G-DEC review by Fender

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 7.3 (98 votes)
Fender: G-DEC
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Purchased from: Musician's Friend

Sound — 10
The amp settings are: tweed (1-3), blackface (1-3), dynatouch (1-4), british (1-3), modern (1-3), and acoustic. There are standard tone controls such as gain, volume, bass, middle, treble, noise gate, and compressor, as well as special timbre settings like full body, full stack, razor's edge and more.

Overall Impression — 10
Mostly I'm into calssic rock and its a pretty good match because of all the distortions and delays. I've been playing for about 7 years now and I've never seen a little practice amp like it! After comparing it to alot of other amps with built in effects this won by a landslide because of pricing and sound. If it ever was stolen I would buy another one in a heartbeat!

Reliability & Durability — 10
It has never broken down and comes with a 5 year warranty from Fender. This is a home amp (not to use in concert).

Features — 10
The effects menu includes mono delay, tape delay, stereo tape delay, ducking delay, reverse delay, autopan delay, sine chorus, triangle chorus, sine flange, triangle flange, phaser, tremolo, pitch shift, touch wah, fixed wah, vibratone, autoswell, alienator, resolver, fuzz, overdrive, and effective combinations like touch wah/fuzz, ring modulation/delay, fuzz/delay, overdrive/delay, chorus/delay, flange/delay, phaser/delay, and alienator/delay. There also is an effects level control. Reverb selections include ambient, small room, large room, small hall, large hall, arena, small plate, large plate, spring, and '63 spring. All of these effects have parameters that can be adjusted, so there are an infinite number of possible guitar sounds. Features: - 15W power - 8" Fender Special Design speaker - One channel with dual inputs (instructor setup) - Headphone jack - Easy preset navigation - Tones from Heavy Metal to Jazz to Punk to Country - Selectable drum beats, bass lines, and other instruments - 70 preset drum loops and metronome - 100 Performance Presets (50 factory, 50 user) - 17 amp models - 29 studio-quality effects - 10 Reverbs - Each preset includes a drum loop, bass line, amp tone, and effects - LCD screen - Controllable tempo - Internal synth with MIDI - Lots of effects - Guitar tuner - Internal phrase sampler with line in and slow down - Future software upgrades loaded via MIDI - Shoulder strap for easy carrying - Black Tolex with silver grille cloth.

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