giovedì 29 settembre 2016

Resource alert: more on amp EQ and tone stack!

You may remember my post on amp EQ, i've found a blog with more information and graphs from the various mustang amp models.

Dig the blog for more interesting posts!

martedì 27 settembre 2016

Resource review: blog with Iron Maiden presets!

Digging into the comments of a preset in the fuse site 've found a link to this blog:

You can find here a number of Iron Maiden preset.

I've tested some (Iron Maiden and Seventh Son albums) and I've found they sound good enough. They worked with my EX370 in the single+bridge position. Not so good if you have mahogany and no single coils and not good for headphones. But with speaker and a single coil they are good!

I think i will start a new page with the internet resources for our 'Stang.

venerdì 23 settembre 2016

The best mustang preset review: number 1 - ACDC by ryry444

Disclamier: This post is part of a series where i test the most downloaded preset from Fender site. It should be consider as a personal opinion based on a test done with (probably) a different guitar.

ACDC is a basic preset, ryry444 tweaked only the amp without any effect, just like Angus would like. It uses the Marshall '80 changing the cabinet to the 4x12 greenback. Like Anugs indeed.

I tested it with my Ibanez SZ that is tonewise close to an SG. Both with the headphones and with the speaker. I played and compare with the tone from

How does it sound? It is a very nice British overdriven sound. A good example of this model. I feel like higer notes are a bit "choked" for my taste but it is really nice and fun to play chord and power chord.

How close it is? Well, i think that compared with the songs i played along it is a bit too much overdriven. I tweaked to a 4 of gain and toruned down both high and bass and the tone become closer. I dont know what guitar was used to shape the tone, but with mine i needed to backoff a bit. I remember reading an interview on guitar magazie where Angus said that he does not use much gain.
It would have been nice to know what guitar ryry444 is using. I suggest everybody to put this information on the notes when you upload a preset!

Anyway is a good tone, i suggest you to give it a try if you like the genere, and also vote it and comment it if you download it.

Here is the link:

I've rated the preset 4 star on 5.

Next post will be TOP2: blues by mulvaneyr

venerdì 2 settembre 2016

What i would like to see in a Fender Mustang I v3

  • a display, at least with preset names
  • MID knob
  • 3 state on a single footswitch
  • support for a bigger footcontroller like in the III/IV/V
  • another FX slot so we can have compression+OD or WAH+OD
  • Overdrive selectable via front panel like modulation and delay/reverb (maybe paired in the same knob with modulation like done for delay and reverb, this was a big mistake!)
  • a better selection of preset, especially with 3-5 good metal tones that are really missing right now
i'd also like to see a fullsize USB connector, the mini one is a lot fragile

maybe bluethooth support will be a trendy addiction!