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    Modern features, killer tone, and loads of fun at an unbelievable price!

    Aimed at guitarists from beginner to weekend warrior, the Fender Mustang I combo amp contains highly accurate amp modeling, a stellar collection of effects courtesy of an all-new DSP platform, and many hidden capabilities, yet it's easy to use right out of the box! The all-new design is visually striking yet evocative of classic Fender styling.

    The Fender Mustang I has got a loud, lightweight 20W power amp design and a muscular 8" Fender Special Design speaker in its solidly built cabinet, so it sounds as good as it looks. The Mustang I combo comes factory-loaded with 24 presets built from 8 amp models and 24 effects, with tones from vintage Fender to modern metal. The number of amp models can be increased with its USB connection and the included Fender Fuse software, letting you completely reconfigure the amp any way you see fit. The USB connection also serves as a high-quality, low-latency audio output, making it easy to lay down tracks to the included Ableton Live Lite 8 Fender Edition software a breeze. Also included is IK Multimedia's Amplitube Fender LE software.

    The Fender Fuse software opens up a world of possibilities, including on-screen parameter control, deep editing, "hidden" effects, unlimited preset storage, online preset swapping with the Fender FUSE community, and free Fender artist presets.

    Features

    • 20W
    • 8" Fender Special Design speaker
    • All-new authentic amp modeling
    • 8 amp models
    • 24 effects from an all-new DSP platform
    • Speaker-emulated USB output for recording
    • USB connectivity for included Fender FUSE editing software
    • Ableton Live Lite 8 Fender Edition software
    • IK Multimedia Amplitube Fender LE software
    • 1/8" headphone jack (doubles as a speaker-emulated line out)

    Great sound, endless experimentation, and a fun experience for guitarists of all skill levels. Order now!

     

    Mustang I 20W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:

    • 14.5"H x 7.6" deep x 15.5"W
    • 17 lb.
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    FenderMustang I 20W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp
     
    4.6

    (based on 118 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (97)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Excellent sound (21)
    • Easy to use (18)
    • Portable (17)
    • Good power output (15)
    • Warm / comfy (13)

    Cons

    • Difficult to use (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (19)
    • Amateur recording (10)
    • Performances (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Practice amp (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (17), Novice (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Totally AMAZING AMP!!!!!

    It is a MUST Buy all the way from Beginners to the Professional. I guarantee you Will not regret buying this little AMP. It sounds Great with my LTD-M300.
    I being playing...Read complete review

    It is a MUST Buy all the way from Beginners to the Professional. I guarantee you Will not regret buying this little AMP. It sounds Great with my LTD-M300.
    I being playing guitar for almost 11 years so I'm not exactly a beginner. The futures of this AMP are amazing, 24 pre-set FX PLUS the ability to Morph the 24 pre-sets giving you the possibility of over 50 FX. It has a built in USB module which allows you to plug the amp and Record straight to the Computer using the included software called Ableton Live 8 and Fender Fuse. Tottally Amazing.
    The quality of the Fender Mustang is by far one of the best I have owned. The Mustang 1 Comes standard with an 8 "inch" speaker and 20 watts, If that is not enough for you but still want the Mustang futures? Fear not there is also a Mustang 2 and 3 which include more watts for more power and louder sound.The over all sound quality is Great 9/10. The Built in USB, Amazing 10/10. The Built in Sound Effects 9/10. The included software 10/10.All for the Low price you can't beat it.This AMP is far superior than the Fender Frontman R25 not because all the extra futures that the R25 doesn't have but simply on the Sound Quality alone.
    Best Value... I can't stress it enough, Great Quality, Great Sound, Great Software. This AMP feels like it is worth 200+$'s

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Fender Mustang I Amplifier

    I purchased the Fender Mustang I 20W Guitar Combo Amp about 2 weeks ago. The amp plays OK and sounds OK, but for my likes, it has far too many adjustments, knobs,...Read complete review

    I purchased the Fender Mustang I 20W Guitar Combo Amp about 2 weeks ago. The amp plays OK and sounds OK, but for my likes, it has far too many adjustments, knobs, and too much stuff already programmed into the amplifier for my likes. I spend too much of my time fiddling around with the knobs trying to get it to sound right instead of playing the guitar.

    Ordinarily, having a lot of adjustments would be a good thing, but so many of these adjustments affect not just one feature or sound but many features or sounds. This makes it difficult, if not impossible, to make a simple adjustment to the sound. I much prefer the Vox Pathfinder 15R amp which I own. It sounds just as good, or perhaps better than the Mustang I, and it's much simpler to adjust to get the sound that you want. It also costs about the same (a little over $100).

    The Mustang I does have many different sounds already programmed into the amp and it's easy to select one of these sounds. The problem is that I don't like most of the sounds already programmed into the amp. On the few sounds that I do like, they may sound good for one or two songs I'll play, but when I want to play a different song, they don't sound good with that song and it's very difficult to make an easy adjustment to the sound on the amp.

