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  1. So between the mustang 1,2 and 3,the only one which has an enclosed back cabinet is stang 1? I tried the mustang 1,2,and 3 tonight and out of the 3 only the stang 1 had the enclosed back. I know when I look at guitar center website at the stang 2 it shows photo of it with an enclosed back. I asked the sales guy there what the deal was ,that I thought the 1 and 2 had enclosed backs. I asked if there is an option to get it either way or if they all come open back, He said ,no,they all are open back cabinets. So is the photo messed up or deceiving at guitar center website or why is this contradicting info here? Other than that,they had ok sound but were more difficult to me to adjust ,at least without practice and trial and error time involved. I could not see gigging with this type of complicated set up where you could so easily lose your settting and not find it again or bump it to a different setting. Be ok for at home use though. Still undecided which one now as they didn't sound any different at low volume which I had it. Didn't seem like they had alot of power but I wasn't able to turn it up . ALot of people in the tiny store feet from me and I wasn't about to be like one of those juveniles with no manners or respect for those around me.The place is just too small and no space to crank it in that store.
  2. Yea,I get ya. And I am juggling 2 things. THey are what you describe and I also have this allowable sound in my head of what I like,don't like and can work with. So its has to be pleasing to my ears or I just won't be happy with it and it will collect dust. I have tried some modeling stuff in the past and found it too digital sounding and not authentic. I realize it will never be just like the real deal and it is what it is, modeling, but if its too far off and doesn;t have useable tone,I won't be content with it. I have a digitech rp 50 or 100,can't even recall off hand which one but it just sounds so digital and synthetic that I can't hardly find anything on it useable to me,or I am just a total old school mentality dumb arse that can't figure out the proper way to adjut it. But I kinda think its the sound of the unit itself. So knowing I am particular with tones and there are alot of modeling sounds that just sound like dung to me ,I am trying to find something that will work for me,if its possible in the modeling technology world. THis mustang has gotten high regards from many different walks of life in the music world so I am focusing on that and if it will work for me at the moment. I should know more when I try em out today. When it comes to size ,I want to go o the 100 wat model in case it ends up being useable enough to actually jam with others with or gig with ,but my most important thing I am using to decide which model is the sound. If one sounds to me better than the next due to speaker size, or any other variable,I probably will lean that way.
  3. That should be adequate to get the job done.
  4. I guess I should also keep in mind that I am used to a halfstack with 4 12" celestions in it so a combo may just take some getting used to there.
  5. I found a store 20 minutes from me that has all the stangs,version 2's in house that I can go try today as I am off work today. It is a real small shop where I would normally not conduct business but they do have this line of amps so I am going to go try them out for once.THey are a small little place with extremely poor service employees. i won't make purchases from there other than small stuff like picks or cables.I wouldn't trust them were I to have an issue with anything I got from them. THe nearsest store that stocks them is guitar center otherwise which is about an hour drive each way. So if I like one I will either have to make a trip to guitar center or order online with free shioping and wait for it to arrive.
  6. Thanks It does have a Marshall y sound How is the low end come through ? I see it was recorded via a phone so fact factoring that in,I am certain it would sound quite a bit better still live.Only thing I would be concerned about was the lack of botom end but I am thinking it could and probably is due to recording method.
  7. I can't see myself using one of those at all.
  8. I hear you. I am still somewhat skeptical of a modeling amp but am at the point where I am ready to try one out here to give me more options. My main go to amp is still and alway will be my model 1987x marshall half stack that I've had for years and has been dependable and consistent with its tone. Reading all these Fender amplifier names almost makes me think I am talking about a sports team . The Fender Broncos will be competing against the Fender Mustangs to see who will be the Fender Champions.
  9. Do you still have the recordings? Would you share them? That is one sound I use often and am judgemental with as far as its authentic recreation.
  10. That is another option I haven't ruled out although its a little more than I wanted to spend on a modeling type amp. One thing that has been brought up recently by someone is that I could get a mustang 3,version 1,at a fairly lower price right now and was told there isn't much difference from the version 1 and version 2. ANyone have any opinions with that statement? Is there much of a differnce between version 1 and version 2 with the mustang 3?
  11. Fender mustang 1 or 2? Both have same modeling and affects but one has more power and 4" larger speaker. Don't want to buy one too small but don't want to get one too larger . Not much of a solid state user ever so not being familiar with how they sound with different sized speakers and when played at different volume levels I don't know if there would be a huge difference between the 8" speaker and 12 " speaker. 4" sounds like it might make quite a difference,but like I say ,I am not all that familiar with how solid state amps sound when played at low volume and higher volumes like I am with a tube amp. Also 20 watts compared to 40 watts solid state. I can relate to this in tube amps but not sure how much difference one or the other will be in solid state. So most of the time I will be using this amp in my house practicing,recording, and jamming along to my stereo,which I do like to do at fairly loud levels. I can afford either amp but I don't want to go too small and regret it and I don't want to go overkill if it would have any negative results . Can anyone chime in here and voice there opinion based on what I am saying? Better to go larger or smaller with this thing?
  12. No At what point is something too much? This is. I guess they could replace the strings with buttons up and down the fretboard so you wouldn'y have to tune it whatsoever. I can just tune it and I won't complain about doing it. Its part of having and playing guitar.
  13. I've got one and its ok for me and what I do with it. I don't have any issues with it. some people say the epi ebo basses pick sounds muddy but I find adjusting settings can get an ok tone from it. I like the short scale,especialy when you are used to playing 6 string,it makes it easier to move around the frretboard I think. Its a pretty good deal. Its inexpensive and works well. I'm sure there are better basses but you'll pay alot more too.
  14. This isn't probably helpful to your situation really but just felt the need to say that I paid for a professsional guitar set up one time as so many people recommended it ,saying it is well worth it ,yadda,yadda,yadda. I will NEVER do it again. It was terrible. He did a ppor job and I could and have done much better myself.
  15. Bad cook= less likely to get fat
  16. Whats your thoughts on the Gibson SG 50's tribute guitar? Anyone here own one? I wasn't looking for one but found one for sale for only $350. I have a faded and a satandrd sg,both Gibsons already,but no guitars with p 90 pickups in them .I go looking at it tonight,haven't seen it yet so not sure why its so low priced but he does have a number of items for sale for dirt cheap. The concept of an sg tribute guitar from the 50's when the sg was no in existence in the 50's yet is kinda strange,never the less it looks like a nice guitar. I am guessing they usually go for more than $350 used so its hard to pss by if its ok condition.
  17. I had an issue similiar to that with them few years back. I eventually had to get in his face rude to put it to an end. They must take commission serious there to the point of chasing people away from being too pushy
  18. Absolutley not. No way. To think it is closed minded and only holding a person back from creativity
  19. What is linseed oil? What does it do on the fretboard?
  20. Simple in terms of number of chord changes and stuff but in most cases it sounds quite a bit different when people play it then when ac/dc does it. Alot of people look at it like its only 3 chords so its easy,but alot of people don't actually play it correctly. Thats why they always say ac/dc is often immitaded but never duplicated. The chords may not be difficult ,but to play it like they do isn't as easy as one would think. I still can't get it exact and probably never will. Every little detail with them,when they hit upstrokes,when downstrokes,the rythym patterns,every little thing makes up there sound,not just the chord they play
  21. Next is first thing that comes to mind with this one. 2nd thing is paint
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