The Fender Mustang Amplifiers have been a staple in amplification for years. They cover such a wide spectrum – from beginner practice amps all the way to powerful, professional, recording and live stage setups. With that in mind, Fender took the Mustang GT and revolutionized it for a modern day. I had the pleasure of playing the GT 100 recently in a stream on Sam Ash LIVE. Have a look below, and reacquaint yourself with the Mustang GT.

The Full Lineup

Mustang GT 40

Features
  • 40-watt
  • Bluetooth and WiFi to stream music, program the amp remotely, access Fender artist-created presets and connect with other players in the community
  • Two 6.5″ Fender Special Design speakers
  • Free Fender Tone App for one-touch preset access, management, and editing
  • New models and effects
  • Onboard 60-second looper accessible through optional MGT-4 footswitch which can also give you control of presets, effects, and tuner

Mustang GT 100


The Difference

  • 100-watt  digital amplifier
  • One 12″ Celestion Special Design speaker
  • Bluetooth and WiFi to stream music, program the amp remotely, access Fender artist-created presets and connect with other players in the community.
  • Free Fender Tone App for one-touch preset access, management and editing
  • New models and effects
  • Onboard 60-second looper accessible through optional MGT-4 footswitch which can also give you control of presets, effects, and tuner

Mustang GT 200

The Difference

  • 200-watt digital amplifier
  • Two 12″ Celestion Special Design speakers
  • Includes MGT-4 footswitch for control of presets and effects, tuner and looper access
  • Bluetooth and WiFi to stream music, program the amp remotely, access Fender artist-created presets and connect with other players in the community.
  • Free Fender Tone App for one-touch preset access, management and editing
  • New models and effects

MGT-4 Footswitch

As you may have noticed above, the MGT-4 Footswitch is a great option for controlling your amplifier as well as the built in looper. It comes with the Mustang GT 200, but for the 40 and 100, you will need to purchase it separately. And this is the only way of controlling the looper. So, if you decide on the 40 or 100, I would recommend picking up the footswitch so that you can have fun with the looper.

Amplifier Cover

I know that for some guitar players, amplifier covers are essential. When it comes to keeping your Mustang GT dust free, Fender has you covered! See what I did there? These covers are sold separately and custom designed for the Mustang GT’s.

I mentioned it briefly, but one of the best features of this amp is the Fender Tone App which is completely free and unlocks an entire world of tone with your amplifier. Want to check out some sounds that players in the community have come up with? Look them up and download them. Want to share some cool tones that you’ve made? Do it! On top of all that, you have one-touch control over the settings of your amp. It’s an incredible free tool from Fender.

Bluetooth and Wifi

The Mustang GT’s are the worlds first Bluetooth and Wifi-equipped amplifiers. Want to learn your favorite riff? Hook up your phone via bluetooth and play along with it! Want the latest and greatest firmware updates? Connect your amp to the wifi and download them. We live in an ever connected world, and now your amp can join in.

Fender Mustang GT 100: The Overview

As I mentioned, I was fortunate enough to have Fender send us one of these awesome amps, and I showcased it on Sam Ash LIVE. Here is the full stream below where I gave all of my impressions of the new amplifier. If you would like to spot check a few of the options, feel free to keep scrolling to the episodic breakdowns of the stream. You’ll hear sound demonstrations, I’ll show you a lot of the presets, how to add effects and edit those presets, and I’ll try to show you all that you need to know about the Fender GT amps!

Greatest Takeaways:
  • Lightweight
  • Heavy duty handle for comfortable transportation
  • Lots of great sounding presets makes calling up a sound effortless
  • Minimal work and effort required to operate
  • Loud with clean and clear projection
  • Easy to read LED colors identify what’s happening from a preset edit to the glowing save button

Building and Editing Presets

Look at how easy it is to get in and out of presets and customize them just how you like them.

Using the Tuner, Setlists, and Other Options

Guitar out of tune? Got a gig coming up and want to build a setlist of effects in the amp? Want to scope out some other great options? Have a look!

Sound Examples

Have a listen below as I scroll through a good sampling of the awesome presets available on these incredible amplifiers.

The Back of the Amp and Closing Thoughts

Have a look at all of the options available on the back of the amp.

 

Conclusion

This is an amazing reinvention of the Mustang series that is certainly worth any guitar players consideration. There’s an amp for every size and situation so you know that it will work well for any of your future projects. Whether you are in the market for a new amp or not, do yourself a favor and check out the Fender Mustang GT’s at Sam Ash.

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Dave Stutts
Dave Stutts is a native of the greater Hampton Roads area of Virginia. He received his Bachelors of Music degree in Theory & Composition from the prestigious Christopher Newport University music school. He is a music composer living and working in New York City. He specializes in orchestral/symphonic work as well as pop and digital music. His scoring work has ranged from Chamber Ensemble pieces (String Quartets/Brass Quintets), larger ensembles compositions (Wind Ensemble/Symphony Orchestra/String Orchestra), as well as short film and video game work.He is also a songwriter and a regular gigging musician in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. He refers to his style as Pop/Rock and Blues. His musical career began when he started playing guitar at age 5. He later progressed to Bass in middle school, Drums in High School, and finally Percussion and Piano in college. When asked, he has cited Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, and John Williams as his major film and video game inspirations, and John Mayer as his primary pop inspiration.