The Fender Mustang Micro is a small, compact personal guitar amplifier that is designed to fit in your pocket and go anywhere you go – and it has 12 amp profiles and 13 effects options
Fender has officially launched the Fender Mustang Micro amp, a small personal amplifier rig that is designed to fit inside your pocket. I literally just saw an ad for it on Instagram and had to do a post about it – it looks really cool.
The Fender Mustang Micro is a small device that you connect to your guitar via the standard jack connection.
But is ain’t just a small pre-amp; the Fender Mustang Micro comes equipped with 12 amp profiles based on Fender’s Mustang GTX and a bunch of effects.
The Mustang Micro will also work with your bass guitar too.
The Fender Mustang Micro itself sits just below the input and has a bunch of controls for switching between amps and effects. On the side, you have a 3.5mm headphone jack for plugging in your headphones.
And if you don’t want to use wires for your headphones, you can opt to use wireless headphones – the Fender Mustang Micro is fully compatible with Bluetooth and other true wireless headphones like Apple’s AirPods and Bose’s QC 35IIs.
How Does The Fender Mustang Micro Work?
The Fender Mustang Micro is pretty simple to use; everything is analog with respect to buttons and controls. You have a volume control on the front of the device and buttons down the side for switching between amp profiles and effects.
Fender is kitted the Mustang Micro out with 12 specific amp profiles, so you can switch between crushing heavy metal tones and laid back clean tones and everything else in between. As noted earlier, the amp profiles are based on Fender’s Mustang GTX amplifiers.
Coming from the popular Mustang Series of amplifiers, all you do is plug the Mustang Micro into your guitar, connect your favorite wired headphones or earbuds and choose your amp and effects settings. You won’t have the need to deal with pesky cords linked to an external amp, phone or computer to access a wide range of tones and silently play with a responsive touch and feel without annoying latency.Fender
The Fender Mustang Micro works with any guitar too, so long as it has a lead input. And the set up, if you’re using wired headphones, is as simple as plugging it in, switching it on, and connecting your headphones. If you want to add bluetooth headphones, there’s a couple of additional steps.
The Fender Mustang Micro runs on an internal battery and Fender says it is good for around four hours of continuous playing. You have a USB connection on the device too for recharging or for connecting your guitar to your computer to record stuff.
And this makes it a slightly cheaper alternative to the Focusrite Solo 3, albeit with far fewer recording and input features.
All in all, I’m super impressed by this little personal amp. And for £89 / $90, I think it delivers quite a bit of value for money too. And because it is my birthday soon, I think I might just treat myself to one of these…
Fender Mustang Micro FAQs
When is Fender Mustang Micro Available In UK?
The Fender Mustang Micro will get a UK release date in May, in around May 1 – although you can now preorder the unit via Anderson’s and GAK. According to the retailer pages, the Fender Mustang Micro will start shipping in the UK from May 1, although some retailers are listing as late as June.
How Much Does The Fender Mustang Micro Cost?
The Fender Mustang Micro retails for $90 in the USA and £89.99 in the UK.
Does The Fender Mustang Micro Support Bluetooth?
The Fender Mustang Micro has built in Bluetooth connectivity, so you can pair it with wireless headphones like Apple’s AirPods. You can also pair it to your phone as well which is handy if you like jamming along with drum tracks via YouTube.
Can You Record With The The Fender Mustang Micro?
The Fender Mustang Micro, as well as having 12 pre-installed amp simulations, will also double as a USB audio interface which means you can use it to connect your guitar to your PC and run it through DAWs like Pro Tools, Ableton, and Reaper.
RichardRichard has been playing guitar for over a decade and is a huge fan of metal, doom, sludge, and rock music in general – though mostly metal. Having played in bands and worked in studios since the early 2000s, Richard is a massive music production geek, a fan of minimalist recording techniques, and he really likes old-school guitars.
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