Poll: Which practice amp should I buy?
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View poll results: Which practice amp should I buy?
Marshall MG15CFR
0 0%
Fender Champion 20
0 0%
Fender Mustang I V.2
9 100%
Voters: 9.
#1
Hi All

Thansk in advance for any help.

I am looking to my a practice amp for my Fender Strat Standard. I want to play mostly clean, with the need for reverb and delay from time to time. Headphone out is a must. I am an absolute beginner

Which of the amps below would provide me with a strong clean sound?

Marshall MG15CFR for AUD$159

- Modern Brushed Silver Panel and Carbon Fiber Look Vinyl
- 2 Channel Amp
- 3 Band EQ
- Reverb
- MP3 Input
- Headphone Jack
- 15 watt


Fender Champion 20 for AUD$167

- Power: 20W solid state
- Single channel with selectable amp voices
- Speaker: one 8” Fender Special Design
- 1/8” aux. input
- 1/8” headphone output
- Built-in FX: Reverb, delay/echo, chorus, Vibratone and more


Fender Mustang I V.2 for AUD$187

- One 1/4" instrument input
- One channel with 24 presets
- Gain, Volume, Treble, Bass, Master, Preset Select, Modulation Select, Delay/Reverb - Select, Save, Exit and Tap Tempo controls
- Eighteen amp models
- Chromatic tuner
- USB connectivity
- AmpliTube® Fender® LE edition with Fender® FUSE software
- Black textured vinyl covering with silver grille cloth
- One 8" Fender® Special Design speaker
Last edited by tripsteady at Oct 22, 2014,
#2
Avoid the MG like it wants to give you AIDS.
I would pick the Fender Mustang myself, but I don't know much about the Champion.
But the Aux input is a nice feature.

This picture shows an aux input on the mustang but it doesn't list it in the specs:
http://www.fender.com/series/mustang/mustang-i-v2-120v/

I would also suggest you have a look at the Vox Valvetronix amps.
I would actually pick one of those over the others you listed.
Last edited by CodeMonk at Oct 22, 2014,
#3
I support the Mustang too. Modeling amps are great for practicing!
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#4
Definitely Mustang out of those.

Is there any way you can save up to the Mustang II? You'll definitely grow out of the I and it won't be much use to you down the road, whereas the II is specc'd better and can be used later on as a backup or a practice amp still.
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#6
Out of those three, definitely the Mustang.
As others mentioned, the Vox Valvetronix would also be a good option.

Either way, get a model with a 12" speaker if you can. It really makes a big difference for the better.
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#8
Well, the decision seems unanimous then... Mustang it is!

No I cant really save up for the Mustang 2, I'll buy a better amp down the track, I am an absolute newbie and havnt been playing for long, for now I just need a simple practice amp that doesnt have too many features to confuse me.

Same deal with the Vox Valvetronic amps, a bit out of my price range at the moment, spent most of my budget on the Strat