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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 Mustang V head is a 150W amp that sounds great and pumps serious power and performance. 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. It's great for the big gigs, and the 1/8" headphone jack doubles as speaker-emulated line out.

Further, connect the Mustang V head 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.

Mustang V's included four-button footswitch controls quick access, preset/bank select, effects on/off and tuner (optional programmable two-button footswitch also available).

Mustang V 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

  • 150W (2x75W stereo)
  • One channel with 100 presets
  • 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
  • Stereo 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 4-button footswitch
  • Includes Fender Fuse software for on-screen parameter control, deep editing, unlimited preset storage, online patch swapping, and easy firmware upgrades
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite Fender Edition and AmpliTube Fender LE Edition software
SPECIFICATIONS
  • 10-1/2"H x 26-1/2"W x 10-1/4"D
  • 27 lb.
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FenderMustang V HD 150W Guitar Amp Head
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing price, excellent unit.

Straight away I will say I am a HUGE Fender fan, I will also add I am a strict and I mean STRICT tube person. Having said that over the years, I have...Read complete review

Straight away I will say I am a HUGE Fender fan, I will also add I am a strict and I mean STRICT tube person. Having said that over the years, I have tried every new solid state amp that "emulates" tubes, and frankly the ALL fail. What sets the Mustang apart is two major things, for one the price is amazing! And second, it really does sound fantastic! It emulates the old amps very well, and the 63 and 65 spring reverb on this amp sound great! Someone with well trained ears who has played vintage amps before can tell a difference, but overall it is a well made easy to use head that comes with a decent 4 button switch. The modeling aspects are good and you can dial in great tones. I do not have the Mustang cabinet, but play it through a early 60's Traynor 6-10 cabinet, and it sounds great. I think I may be a bit under powered though. It says 150 watts, but I am not so sure about that. I bought this because it is solid state, it is light weight, maybe 8 pounds, unlike my tube heads that can be almost or over 80lbs! It is cool looking sounds great and works well. Being a huge Smiths fan I love the two Johnny Marr tones, and the Deluxe and Twin amp tones are great. You can do alot with this head for the money. Get better cables for the speaker cabinet-the ones that come with the head are ok. My only complaint is that it did NOT have metal corners, actually it had NO corners at all!! I immediately went out and bought some chrome corners, and stainless wood screws and put some on, not only does it look better, possibly slightly more "vintage" to match my vintage gear but it will not get torn apart loading and unloading out of the car.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Changing 1st Review

This update to my prior review is not a reflection on GC, as these are new amps and I am sure that most people dont know about this yet. This is still a good...Read complete review

This update to my prior review is not a reflection on GC, as these are new amps and I am sure that most people dont know about this yet. This is still a good amp, not withstanding. I really like the Fender Mustang line of Amps. However, this weekend I finally was able to crank my Mustang V up to 5 (it is loud!!). On the clean channels I found a rumbling issue. It sounded like the sound was clean and then at the end it would distort, like someone else was playing on a higher gain channel after me. After tweaking with the gain, volume, treble, bass, reverb and mid I was able to tone the problem down a lot, but it wouldn't go away completely. I have a Schecter C-1 and I found that using the humbucking pups made it worse, and by coil tapping to single pups, it was much better. I looked on the Fender Support/Chat boards, and found that this seems to be an issue with all Mustang Amps. Some people really like the sound, however I don't, since I like to play a lot of clean tunes with my daughter as she is just learning to play guitar. Her Mustang 1 also does the same thing at higher volumes, but I was able to clean it up better than the V. The Distorted channels are great and clear, but there is no "clean" channel on this Amp. From what I read, this is more than likely a hardware issue, so it won't be changing any time soon. Good Luck!!!

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(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A True Beast!

By Greg Branum

from Houston Texas

Comments about Fender Mustang V HD 150W Guitar Amp Head:

Just brought home the Mustang V Head and it delivers big. I really thought I wanted the Crate half stack, but could not be happier with the Mustang V Head and 412 half stack. It has clear punch on the clean channels and scorching distortion when needed. Loud as hell at mid volume with super clean tone regardless what effect your playing. I can't wait to start modifying some pre-sets and doing some recording. It looks like a real value and I'm stoked! 4 position foot switch and tuner all work great and it's a great piece of equipment for the money. It won't be on stage much, but looks terrific and sounds even better. Eat your heart out!

(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mustang V Head

By Nate

from Gilbert, AZ

Comments about Fender Mustang V HD 150W Guitar Amp Head:

I have the Mustang I and now the Mustang V head and stack. I have also used the Mustang II and III. This is by far the biggest bang for your buck. With 100 programmable channels, unlimited options for effects, and a huge library of Fender Amps, it can't be beat. For a 150W Head this thing throws out some massive sound, but is extremely clear. The clean channels are smooth and easy listening, and the distorted channels are hard and crunchy. I found the Fuse Software to be pretty easy to get along with so you can make unlimited changes to the amp and get each channel the exact way you want it. If you are in the market for a newe amp, you owe it to yourself to look at the new Mustang Series of Amps, especially the Big Mustang V.

