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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / Mustang III clean for chords

lawman5297

Indiana

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Mar 26th, 2012 10:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just bought a III and have been playing with it. So far I have been able to get the sounds I need for most of what I do except a good clean to play rhythm with. I play in a praise band for my church and play mostly rhythm but do have a few "electric guitar" parts and some solos. I have a BDRI and a AM STD Strat that I have been using along with a Boss ME70. I would appreciate suggestions for a good full sounding warm not too bright setting if anyone has played with it. Thanks!

stinger22

USA

Mar 26th, 2012 07:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

65 Deluxe, turn gain down volume up, turn sag counterclockwise.

lawman5297

Indiana

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Mar 27th, 2012 03:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Stinger! That was easy nuff. I'm close. Works with theS trat pretty good and the Tele if I turn the treble down a bunch on the Tele.

telegib

Canada

Mar 28th, 2012 03:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The 65 Twin patch works great for rhythm too. Just set the treble lower on the patch and adjust the bass control to match your rhythm style.

lawman5297

Indiana

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Mar 28th, 2012 07:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Stinger and telegib, Have you had any problems with hum? (not the fizz issue that has beed discussed at length). I have tried my III in every room in the house and even on clean settings, gate at max and gain down I get hum even with my Les Paul. This does not occur without a guitar plugged in. I have tried cables and even a direct box to lift the ground. I can move around and find a place where the hum is reduced but it is not pratical for performance. Take it back? I played the one in the store with a tele setting right in front of it and did not get a hum. Thanks!

telegib

Canada

Mar 28th, 2012 05:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No I have had no problems at all with hum with my Mustang III.

(This message was last edited by telegib at 05:42 PM, Mar 28th, 2012)

jbryan

Minneapolis

Mar 29th, 2012 08:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Use Patch 93- Twin Reverb. Add a tad more verb. It's a clean as it gets lawman! It sounds like the real deal!

The only hum I get is when I have the guitar on it's Strat Single coil- typical 60 cycle hum all amps get including my Peavey Classic 30. Using the humbucker it's dead quiet.

willie
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Walton County, GA.

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Mar 30th, 2012 07:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use 83 pretty much out of the box....

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6 Cylinder Slim

New England

Shoes for Industry
Mar 30th, 2012 08:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I turned number 00 into a Twin Reverb patch because it's my main clean tone. Really nice for chord work with the neck pup on my strat. No problems with noise on my MIII. I like this amp.

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KDakaWalt
Mar 30th, 2012 11:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just got the 4 button pedal. Loving it

telegib

Canada

Mar 31st, 2012 09:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah the 4 button switch is great.

6 Cylinder Slim

New England

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Mar 31st, 2012 12:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

OK, I'm curious. What's the 4 button switch do?

telegib

Canada

Apr 1st, 2012 08:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

With the 4 buttton switch you have the versatility of using your favorite patch and being able to independantly turn on/off the effects that you have stored for that patch whether it be overdrive, delay, chorus. It is like having a pedal board only much more compact because all the effects are in the amp instaed of on the floor.

You can also access the amp's tuner and the tuner display is in the footswitch so you won't have to look at the amp to tune. Of course you can toggle through the patches as you would with the 2 button switch. You can also add the 2 and 4 button switch to the amp for even more versatility. I haven't used that yet because I have what I need with the 4 button switch.

The 4 button switch is really a good investment with the MIII.

(This message was last edited by telegib at 08:28 AM, Apr 1st, 2012)

lawman5297

Indiana

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Apr 1st, 2012 03:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Anyone using the EXP-1 expression pedal with this thing? BTW I did have a bad amp. Took it back to GC and the new one works like a champ! Even better with the firmware upgrade. Have not gotten it all figured out yet but plan on it being in church for easter. Thanks for the tips on clean for chords.

stinger22

USA

Apr 2nd, 2012 02:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Have had the EXP-1 on order since January and they keep moving the date back.
Using the 4 button with the 2 button is really great. I don't switch patches mid song so I keep the 4 button back near the amp and just use it between songs to select which of my three patches I want to use and check tuning. That's all I need in a blues band. I keep the 2 button up front with the left button controlling the stompbox for either overdrive or boost with the compression pedal and the other for mod usually a tremelo. Works great!

6 Cylinder Slim

New England

Shoes for Industry
Apr 3rd, 2012 05:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Looks like that 4 button switch is necessary for me if I want to use my MIII for live shows. Even though I'm like stinger and never switch sounds during a song. I'd have tip back legs installed which would make seeing the LED screen difficult and that rotatory selector can be a bit dicey. I would have preferred that the tone controls worked with the power amp, like the master volume instead of through the computer. I have no need to save tone settings and the preset bypass tone controls on the panel just plain don't work as well as the tone controls on my regular amps.

lawman5297

Indiana

Old farts rock to!
Apr 3rd, 2012 09:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I guess the EXP-1 they say now August? I do switch during a song but I have been working on this at home and have found it to be easier than my ME-70. I normally dont use any more than 3 effects on a given Sunday and I like the 4 button: its just easier to remember.

fredocaster

USA

Apr 20th, 2012 07:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

On the warm clean sound question -
I use the 57 deluxe patch and set the gain low enough for a clean sound. Tweak the tones to taste. For me that patch gives the warmest, fullest clean on the amp. You might try changing cabs for an even bigger sound. For full disclosure, I have a real 57RI and it is my favorite amp.

On the hum question -
The way you described it, it seems to me like it is 60-cyle hum that you will always get to some degree. But getting it with humbuckers at low gain in every room in the house sounds strange.

fredocaster

USA

Apr 20th, 2012 07:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sorry forgot to ask this. Does this happen on every patch, or just some of them?

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