The Fender Machete Combo delivers serious tone and enormous functionality.

Scottsdale, AZ. (Jan. 13, 2012) — Fender introduces the all-new Machete combo amp. With tremendous versatility and performance-oriented features, this high-end combo is an essential companion for the discerning musician.

The 50-watt, dual-channel Machete combo boasts new high-gain channel, a clear-sounding clean channel that can be pushed into aggressive rhythm guitar territory, and onboard digital reverb. Its heavily robust enclosure construction and single 12” Celestion speaker deliver full, rich and pummeling response, with midrange notch control, adjustable speaker damping for finely tuned performance, XLR output with switchable speaker muting and cabinet emulation, and push-pull pots for bright boost and gain boost on the rhythm channel.

The combo’s distinctive cosmetics include vinyl covering with inlaid white piping and gray vinyl “steering wheel grip” accents, new Black Silver Strand grille cloth, heavily knurled chrome knobs and all-new corners and hardware. Four-button footswitch and fitted cover included.

For more information
www.fender.com

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