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Stomp Effects Overview and Demo Video Edit

The Fender Mustang amp includes 11 on-board Stomp effect "pedals" organized into 3 effect categories. See Built-In Effects, for high level description of each type of effect.

Fender Mustang (V2) III, IV, & V Overdrives, Distortions, Compressor Models

Fender Mustang (V2) III, IV, & V Overdrives, Distortions, Compressor Models

Ranger BoostEdit

  • Modeled on Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster
  • Treble boosters increase signal strength and tones at the higher end of the spectrum. They were used to overdrive amplifiers (mostly dark sounding, British tube models) in order to create a more distorted yet focused sound. By the 1980s, they had become obsolete. Guitarists used overdrive pedals instead, in a similar fashion.
  • Settings:
    • Level - Adjusts the output level of the effect
    • Gain - Adjusts amount of gain (distortion)
    • Locut - High frequency band pass filter (100% = maximum treble)
    • Bright - Boosts high frequencies (100% = maximum treble)

GreenboxEdit

  • Modeled on Ibanez Tube Screamer Overdrive
  • The Tube Screamer Overdrive is used to try to mimic the sound of a vintage tube amplifier. The classic Tube Screamer sound includes a "mid-hump," which means that the circuit accentuates frequencies between the bass and treble ranges (mid-frequencies). Softer clipping than Distortion and Fuzz pedal.
  • Settings:
    • ​Level - Adjusts the output level of the effect
    • Gain - Adjusts amount of gain (distortion)
    • Tone - High frequency band pass filter (100% = maximum treble)
    • Blend - Blend of signal (0%) and effected signal (100%)

OverdriveEdit

  • Modeled on Fender Drive Pedal
  • Like the Greenbox (Tube Screamer), the Overdrive pedal emulates the sound of an overdriven tube amp (e.g., more distortion and some tube clipping).
  • Settings:
    • Level - Adjusts the output level of the effect
    • Gain - Adjusts amount of gain (distortion)
    • Low - Low frequency band pass filter (100% = max bass)
    • Mid - Mid-range frequency band pass filter (100% = max mid)
    • High - High frequency band pass filter (100% = max treble)
    • Blend - Blend of signal (0%) and effected signal (100%)

FuzzEdit

  • Modeled on VOX Tone Bender Fuzz
  • Fuzz is a distortion type that transforms the input nearly into a square wave and adds complex overtones with a frequency multiplier. Sounds more processed and artificial than overdrive and distortion effects.
  • VOX version of the Tone Bender has more treble response (good for dark British amps, too trebly for Fender clean amps).
  • Settings:
    • Level – Adjusts the output level of the effect
    • Gain – Adjusts amount of gain/distortion (100% = max distortion)
    • Octave – Controls the level of the octave doubled voice (0 = less fuzz; 10 = more fuzz)
    • Low – Low frequency band pass filter (100% = max bass)
    • High – High frequency band pass filter (100% = max treble)

OrangeboxEdit

  • Modeled on Boss DS1
  • Emulates the sound of a heavily overdriven tube amp, with harder clipping than overdrive effects and altering the guitar’s sound more than overdrive effects.
  • Settings:
    • Level – Adjusts the output level of the effect
    • Dist – Adjusts distortion (100% = max distortion)
    • Tone – High frequency band pass filter (100% = max treble)

BlackboxEdit

  • Modeled on ProCo "The Rat"
  • Emulates the sound of a heavily overdriven tube amp, with harder clipping than overdrive effects and altering the guitar’s sound more than overdrive effects.
  • Settings:
    • Level – Adjusts the output level of the effect
    • Distortion – Adjusts distortion (100% = max distortion)
    • Filter – High frequency pass band pass filter (0% = max treble/brightness)

Big FuzzEdit

  • Modeled on Big Muff
  • Fuzz is a distortion type that transforms the input nearly into a square wave and adds complex overtones with a frequency multiplier. Sounds more processed and artificial than overdrive and distortion effects.
  • Settings:
    • Level – Adjusts the output level of the effect
    • Tone– High frequency band pass filter (100% = max treble)
    • Sustain – Increases sustain (100% = max sustain); volume jump is by-product

WahEdit

  • Modeled on VOX V847A Wah-Wah (Fixed)
  • Wah is a type of guitar effects pedal that alters the tone of the signal to create a distinctive effect, mimicking the human voice, creating a "wacka-wacka" funk styled rhythm or used to boost certain frequencies by keeping it in a single position, emphasizing the "sweet spot" in the tonal spectrum of an instrument.
  • Settings:
    • Mix – Controls the ratio of the effected and original signals; the “wet/dry mix” (100% = max effect)
    • Freq – High frequency band pass filter (100% = more treble)
    • Heel/Toe Freq – Sets the highest/lowest frequencies filtered for the virtual heel and toe positions, virtually pivoting the pedal (100% = max treble)
    • High Q – Band pass filter controlling width of frequencies filtered, affecting tone (On = narrower range, more treble)

Touch WahEdit

  • Modeled on VOX V847A Wah-Wah (Dynamic)
  • Adds a “touch” effect that reads signal level (i.e., string strike) and adjusts effect proportionally.
  • Settings:
    • Mix – Controls the ratio of the effected and original signals; the “wet/dry mix” (100% = max effect)
    • Sensitivity – Controls degree that effect will react to touch (100% = max effect)
    • Min Freq – Adjusts the frequency the wah relaxes to when your playing volume is at a minimum (100% = max treble)
    • Max Freq – Adjusts the frequency the wah sweeps to when your playing volume is at a maximum (100% = max treble)
    • High Q – Band pass filter controlling width of frequencies filtered, affecting tone (On = narrower range, more treble)
  • Also known as Envelope Filter. Much more info on envelope filters here.

Simple Compressor Edit

  • Modeled on Dunlop MXR Dyna Comp
  • Compressors reduce the dynamic range volume spikes from guitar. Softening it when too loud and loudening it when it’s too soft.
  • Settings:
    • Type – Dials the amount of compression (Low-Med-Hi-Max)

CompressorEdit

  • Modeled on Boss CS-3 Compressor Sustainer
  • Compressors reduce the dynamic range volume spikes from guitar. Softening it when too loud and loudening it when it’s too soft. Dynamic range compression
  • Settings:
    • Level – Adjusts the output level of the effect
    • Threshold – Sound level where the Compressor dis/engages
    • Ratio – Amount of signal compression (measured in dBs)
    • Attack – How quickly compression reacts to the signal
    • Release – Duration of compression, after falling back below the threshold