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

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

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iamqman 20/04/2011

Fender G-DEC 3 Thirty : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

"Interesting little amp"

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I have never been a fan of amp modeling amps, but I am starting to get into the market for one for my daughter. so I have been scouting out a tone of these little units. The amp modeling has come a long way since its inception and when I was messing around with them. I have long forgotten the amp modeling since I love the feel and sound from tube saturation. That being said companies are getting better and better at recreating sounds that you would hear from multiple amps and fitting them into combo for well under $400 and going as low as $99 for some Peavey and other makers

Fender G-DEC 3 Thirty 30-watt Combination Guitar Amplifier with MP3/WAV Playback Features:

* Amp Type: Solid State
* Inputs: 1/4" Guitar input, Second input, USB, Aux input for CD/MP3 player
* Footswitch input
* Output: 30 watts
* Line Out: Stereo outputs
* Impedance: 8 ohms
* Speakers: 10" Fender Special Design with high-frequency tweeter
* Amazing onboard artist presets and loops that let you play along with the world's greatest musicians
* MP3 and Wav file storage & playback
* 30-watt Guitar amp with 10" Special Design speaker and high-frequency tweeter
* 100 factory and user presets with digital amp modeling & DSP effects
* USB connection for user programming and audio recording output
* USB cable included
* SD card slot for unlimited storage of presets and audio content
* Onboard phrase sampler with overdub and export functions
* Onboard chromatic tuner
* Stereo line outputs for performance and recording
* Covering : Black Vinyl
* Effects : Digital amp modeling & DSP effects
* Dimensions: Height: 16.8" (42.7cm) x Width: 16.9" (43.1cm) x Depth: 8.3" (21.2cm)
* Shipping weight: Weight: 26.5 lbs. (12 kg)


Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Power 30W
Speakers 1 x 10" Special Design, Hi-frequency Tweeter
Effects Yes
Reverb Yes
EQ Yes
Amp Modeling Yes
Number of Models 100 Presets, 22 Amps
Number of Tubes 0
Preamp Tubes No Tubes
Power Tubes No Tubes
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x Headphones (1/8")
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop No Effects Loop
Height 16.25"
Width 16.75"
Depth 8.25"
Weight 27.3 lbs.
Notes SD Card Slot, USB Port


If your thing is blues rock or country and metal this is right up your ally. This is the standard version that can be updated with the certain sounds that you like. Kind of like an MP3 players for amps. If you want a bit heavy sounds they have a metal, country, and blues version of the same thing. Those amps would be particular to the sounds that the name describes.

It comes with Fuse software that allows you to edit your sounds via the computer. Nice visual device to update and even store on your computer for backup. What is great about it is that you can really see how you effects are going through your signal.


You can get kind of crazy going through all of these presets. There are 100 and 22 different amps which makes lot of options to fit into some of your playing time. You can get carried away with so much operation and tweaking that you can forget about actually playing. That is another beef with these types of amps is that there is so much to explore that you can get lost and waste time tweaking then actually playing.

At new these units come in at around $400 which is bit high comparably to amp modelers. So i would recommend a Peavey or a Vox modeler.