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Amazing price, excellent unit.

By Phil Russo

from NJ

Comments about Fender Mustang V HD 150W Guitar Amp Head:

Straight away I will say I am a HUGE Fender fan, I will also add I am a strict and I mean STRICT tube person. Having said that over the years, I have tried every new solid state amp that "emulates" tubes, and frankly the ALL fail. What sets the Mustang apart is two major things, for one the price is amazing! And second, it really does sound fantastic! It emulates the old amps very well, and the 63 and 65 spring reverb on this amp sound great! Someone with well trained ears who has played vintage amps before can tell a difference, but overall it is a well made easy to use head that comes with a decent 4 button switch. The modeling aspects are good and you can dial in great tones. I do not have the Mustang cabinet, but play it through a early 60's Traynor 6-10 cabinet, and it sounds great. I think I may be a bit under powered though. It says 150 watts, but I am not so sure about that. I bought this because it is solid state, it is light weight, maybe 8 pounds, unlike my tube heads that can be almost or over 80lbs! It is cool looking sounds great and works well. Being a huge Smiths fan I love the two Johnny Marr tones, and the Deluxe and Twin amp tones are great. You can do alot with this head for the money. Get better cables for the speaker cabinet-the ones that come with the head are ok. My only complaint is that it did NOT have metal corners, actually it had NO corners at all!! I immediately went out and bought some chrome corners, and stainless wood screws and put some on, not only does it look better, possibly slightly more "vintage" to match my vintage gear but it will not get torn apart loading and unloading out of the car.

(12 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Changing 1st Review

By Nate

from Gilbert, AZ

Comments about Fender Mustang V HD 150W Guitar Amp Head:

This update to my prior review is not a reflection on GC, as these are new amps and I am sure that most people dont know about this yet. This is still a good amp, not withstanding. I really like the Fender Mustang line of Amps. However, this weekend I finally was able to crank my Mustang V up to 5 (it is loud!!). On the clean channels I found a rumbling issue. It sounded like the sound was clean and then at the end it would distort, like someone else was playing on a higher gain channel after me. After tweaking with the gain, volume, treble, bass, reverb and mid I was able to tone the problem down a lot, but it wouldn't go away completely. I have a Schecter C-1 and I found that using the humbucking pups made it worse, and by coil tapping to single pups, it was much better. I looked on the Fender Support/Chat boards, and found that this seems to be an issue with all Mustang Amps. Some people really like the sound, however I don't, since I like to play a lot of clean tunes with my daughter as she is just learning to play guitar. Her Mustang 1 also does the same thing at higher volumes, but I was able to clean it up better than the V. The Distorted channels are great and clear, but there is no "clean" channel on this Amp. From what I read, this is more than likely a hardware issue, so it won't be changing any time soon. Good Luck!!!

(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender finally got it right, Price Point, Features and Power.

By Shadow! Nightwing

from Portland, OR.

Comments about Fender Mustang V HD 150W Guitar Amp Head:

