People have been talking about this on the "Obnoxious Tail End Distortion" thread, however, this seems to be a very popular and growing concern that is different than the tail-end distortion. Just to quickly bring everyone up to speed, it is the following sound that user "polishbroadcast" posted on the other thread:http://snd.sc/iSNmTr
EDIT: Here is another recording that I made (explained later in the thread)http://soundcloud.com/user4316001/musta ... range-fizz
Forums all over the internet are posting about this sound, calling it:
Bad MP3 sound
There are even some reviews on big online retailers starting to pop up.
Here is my research:
The sound is called "Digital Aliasing." Some think it is a firmware issure, some thing it's a power issue. Fender is going to have to be the one to tell us. I was convinced to send mine back until I heard that many people have and gotten the same problem. I went to my local music store (I bought mine online) and found that the demo model there had the same problem. Funny enough, the guy working at the store said he couldn't hear it, although he has been playing clubs for 40 years.
Here is everything that I have tried:
Attaching different speaker (very broken-in speaker)
Changing advanced amp settings in fuse
Tried mustang I and II amps (Both did not have the problem, from what I hear, IV and V don't either)
It sounds like there are a lot of these amps out there with many people complaining about this noise. It makes it embarrassing to bring to rehearsals, unbearable to practice with (if using clean tones), and impossible to practice with. All three things I bought this amp for and I am sure that many other people did also.
I really hope fender gets on this and fixes this problem. Please post anything else that you have found regarding this noise. I think this amp is amazing, I am a professional guitarist, and if fixed, this amp is going to be just simply amazing. I held on to it fender, I have trust it you.