Pictures inside the Fender Mustang iii

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  1. Toneseeker361

    Toneseeker361 Member

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    I just thought I would save some of you the trouble......
    Notice on this one, the speaker gasket stayed stuck to the cab. I guess it as put on when the paint was still wet....
    And also, the cleat on the right, unlike the left, came unstapled, and was stuck to the bottom wood panel...
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    Here is a close up....Duuuhhhhh
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    This is what is directly under the screen and knob..
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    Hope you enjoyed, thanks!!!
     
  2. randombastage

    randombastage Supporting Member

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    Looks llike the inside of my DVD player!
     
  3. burningyen

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    I dare you to post that in the Amps forum.
     
  4. mpr

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    Thanks. Are there more photos, maybe hi-res? A nice iFixit-style teardown would be interesting, chip types and all.

    Did you try to find the cause of the fizz problem? :)
     
  5. Toneseeker361

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    no fizz problem, I dunno jack about these modelers, just good old fashoned curiosity....
    I wonered how in the the heck they got 100 watts to come out of about 5 lbs. of amplifier????
     
  6. Toneseeker361

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    yeah, I was going to do that this am.
     
  7. mpr

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    It's not a tube amp, modern SS amps don't weight much, I suppose.
     
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    I think pretty much everyone agrees that the best way to keep the fizz down on these amps is by keeping them turned off. Preferably out of sight.
     
  9. MKB

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    Note the distinct lack of a large power transformer; this unit uses switching power supplies and also has a Class D or H (or something like that) power amp. These newer technologies are much more efficient than the old style linear power supplies and class AB amps, thus less weight.

    Most likely all solid state gear is going in this direction.
     
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    Yikes. Cheap n' dirty!
     
  11. Gasp100

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    I had the same problem with my speaker being stuck in the Mustang and an AC15HW1. I think they like to glue speakers into place in China / Vietnam or something...
     
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    Lol. I've also read that dropping it off the back of a speeding pickup truck will cure its fizz problems.

    Sorry, couldn't resist :)
     
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    Oh btw, when you say "wood panel" i think you are confusing "wood" with sawdustgluecompositepanel.
     
  15. Toneseeker361

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    I think they install the speaker before the paint dries
     
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    Exactly, but it's fender, so I'm sure they only hand selected sawdust that is in season LOL
     
  17. lspaulsp

    lspaulsp Gold Supporting Member

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    At least they don't have to be worried about being raided by the government. (US that is.)

    That's as sexy as Woopie Winfrey!
     
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    The coils in the amp section are a tip off that it's a Class D amp. Class D is very efficient so the power trans is small. The Mustangs as well as other modeling amps benefit from using modern computer tech. They can be made fast and cheap. Chinese labor helps!
     

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