Review: Fender G-Dec 3

The Fender G-Dec 3 is excellent for a practicing and recording musician. It comes with a great digital amp and one hundred presets. It also has a wide range of music to for your practice collected from different artists across the world. The Fender Fuse software gives you the capability to create and configure your own music tones with much ease. It incorporates a wide range of backing tracks recorded by renowned artists. It has mp3 and wav file storage for your playback and an sd card to give you unlimited storage for your presets and audio. It can be used by players at all levels: whether a beginner, intermediate or the advanced ones.

The pedals make changing settings on the pedal easier for you. For your unwinding sessions after a long day this will be excellent. It comes with a mini stereo jack that gives you the capability to use mp3 player or CD player to play along. For private practicing, a mini jack enables you to use your headphones. This means you do not disturb other people while practicing your music. To start you off, the manual and the tutorials will be of great help. You just need to take some time reading through or watching the tutorials and you are ready to rock.

Positive Aspects

Flexibility: With its fuse interlink software; you can link the amp with your computer or laptop. This functionality allows you to change and create your tones easily. It also allows you control your volume to any desired keys that you wish to experiment with.

Power ratio: This allows you to play both indoors and for public functions. For the large functions, all you need is to connect to a larger system and you are set. This is amazingly good especially for a small combo. So whether playing indoors or performing on stage this will definitely sort you out.

Remodeling Ability: With its 100 presets, it enables you create many bands all in one. This also allows you to slow down or speed up your key to your preference. You can also dub your recordings over the backing tracks with so much ease. Recording is made easier by the inbuilt sd reader.

Negative Aspects

With this amp you have to keep scrolling up and down through the different presets to get the one you are really looking for. This means that for you to find your preset, you have to over write the already available ones. The keys for the backups are not provided on the tutorials or the manual so you can only guess which makes it cumbersome especially for beginners.

Duplicated presets: Although the amp boasts of having many presets, most of them are duplicated. However you can create your own range of presets by downloading from the internet or recording your own.

The sound quality is also not the best especially because of the speaker. This may not work so well especially for big functions.


The Fender G Dec amplifier is generally good for your gigs whether practicing privately or for your small group of people. It is also light in weight hence makes carrying it around easy. If you do not already have one you can include it in your wish list.

Review: Fender Super Champ X2

The Fender Super Champ X2 15-Watt 1×10-Inch Guitar Combo Amp has a sense of exact valve-amp dimension with the versatility of 16 separate amp voicing and an array of onboard digital effects. It’s an affordable amp with a valve power amplifier and a bolted DSP preamp on the front.

The Fender Super Champ X2 has the USB port which allows you to tinker with the Fender Fuse software or through the USB directly into their DAW. The amp can be used in a professional studio but is perfect for hobbyist and bedroom players.

Positive Aspects

It’s flexible, tuneful &simple with easy computer connectivity – allows you to customize the voicing and effects of the amp according to your personal taste. The endless tones that can be created with the Super Champ X2 ensure your recording and rehearsal sessions are lively.

The amp features voicing knob with 19 different amp types, (Blackface, tweed, metal, British and more). A 10” Fender Special Design speaker, dual-channel switching – the footswitch option. 15 effects with control. Tap tempo control for accurate delay adjustment. USB output for the speaker which imitates the digital recording and ¼” line output. The free to download Fender Fuse software allows for more tonal versatility. You will also have access to free Fender community content.

The non-master volume channel 1 offers some beautiful blackface-style clean tones with lots of headroom and channel 2 expands the combo’s tonal palette to a greater extent.

For amp models, firing the Fuse software up provides access to the mid-range tone control, and sometimes a bright switch and presence control too. These are exceptional essential, more so, if you want to optimize a given model (and bright-surrounding cab) for the particular guitar you are using.

Fuse enables you to adjust parameters that are not available on the amps front panel.

Negative Aspects

It’s lightweight cab and 1”- speaker naturally lean towards the clear sound, which can be fatiguing and brash on the ears and you’ll have to utilize a better quality compressor pedal on the front of the amp together with a touch of reverb and delay from onboard effects section to get clean sounds.

X2’s higher gain voices are a little less successful, and at higher volumes, the physical restrictions of the bright-sounding small speaker can be exposed.

No decent studio-style reverb with an extended, smooth decay, therefore there’s limitations to what you can place where. The flexibility or freedom found in a full amp-modeling software is currently available, though there’s still a broader range of sounds on offer up to four effects that are on the front of the amplifier model and further three found in the effects loop.


For home use, it’s an ideal package that provides a broad diversity of sounds at the right volume level. Combining a software interface with physical amp hardware, the Super Champ X2 goes to greater lengths in trying to satisfy an average guitarist. From the easy-to-use- Fuse software to its front panel controls, it’s all about instant fulfillment.

Review: Acoustasonic 90 Acoustic Guitar Amplifier

Fender, a top musical instruments manufacturer, has been in business since 1946, and still strives to be a fundamental part of the modern day music. The Acoustasonic 90-90 Watt Acoustic Guitar Amplifier is one of their creations and is ideal for acoustic guitarists who need a lightweight, compact, affordable and powerful amplification. With its 90-watt power amp, high-frequency tweeter, and low-frequency woofer, it packs stage-worthy performance into a lightweight and versatile combo.

The player-centric features like the smart feedback elimination circuit, XLR inputs and outputs and lush special effects make this amplifier a great tool for a studio or stage.

Positive Aspects

It’s lightweight (18lbs) yet gives a good sound. Since most performances are in small rooms, the Acoustasonic 90 does the trick, but even in settings that are somewhat bigger, the little guy still puts out a clear, clean and warm sound. Additionally, Fender’s amp factors several onboard effects like chorus, reverb, delay, vibrotone and more. Performers can carry it anywhere and easily set it up – what they love about it.

The Acoustasonic 90 is rugged. It’s made from a durable five-ply hardwood which cuts the cabinet down for reverberation and also produces a solid tone.

You can have an instant solo public address by plugging both a microphone and a guitar into the Acoustasonic 90 amp. The 2-channel performer provides you with independent control over each input; therefore, you can balance your guitar and vocal perfectly. If you’re playing on bigger stages, you’ll appreciate the balanced XLR direct out, which allows you to utilize the amp as a monitor while pumping your signal out to the house public address.

Pretty basic user channel allows you to dial in the tones quickly.

Additional ideal features are; optional two-button effects and a typical Fender cosmetic treatment with chrome hardware and brown textured vinyl covering.

Negative Aspects

Not practicable for a high output mic as it gives feedback very quickly. It’s somewhat better to buy a cheaper low output dynamic microphone because the built-in preamplifier gain on this amp is cranked too hot. With an impressive mic, you can only put it to about three before the feedback begins. So if you get this amp, be aware that it’s useful, but if you’re looking for a powerful and well-rounded vocal, you won’t get it here. It’s only ideal for small events. For large concerts, it’s better to run a direct box into the house public address and use a floor monitor.

The 90 watts seem like an exaggeration. It’s not loud enough to fill a room bigger than your living room. It’s way too weak for a public performance. Besides, the instrument channels are decent, but not useful in any way.

Mixed reaction on sound quality.


The amp is small, lightweight, but big enough to carry a respectable speaker. The Fender Acoustasonic 90- 90 Watt Acoustic Guitar Amplifier is more than adequate for small to medium sized clubs or venues hosting 100-250 people. It’s ideal for events, home studio, and performances.