Fender Mustang Floor Reviews4.9/5.0 based on 13 customer reviews
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from Kansas City Mo. USA
March 4, 2013Music Background:
pro who now plays in two church bands
Fender Mustang FloorI play in a praise band weekly, and stage amps cause a lot of problems with stage volume. Having the mustang floor allows me to use headphones to monitor my guitar, without being too loud on stage. I can author a new set of pre-sets for each song list, and reuse them every time I'm asked to play the same song. The sound quality is excellent, and the selection of amp models is unbelievable. Thanks for the best tool I've seen in years.
from Chicago, IL
February 20, 2013Music Background:
Singer Songwriter Guitarist since 1979
Only $200! Get this one!The sheer number of tones you can select from (thousands of combinations) on the Fuse site is a daunting task, but you can easily tweak the effects built in with or without the free Fuse software. The interface is so intuitive, you can tweak on stage before you play live. In a few seconds you can change everything from effects order, amp bias, and what effect the pedal controls. The pedal os rock solid and the pedal can be used for volume and effects. You can also add a second pedal and a 4 button switch!
from SAN DIEGO
February 20, 2013
TOO AWESOME !THE ONLY THING THIS THING CANT DO IS DO CHANGE THE STRINGS FOR YOU !
from grand rapids, Mi.
January 15, 2013Music Background:
Guitar,bass- rock , country, blues,ect
fender mustang floor ****** awsome!!!This is a great processor for the money...it's easy to run, program,
edit....the sound are good enough for live or studio....i've owned
my fender floor for about 1 year and i've spent alot of time loading
and editing the presets....and i've never been happier with my
effects and amp models...don't let the nay sayers turn you away
from this product...i'm buying a second fender mustang floor just
for a back up !!!!
November 29, 2012Music Background:
40 years at guitar, semi pro
Makes me Happy!Got a Mustang One a year ago. A couple of hours tweaking it with Fuse and I had sounds very close to my various tube amps. The DSP reacts well to volume dynamics, and the FX are better than average, even found a couple combinations that my Damage Control Glass Nexus couldn't do.
Saw the Floor model come out and wanted to upgrade for all the extra features, and waited long enough that the price dropped to $199 (now $174). Heck, MIDI program changer, Continuous Controller, Tuner , FX, PA direct interface, USB interface is worth that alone... add in the excellent DSP amp emulations and it's gotta be the deal of the century.
Not selling my sweet tube amps, but not firing them up as often either. For most situations, the "Floor" fills the need. I'm a 50 year old quasi-accomplished guitarist with guitar buddies who wouldn't hesitate to tell me my sound sucked, and most of them have bought Mustangs.
And of course, Sweetwater is tops, from the initial ordering to the candy in the shipping box.
from Toronto, Ontario
August 21, 2012Music Background:
Finally!!!Bought this unit a few months ago. Have been trying to replace my Boss Gt-5 for years. Have purchased and returned or sold the following: original Pod, Pod Xt live, Pod Hd500, Vox Tone Lab SE, Boss Gt-10. I have been running direct to PA for years with the GT-5, and finally had to replace it because it couldn't be fixed any more (one complaint about the GT-5 it was the style of inputs/outputs, prone too breakdown) All the aforementioned units I tried to replace the GT-5 with sounded processed and the gains all sounded weak and "fizzy."
Then with very little expectation, I bought the Mustang Floor. I have never been happier with a piece of gear. Does everything I need it to... Is very simple to use, and MOST IMPORTANTLY the modeling sounds like a real amp when going direct. Solved all my gear issues and has improved the sound over my overall show immensely. Gains are great, cleans are great, effects are great, and it's light yet solidly built. What more could you ask. All hail the new king of Multi's!!!
from North Canton, Ohio
August 20, 2012Music Background:
Semi pro musician.
