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Fender G-DEC 3 Thirty Amp
The new age of guitar amplifiers has arrived! The new G Dec 3 Series from Fender is a guitar amp and an advanced media centre all in one! If you aren't already familiar with the previous G-Dec amps, they are basically designed as all-in-one practice centres, so as well as having a great Fender amp (with amp and FX modelling that mean you won't need to hook up your entire pedalboard every time you want to jam) you get a system which manages and plays backing tracks, allows you to practice using a phrase trainer and even compose a song by looping and moving around phrases that you record!
In addition to all the great features built into the G-Dec 3, Fender have teamed up with music publishers Hal Leonard to offer popular Hal Leonard songbooks on G-Dec Friendly SD cards. The cards contain play-along backing tracks, and with many popular songs available, learning guitar is easier and more fun than ever before.
The 3rd Generation G Dec builds upon this great idea by offering dozens of preset jamming tracks and presets in multiple genres programmed by some of the world's top studio session guitarists. It also has a built in MP3/Wav player and SD Card slot so you can customise your G-Dec for the type of music you play.
It doesn't end there either. The G-Dec 30 connects to your computer via USB in a plug and play fashion, and the included digital recording output and Abelton / Amplitube software so you can record and edit your music with ease. The USB interface is also a platform for editing the content on your G-Dec without having to spend hours learning to navigate using small buttons on your amp. Fender's included FUSE software lets you manage your backing tracks and sounds with ease.
All of this for a similar price to what you'd expect to pay for a decent small combo anyway, you've really got a no brainer here if you're looking for the ultimate practice amp to sharpen your chops!
Fender are constantly adding downloadable patches and presets to their website for G-Dec. The latest is a round of patches and band tracks created by none other than Steve Vai.
- "As a practice tool, G-DEC 3 is undoubtedly impressive, but you might be forgiven for assuming that the closed-back combo's 10-inch driver... confines it to the domestive environment only.... However, stereo jack line-outs mean that hooking up the amp to a PA system and getting a satisfying stereo spread is simple."
- "What's really interesting is just how well the onboard guitar tones work in the context of a full-band mix. This is a welcome reminder that context is everything; sounds that raise eyebrows in isolation can work perfectly when the backing track is rocking away"
- "G-DEC 3 is solidly built, with an easy-to-understand, clearly laid-out set of controls. As a result, the learning curve is gentle, but there's more than enough depth and flexibility available should it be required."
- "So much more than a practice amp"
Chris Vinnicombe - read the full review in the June 2010 issue of Guitarist Magazine
Here's what Fender say about the G-Dec30
The G-DEC 3 Thirty is an amazing, great sounding new amp for practicing and recording. Packed with features, it includes digital amp and effects models for every playing style, 100 presets - many created by the world's top artists and session aces, and a huge collection of music to practice and play over. Includes Fender FUSE software - your key to creating, connecting and configuring your G-DEC 3.
Create your own arsenal of guitar tones, then experience the G-DEC 3's fantastic play-along capabilities. Many of its 100 backing tracks were recorded by the world's finest players - from L.A. to London and Nashville to New York; from rock to blues to Latin to metal; from top studio musicians to famous rock stars.
The 30-watt G-DEC 3 Thirty also boasts onboard mp3 and wav file storage and playback; stereo line outputs; a multi-function SD card slot for unlimited storage of presets and audio content; Ableton Live Lite 8 Fender Edition studio-quality recording software for creating and editing additional backing track content; and AmpliTube Fender LE software for practicing, playing and recording with classic Fender tones on your computer.
- 30w Combo Amp
- 1x12" Speaker
- Additional High Frequency Tweeter