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Cheap new toys

Discussion in 'Digital & Modeling Gear' started by evildik, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. evildik

    evildik Member

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    Just picked up a Mustang III for $120 off of CL. Just walking through the pre-sets, I have been able to find some realy nice clean & semi clean tones, especially with the Bassman model.

    Later, I'll see how it pairs up with the XT Live I snagged about a month back for $100. I love when new technology drives the prices down of last week's flavor (which still taste pretty good).
     
  2. stratchamp57

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    Does it have any nice tweed tones?
     
  3. evildik

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    I literally just stepped through the 100 presets once, while stopping briefly on a few that stood out. I'll pay more attention when I go back to it & let you know.
     
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    OK, so far not that impressed with the tweed tones. The one that really sounds good to me other than the bassman is the 65 Twin. Here's a quick sample of the bassman with the gain up in fuzzy, but still clear terrirory. The usual crappy playing disclaimers apply.

    [SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/raspainhour/mustang-iii-tone-test[/SOUNDCLOUD]
     
  5. larry1096

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    I didn't find a lot of Mustang tones I loved until I started tweaking it with Fuse. Of all the modelers I've used, the Mustang is the one that benefits (needs?) the computer editor the most, IMHO.


    Larry
     
  6. evildik

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    I can see that. Most of the presets were iffy, but that's par for the course for modellers. Haven't had a chance to mess with the Fuse software yet, but I can see it has potential, especially for what I paid.
     
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    Oh, and the XT Live gives me the impression it's going to play well with the Mustang going through the fx return (also with some time spent tweaking).
     
  8. evildik

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    The more I mess with this little thing, the more impressed I am. Here's a direct USB recording I threw together tonight. Yeah, I know the playing is questionable, but that's not what it's really about.

    [SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/raspainhour/song-3[/SOUNDCLOUD]
     

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