Fender Mustang GTX 100 1x12" 100W Guitar Combo Amp
Gearank High Notes
In October 2021 we published the results of our annual guitar amp brand analysis, Fender ranked #9.
The Fender Mustang GTX 100 appeared on our recommended list for Modeling Amps for 1 edition from June 2021 until August 2022 when it was out-ranked by the Boss Katana Head MkII in the $300 to $500 price category.
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The Mustang GTX 100 is an upgrade compared to the previous Mustang 100 iteration, this one packed with modern features and guitar processing.
With 40 amp models, 200 presets, and more than 70 built-in effects, this amp offers a lot of tone flexibility.
The amp models range from classic Fender clean, which they do a great job of emulating, to modern high-gain tones. This 100W solid state amp drives a 12" Celestion speaker which is just the right size to emulate both the high and low frequencies of the amps it models.
The built-in effects cover a lot of ground with 15 overdrive / distortion, 15 modulation,13 delay, 14 reverb, 7 comp/EQ and 9 pitch shift effects.
Other features include a built-in looper function, USB connectivity and Bluetooth compatibility, and in line with all these features, the GTX 100 comes bundled with a multi-switch foot pedal that makes it easier to switch between effects, amp models and presets.
One drawback is that it does not come with power attenuation, which is built-in to many guitar amps these days, so it will be too loud and too big for many guitarists - if you need a home practice amp then this won't be your first choice, although it isn't as heavy as many other 100 Watt amps.
When it comes to features and bundles, the Fender Mustang GTX 100 is hard to beat. Highly recommended if you're looking for a reasonably priced 100W all-in-one guitar amp.
- Power: 100W
- Speaker: 1 x 12" Celestion G12P-80
- Amp Modeling: 40 Amp Models
- Effects: Variations of Overdrive, Fuzz, Delay, Modulation, Pitch Shift
- Input: 1 x 1/4" (Instrument), 1 x 1/8" (Aux in)
- Outputs: 2 x XLR (Line Out)
- Connectivity: USB, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
- Weight: 22 lbs.