOUNDS GREAT,HAS LOTS OF POWER ,AND QUIET,LIKE FOOT PEDALYOU CAN CHANGE PRESETS AT WILL,I WILL BUY THE 4 BUTTON OP PEDAL LATER,BEST AMP OUT THERE FOR THE MONEY,NO NEED FOR PEDALS WITH THIS AMP,AMP HAS THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF WEIGHT,ONLY THING THAT I THINKS IT NEEDS IS A XLR LINE OUTPUT,TALKED MY SON INTO BUYING THE MUSTANG VI IT HAS TWO 12"s

(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mustang Sally!

By Carl James Steen

from Chichester N.Y.

This little wonder has all of my gear purchases turned upside down! I just cannot believe how good this solid state modeler sounds! I have had everything under the sun in my quest for tone, easy function, portability, and practical convenience and at the moment this does it for me. I currently own a HD500 and DT50 head rig which I am liking alot, but this grab and go "Steed" is the cats meow! The effects are decent and the amp models are really acceptably good! I have not seen a solidstate amp with the feel and tone that this gem has. Including line6,vox valvetronics,Fender CyberTwin,Peavey Vypyr,boss GT10, digitech GSP1101, Johnson and Rp series. I can go on and on, I have owned them all, eccept the "Fabled" Fractal Audio Axe-Fxe Ultra, which maybe someday I'll have to end all this gas madness. For right now I love this little STANG and it works like a champ at my band rehearsals and live gigs with a mic in front of it, wall of sound!

(11 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Expected More

By John

from Syracuse NY

This is a tough review to write. I play mostly Blues classic rock and hard rock (love my Maiden). I have mixed feelings about this amp. I will start with the shortfalls. It lacks the low end fullness that a 12" driver should deliver. I hate to say this but I have the line 6 spider iv 75 and it sounds more like a fender hot rod deluxe tube amp with a warmness and fuller roundness to the lower frequencies than the mustang. Obviously neither are tubes and I expect the solid state sound but a modeling amp should do a better job of modeling. Right? It is extremely bright and adjusting the treble mid or bass does not really do anything to change that. I also had a Superchamp XD which is a richer sound with the tubes and about the same amount of low frequency. So your clean sounds sound like your playing though a 10" driver. Not great for Jazz or blues. So what about some positives. Well if all you play is classic rock and hard rock or metal this amp seems to shine and not have the buzz saw sounds that you get from line 6. Boston More than a feeling. It nails it. Super sustain especially when you can tweak the deep comp section. So the controls. Easy as pie to figure out. Love that you can change every preset and save it. Included pedal pretty cool. You can change functions. But read the manual. They boast you can have a 6 button configuration but really 5 since the 6th changes modes. So you can turn on and off the stomp/ Delay/ Mod but have to choose from reverb or up and down presets but not both. No LOOPER why when others do? FUZZ not the greatest/ WAH usesless and it sucks out your tone. So you get comp and overdrive for the stomps... Mods are decent with tweaking and delay is good as well as reverb. Line 6 needs to steal the chorus and delay settings. Well actually Line 6 really needs to steal the editing feature. That is the best feature of this amp. SO EASY to edit and change your presets. If I could take that and stick it in my line 6 you might have the perfect amp. I hope this helps someone. I returned mine for the Line 6. See my review on it.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome for the price!

By Nathaniel

from kentucky

I've had one for about a week now, and I can't stop playin with it. So many different effects and amps to play around with. you won't get board. I realy like the tap button that you use to set the delay or tremolo or whatever your using. One of the best parts about it is fender fuse and ableton 8 recording software that comes with it.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Awesome Combo-Modeling Amp

By Kenneth

from Los Angeles, CA

I will describe to everyone on my opinion on the Mustang III in a single sentence... The Fender Mustang III is the best amp for the price and for the features. Here's some extras: I recently bought a Marshall MG30FX amp for practice and its a great amp too. Later on, I did additional research on amplifiers and then I saw the Fender Mustang series and then I looked back and decided to swap out the MG30FX for a Mustang III amp. Even though the Marshall was great amp, I love the Mustang because of its ease of use and its features. The little LCD screen makes editing presets a breeze and the Fender Fuse preset editing software expands your editing to a new level and you can manipulate ur amp into creating any kind of preset you desire. The base amp sports 12 different amp models that range from fender classics to modern day "metal" amps. The Celestion 100 Watt G12T-100 speaker offers high power without sacrificing sound as when you roll on to high volumes the amp maintains a crisp and clear sound. I love the open back feature and overall I think its a helluva amp. I am a novice, but I've done my research and I think I would recommend this amplifier to anyone... from hobbyists and beginners to pros and musicians.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Must have a Mustang!

By Art

from Las Vegas, Nv

This is a great AMP! It has so many features, and thats just with the presets.. Add the Fuse software and you are practically unlimited on what you can do to tweak this thing. 100 watts of power and a great sounding 12" Celestion speaker. $299.00? Are you kidding me? Do you really need to think about it for that long? Its a steal! Plenty of POWER...Awesome SOUND...Unlimited capabilities...studio quaility recording software....killer price....what more do you need? Go check one out...you'll leave with it

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