Loving my new Fender Mustang Floor.I'm the lead guitarist in a church band and I've been using various digital amp modeling products for a dozen years or more. At first, I really loved the ability to have totally different amps models behind each patch in my basic bank of sounds. I could go from Fender to Mesa Boogie to Vox to Marshall to Soldano to whatever. After all these years of reconsidering my options and frequently tweaking my sounds, I finally realized that I prefered the sound of Fender amps for almost everything - except my solo sound, which I wanted to sustain like my old Mesa Boogie amp. I didn't know much about Fender's Mustang amps until I saw the announcement that Fender was coming out with the Mustang Floor. As I researched the Mustang amps, I realized that a Mustang might be exactly what I wanted and the Mustang Floor had all the various inputs and outputs that I need, so I got a Mustang Floor. I like running direct to the PA, but the products I used in the past sent a line level signal from the XLR outputs instead of a mic level signal, and there was no way to alter the signal level. The sound guys said that the signal was too strong for them to deal with, so I had to use the XLR output on my Tech 21 Power Engine. That worked fine, but it meant that I couldn't ever forego using the Power Engine. The Mustang Floor has a level control for its outputs, so I can send a 1/4" output to the Power Engine and an XLR output to the PA, and set the level so they both work fine. We use the Aviom Personal Monitor System, so the Power Engine isn't absolutely necessary - and now I don't have to use it for those times that I have to get off the stage fast when the music is done. I've only used the Mustang Floor for a few weeks, but I love it. It sounds better than anything I've used before. I was a little concerned about having a nice sustained solo sound, but the Super-Sonic Burn Model works just fine. It's not as aggressive sounding as the Mesa Boogie models I've been using in the other products, but it sounds sweeter and sustains like I need it to. I like the fact that the Mustang's effects are fewer and more basic. I don't need a dozen different Wah models - just one that works. I just need a basic Chorus, a basic Delay, and an awesome Spring Reverb. The Mustang Floor has enough high quality options for those to make me happy. Ordinarily, I would've been very apprehensive about buying a brand new product like this, but it has the electronic brain of the tried and tested and very popular Mustang amp series. Some reviews I've read about the Mustangs say that they're good for everything except Heavy Metal type sounds. What? I guess they haven't yet tried the "Metal 2000" and "American '90s" amp models in the Mustangs. They sound quite Metal to me. I don't really play Heavy Metal much, but when I first plugged in the Floor and went through the presets, I had a ton of fun playing with the preset called "Whitechapel Heavy". Awesome. Thank You, Fender! Great sounds in a great product at a great price. I'm a very happy customer. : )
from Southern Utah
August 7, 2012Music Background:
A great, reasonably priced piece of equipmentI give it top rating, not because it couldn't be improved, but because for me it's so much better than its higher priced competitors. If you're a Fender guy and gig much, this thing is a must have. The amp modeling presets are completely credible IMO and super easy to tweak. The 'Deluxe actually sounds like a Deluxe and a Twin sounds like a Twin. Creating your own sounds from scratch is no problem. The biggest benefit of this thing, however, is on a job. If you own a decent PA, leave the 75 lb tube amp at home and go direct with xlr. SOOO much easier. I recommend picking up the carry case along with the unit. Guitar bag in one hand, this thing over the shoulder, and you're good to go.
from Baxley, GA
June 4, 2012Music Background:
Semi-pro musician (guitar, mandolin), 2012 Florida State Flatpicking Champion
Very Impressed!!! Tremendous with Acoustic....At least one of the other reviews gives a thorough overview of features and functions so I'll limit my comments to how I'm using it.
I originally bought this to use with electric guitar (G&L ASAT Special) in our praise and worship band. I have been using a Boss multi-effects pedal for several years and it was decent. But I was ready to take the leap into the modeling world - the variety of amps in this device looked interesting. As with most Praise and Worship bands, guitar effects have to be pretty versatile (from pristine cleans, to slight breakup, to heavy overdrive, to acoustic).
I was able to get pretty decent tones with my electric and the Mustang, but the magic happened when I plugged my acoustic into the pedal and started tweaking. (For reference, I play a Santa Cruz D with an aftermarket Fishman piezo and pre-amp installed). I can't put into words how good it sounds and the type of versatility I have with this setup.
I currently have 5 presets programmed (my bread and butter tones). Bank 0 is 'Straight Acoustic' using the Mustang's pre-amp model and some compression (no amp modeling). This gives me perfect acoustic rhythm and fingerpicking tone. Bank 1 is 'Chorus Rhythm' - beautiful sparkle and depth - almost like a Gibson ESS. Bank 2 is 'Dirty Rhythm'. Hard to describe, but it has a little breakup for rhythm that sounds better than anything I could get on my electric. Bank 3 is 'Clean Lead'. Self explanatory, but the pedal let me dial this in to a full, rich tone like a tele with the tone knob down. And lastly, and completely unexpected, bank 4 is 'Dirty Lead' - crunchy, harmonic, screaming distortion with depth (it's an acoustic guitar after all). Think rich, overdriven Les Paul with some cool overtones (that have to be managed and tweaked) and you're in the right ballpark.
