Submitted June 26, 2019 by Jason Mitchell in Saint Leonard, MD
"This is my dream amp"
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Read the details for the scoop but basically this amp is amazing.Why it gets 4.5 though is you can't control the reverb from the footswitch, and it's not a tank reverb. Those are minor. Very minor. It won't keep me from buying a second one when l'm ready.
It's what they describe it as. A middle ground between a bassman circuit and a Marshall bluesbreaker hence the name.
Most useful features are definitely the footswitch, the main speaker out that mutes the cab without having to disconnect the physical speaker, and the bright switch on the clean side.The reverb is the least useful as it can't be controlled via the footswitch. That's minor though.
Ease of Use
It's a very intuitive amp.
I almost dropped in down the steps (due to clutter not weight) and honestly, I would have expected it to still work. It's a solid construction with a great detail done on the finish.
At $900 you get a direct out, cab sim, 4,8,16 ohm selector, a foot switch, amp cover, and a killer amp. You can't find much better value for price. Most amps don't include the cover, and brands like Vox force you to but the switch separately.
My footswitch actually came with a defective cable. I called Fender immediately after opening the product. They already mailed the new one and I'm just waiting for it to show up. Fender support has always been good to me.
The Wow Factor
5/5 in appeal. This amp won't be everyone's cup of tea. It's got a sound that a section of the market wants though. If you are that someone like I am, this amp will blow you away. This is the amp I've been looking my entire time of playing for. This is the amp.
4.5 years. Guitar, bass, singing. I play semiprofessonally.
Rock influenced, but I love to blend that to whatever songs I'm working on.
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