I have recorded the last 3 CD's with this amp. I am sure a full cabinet would be nice but when you are on a budget this amp is awesome. It has 100 different setting and I only use about 3 of them. I have had this amp about 3 years and played 1 show with extreme sound coming from the amp in a good way. I highly recommend this one.
A great digital amp the accurately emulates other tube amps. This is perfect for a beginner whether you are just jamming by yourself or playing in a band it definitely packs the power. However the constant looking at the tiny screen that everything is controlled from can be quite tedious but the fact that it is filled with many different and depth filled effects makes up for this. I do think that the usb cable that allows you to create presets on your computer is quite unnecessary, though.
Before buying a new amp I looked for something easy to use, easy to carry, a nice sound and not that expensive. And after comparing lots of amplifiers and reviews from buyers everything pointed to the Fender Mustang III v2. At 100W it manages a good range of effects. It's interface is simple and may take some time to learn to use it, but once that you do you'll realize that it's very easy. Took me a while because I'm more used to graphic stuff but after experimenting I finally understood the logic. Also it can be connected to your computer so the configuration of the chain of effects and amplifiers can be done in a more friendly interface and be transferred to the amplifier.
I recommend this to any beginner that is thinking into getting something to learn the differences between effects and amplifiers and to find his/her inner sound. Before buying this I was thinking into buying a bulbs amplifier but I think that at the moment I'm pretty good with this one. In the end is more important to learn what you want and what you're more suitable of than expending money just on a hunch.
Ah! and it also comes with a stomp-box with 2 buttons which can be configured to change between presets or activate/de-activate some effects it's very cool how it can adapt to your needs.
By the way, there's a red version (which is the one that I have) and it's beautiful.
I am pleased with this amp, but I don't know that it would be powerful enough for gigging. I use to have a Pro Reverb and I don't think it is nearly as good (of course there is a huge difference in price as well.) I for one am not a great fan of modeling amps as you certainly can't fuss with settings and all that if you are on stage. I would prefer a straight forward amp and use pedals to get different tonalities/sounds. However, for in home use it is great and certainly loud enough (if you live in an apartment, too loud!) For the price, you can't complain.
it´s cheap, its really versatyle if you want to have everithing under the hood and also brings a two button footswitch that you can adjust to change chanels or turn on/off effect pedals. The fuse software is really usefull. just as good as it gets
I bought it because I needed a solid "portable" amp (with pedals included), I decided to get a modelling amp for the variety of tones and amp; out of all the modelling amp that I tried not only does the Mustang provide the truest tone to the selected amplifier but also the pedals sound very much legitimate almost as proper pedals do
Interface is extremely friendly, and has a wide range of pre amps avaible, but still great for straight forward sounds, but very good for experimenting with sounds with all the possibilities available.