Hi, I just purchased and am loving my new Fender Acoustasonic™ 150 amp. I have read through the manual, but see no reference to the tone I am experiencing when set on TWEED mode and using my Strat.
The amp propduces a rich smooth distortion sound that I cannot dial down to clean. I was not expecting this. Is this normal? The Blackface and British modes are clean sounding.
...any help would be appreciated. Rob
I have the Acoustasonic 150 and on "British" it has some distortion, "Tweed" and "Blackface" sound a bit overdriven, I suppose "modeling" some older amps. I found that if I use my Boss BD-2 Blues pedal on "British" and turn the "Gain" all the way up leaving the "Level" at about 1/4 up and "Level" maybe 1/3 up I get some pretty decent distortion out of this amp for my Les Paul. Switching back to either "Tweed" or "Blackface" and dialing down the gain on the BD-2 and turning up the level and tone a bit I can get some overdrive tones from these two settings on the Fender amp. I haven't played around with it al that much yet but I intend to.
What I'm confused about, and have received some feedback from Fender on, is the "Stereo FX Loop" coming out of the back of the amp. I know that in order to keep it "stereo" you have to use a TRS (Tip/Ring/Sleeve) plug coming out of the "Send" jack, splitting the signal into right & left channels, into say a stereo loop pedal (or whatever kind of FX pedal you want as long as it's "Stereo", then back into the Amp combining the signal back into a TRS plug before plugging back into the amp. At least that's what I Fender told me (that you have to use TRS plugs for stereo op).
I'm just not sure what one would gain from doing this. ???