Will Fender ever put out their version of a Fractal, Helix, or GT1000???

Discussion in 'Modeling Amps, Plugins and Apps' started by ASATKat, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. ASATKat

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    I wouldn't be surprised if they put out their own super machine, everyone else is doing it.

    More competition I say,,,
     
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    If they will and on that range of price i think they are not going to sell much, Fender is not a name that you associate to effects so the people will trust more company like Line 6 or Fractal i think, if we talk about the same price....
    But i may be wrong though.:):):)
     
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    Fender had a Mustang floor multi effects pedal at one time. It didn't seem to catch on.
     
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    They tried with the Mustang Floor. I don't think it sold well.
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    Multi-effects modeling may not be where the future market demand is headed. They may want to consider engineering something in the direction Synergy Amps is going. Fender amps that accept Fender modular preamps (Tube & SS). (shrugs)
     
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    It couldn't compete,
     
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    No, although they might acquire a modeling amp company.
    I was really all in on modeling until I wasn’t. Now I’m back to tubes. I like the simplicity and the tone.

    Modeling has improved dramatically since the original Pod but it still leaves something be desired IMO.
     
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    That Mustang Floor was put out when? 2002? That was before the super modelers and profilers of today.

    Personally, I own a Boss50 and at 65, have lost my gas for lots of this stuff, too expensive and I'm really happy with the Kat. It's so easy to have great tone it's like, it's like,,, I get to play more. Tone questing is the easiest it's ever been.
     
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    I liked the Mustang Floor and I wish they updated it and supported it more. Mustang GT seemed like side grade and a missed opportunity with no pedal/floor based unit. I thought they were really onto something with the Mustang amps.
     
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    I see the upgrade to Helix level very possible.
     
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    Making digital amps is such a high risk biz. You spend tons of R/D and your product just doesn't cut the grade. Sad.

    Fender knew what was happening on the horizon, digital amp companies that were on top of saw the huge leap digital amps were having. I think Fractal and Kemper and a couple of those early startup companies playing with this next level concept, kicked all the other companies in their ancient digital butts, it gave them the reality check they needed.

    Obviously Line 6 jumped on this emerging premium modeling and they in turn got Fractal to realise the AX8. Boss has entered the premium club with their Waza technology found in their GT1000 and even in their line of Katana and Nextone combos.

    And welcome Mooer, I like what I hear.
     
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    Yeah, I was surprised when I heard about this and saw photos of it. I figured it would be a top-seller.
     
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    I have a Helix now and am quite pleased with it.
     
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    The problems with the Floor:

    1) it never was upgraded to V.2 software

    2) the power supply was more suited for a desktop accessory than something that lies on the floor in the cowboy boots and beer bottle zone.

    I still have mine. Haven't used it for awhile because of the above issues.
    Aside from those two things, it was awesome.
     
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    I still have one that I use at home and can agree with both points. However, Fender probably had more to do with the sales problem than the quality of the units.

    When it first came out, it was priced a little high at $350+. Dealers got them, but didn't sell many. Then, Fender dropped the price by $100, but only gave the dealers "credit" toward future invoices. They sold out pretty quickly at the reduced price, but dealers weren't willing to re-stock and possibly get burned again.
     
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    It was 2012 the Mustang Floor came out.

    https://www.gearguruz.com/products/view/mustang-floor
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Randall did this nearly 20 years ago. But who knows, maybe it will catch on this time.
     
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    Isn't this essentially what rack gear was/is? ;)
     
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    What's the point of making digital gear bigger and heavier, not to mention more complex? Brian May, The Edge and Fripp can afford roadies and techs to massage their cabinets of gear. I can't. A 40lb 112 combo is too much to handle. Live I'm struggling to remember which effect I have punched in on the M13.....

    That's aside from twiddling tone/volume and flicking selector or blend or coiltap switch.....

    I saw a full Kemper rig head and 'sound engine' for sale secondhand for $3860.....! I was like, I think a Marshall halfstack is lighter and less expensive, even for a vintage one.
     
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