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Mustang vs SC X2 vs Amplitube Fender

richpjr

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I am looking for a Fender clean sound, strictly for bedroom use. On one hand I could spend a lot of money for something like a DRRI or PRRI, but I don't play out and those seem like overkill for my budget.

So if I want to keep this more reasonably priced for practice and light recording, between a Mustang I/II/III or a Super Champ X2 or Amplitube Fender through a pair of Yamaha HS80Ms via an MBox 3, which gives the best Fender clean sound? I have pedals for dirt that I am very happy with so the other amps in the Mustangs and SCX2 are not as important (and I can always add other models in Amplitube). Thoughts?
 

Rod

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I did a flyaway gig and a Superchamp Xd was the amp I had to use. I was pleasantly surprised. The newer X2 is even better. Get one . It is a tube amp...ideal amp for home. Gonna buy one this year for that reason or small grab and go amp...
 

Maruuk

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I have all 3 and I don't think you can beat the SCX2's BF clean channel. Delivers the best of 6V6 and BF rolled into one. And breaks up just gorgeous as you crank it. You might want to put a speaker in it though. Many suggestions around.
 

Kestrel

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The Super Champ X2 will definitely deliver the Fender cleans you're looking for on it's clean channel. Doesn't have an effects loop like the Mustang III, but there is less tweaking involved to get a good clean sound by comparison. I own both the SCX2 and the Mustang III and were I to choose only one for practice/bedroom use and light recording I would hands down go for the SCX2.
 

Electric I

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Nother vote for the scxd/2.

Have the M1 scxd & scx2. Dig all 3, but the scxd/2 is where it's at. As said, channel 1 is more than capable & if needed, takes pedals like a... champ.
 

Kestrel

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How is the SC X2 at bedroom volumes?
Quite decent at lower levels actually, especially with the higher gain amp simulations. It can also get loud enough to rattle the pictures on your walls and piss off your neighbours late at night if cranked. The only downside is that it lacks a headphone jack.
 

Dale

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I like the Mustang series better for home and practice as I like the line in feature. I can take it and my cell phone and play anywhere there is power. I used this some this summer with family reunion and picnic type events when I did not want to drag a PA, pedal board etc. I use the Princeton for the for my more blackface tone. The twin is nice on the Mustangs as well. I tend to use the driven AC tone myself but the Princeton and Plexi tones are used a fair bit as well.
 

tkachuk07

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I have a SCXD v1 & a Mustang III. The SCXD sounds better for that blackface clean tone, quiet or up loud to compete with drums. The Mustang III still sounds very good & I use it with the band for versatility & the extra power/fuller sounding cab.
 

richpjr

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Is the clean channel in the SC XD the same as the SC X2? How is it at bedroom levels? I assume it takes pedals well, correct?
 

Electric I

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I see what you did there. :rotflmao

I used to have a SCXD (V1) and stoopidly sold it. I might pick up one of the new ones for a grab-and-go. They are fantastic little amps for the price.
Got the X2 head since that option is available. It sits atop 2 kustom 1X12 cabs for a quarter stack of doom.
 






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