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 Post subject: V.1 vs V.2
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:46 am 
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What changed with the V.2 Mustang II amp?
How can i tell if i have the V.1 or the v.2?
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 Post subject: Re: V.1 vs V.2
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:05 am 
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for the differences, look at the other threads in this same forum

how to recognize it? look closelly, if it looks ugly is the V2 :)

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 Post subject: Re: V.1 vs V.2
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:39 pm 
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Thanks for getting back to me. I'm not finding the threads that address my question. any help?

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 Post subject: Re: V.1 vs V.2
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:42 pm 
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Take a look at this one
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 Post subject: Re: V.1 vs V.2
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:39 pm 
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thanks love. I was checking out bed room amps at guitar center in Highland park and was thinking of a Mustang I v.2. i wantered with that sales "specialist" to tghe used area and found a mustamg II used for the same price. What i did next was essentially ask the waiter; "hey, so how's the steak?" she told me it was the same amp, but with 40. I got home and played with it a bit. I liked it and don't really care about effects that much till i went looking for a wah to do a voodoo child and ... you get the rest.

thanks for your help. the thread gave me all i needed. I'm still wondering if i should take it back for a new I V.2, but i like the larger speaker even though i really don't need a lot of power.
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 Post subject: Re: V.1 vs V.2
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:58 am 
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I traded a Mustang 1 V1 for a Mustang II V2, and I kind of regret it. One reason for getting the II was because I wanted to be able to practice bass, hence the 12" speaker. But I'm probably going to pick up a used M I V1. I can't say anything about the M II V1 (or the M I V2 for that matter), but the M II V2 sounds stiffer, which could be the speaker, and it could be the redesign to eliminate the Fizz that plagued the M III and above. The old M I sounded really sweet and full. If your M II V1 sounds thick and mellow, keep it, especially at that price.

The 12" speaker does work better with bass. The additional stuff in the V2 firmware is pretty redundant, unless you need a "smart" pitch shifter. I didn't think the additional amp models really added much, and the effects, well ... Ah, yes, there is one cool thing: the null model, just a preamp. But someone somehow uploaded an empty preset for the V1 that does it. You can download it via FUSE. Be sure to get into FUSE, these amps don't come into their own until you realize what you can do with FUSE.


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 Post subject: Re: V.1 vs V.2
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:46 am 
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I would wait about 3 months or more before i would buy a new V.2 mustang or any other new modeling amp out there,sometimes the older version can sound better! Just look at what peavey did with their new vypyr by adding acoustic and bass modeling but taking away some of the high gain models that many metal guys love,for example peavey no longer has the rec model(mesa rectifier),i also have the peavey vypyr V.1 30 and 75w and the rec model is my favorite for my metal tones,i would not buy a new vypyr because of this and i do not care about the acoustic and bass modeling and many on the vypyr forums feel the same way.

The new V.2 mustang is not going to encourage me to buy one either because i do not think the few amp and stompbox models are enough of an upgrade over the older V.1 mustang to justify getting one,i have the mustang I and V that i am happy with for now,there are so may parameters to tweak in fuse that i can keep creating new tones for years from my mustang amps!

I also agree with the ones who mentioned about how the V.1 mustang I sounds better then the V.1 mustang II,when my uncle bought his mustang II over a year ago he brought it over my house for me to try it out and i did not like how it sounded for the high gain metal tones,it sounded thin with a lot of midrange peak frequencies that i did not like at all,my mustang I does not sound like this but it sounds much warmer and smoother in the midrange frequencies and also more tube like compared to the mustang II,that being said the mustang II sounds pretty good for clean and overdrive tones but i can also get my mustang I to sound good after tweaking it in fuse for the clean and overdrive tones.

If anyone needs more volume without the harsher midrange frequencies from the mustang II,i would try out the mustang III,IV or V. I am not too sure about how the mustang III and IV may sound but my mustang V sounds warm and tube like going into my line 6 spider III 4x12 cab.


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 Post subject: Re: V.1 vs V.2
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:34 pm 
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@Metalman50
It seems a unisversal that guitar amps are subject to the laws entropy. They get less with each newer version. I had a super 60 a few years ago mostly because it was a tube amp. the sound was not to my liking. I do like the mustang II V.1

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 Post subject: Re: V.1 vs V.2
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FernandR wrote:
I traded a Mustang 1 V1 for a Mustang II V2, and I kind of regret it. One reason for getting the II was because I wanted to be able to practice bass, hence the 12" speaker. But I'm probably going to pick up a used M I V1. I can't say anything about the M II V1 (or the M I V2 for that matter), but the M II V2 sounds stiffer, which could be the speaker, and it could be the redesign to eliminate the Fizz that plagued the M III and above. The old M I sounded really sweet and full. If your M II V1 sounds thick and mellow, keep it, especially at that price.

The 12" speaker does work better with bass. The additional stuff in the V2 firmware is pretty redundant, unless you need a "smart" pitch shifter. I didn't think the additional amp models really added much, and the effects, well ... Ah, yes, there is one cool thing: the null model, just a preamp. But someone somehow uploaded an empty preset for the V1 that does it. You can download it via FUSE. Be sure to get into FUSE, these amps don't come into their own until you realize what you can do with FUSE.

thanks for the help!!!
I am not much interested in fx, of course i wanted to play voodoo child and no wah. recomendations?

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 Post subject: Re: V.1 vs V.2
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:30 pm 
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2TechGirls, just curious but what do you like about the mustang II? Do you like the clean,overdrive and or high gain tones? I am sure you read some of the posts here and many of us like the mustang I better myself included,i thought the clean and overdrive tones were pretty good but i did not like how the MII sounded with the high gain metal tones.


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 Post subject: Re: V.1 vs V.2
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:32 pm 
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Sitting here with a M I V1 and a M II V2, and comparing. Overall, it's impressive how similar they sound, without sounding the same. It's not as simple as I thought.

I'm not into death metal or other saturated sounds. I only care about tones on the edge of tube breakup. The whole trick of electric guitar is playing that edge.

Of my own optimized presets, some maybe sound better on the V1 M I, and some maybe on the V2 M II. Some require changes to sound more similar on the two, and some do not.

The M I sounds boxier, but there's something about it I prefer. Like there are moments playing blues through the M I where the tube breakup sound is so good it chokes me up. I don't get that on the V2 M II.

I'm still comparing and trying to understand what's going on.


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Metalman50 wrote:
2TechGirls, just curious but what do you like about the mustang II? Do you like the clean,overdrive and or high gain tones? I am sure you read some of the posts here and many of us like the mustang I better myself included,i thought the clean and overdrive tones were pretty good but i did not like how the MII sounded with the high gain metal tones.


I play clean most of the time as i'm trying to relearn to play. i always go to the twin or delux. but i wind up on a vox preset sans anything.

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 Post subject: Re: V.1 vs V.2
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:51 am 
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The clean amp models do sound good with the mustang II and i hope you have fun relearning to play the guitar again!


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