I saw the Mustang V head / cab at GC and loved the way it looked. The new tolex was a great change and the slight 'V' shape at the top was a hint of its name. One of the things I liked the most about it are the VINTAGE KNOBS! They look just like the amps they're modeled after. And to edit the 100 presets is a breeze. But more on that later. If anyone thinks 150watts solid state isn't loud, you need to put your head in front of my amp when the master is on 3. That's enough to shake the windows and nearly put you to deaf, be it Fender Twin clean or Super-Sonic burn shred. Don't doubt this amp for volume. 75watts per side stereo will knock you down when you hook it up with a good 4x12 stereo cab. GC only had the floor model of this amp so I bought that and am waiting for one in a box. I didn't even bother getting the manual or USB cable. It has knobs. How hard could editing be? And I was totally right. You really DON'T NEED THE MANUAL to figure this thing out. Just a little tinkering and you're an editing master in no time! Thanks Fender for making that simple. (vetta sure needs help) The buttons under the display panel will turn off or on the effect. Press the big dial knob and you get the amp knob settings. Press the amp button and you get 2 pages of amp setting where you can truly tweak and get some great sounds from what's already great. I like to take the stock preset and tweak it to my liking. Fender makes that so very easy. And what's cool is on the 'amp' page 2 it has a 'sag' control to emulate tube amp sag as well as tube bias. Talk about cutting edge new! I love having massive sag for the meaty tone it adds. 100 presets, nice clean examples, nice metal and hard rock examples plus some surprise presets from songs and bands of the 70's (robin trower) and 80's (white snake). Some presets are quite 'out there' as examples of how many effects you can combine and still get a useful sound. Of course we all have our preferences. Some like country clean, some heavy metal, some hard rock. 100 presets should have something for everybody. Plus, presets 90-99 are the clean amp settings. A good place to start with for YOUR sound creation. You can also hook it up to your computer for deep editing, but I've not gone into that area just yet. The Mustang V has stereo effects loops, single channel input and stereo speaker outs, so you'll need to flick that stereo switch on your cab that you've been using mono all these years. Time to put that to good use. Plus it has the 4 button and 2 button foot switch inputs. 4 button footswitch included. Thank you again Fender for including that footswitch which makes playing live all that much better. And did I mention how heavy it is? It's the size and shape of a traditional amp head yet it's easy to pick up with one hand. It's built tough with metal corners yet it's not like trying to lift an honest to gosh '65 Twin which weighs in at about 90lbs. Another reason to love this amp. Last but not least, I'm a real cheap skate when it comes to shelling out money for gear. I'll but used before I'll buy new, but the Mustang V head was the perfect price point. You can't beat all the featers and sounds for $299. There's nothing out there that can touch this. 150watts stereo guitar amp for $299? That's where the Fender guys really nailed it for us working and cheap skate guitarists. $299 isn't even a good used guitar price. But a BRAND NEW amp head with all the great Fender clean sounds as well as good crunch, metal and rock sounds, all in one package? It just can't be beat. And since I like amp heads over combo's, I truly saved a bundle on this baby. $299 blows everything else away because nothing even comes close to this in price point, features, power and all the great sounds. Like I said, Fender got the amp sounds right, the tactile editing KNOBS right, the power output right and the price point right. And if you play your cards right, use one of the GC coupons to get it for even less than $299. With all this going for it, this amp will be back ordered for many months. I only hope Fender is keeping up with the demand because I bought the ONLY ONE OF THESE at GC in my city. Every other guitarist will have to wait 2-3 weeks until another one comes in to even test drive it. Me, I'm going to crank this Mustang V up to 4 on the master and put in ear plugs!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

rock solid amp

By bob devlin

from dayville, ct

Comments about Fender Mustang V HD 150W Guitar Amp Head:

bought the fender mustang v half stack.i have a 1971 fender twin reverb 100watt combo.so the bar was set pretty high.i was completely amazed by how true the sound of the vintage amps are.this is a true power house.i use the 57 deluxe feature.it sounds like a three thousand dollar combo amp.even has a little hum like a over driven tube amp.there are a ton of pedal effects.this is by far the best amp ive owned.the price is right and it has everything even a pro guitarist could need.i dont use my old pedals with this.great job fender!!!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

not for live hard rock

By Mike Kirkhart

from glendale, ca

Comments about Fender Mustang V HD 150W Guitar Amp Head:

I've had a fender(tube) bassman for years which has always given me great tones so i thought i'd try the mustang. I tried solid state this time because i was tired of replacing tubes and it received good reviews. The amp is easy to use and looks cool and in my bedroom it was plenty loud. I'm not a big fan of the footswitch, the knobs are small and close together and my size 10 feet kept hitting the wrong buttons. But the disappointment came when i played it with the hard rock band I'm in. We play everything from hendrix to metallica and this amp's sound starting going in and out when turned up loud sounding very muddy, especially on the distortion channels. Also, the presets don't flow nicely together, i would be on a clean preset and then switch to distortion and the volume would be off. I think it's a good amp for at home but it's not going to handle a live band especially hard rock. Anyways, I'm going to return it and upgrade to tubes again. The price seemed too good to be true and now I know why.

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

returning this amp.

By Derek Gary

from Des Moines, Washington

Comments about Fender Mustang V HD 150W Guitar Amp Head:

Maybe its just the style of music I play, which is mostly metal and hardcore. But this amp is very bland. A lot of the presets sound the same and a lot of them are dull and lack luster. and for some reason this amp ruins pinch harmonic tone. I couldn't even play this amp for 20 minutes before I hated it. if you play NOTHING but clean tones, it will do just fine, but once you add any gain or distortion it starts to suck.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME!!

By Colton Osborne

from Clarion, PA

Comments about Fender Mustang V HD 150W Guitar Amp Head:

I just got this amp about four months ago and love everything it has to offer. If you're looking for a rig that will play at any volume beautifully while having just about any tone, this is your amp! The presets in the on-board computer offer such unique tones but can be adjusted to meet any standard. Everything is quick access and easy to modify. The members of my band are highly jealous and we all believe Fender hit this new model on the head.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

super

By BRIAN MACDONALD

from las vegas nevada

Comments about Fender Mustang V HD 150W Guitar Amp Head:

The Mustang V 412 4x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet is great nice midrange, super bottom end, paired the the V head, I am very pleased, this will be my last half stack.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweetness!!!!!

