Fender Mustang I V2 Modeling Combo Amp Review

Nowadays, trying to find out which amp is the right one for you can be a challenge. There are so many to choose from out there, and so many different styles, that you can get stuck with the complete amount of options, scratching your head as to whether you are making the right decision and investment.

Take a look at the Fender Mustang Combination Amp if this sounds familiar, and you are only looking for a great modeling amp that is versatile and allows you to be completely flexible with your sounds.

This beginner-friendly amp is built to be easy to use, has no learning curve, but still remains sufficiently technical that if you need them, seasoned players will still have access to some of the more advanced features.

Of course, since this is a modeling amp, using the controls on the front, you will be able to play with sounds and adjust the final output. This amplifier features an incredible range of sounds for guitar and amp, all of which spread widely across the current and retro music landscape and all genres. This modeling amp will help you achieve it, no matter what sound you're trying to make.

As a standard, the factory settings of this amp, including 24 unique presets to play with, and 18 unique amp models, which we are sure you will agree is more than enough to get you started, and will guarantee that for years to come you will keep going. If you want to buy a modeling amplifier for yourself to be future-proof, this is the amp for you.

Although this may sound like many modeling amps available today, however, there is one main feature that sets this amp above and above your generic amp; the integration with USB. That's right; you can use this amp to connect this amp to your machine using the built-in USB connection, and thus directly to your DAW application to take your productions to a whole new stage.

This includes recording complete songs directly to your PC, making samples to be used during development, or simply updating your amp's firmware, the models and effects built into it, and accessing Fender's own digital library.

The library contains a lot of presets from both Fender and users, so when it comes to finding your own voice, there are several choices here to explore. Plus, there are plenty of usual effects, including delay, tremolo, phaser, and echo, built into the amp, of course.

You will also find all the usual modeling amp features you would expect, including a 2-band EQ, a 1/8-inch headphone port for when you need to practice in silence, and the standard MDF and black Tolex design that helps ensure that this amp is one of the most durable, even if you're taking it out and about with you.


All in all, it's easy to see why one of the best is this Fender Mustang amp, and why it's so popular with musicians all over the world. This amp definitely has a touch of elegance, and, especially in this price bracket, the degree of quality you get from it in all respects, from the design to the clarity of the sounds, amp models, and effects, is simply unparalleled.


+ It has an intuitive control panel that allows you to choose the functions, settings, and effects that you want to use quickly without thinking about complex procedures.

+ Houses a powerful 20-watt 8-inch speaker specially built by Fender for this sort of modeling amp, ensuring that in any given situation you have the absolute best sound quality and volume capabilities.

+ It comes with an integrated USB port that allows you to connect your device on your DAW application to a computer to use your guitar, whether you customize your sounds or record samples.

+ To ensure that your guitar is still in tune, it has a built-in chromatic tuner and you never have to think about using another external tuner again. Plus, it has all your necessary amp features, including a 1/8-inch headphone output and an auxiliary input.

+ Comes with over 18 amp models to customize and customize your sound, 37 effects to layer on top of your sounds, 24 factory sounds, and then as many presets as you want to use for users.


- When it comes to a modeling amp, this amp is slightly larger than you would first anticipate, and although it's not oversized, it can be a little heavy for certain players to drive and very big for certain circumstances.

Why We Like It

Easily one of the highlight features we adore when it comes to this modeling amp is the fact it comes with its own fully integrated, onboard chromatic tuner. This means you don’t have to worry about playing your guitar out of tune. Just plug it into the amp, tune it up, and away you go!