To wrap this up, I was able to find amp models and effects settings in the Mustang Floor that let me get every tone I could possibly need out of my acoustic guitar. In fact, the Chorus and Dirty Rhythm settings I am using are better than anything I could get with my Electric guitar. And the distorted lead setting is at least as good as the electric. The tone I can get out of this thing, and at this price, is unbelievable.
from Chicago, IL
May 8, 2012Music Background:
Insanely Stupidly Mind-staggeringly GreatThey don't have enough stars to rate this amazing piece of kit.
And no I don't work for Fender (I work for Hammond Organ)
I've gone through a ton of pedalboards by just about every company-the cheap ones and the pricey ones-none have come even CLOSE to this brilliant instrument. I haven't been able to stump it yet, from fire-breathing crunch to wispy gossamer threads. The thing is built like a tank, and has all the right features-If I had to carp at anything it would be the miserable wall wart instead of a real AC cord, but that's the only fly in the ointment, and that ain't much.
The switches are logical, (And spaced perfectly for my big clodhopper snuffleupagus feet). The controls are intuitive, and everything that's under the hood is stuff you can use. This may sound like a negative, but Fender didn't fill this thing with all kinds of crap that you'll never use, just to "up" the feature quota. It's a workingman's tool. It took Fender a long time to come out with a multi-pedal, and they did it right.
I'm not talking about specific tones, 'cos everyone will have a different approach, but I found it easy to find mine. I keep coming back to the word "logical"-There is almost NO learning curve in adapting to the Fender way and making your own tones from scratch.
My Wife thought I was crazy (not far off) 'cos she kept hearing me yell THANK YOU! every time I discovered one of the common sense ways Fender handled different procedures, etc. In ease of operation, the Rolands, Voxes, Zooms, etc. just can't hang. And there is no bespoke jargon you have to learn to work this thing-all the parameters use terms that you know-and a few you might not (but those are technical-speak and NOT some cutelsy crap that Fender made up).
And unlike many Japanese products, the Manual is written in ENGLISH ENGLISH. You have to download it, but it's worth it.
The Fuse software that comes with it is a little harder to grok at first, but once you get the swing of it, it's very cool
So I give the Mustang Floor about a hundred stars. Yeah, it's THAT good!!
May 1, 2012Music Background:
Fender mustang floorUSA strat into this box xlr cable straight to pa. Blown away. Have been through tons of multi effect units. Returned boss gt-100 the day after I bought the mustang, having spent weeks tweaking a single patch on the boss with little success. I play an american strat. Genres classic rock, alt country, and blues. Usually don't use a pick. Clean and dirty sounds are fantastic. Can hit sweet controllable overdriven feedback on the dirty sounds and pristine twin on the clean. Sounds and reacts like a real amp. First time on a multi effect that i have been able to use the guitar's volume and tone effectively (used to keep everything on 10). Simple to use. I don't work for fender. If you want something that can pull off Hendrix and knopfler tones and want to go straight to pa, this is it. The xlr connections are a very nice feature.
from Minnesota, USA
April 26, 2013Music Background:
Fender Mustang Floor EffectsIf you can't afford $20,000.00 to buy a bunch of boutique amplifiers, and you are tired of the hassle involved in maintaining and troubleshooting a mess of effect pedals, then this effect pedalboard may be just what you need. All the basics are there right in front of you encased in a very road-worthy case with a clear, readable display. The controls are straight forward and easy to understand and access to all your personal customized favorites are easily accessable via the multi-selection footswitches. The built-in tuner is accurate and the unit even works without an amplifier for those personal practice sessions late at night when everyone in your neighborhood doesn't want to hear a Marshall stack at 11. A very affordable, durable, easy to program and fun addition to a guitarist's arsenal of sounds.
from Augusta, Georgia
November 20, 2012Music Background:
Fender Mustang Floor - RocksGreat and most of what you will need and highly programmability. Still learning the system, so I just need to figure out how to get what I use most as the default when first turned on, but overall worth having as a first effects pedal.