NAMM 2013: Fender Amplifiers Release '57 Bandmaster,Mustang (V.2) Models & Acoustic 15 -
Fender has introduced seven new amplifier models, each designedwith a different player in mind, yet all providing the legendarytones that have solidified Fender as the world's leading amplifiercompany for more than 60 years.
The late-'50s tweed-covered Fender Bandmaster guitar amplifiercombined great looks with sweet tone and powerful performance.Hailed as one of the true holy-grail amps among guitarists andcollectors, vintage examples are rare and highly sought after. Thenew '57 Bandmaster amp now joins our prestigious Custom series,with all-tube hand-wired circuitry and premium components. We'vefaithfully reproduced the classic 5E7 circuit, which pumps about 26watts through three 10" alnico-magnet speakers, and we enlistedJensen® to help create the P10R-F driver (a Fender exclusive),which is voiced for warm, sensitive response. The Bandmaster amp'sharmonically rich clean tones are perfect for vintage rock, bluesand country styles, and its naturally touch-sensitive overdrivetone sounds electrifying-especially when cranked up.
The Mustang series, the world's best-selling amplifiers are backwith new features, a new look and all the flexibility you've cometo expect from a Fender Mustang. The new Fender Mustang V.2amplifier series raises the standard for modern guitar versatilityand muscle, including five new amp models, five new effects andintelligent pitch shifting. The new Mustang Series features USBconnectivity and Fender FUSE™ software, letting your musicalcreativity and imagination run wild. Mustang amps feature 18 ampmodels including five new ones, such as '57 Twin®, and '60s Thrift;24 onboard presets (unlimited storage with computer); additionalnew effects including big fuzz, green screamer and intelligentpitch shifting (with even more available through Fender FUSE); newlow-noise power amp platform; chromatic tuner; USB connectivity foruser programming and audio recording output; auxiliary input formedia player; Fender FUSE application for deep editing, presetstorage, patch swapping and free artist content; Ableton® Live Lite8 Fender Edition studio-quality recording software compatible withMustang USB recording output. The Mustang I (V.2) is a 20 watt ampfeaturing one 8" Fender Special Design speaker; the Mustang II(V.2) is a 40 watt amp with one 12" Fender Special Design speaker;the Mustang III (V.2) pumps out 100 watts through one Celestion®G12T-100 12" Speaker; the Mustang IV (V.2) is 150 watts andfeatures two 12" Celestion G12P-80 speakers; the Mustang V Head(V.2) is 150 Watts (2 x 75) in stereo; the Mustang V 412 Cabinet(V.2) is 200 watts with four Celestion Rocket 50 12" Speakers.
The Acoustasonic 15 amplifier offers exemplary portableamplification for acoustic-electric guitar and a vocal microphone,with enough simplicity and flexibility for a variety of musicalperformance and basic public address uses. The 15-watt amp featuresone 6" Special Design full-range speaker with whizzer cone forenhanced high-frequency response, two channels (XLR microphone and1/4" instrument) with individual volume controls, Chorus effect(for instrument channel) with level control and on/off switch,Bass, Middle and Treble tone controls, 1/4" headphone output,classic Fender cosmetic treatment with brown textured vinylcovering and chrome hardware for durability and great looks.
For more information, go to www.fender.com.