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 Post subject: Mustang III vs Blues Junior/Blues Junior III
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:08 pm 
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Hey I use the Hot Rod DaVille on stage now for big gigs..where we order backline ahead... But I'm thinking of getting a smaller amp for small gigs that's not heavy and is easy to carry around.
I saw the Mustang III online and I liked it totally forgetting about the Blues Jr... The Mustang is 100w where as the Blues Jr is only 15w... The Mustang can do way more but for some reason when I think about it, the Blues Jr seems more like a "real" amp..if you understand what I'm saying... I've always avoided amps that do too much stuff - on board fx, digital displays etc. But Fender usually makes great products... So I'd love if someone could help me make the decision...the Mustang costs like $200 less than the Blues Jr too... but let me know Please

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 Post subject: Re: Mustang III vs Blues Junior/Blues Junior III
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:39 pm 
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If you want to keep it simple, then that's easy enough to do. You set up Preset 00 on the Mustang III to be the '65 Fender Deluxe Reverb, no effects, and there you go. Instant Blues Deluxe clone. All the knobs on the front of the amp will work too, but the preset has a memory, a "default" if you will, when you turn it on.

Here's the thing. If you don't need all 100 watts, you might consider the Mustang II. It's 40-watts, doesn't suffer from the "fizz" issue, and has all the same tones and stuff. Problem is, to set up the presets you wanna use (like the Deluxe Reverb), you'd need a computer with FUSE for that one.

Up to you. I wouldn't mind a Blues Deluxe myself, but I don't have an extra $1,000 to throw around. If I did, I'd get the Telecaster Deluxe that I've had my eye on for a little bit now. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mustang III vs Blues Junior/Blues Junior III
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:02 pm 
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Thanks Much FFXIhealer... What "fizz" issue are you talking about though?
Think I might do the Mustang III then.. I don't mind having all the power in case indeed it

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 Post subject: Re: Mustang III vs Blues Junior/Blues Junior III
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:09 pm 
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This fizz:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6H3gFU6e7o

That's what SOME people have with their Mustang 3, 4, and/or 5. I have a Mustang 5 and it has no fizz at all, so it is what it is. It's a risk you take when getting one of these amps.

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 Post subject: Re: Mustang III vs Blues Junior/Blues Junior III
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:33 pm 
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Wow...unbelievable...Thanks again! Guess I'll just have to play it and listen keenly before making a decision..

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 Post subject: Re: Mustang III vs Blues Junior/Blues Junior III
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:21 am 
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That's the smart thing to do with ANY musical instrument/equipment. When you buy a guitar OR an amp, it's always best to TRY IT OUT FIRST.

Also, you should know that even if you get a Mustang amp that doesn't have the fizz, the one you get COULD DEVELOP IT at a later time. That being said, your chances of getting one that fizzes is LESS than 20%, but the rest of the forum guys here would probably try to convince you that it's closer to 50% and attempt to scare you off. I'm not trying to do that. I think you'll love your Mustang 3. I just want you to make an informed choice. You DID mention that you wanted to use clean sounds a lot more (than I usually do).

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 Post subject: Re: Mustang III vs Blues Junior/Blues Junior III
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I don't think you can really compare the two amps as apples to apples. They are both awesome amps in their own category, but, they are in different categories.

You gotta ask yourself, what do I want to get out of the amp?

If your looking for a specialized, authentic tube tone (that offers some versatility with a pedal board) and your willing to pay more to get it... then the Blues Jr might be your amp.

If your looking for a lot of variety all in one box at a rock bottom price, that's probably good for most of your applications, but might fall short in some. (keeping in mind that the tones are software based simulations of the "real" amps)... Then the Mustang might be the amp for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Mustang III vs Blues Junior/Blues Junior III
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:11 am 
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Thank guys,

Tho I actually didn't say I'd be using it for mostly clean tones....you read me perfectly. I do play clean probably 85% of the time.

I think the blues jr would be the perfect thing because I use DiVilles on stage. But I like loud because for small gigs, in my experience the guitar player never gets a monitor so the 100w Mustang would solve that issue - I'd hear myself better.

But I guess I was looking for something within a $300 budget.

Also, I've been using IK Multimedia's Amplitube in the studio a couple years now...so I was thinking the Mustang with the FUSE software would be a great combination...I'd have a "real" amp to put a real mic on and it would be sorta consistent with every session I do.

But the bottom line is, try it before buying it.

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