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Mustang III

Discussion in 'Modeling Amps, Plugins and Apps' started by ce24, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. ce24

    ce24 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 26, 2008
    Idahoastan
    tips n tricks?
     

  2. Kineada

    Kineada Tele-Meister

    147
    Jun 23, 2010
    Freedom, PA
    First Tip:

    Get the 4-button footswitch.

    Just got mine, so hopefully more tips to come! ;)
     

  3. TDPRI

    TDPRI Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    TDPRILAND

  4. aikiguy

    aikiguy Tele-Meister

    373
    Nov 2, 2010
    Alameda California
    Expression pdeal and use fuse!

    The expression pedal is awesome, volume, wah, etc.....

    The Fuse software allows you to really configure the amp. It works as a good computer interface, with nice clean (or dirty or whatever) recording capabilities.

    The Fuse software also allows you to access the finder mustang community where people have done some great presets. Some of course are kind of lame, but some are really awesome.

    Don't be afraid of deleting presets that are from styles you don't play, download the backup set off of the fender site( so you can have anything back that you want from the original). Then really get in there and make the amp your own!

    Guy
    :)
     

  5. Kineada

    Kineada Tele-Meister

    147
    Jun 23, 2010
    Freedom, PA
    Yeah, sixty bucks at Musician's Friend/Guitar Center. I got them to honor the ten bucks off over fifty bucks spent sale recently, and with free shipping over twenty-five bucks, I got mine for a cool fitty.
     

  6. Kineada

    Kineada Tele-Meister

    147
    Jun 23, 2010
    Freedom, PA
    Speaking of Fender Fuse, any advice on which Delay "pedal" to pick to most closely match the MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay?
     

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  7. musicmatty

    musicmatty Former Member

    Aug 18, 2008
    Maryland
    Tips....

    1. Activate noise gate low medium or high...med is good for most presets without heavy gain.

    2. Sag set on medium, bias @25-30, for most amp models

    3. Compressor level at 6, thrsh 1.5, ratio 311, atk 5.4, rel 5.4 ..

    These few adjustments in itself, is a good foundation for getting a nice
    Tube sound in my opinion. Mind you... these settings, were crafted for single coil guitars :))

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  8. nmcintyre2

    nmcintyre2 TDPRI Member

    5
    Mar 1, 2013
    Derry
    Tips: Use Fender Fuse and download presets that you like the sound of.
     

  9. musicmatty

    musicmatty Former Member

    Aug 18, 2008
    Maryland

    Tape delay, is probably your best bet.. most common anyway.
     

  10. GuitarMan48

    GuitarMan48 TDPRI Member

    16
    Dec 14, 2012
    Middletown, CT
    Bought a Mustang II, two weeks ago. It is awesome. Could not get over the sound and the modeling. Have not tried the Fuse softawre, but looking forward to it. Fender does it again!
     

  11. Fearnot

    Fearnot Friend of Leo's

    Jan 17, 2010
    Decatur, GA
    Had the pleasure of plugging into a Mustang II for awhile over the weekend and really liked it... I always gravitate to the low gain models on my Valvetronix and the '57 Deluxe' preset on this was worth the price by itself. IMHO, of course.
     

  12. Informal

    Informal Tele-Holic

    526
    Jan 16, 2013
    SoCal
    Well, I see that the V2's have been shipping for a bit... Anyone get one? People talk about it addressing the hiss issue in V1 (which I have) I can't say I have ever heard the hiss.
     

  13. wmsimpson

    wmsimpson Tele-Holic

    870
    Sep 29, 2009
    USA
    I'm curious too.

    My Mustang III V1 has what I consider to be severe buzz (fizz). I took it to an Authorized Fender Service Center (per Fender's instructions) for repair under warranty. The amp tech duplicated the problem, called Fender for guidance, and was told 'it's normal, they all do it'.

    I've learned to live with it... I turn my amp around and face the speaker into the corner of my room, and adjust the EQ to compensate. The fizz is much less annoying in this configuration.

    I would trade-in my V1 on a V2 in a heartbeat if the issue has been addressed. I have really grown to love this amp even with the fizzzzzzzzz. Would love it more if it was gone! :)
     

  14. Willie D

    Willie D Friend of Leo's

    Nov 19, 2004
    So. Illinois
    I just dropped the cash for a Mustang Floor and I'm loving it so far.
     

  15. jtees4

    jtees4 Tele-Holic

    916
    Jun 13, 2010
    selden, ny
    Just a heads up for you all...I got mine last week and just checked..the price is still $44.99...Grab one at this great price. Makes the amp so much better. Added two sets of strings (also cheap) and got free shipping and no tax.
    http://elderly.com/accessories/items/FMSTAF4.htm
     

  16. wmsimpson

    wmsimpson Tele-Holic

    870
    Sep 29, 2009
    USA
    UPDATE

    I called Fender Customer Relations this afternoon and asked them if the Fizz issue with the Mustang III has been fixed in the V2. The guy I spoke to said yes, it was fixed with an output transformer upgrade.

    So, I call the local GC and find out they have the V2's in stock. I grab my MIII V1 and drive on down. They give me $110 in trade and knock 10% off the price of a new MIII V2. I figure, worst case is the MIII V2 has the same issue and I return it and get my old MIII V1 back. I walk out the door with a brand new MIII V2 for $204 + my old fizzy V1.

    Got it home, unpacked it and loaded in all my squeeky clean presets from FUSE. NO FIZZZZ! I'm ecstatic! :)
     

  17. Teletubbi

    Teletubbi Tele-Holic

    746
    Oct 10, 2012
    West
    Got it home, unpacked it and loaded in all my squeeky clean presets from FUSE. NO FIZZZZ! I'm ecstatic!

    Do I understand that right?
    Now you have a M3v2 that cost you $490?
     

  18. wmsimpson

    wmsimpson Tele-Holic

    870
    Sep 29, 2009
    USA
    Negative. I bought the MIII V1 used for $150. Got $110 in trade. Total cost (out the door) of the MIII V2 was $204 + the original $150 investment in the used MIII V1 = $354 tax included. Yeah, I'm ecstatic that the V2 doesn't Fizz... AND I didn't lose anything in the deal.

    Purchased outright, no trade, a MIII V2 is $329.99 + Washington State sales tax = $360.00 :)
     

  19. Teletubbi

    Teletubbi Tele-Holic

    746
    Oct 10, 2012
    West

  20. Tele130

    Tele130 TDPRI Member

    62
    Mar 11, 2013
    Milwaukee
    I've got the V1. I noticed the Fuzzz-Buzzz last week for the first time :(. It's not always there, very sporadic. I don't play out so I haven't had to haul the monster around....thank goodness. Love the sound!!! '65 Twin Reverb is my main selection!!!
     

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