The Fender Mustang series of guitar amplifiers is the first range where Fender have continued to develop the firmware of the amp after its release, so it evolves and improves over time. Now, with the newest firmware update, your Fender Mustang Amplifier is better than ever before!
The Fender Mustang has become a modern legend amongst guitarists. The tones and ease of use of the Mustang have made it a staple in many rigs around the world. When Fender released the first run of the Mustang, they took an existing legend, and made it better!
So, how does one make a great amp better?
Fender has been crafting gear for over 70 years now. They took that experience and created new and improved amp models and effects, and packaged them in a hardware shell that provided clean tone, plenty of headroom, and would be reliable enough to last for years.
Of course, as technology improves, so too does our ability to model amps and effects. Traditionally, if you bought an amp with built-in effects, the effects could sound outdated in five to seven years.
But, if you own a Mustang, you never need to worry about that. If you own a Mustang, all you need to do is update the firmware, and you’ll have the most modern sounds from the Fender stable.
Fender Mustang GT Digital Amp Models and Effects
“Packed with 21 classic amp models—everything from the renowned ’59 Bassman to modern metal—and 47 different effects, the Mustang GT digital amps can easily recreate classic tones or create brand-new, never-before-heard sounds.”
Additionally, Fender has developed new high fidelity algorithms with a more realistic response. This means that you will be able to move effects anywhere in the signal chain, allowing you more variety for sonic exploration.
The Mustang and its speakers reproduce every part of your performance or Bluetooth wireless audio stream with precision. Adding convenient, one-finger control to the Mustang power is the easy-to-use Fender Tone app. Not only can you connect to the Fender Digital ecosystem for learning and sharing, but you can also easily upgrade the amp’s capabilities, adding more power and Presets without patching a single cable or plugging in a soldering iron.
What's New in the Mustang 2.0 Firmware Update?
How to update the firmware
New Amp Models
- IIC+ Clean: Inspired by the clean channel of the Mesa/Boogie Mark IIC+MB.
- IIC+ Lead: Quintessential mid-’80s metal tones inspired by the Mesa/Boogie Mark IIC+MB lead channel.
- BB15 Low: Based on the low gain structure setting of the Bassbreaker 15.
- BB15 Med: Based on the medium gain structure setting of the Bassbreaker 15.
- BB15 High: Based on the high gain structure setting of the Bassbreaker 15.
- FBE-100: Inspired by both lead channels (BE and HBE) of the Friedman BE-100.
- Acoustasonic: For use with piezo-equipped electric/acoustic guitars. Based on the preamp of Fender’s award-winning Acoustasonic amps; flexible string-dynamics feature with selectable notch frequency.
- Acoustic Sim: Six distinctive acoustic guitar simulations for transforming electric guitar with great-sounding acoustic tone. Paired with Acoustasonic preamp for additional tone shaping.
- Dual Showman: Based on the ’60s/’70s all-tube Fender classic used on big stages everywhere.
- Tube Preamp: Direct-to-mixing-desk studio purity with increased tube console-like harmonic colouration.
- Modulated Small Hall Reverb: Builds on Fender’s Small Hall Reverb by adding lush modulation to internal reverb structure. Added high- and low-frequency cut controls further expand creative possibilities.
- Modulated Large Hall Reverb: Similar to Mod Small Hall Reverb above, with modulation added to the internal structure of Fender Large Hall
- Mythic Drive: Inspired by the ’90s-era Klon Centaur; a germanium-diode overdrive with smoothly subtle colour and character from a complex gain structure that blends clean and distorted signals without significantly altering guitar tone.
- Sustain: Inspired by the MXR M-163 Sustain, a rare 1980s compressor pedal with a particularly strong compression effect and a short attack time.
- 2290 Delay: Inspired by the TC Electronic TC 2290 delay, a 1980s studio-standard digital delay still sought after today for its crisp repeats and versatile panning/modulation options.
- Memory Delay: Inspired by the Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man, a late-’70s “bucket-brigade” delay pedal that imparts distinctive character to repeats and modulation.
- Metal Gate: Inspired by the ISP Technologies Decimator II G String pedal. Especially ideal for high-gain metal, with a very fast attenuation curve.
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World's First Wifi Amp
And there’s more! The Fender Mustang GT amps are the world’s first guitar amps to come equipped with Wi-Fi. But, what does that mean for you?
Fender Tone App
To make sure that you can easily control the amp and effects models, Fender has developed their Tone App. An app designed exclusively for the Fender Mustang GT series.
The app makes it easy for you to download the latest updates, access Fender artist-created Presets, and connect directly with a community of other creative players and music makers like yourself.
Fender Mustang LT25
If you’re looking for a practice amp with world-class, industry-leading tone, then you need the Mustang LT25. The LT25 is the lead amp for students, beginner guitarists, or people who travel and like to take a small rig with them when on the road.
The 25-watt combo amp features an 8″ speaker with a wooden cabinet. With the 20 amp types, 25 built-in effects, onboard tuner, and USB port to upgrade the firmware, this little amp will last you a lifetime and provide hours of playing fun.
Fender Mustang GT40, GT100, and GT200
The only thing that separates the T40, GT100 and GT200 amplifiers is their power output. All three amps use the same firmware and have the same modelling effects.
Of course, the size and power of the speaker in your amp can still affect the tone, so it is good to note that each amp will have a slightly different tone.
The GT40 is ideal for anyone who needs a practice amp that can double as an amp for small venues. The 40W amp is small enough to fit onto a bookshelf, but big enough to be miked up for smaller venues.
The GT100 and GT200 are ideal for anyone who plays at larger venues and requires more power. They are lightweight enough to not be a struggle to carry but powerful enough to ensure that your tone is not lost on stage.