The Mustang V 412 Cabinet pumps serious stereo power and performance from its four 12" Celestion Rocket 50 speakers. It's all housed in a rugged, durable enclosure with sturdy center baffle bracing an... Click To Read More About This Product
The Mustang V 412 Cabinet pumps serious stereo power and performance from its four 12" Celestion Rocket 50 speakers. It's all housed in a rugged, durable enclosure with sturdy center baffle bracing and a striking visual design with sleek and modern Fender styling.
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paired with the Mustang head this is a great setup. It sounds great, the stereo is clean and tight. The build quality seems good, the casters of typical Fender quality, and it isnt that heavy. BUT.... There is no locking caster, it would be nice to have at least one that locks. I HATE the fact there are no metal corners on the head, or this cabinet, I immediately went out and bought some radius corners at my local music shop and installed them on the cab and head. I did not like how the head would "shimmy" around on top of the cab after being played a while. I put 1" feet cups in the cabinet top to locate the head--no more problems... I LOVE the old Fender "piggyback" style amps, so I installed 19" tilt back legs on the cabinet, and a piggyback kit (brackets, thumb screws, threaded bushings) to "lock" the head down to the cabinet when tilting. It sounds 1000 times better tilted, and looks awesome. I wanted to change the grill cloth but upon talking the back off the cab and back off the head I noticed something.. The baffle is glued in, NOT screwed in-same on the head for the grill baffle. This means if the grill cloth gets damaged, you have to use a chisel split the baffle from the cab. This could be difficult to say the least, being that this cab is made out of MDF. The speakers are fine for me. I have a bunch of vintage amps and have a pretty good ear. I can tell a difference between these and a good, even mediocre vintage speaker, but I play mostly the Twin with the reverb all the way up and stereo tape delay, so that hides the speakers lack of sparkle some talk about--I think it sounds great personally. You could always swap in some celestion speakers. For the price point its great, but with a few tweaks and frankly some of them fender should have done, it's a great setup and sounds right to me--just bear in mind that all of the cons I mentioned is why it's that price . It's never going to sound as good as a solid pine Bandmaster cab, or my Traynor 6-10--it sounds like a modern, Fender-and that is not a bad thing by any means.
I recently went down to a Guitar Center about an hour and a half away and picked up the Fender Mustang V half stack. I went there knowing I wanted a half stack with a 4x12 cab at a reasonable price, but I needed more of a selection of amps that the guitar store I live by just wasn't giving me. I tried out quite a bit of half stacks from Dean to egnator's but at soon as I hooked up my 1967 Gibson SG standard to it, I knew I had to have this bad boy. It is actually a great replacement to my old 12" Marshall because it wasn't giving my gibson the full potential it truly deserves!!
This has been a great cab for me, paired up with the v-head, wonderful
Even though its not as loud as id want it to be, This Fender stack brings so much to the table. Clear tone with no fuzz or buzz no matter how loud you crank it. I also love how I can program 100 different effects or tones into this amp from my computer, and everyone of them are perfect. This is a must have amp at a crazy low price. I recommend for beginner... or Pro. Truly breathe taking :) Youd be sorry to buy any other solid state within this price range.
This review is on the V412 cab only. This V412 cab has 4-12 Celestion Rocket 50 speakers. The Mustang IV Combo has 2-12 Celestion G12P-80 speakers. I had been trying out the Mustang IV Combo yesterday at my local GC and feeling pretty good about it. I noticed they had the "V" head in stock with its V412 cab. I also noticed the price on the V412 cab alone and immediately got worried. I thought; How can a cab with 4 12 Celestion speakers cost that little? I may have come up with my own answer�ۡ��_ The staff at Guitar center always rocks and they hooked up the V for me and after I played the first few notes I had to look at the cabling to see if it seemed proper. It did. There is a MAJOR difference in tone between the V412's Rocket 50 speakers and the G12P-80's in the Combo IV. The V 412's Rocket 50's were kinda shrill with no body. I was feeling no bass, thump or low end response and barely any mid-range. The overdrives I was hearing had more of a buzz-saw thing going on. The cleans I got were also lifeless with very little response on the bottom end. I only went with the presets, which are the same on both amps. I did not attempt to tweak the V into getting what I was getting from the IV. The difference was so jarring to me to begin with that I did not bother. If you want the V and its V412, please go into it with this knowledge so you can do your own tweaking. Also, Maybe see if the staff will let you hook it up to another speaker cab. Maybe something with a better-known set of Celestions or Eminence. My budget wouldn�ۡ���t let me consider this so again, I did not bother. If I owned a 4x12 with good speakers I would have bought the V head (knowing it�ۡ���s the same hardware as the Mustang IV) but budget and tone quality told me to get the Mustang IV Combo. I will review the IV in a few days after putting a few more hours on it. Happy Hunting to you.
I own the Mustang I and now the Mustang V head and cabinet. I have also used the Mustang II and III. This is the best deal on the market right now. The speakers are extremely strong and can seriously scream with the Mustang V head. The whole stack is a good size and looks nice in my music room. Sitting down with my daughter who is playing the Mustang I amp, I can clearly hear every note from the Cabinet and it is not over-powering. In fact it sounds waaaay better. I do suggest going with two speaker cables with the cabinet and head so you get the stereo effect instead of just mono. Fender really out did themselves with this package at this price point. I can hook the head up to my computer and listen to my favorite music and play along if I like all at the same time. Only warning I can give about this product is that the sound can get EXTREMELY loud, but it stays nice and clear.
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