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Any info on Fender's upcoming Bluetooth Amps?

tdump

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I remember reading an article a month or two ago saying that Fender was going to release an amp the could play audio via bluetooth and sync with some apps they were developing. Has anyone heard anything specific about these? I really want to get a new practice amp with bluetooth functionality. I was dead set on the Line6 Amplifi 30, but I'm curious about Fender's offering and I'm not in a hurry. My current practice amp is a Fender G-DEC 3 Fifteen which blew me away when it was released. Can't wait to see what those guys come out with in 2017!
 

davidespinosa

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If you want an amp that will be obsolete within a year, that's a good candidate.
People around here lean toward amps that are 50 years old and still not obsolete.
If you want high tech, get a Fractal.
 

Elantric

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We will all know in three weeks -
https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2017/articles/attend-2017-namm-show
2017 Winter NAMM

I figure MusicRadar will be among the first to report on new gear
http://www.musicradar.com/

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/namm-2017-guitar-news-rumours-teasers-and-predictions-646088

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guit...e-app-compatible-bluetooth-guitar-amps-644708
NAMM 2017: Fender made its first stride into the world of apps with Tune earlier this year, and stated it would be the first of many - now, it appears the apps will interact with a new Bluetooth-compatible amp in the new year.



In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Fender chief exec Andy Mooney let slip that the company's new amp will connect to apps wirelessly via Bluetooth, allowing players to alter and share tones.

Fender is also planning a tone app that enables an amp to emulate the sounds of famous guitarists
Along with the amp, which will be available next year (NAMM, anyone?), Fender is also planning a practice-room app that can teach guitarists to play any song in their music library, as well as a tone app that enables an amp to emulate the sounds of famous guitarists.

The Big F's amp plans will put it in line with the likes of Line 6, Marshall and Hughes & Kettner, but those apps could be the real game-changer here, particularly if the amp integration is smoothly implemented.

Something else we learned in the interview is that Fender's best-selling guitar finish in spring was Metallic Blue, and the company is looking to collaborate with artists to create new styles - that's a far cry from its three most popular finishes, which were revealed in July.
 
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tdump

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If you want an amp that will be obsolete within a year, that's a good candidate.
People around here lean toward amps that are 50 years old and still not obsolete.
If you want high tech, get a Fractal.
Eh...I'm looking for a practice amp in the $250 dollar range. I'm not expecting to hand it down to my kids. Bluetooth has been around for decades and doesn't look to be going anywhere soon. Shiet, my GDEC is still kicking and I've had it for 5+ years.
I'm looking for a fun, convenient practice tool, that's easy to take around and cop tones. I don't think fractal offers anything like that. I'm telling you, I had a blast demoing the amplifi at guitar center, and the app control is infinitely better than layers of menus on monochrome screens or tons of hardware controls.

...I'm people too, damn it! :p
 
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