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Fender '57 Mini Twin Amp   

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The Mini '57 Twin is a super-cool little jammer with a realistic vintage visual vibe. The genuine tweed-covered wood cab contains built-in distortion...Read More

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A classic Lilliputian powerhouse perfect for the office or game room!

The Mini '57 Twin is a super-cool little jammer with a realistic vintage visual vibe. The genuine tweed-covered wood cab contains built-in distortion; power, volume, and tone controls; plus one serious watt of power and 2 - 2" speakers. A 9V power adapter jack can be used in place of the 9V battery. Plug into the 1/4" headphone jack to get genuinely cool tone for practicing or even use it as a line out to a power amp or recording gear.

NOTE: Fender headstock not included - requires purchase of Fender Telecaster.

FEATURES
  • Super-realistic look
  • One watt
  • 2 - 2" speakers
  • Tweed-covered wood cab
  • Built-in distortion
  • Power, volume, and tone controls
  • 9V power adapter jack

The Fender '57 Twin Mini Amp: '50s tweed for your desktop with huge tone (OK maybe not "huge"). It rules! Order now.

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Fender'57 Mini Twin Amp
 
4.3

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (13)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Excellent sound (7)
  • Warm / comfy (7)

Cons

  • Limited functions (3)
  • Poor sound quality (3)
  • Weak (3)

Best Uses

  • Practice (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fender 57 Mini Twin Amp

I been using this amp for a month. The best part is, I am playing more! I am taking this thing everywhere! I read the reviews here first, and decided to go...Read complete review

I been using this amp for a month. The best part is, I am playing more! I am taking this thing everywhere! I read the reviews here first, and decided to go ahead and and get the Fender Mini Twin. The tone from the really small speakers is usable. As others have stated, not a lot of volume on clean tone, however, just cracking open the overdrive, boost the volume, and sounds good and pretty clean to me. I found the 9V battery is fairly short lived, maybe 6 hours before the sound degrades badly through the speakers. With headphones, the sound is very good, and seems to have longer battery time. Headphones have plenty of volume, very good tone adjustment, much better then the speakers put out, cant expect much from 2-2" speakers. I would suggest obtaining an AC adapter to use when possible. I like to use this little amp when working on vocals, has the right volume for that, and not bothering others in the house. I took the time to write this, because I think its a useful tool, and, well, a pretty neat toy.

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Awesome little amp for the price

This is a cute amp that serves its purpose as a cute amp. On low volume and drive this thing is sounds clear, with a nice mellow overdrive. but anything louder than 2...Read complete review

This is a cute amp that serves its purpose as a cute amp. On low volume and drive this thing is sounds clear, with a nice mellow overdrive. but anything louder than 2 on gain and its just too much for the speakers. It also could be that the hot HB on my blacktop Tele that's pushing this thing too hard. I got this as a decoration piece more than a functional piece of equipment. all in all, its a nice addition and great if i just want to jam on low volume.

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5.0

Great little Amp

By Pastor Gary

from Buffalo, NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender '57 Mini Twin Amp:

      nice little amp, good sound

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great

      By jeana

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fender '57 Mini Twin Amp:

      Loud and clean or dirty

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Solid State 1W 2x2

      By Duane Kramer

      from The West

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender '57 Mini Twin Amp:

          What were the "sounds horrible" negative reviewers expecting for this price? This thing sounds exactly like what it is: a battery powered, one watt solid-state Fender amplifier with two 2" speakers. That said, it works great. Sure, the distortion itself is little more than bad fuzz, but, if you turn the 'tone' knob all the way down, it cuts the harshness and this thing almost sounds like an amp! And it gets louder than you expect! Quiet clean sounds with the master volume all the way up, and distortion on 0, are certainly decent for what it is, and rather enjoyable. But there's no headroom, so turn your guitar's volume down a bit to stay clean. And don't bother trying to dial in "light" distortion; any light breakup mixed with clean tone just sounds like harsh clipping. Full distortion is basically fuzz, but like I said, with the 'tone' on zero it's a halfway decent, smooth-ish fuzz! Fun, cheap, good for display, and a real leather carrying handle on real tweed cab! Nice!

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          4.0

          Very cool little amp

          By Mountain Man

          from Vermont

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender '57 Mini Twin Amp:

              Love the look of this little guy. Sound is just OK, but wasn't expecting much from a tiny 1W amp that runs off a 9-volt. I also have a Marshall Micro, and think this sounds slightly better. Build quality impressive for such a small and cheap amp. Bottom line: Won't make you sell off your other amps, but it's cool and fun.

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              4.0

              It's a good one if you have tweed Blues Jr.

              By Emre

              from undisclosed

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clean Tone
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable

              Cons

              • Distortion
              • Weak

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender '57 Mini Twin Amp:

              You can feel Fender sound in clean tones.
              Distortion is not good.

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              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Not DIY repair

              By 2-tone AC15

              from IL

              About Me Experienced

              Comments about Fender '57 Mini Twin Amp:

              If you receive one of these and there is a rattle, do not attempt to repair yourself. This is an "assemble as you build" unit; it cannot be repaired (as many of the other mini's can be). The speakers are held in place by small screws that easily strip out, and will not survive USPS. Very disappointing, as it is such a cool looking amp otherwise.

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              4.0

              look's great and get's loud!

              By Spotman

              from Fresno, Ca.

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording

                Comments about Fender '57 Mini Twin Amp:

                bought as practice amp for grandson, loud enough but not too, and looks like my old amp. We both love it.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                stay away

                By proptor hoc

                from new riegel, ohio

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Sound Quality
                  • Weak

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fender '57 Mini Twin Amp:

                    I called to purchase a Roland battery operated Cube. The operator at Musicians Friend talked me into this amp instead. Shame on me for not researching this unit more thoroughly. Volume is almost nonexistent with distortion turned to 0. I don't want any distortion, so this amp is not for me. Also, there is still some distortion with 'drive' turned down all the way. Lousy sound. Lousy volume. I now own the Roland that I had originally wanted to purchase.

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                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Save your money

                    By el Diablo

                    from Dallas, TX

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Portable

                    Cons

                    • Poor Sound Quality
                    • Weak

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fender '57 Mini Twin Amp:

                      This is simply little more than a toy that has a cool look about it. Save your money and move up to something tolerable.

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Complete junk!!!!

                      By Loumontenero

                      from West palm beach fl

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Fender '57 Mini Twin Amp:

                      Came broken three times enough said

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