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telegib

Canada

Oct 31st, 2016 06:34 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've never found a convincing Vox amp tone on any modelling amp yet. Not even the MIII convinces me.
It's not a bad tone and with tweaking it can be quite usable.

But owning 3 real Vox tube amps I know that the real amp is better.

reverendrob
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When I sin

I sin real good
Oct 31st, 2016 06:38 AM   Edit   Profile  

Joke is I prefer the modelers to the real thing in this case, I am not a fan of the originals much!

mirrorboy

Yorkshire, England

Oct 31st, 2016 07:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

"I've never found a convincing Vox amp tone on any modelling amp yet."

I have modellers by VOX, Mustang, Laney and Blackstar and reached the same conclusion. Been tinkering with Fuse this morning and the Brit 60s patch is still eluding me, It's the only one!

bikrcoy
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NorthWest Arkansas

Aspire to Inspire before you Expire
Feb 20th, 2017 03:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

Just picked up a brand-new Mustang III (V2) today at our local Guitar Center for $269.99. I'll be unboxing it soon and trying my worn out skills on this recommended one!

telegib

Canada

Mar 5th, 2017 07:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

Used mine quite a bit again lately. I can always get a good sound with the MIII. Takes pedals great too.

Gaukdawg

Ohio

Say what one more time!
Mar 11th, 2017 07:11 AM   Edit   Profile  

I had my first problem with my Mustang III v2 last night at a gig. But it wasn't the amps fault. I must have set something on top of the amp and the exit button was held down. It was stuck and when I turned the amp on it was not showing the normal screen. It was just showing the amp name and software version. It took me a little while to figure out what was happening. So when I fixed the exit button issue and turned the amp back on, it had reset to all the stock settings. All my presets were gone. Luckily I had enough time to rebuild a few settings for our gig. I have to spend today loading the settings I had saved back in and rebuilding some new ones for tonights gig.

freshcheese2

usa

dodging death, since 1972!
Mar 15th, 2017 05:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

Been a non-commenting member of this club for the last 4.5 years with my trusty Mustang Floor. Great for going straight into the PA, sounds huge when played through an amp. Worked great for home rehearsal and hundreds of live situations.

Sadly, the lower footswitch buttons became completely unresponsive, even after a full reset

Found a used unit at GC in Florida and had it shipped to my local store. Sadly, this unit had the exact same issue.

Feeling triumphant when I was able to get a copy of the original sales receipt from Guitar Center -- contacted Fender customer service who directed me to a local repair shop. Sadly, there was nothing they could do for my beloved Floor.

Contacted Fender again--was offered either credit for Fender product (there's no current model) or a full refund of original price. Opted for the refund, which arrived promptly.

Bought a Boss ME-80 which I'm still finding my way around. Has some pros and cons over the Fender unit.

And, my old Floor's dial still lets me switch through the presets, so it's fun to leave set up at home to goof with--just no longer useful for live performances.

Thanks for the good times, Floor, and enjoy your retirement.



schundog
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USA/Central Illinois

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Mar 17th, 2017 05:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

Sorry to hear that, freshcheese; stuff built today is NOT made to last forever, unfortunately. Still, cool that you got your entire purchase price back on the product. Boss stuff is built like a tank. That ME-80 should last a good long time.


musicalmartin

UK

Mar 22nd, 2017 01:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

I blew some circuits in my Mustang 1 when I played it without extension speaker I had fitted.It wasnt hooked up properly so no out put load .At least I assume this is what happened .it was at a Jam session ..Not on all settings seem affected .Sound went super boomy .I decided on a Champion 40 as a replacement but am assuming a newer version of the Mustang may be in the pipeline .
I set the Champion up on a good Bassman setting on my main channel Sounds good .I will look forward to a perhaps new version of a mustang although I usually end up on a Bassman or mild British setting and add in a Digitech Screamin blues pedal.It sounds good though my Tele or Midtown .
Another reason not to buy a Mustang is that Fuse doesnt work on OSX Sierra f.

(This message was last edited by musicalmartin at 04:49 PM, Mar 22nd, 2017)

Ayns
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UK

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Mar 22nd, 2017 03:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

I love my MIII beyond all reason, and it's my #1 gig amp, ahead of my $2k Marshall JVM combo. Ive been gigging it most weekends for the last 5 years andwould replace it in a heartbeat, and have also been considering getting an M IV. They're cheap, bulletproof, light and sound great. The only minor drawback, and it happened this week, is that it's too easy to overwrite and save your favourite presets. Best amp purchase ever 😊

(This message was last edited by Ayns at 05:59 PM, Mar 22nd, 2017)

Mick Reid
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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Mar 22nd, 2017 04:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

"All my presets were gone."

"...is that it's too easy to overwrite and save your favourite presets."

Non-Mustang owner here but, doesn't Fuse allow you to save your custom settings or favourites on your hard drive?

If not, seems like a *huge* oversight in their design.

Ayns
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UK

England's Sloppiest Guitarist
Mar 22nd, 2017 05:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yes Mick, but...... you know, you've got to get it out of the boot of your car, bring it into the living room, connect it to your PC.

Also, I've changed from PC to iMac, since I last saved my settings. To be honest, it's not a big problem, my main settings should be fairly easy to replicate, but there's always the worry that you've lost that "perfect" setting.

Angelos
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Athens, Greece

Beware of the GAS Police ...
Mar 23rd, 2017 03:29 AM   Edit   Profile  

It looks like Mustang III (v2) has been removed from Fender site (at least I could not find it). Any insights ?

reverendrob
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We all want

our time in hell
Mar 23rd, 2017 06:25 AM   Edit   Profile  

Fender is doing a lot of site revamps these days, I wouldn't make a judgment at this point when it's readily available from retailers etc.

Martin G
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Canada

Mar 24th, 2017 07:29 AM   Edit   Profile  

Mustang III is the most popular model (I think). Certainly the most versatile. I can't imagine them discontinuing it.

iknowjohnny

usa

Mar 25th, 2017 02:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

The mustang V2 line HAS indeed been discontinued and in it;s place a new mustang line. Fender posted a pic and sound files on snap chat a few days ago. Heres the pic of the smallest version, probably the one that will replace the mustang I....
http://i66.tinypic.com/2uic390.jpg

Angelos
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Athens, Greece

Beware of the GAS Police ...
Mar 27th, 2017 12:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hm, it looks alike to Marshall Code styling ;)

Quackerjack
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USS of A

May 11th, 2017 05:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm selling my MIII v1 and buying the GT100. Will post a review once I've had some time with it.

Quackerjack
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USS of A

May 11th, 2017 05:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm selling my MIII v1 and buying the GT100. Will post a review once I've had some time with it.

Quackerjack
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USS of A

May 12th, 2017 12:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

Ok...traded in my MIII for a GT 100...out the door for $200 at GC.

First impressions...amp models are improved over the v1 significantly, but EQ is different. At lower volumes the need a little bit of treble, but otherwise they sound great. Effects are also improved over my v1...quieter, and they seem higher fidelity.

As others have reported, the speaker needs breaking in, but I don't think it's anything a few hours won't cure. I'll be fiddling with it later to try and learn the app and all the new menu options,

Overall, I'm liking it...they have improved a product I have liked for 5 years and added some useful new features.

More to come when I've had more time on it.

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