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George Winter


From:
Florida, USA
Post Posted 20 Nov 2016 7:45 am     Reply with quote

Just Bought a Fender Mustang III V2.

Could any of you that use this Amp please share with me your .fuse files with your custom settings to made this Amp sound good for pedal steel?
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Randy Owens


From:
West Central Indiana, USA
Post Posted 22 Nov 2016 4:08 am     Reply with quote

I have the Mustang II v2. I'm expecting to have visitors staying here from Wednesday through the weekend. They don't know about my PSG "sickness" so I wanted to come up with a nice preset that I could use with headphones. My big amp doesn't have a headphone jack so I turned to the Mustang. I settled on the "Neil 57" amp which is a '57 Deluxe in tweed and selected the small hall reverb. I deleted the delay and fender spring reverb that goes with that preset. It sounds pretty good through phones and definitely acceptable through that little 8" speaker in my amp.

I also recommend using the Fender Fuse software to anyone using this amp. It's much easier to work with the amp via laptop than those knobs. If I can figure out how to export my settings, I'll gladly send them to you.



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David Mason


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Cambridge, MD, USA
Post Posted 24 Nov 2016 5:33 am     Reply with quote

I have a G-Dec-3 which has the same basic Fender Fuze software. It's not hooked up right now, I'm going through a noise-removal syndrome and four preamps at once seemed a little overkill-ish; but, I do remember finding the "British Blues" to have the most pleasing mid-range proportions. Turn the final volume all the way up and the preamp (gain) REALLY low, like 17, 15 on a numeric scale, maybe 2 ->2 1/2 on the knobs. The names they put on the models are... somewhat hallucinatory, like they often treat the Twin Reverb as an 85 watt "tube amp" which to THEM means it starts distorting at "5" or so. You just have to go through ALL of them - if your modeling has a "Jazzmaster" setting that was Fender's OWN dead-clean, 200w "jazz guitar amp." Sort-of meaning a Roland JC120. And the cabinet choices matter a LOT, too. Many, many hours ahead...
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George Winter


From:
Florida, USA
Post Posted 24 Nov 2016 6:51 am     Thanks Reply with quote

Hi Randy & David,

Thanks for your replies.

I am trying different settings. If I end up with one I like (That seems to work) I will email you the *.fuse file so you can try it & let me know what you think.
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Josephus Vroomans


From:
The Hague, The Netherlands
Post Posted 27 Nov 2016 8:47 am     Reply with quote



This is my setting, trying to make it sound like a Twin. My PSG teacher played my Stage One through the Mustang with this setting and said he really liked the sound.

BTW: Instead of a regular volume pedal I use the Fender EXP1 pedal, which only works with the Mustang III, IV and V. Advantages: it's not in the signal chain so it doesn't influence the tone, there's no noisy pot, and it's really inexpensive.
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George Winter


From:
Florida, USA
Post Posted 27 Nov 2016 3:16 pm     Reply with quote

Hi Josephus,

Thanks, I will try your settings. If I come up with something different that I like, I will send you the .fuse file.
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Bob Bestor


From:
Oregon, USA
Post Posted 16 Mar 2017 8:19 pm     Thanks Josephus! Reply with quote

I just got my own Mustang III. I plugged in your settings and they sound fabulous! Thanks for sharing. Love this forum!
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