    In short, if you like to spend your time fiddling around with knobs and hearing different sounds instead of playing your guitar, then the Mustang I would be a good choice. OTOH, if you want a good sounding amp that is easy and simple to adjust that doesn't have all this other crap pre-programmed into it, then get the Vox Pathfinder 15R amp. The Vox sounds very good and you can adjust it to the sound you want in a couple of seconds instead of spending all your time messing with knobs trying to get a sound that you like.
    I rated it 6 of 10 on features. For my likes, there are actually too many features, adjustments, knobs, etc on the amp.
    I give it a 9 of 10 on quality. It seems to be well built.
    I give it a 8 of 10 on value.

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    5.0

    Amazing!

    By Ronbo

    from Liverpool, UK.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Efefcts Sound Great
    • Effects Sound Great
    • Fuse Software Works Well
    • Great Fun To Program
    • High-quality Effects
    • Looks Great
    • Louder Than You Think
    • Relatively Lightweight
    • Surprisingly Warm

    Cons

    • A Bit Fiddley At First
    • Don't Let That Bother You
    • Easy Once Learned

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Fender Mustang I 20W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

    I fell in love with this little diamond from the moment I plugged in. It is a truly astonishing piece of kit and apart from a simple-but-neccessary learning curve with the programming, it's a guitarists' compact dream-amp. ;)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    An excellent little amp!

    By Okar

    from OKC, ok

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Mustang I 20W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

        I really wanted a fender tube amp when I was looking into getting an amp to go with my Ibanez hollow body, but the cost was just too much. I looked instead at this amp and the vox valvetronix line. After trying a few different amps I finally settled on the mustang and have been happy ever since. I play mostly blues and jazzy stuff and this amp is great at dialing in those sounds. Spend a few minutes with the manual and set up a few good presets and you can easily switch between tones in seconds. This amp is louder than I expected as well. You won't be disappointed with this amp!

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        GREAT AMP

        By countrylimits

        from Ankeny, IA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Fender Mustang I 20W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

          I got this amp yesterday at my local guitar center and it is great its loud and fairley lighter than i would have expected on the commputer it looks small but in person its pretty good size and i love that you can record and other things on it

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Absolutely Amazing!!!

          By Kyzyl

          from Utah

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful
          • Tons Of Sounds

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Practice Amp

          Comments about Fender Mustang I 20W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

          This amp is amazing! It has tons of presets and effects you can add to those presets. The software opens up a world of possibilities, if you can figure out how to use it.

          Sound quality of this amp is just great. Everyone I talk to says they cannot believe an amp like this would cost around 100 gold.

          I've always been impressed with Fender amps, I promise this will not disappoint! For at home practice or even recording, you cannot go wrong with this amp.

          A+ Fender

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Practice Amp!

          By GoffMan

          from Ridgway, CO

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Amazing Effects
          • Easy To Modify Effects
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful
          • Small But Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practice Amp

            Comments about Fender Mustang I 20W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

            Great little amp, but Fuse software documentation is a little lacking. It requires one to "roll up their sleeves" and really dig into the application to make the best use of it.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love Fender Amps

            By B-rad

            from Indiana

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender Mustang I 20W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                I just started playing guitar, but played bass and used a Fender amp and lovedit. I was very impressed with the amp and the Fuse software is awesome. I was also looking at the Peavey Vypyr amp, but the fender seemed to have more of a rich clean tone I was looking for.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                amazing amp!!!

                By ejones42

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender Mustang I 20W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  this is a great amp all around and i would recommend it to anyone! the only con i found with it, is that it takes a few days or so to figuire out how it all works with creating channels and all that, and without the ability to rename the channels, it will get harder to remember which custom channel is which, but thats hardly a problem! this amp is amazing and its a steal for how much you pay for it! and the fender fuse technology is also amazing and helpful as well so i would definately recommend this to all

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Not the greatest

                  By Houstonmiler121

                  from Belton texas

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                  • No Options
                  • Pre Sets

                  Best Uses

                  • Practice

                  Comments about Fender Mustang I 20W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  It's a decent amp but there are very few settings that sound good and you can't Chang them from the presets to much.the clean sounds are terrible all of it has some kind of distortion. The metal and American 90s aren't bad but other than that I pretty much hate this amp. I would recommend for a cheap first amp

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Practice Amp

                  By Old picker-still playing

                  from Wisconsin

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound

                  Cons

                  • Fuse Setup A Hassle

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Practice
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Fender Mustang I 20W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  I was lookng for a small versatile amp to use at a beach place. I've been playing for 50 years and have a number of good tube amps and guitars. I just wanted something I could noodle around with in the living room.

                  This amp fits the bill perfectly. Small, nice fit'n'finish and design. This thing really sounds good to me. Pretty warm for a cheap circuit board amp, with nice bottom from the closed back speaker. Nice range of cleans and overdrives. The effects tend to be a little too strong but can be controlled using Fuse software.

                  I'm pretty computer savvy but found FUSE a hassle to download, set up, and use. Once you get it going, it does provide a wide range of some pretty good settings... e.g., I like the SRV "Lenny" clean.

                  Bottom line is this thing is a unbelievable deal. An amp at this price with this kind of appearance and range of sounds ?!?!?! Also have a Roland Microcube and like it, but you can't get the depth out of that little speaker... the Mustang is much fuller sounding and versatile... Amazing!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice and loud

                  By Kedma

                  from New York

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Fender Mustang I 20W 1x8 Guitar Combo Amp:

                    This amp is well made and organize. It has multi sounds options with a loud sound. I really love it!!!

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