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Fender Stage 160 DSP Combo   

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160W power. 2 - 12" Celestion speakers. This combo features Dyna-Touch response plus DSP effects including reverb, delay, chorus, flange, tremolo, an...Click To Read More About This Product

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Fully professional in power and features.

160W power. 2 - 12" Celestion speakers. This combo features Dyna-Touch response plus DSP effects including reverb, delay, chorus, flange, tremolo, and more. Effects management is provided by a 16-position select switch, level knob, time/rate control, reverb type, and reverb level. It also has a mid contour knob. Includes footswitch and casters. 26-1/8"W x 18-1/2"H x 10-5/16"D. 53 lbs.

FEATURES
  • 160W power
  • 2 - 12" Celestion speakers
  • Dyna-Touch circuitry
  • DSP effects including reverb, delay, chorus, flange, tremolo, and more
  • Effects management provided by a 16-position select switch, level knob, time/rate control, reverb type, and reverb level
  • Mid contour knob
  • 26-1/8"W x 18-1/2"H x 10-5/16"D
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by PowerReviews
 
4.4

(based on 34 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better with a little modification

I do not have the DSP model. I have the original Stage160 model that I bought in 2000 I think it was. The thing is a tank and has scars to show it....Read complete review

I do not have the DSP model. I have the original Stage160 model that I bought in 2000 I think it was. The thing is a tank and has scars to show it. Never broken a knob off the panel has an active input and tones of power. Original sounding drive that has its moments there are only 2 complaints about this amp.1. It is either loud or off (anywhere in-between is toneless) 2.The output is HUGE and will kill any half stack running 150 watts or less but this thing has no method of cooling. After jamming for a good half hour it gets hot and thermal distortion can be heard as the output volume decreases. I noticed there are no vents or fans or large heat sinks. Inside are 6 TIP147 transistors capable of 125 watts each if cooled appropriately and since they only need to dissipate around 33watts each they skimped on cooling (3 dollars a transistor). I installed a grill on each end of the transistor row across the back panel and an out blowing AC fan in front of one. No problems now and it's unbelievably loud all the time with no change in sound quality.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Solid Fender Amp

Great Fender clean tone (bright, clear and loud). Overdrive channel just missing a little something. More drive button produces annoying hissing sound. Built-in DSP effects work well but produce a slight volume...Read complete review

Great Fender clean tone (bright, clear and loud). Overdrive channel just missing a little something. More drive button produces annoying hissing sound. Built-in DSP effects work well but produce a slight volume drop. Fender has come as close as I've seen at reproducing the responsiveness/feel of a tube amp with their Dynatouch series amps. Smooth responsive control knobs, a little tweaking goes a long way. 160W of great reliable solid state Fender power. This would make a great blues, country, or jazz amp.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

an amazing ampone of the best i've ever heard and i've played a lot of professional gigs

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good solid state amp with some minor flaws

By Navid Khodadadi

from Ball Ground, GA

This amp has a really solid clean channel (like nearly all fender amps) and the effects can be tweaked to get some pretty solid tones (although they won't replace your pedal board or anything). The distortion on the other hand is quite weak, and lacks any real punch or clarity. And unfortunately, stomp boxes don't do much to help the matter. I've used both a Boss Blues Driver and a Digitech Metal Master on this amp (both are quality pedals) and neither one sounds particularly good on this amp. If you are a player that needs a solid, crunchy tone in your distortion, I would recommend saving up a little extra cash and going with a fender tube. The price tag on this amp right now is tough to beat, though.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I love my 160. the response is awsome and for the price its pretty tough to beat

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Amp Rocks!

By Migueldelamata

from Pembroke Pines, FL

It really does what a Fender is supposed to do. Almost perfect clean, nice reverb, some effects. The drive channel is also great but hardly the best option to play metal.... Whatever, it does sound great for any kind of music but as a Fender is dedicated to the rock-blues family...

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

buy it now

By tacoma

from huntington, wv

I bought this amp about four months ago, and it's the best purchase i've ever made. I play in a contemporary worship band, so of course I don't need a huge sound. this amp is incredibly smooth and has some pretty decent features. the distortion is very warm for a non-tube. I've never had the volume of either channel past 5--the loudness sickening and almost unnecessary. Buy it now!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender Stage 160 DSP: Two Thumbs Up

By Chrizzle_06

from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

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Classic example of an excellent Fender amplifier. It's worth every penny. Extremely versatile; can be used for practically every style of music. My only complaint lies with the quality of the effects provided. Otherwise, this amp lives up to its name, it is fully gig-capable and, overall, it's a wonderful amp.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEN WREN

By benwren

from Columbia, SC

I purchased this amp, and have been very satisfied. The tone is very "Twinish". I play my strat through it with the drive on about 4. This gives me a great tone that cleans up when you roll the volume knob back on your guitar. At this level, kicking the more drive button gives me all the distortion I need.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I was worried at first but I'm definitely happy

By Micahman

from Shreveport, Louisiana

I researched amps of every brand and type for about a year before I bought this because I'm the type of person that doesn't like to spend any more money than I have to. That is why I gave this wonderful piece of equipment a 9 for value because to me it was quite a bit of money. However I am definitely happy with all the effects, the great switchboard, and loads of power.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Solid Fender Amp

By Inneedotubes

from Ohio

Great Fender clean tone (bright, clear and loud). Overdrive channel just missing a little something. More drive button produces annoying hissing sound. Built-in DSP effects work well but produce a slight volume drop. Fender has come as close as I've seen at reproducing the responsiveness/feel of a tube amp with their Dynatouch series amps. Smooth responsive control knobs, a little tweaking goes a long way. 160W of great reliable solid state Fender power. This would make a great blues, country, or jazz amp.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very much satisfied

By Zach-MR6qt

from Germantown, WI

I dunno how someone can honestly give this amp lower than 7 or 8 stars in any of the categories. This amp is just plain a quality amp. I've had mine for about a year now, and I have not any regrets about my purchase. The clean is beautiful, and I personally feel the drive channel is just fine as well. If you really want to be picky about it, then you probably planned on getting a pedal anyways. Power is great as well. Excellent amplifier.

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