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This $180 Fender amp records straight to a PC and doesn't need a pedal board

Fender's Mustang LT25 guitar amp offers 60 preset and custom channels and USB connectivity for recording to a PC -- no expensive/elaborate pedal board required.
Written by Taylor Clemons, Staff Writer
Reviewed by Kelsey Adams
A closeup of the Fender logo on a Mustang LT25 practice amp

I've been playing electric and acoustic guitars since I was 17, and finding a good practice amp that gives you a balance between sound quality, versatility, and price can be difficult. But the Fender Mustang LT25 is the best one I've ever had, and the only one you'll ever need. 

It has 30 preset effects channels, allowing you to play around with different sound profiles, from country and classic rock to thrash metal and even simulated acoustic tones. It also has 30 blank channels for you to create your own tone profiles or tweak presets to give a unique-to-you sound. 

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The built-in tuner makes it fast and easy to check sound accuracy and change your guitar's tuning for playing songs in Drop D, E-Flat, or custom tunings (like the B F# B E G# C# in A Day to Remember's song "Bad Vibrations") so you can learn to play songs by your favorite artists or create your own.

You can also keep the firmware up-to-date by downloading the Fender Tone desktop program, which will let you access new presets and prevent software issues that could derail your jam or recording session.

A top view of the Mustang LT25 control panel

The Mustang LT25 has an input for headphones so you can practice or zero in on your personal sound without annoying everyone in your home, or practice without distracting background noise. You can also connect the Mustang LT25 to your PC via USB to record directly to your favorite programs and cut your own demos or content for social media.

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A closeup view of the menu controls for the Mustang LT25

The sound quality is great as well, giving you a clean, rich sound that doesn't have that "tinny" quality that other practice amps have. 

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And for less than $200, the Mustang LT25 is one of the most affordable practice amps on the market. Which means you no longer have to invest in an expensive cabinet, amp head, and dozens of pedals to get custom sound and clean output.

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