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  • Vox VT20+ vs. Fender Mustang

    Hey guys,

    So i need a new modelling amp. And for a while i was set on buying a Vox VT 20+ amp however i have heard some great things about the Fender Mustang series.

    Can anyone give me a breakdown of what the two biggest differences between the two amps are? I had an older version of the Vox Vt series and loved the heavy distorted tones, would i be able to get those on the Fender?
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  • #2
    Not sure about the heavy tones on the little Mustang I, but the Mustang II impressed the heck out of me for the heavy tones.

    I haven't spent much time with the + series Voxes, but I have a Tonelab and had an and AD and a VT series amp. Basically, I'd say the Fender (II) is better at heavy tones and Fender tones and the Vox is better at Vox tones and early/less gainy Marshall tones. The Fender KILLS in the effects department.
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    • #3
      I'm not sure distorted tones are the Mustang's sweet spot, but you can get some useable tones from it on that end of the spectrum.
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      • #4
        These videos will help. They demo the Mustang II and the Vox VT40+ (close enough). If I recall correctly, they only use the factory presets on the Vox, which isn't really fair, but it's still a good comparison of the amps. The Mustang is in the first video, and the Vox in the second.

        **edit - these guys prefer the Mustang.
        Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud


        • #5
          As long as it's the MII and not the M1, the Mustang is better than the Vox IMO (and I have had variations of both).


          • #6
            I don't know about the Vox, Mustang 1 or 2..... but the Mustang 3 is amazing for $299 retail.


            • #7
              I prefer the Mustang to the Vox. Tried them both out the other day in our local music store. The Vox sounded boxy in comparison. Probably had to do with a 10inch speaker vs a 12inch.
              MIA Fender Strat / Gibson Les Paul Studio / Custom Telecaster / Washburn WI66 / Custom Stratocaster / Martin D15S / Guild D55 / Simon & Patrick Cedar / Martin HD16R LSH​