Fender G-DEC 3 Thirty
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Fender G-DEC 3 Thirty

G-DEC 3 Thirty, Modelling Combo Guitar Amp from Fender in the G-DEC series.

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nickname009 29/01/2012

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30W power
10" Special Design speaker
Teacher input on rear panel
Easy recall of guitar tones
Special effects
85 preset drum loops plus metronome
100 Performance Presets (50 factory, 50 user)
Special Composition Mode
Internal synthesizer with MIDI
MIDI song file storage
Guitar tuner
CD or MP3 device input
28-second Phrase Sampler with overdubs
Future software upgrades loaded via MIDI
Optional footswitch allows remote access to select features
Left and Right line outputs with speaker-emulation
External speaker output
19.5 lbs.
17"W x 15-3/4"H x 8-1/4"D

This basically a guitar teacher's perfect amp for teaching a student as far as I know. I wouldn't think it's really meant for anything else like good tone or a live gig etc as most of the features are not live-gig oriented.



UTILIZATION

Pretty simple to use in terms of a guitar amp. There are actually less knobs for the guitar amp part of this amp than there are other knobs that do other things.

However it's quite easy with the big display in the middle and the scroll knobs that would help you scroll through songs/tones etc.



SOUNDS

I don't think anything sounds particularly good but I don't think anything sounds particularly bad either for what it is, a practice amp or a teacher's/student's amp for learning. If you think about it that way, then yes it's quite alright. I don't think it sounds better than my 80's peavey banditt that I once had for practice but that's just from memory. However these amps almost all sound the same at this price point, there really isn't much difference aside from features, of then which also depends on the purpose of the amp.

OVERALL OPINION

The G-DEC, while intentionally marketed towards teachers/students/just learning guitar players or not, this amp is definitely built for that. There's a lot of presets and a lot of built in songs to play around with and learn with, however these aren't full songs, they're more like loops. Though you can upload your own songs I believe. Overall it's quite easy to use and it has drum sounds as well so you can get that full band feel when practicing, which is always a good thing, everybody wants a full band feel all the time don't they? I know I do!