By ERIC BURGESS

from Michigan

Comments about Fender Mustang V HD 150W Guitar Amp Head:

As a Line6 abuser for the last several years I was always looking for a new amp that didn't have that super processed sound that Line6 gets when you turn it up. I have found that great sounding modeling amp right here. The different amps sound amazing, especially the Fender ones. Also purchasing the 2 button pedal opens up even more you can do with this amp. All in all this amp is the best sounding modeling amp I have played and I would suggest it to anyone who wants to have 99 different amps at their feet.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Whoa!

By Kenneth Johns

from Arcanum, Ohio

Comments about Fender Mustang V HD 150W Guitar Amp Head:

Might be the best Amp I've Ever had, Nice, Clean, Crisp. Features are Exceptional and easy to use. As nice as my Marshall Stack, perhaps better. Along with the RP350 Effects,and the 412 Fender Speaker Cab, it seems to increase the whole experience to a Mind Blowing Adventure!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

OOOOOPS

By donald hockensmith

from Olathe Ks

Comments about Fender Mustang V HD 150W Guitar Amp Head:

Well I am a little shocked... I have been using a Vox 120advtx for several years now..I have a myriad of cabinets mostly with Neodog speakers. I hooked this Head up to four, four twelve cabinets and it about took my head off. I know its not made to run like this but it did. As a matter of fact it does it real well. Twice the sound of my Vox and I am shocked really. This price and still performs. The only thing you need to do is put some corners on it. I did and I am happy!! Thanks Fender

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Price Great Effects, All Fender Quality

By JAMES PASINI

from Knoxville, TN

Comments about Fender Mustang V HD 150W Guitar Amp Head:

I had an old 412 cab that I needed a new head for, I looked around and found the Mustang V.2. I fell in love. It has all of the classic Fender amp sounds pre programmed in it, USB interface, and rocks with the Fender Fuse software. Direct amp to computer recording, and dozens of downloadable and customizable presets. This is a great buy for the price.

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Surprisingly disappointed

By Marie Delmont

from Orlando Florida

Comments about Fender Mustang V HD 150W Guitar Amp Head:

I've kinda been in the amp buying mode for a few weeks off and on. Reviewing and studying specs etc. so many rev reviews about the new Fender Mustang. I was in the market for a 4 as the 3 was just to small. So 150watts 2 twelves. Just for kick I tried the 5. It's the head with 150 watts and 4 12's.. On my short list of amps was also the fender hotrod deluxe. I set them side by side and... NO COMPARISON! In my educated opinion the mustangs are not even capable to keep up with drums much less gig. As for the mustangs supposed claim to fame, it's modeling, skip it, Not a good product in my assessment. No power and no sound. But it does one thing good; it looks cool in the demo videos.

 
5.0

Mustang V

By david dennis

from Eaton Rapids, MI

Comments about Fender Mustang V HD 150W Guitar Amp Head:

This is a great amp. I have it hooked up to a full Marshall stack (8 x 12") and I have yet to get it louder than 4 because I don't want to give my wife an excuse to get new windows! The person who said it didn't get loud enough needs to not use a 2x12 cabinet. This amp is for a minimum of a half stack (4x12). As far as it becoming muddy at full volume, again, all sound reinforcement relies on speakers first. Though I haven't tried it yet but I expect any muddiness is due to speakers, not the amp. I'm an electrical-electronics engineer. I can put a funky yard sale amplifier on my Klipsh speakers and it sounds good. Solid state amp are not very forgiving but they sound mostly the same soft to loud. THD can go up so noise can be a problem. It normally comes as 60 cycle hum and the cosmic background birth hiss. Sometimes it comes from a noisy preamp section, normally heard as high frequency hiss. I can detect none of this when using good cables kept away from power cables. Listen, this amplifier is great fun, it's modeling is good enough that I'm selling most of my large pedal collection. Using the Fuse software you can tweak to your hearts delight and exceeds my pedals capability. You can set your presets in groups to they can match any set you're playing. If you have big feet then pull out the guts of the 4 button and mount it in a project box that fits your feet, don't blame Fender! There are problems like knobs on top of a full stack, instead of in front and labels that show the left channel on the right and vice versa. And there are no corner guards! Not even cheap plastic ones! Small price to pay for this very reasonably priced amp. If you want tube amp sound then get a tube amp. But tube amps are a pain in the butt. All the tube sound generally comes from the preamp, the equalization and compression but it can not be duplicated with anything except a tube amp. So don't even try! This amp comes as close as is possible though you might try a small tube preamp with high gain up front and attenuation in the output. Again, this is the best bang for the buck out there. Period. It kind of irks me when people drag down ratings due to big feet, not using sufficient speaker systems and because it's not a tube amp! Additionally expecting the amp to "read your mind" and not learning how to use it's functionality. It works as advertised and better.

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