Fender Collection 2 draws inspiration from some of the most historic and iconic Fender amplifiers, adding a modern touch to the timeless classics and re-issues that fit and define a multitude of genres. Fender Collection 2 captures the vintage vibe, feel and sound of Fender’s classic amps and puts them into your production toolbox on your Mac or PC.
Classic Fender tube tone Take a trip back in time when the electric guitar and bass were new… when a “what if” mindset and some pretty wild and crazy ideas lead to some of the most toneful machines ever produced by one company, machines used to completely redesign the musical landscape from that point in time until today. In Fender Collection 2 you’ll get all of the glorious “tweeds” from the '57 Custom Series, a refined, player-centric take on a classic platform that includes the ’57 Deluxe, the ’57 Champ, ’57 Pro, ’57 Twin and ’57 Bandmaster. Plus you get a spot-on model of an original 1953 Bassman and a 1965 blackface Super Reverb.
Made for AmpliTube Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube is an officially certified collection of Fender gear that works inside of the world’s best-selling guitar and bass tone studio - AmpliTube for Mac & PC. You’ll get all of the glorious guitar and bass tones from these legendary and modern machines, plus the ability to tweak every aspect of them. In AmpliTube 4, you can use the Cab Room to completely customize your setup by changing the recording space, microphone techniques and choices, speaker cabinet and individual speaker swap, plus the ability to fine-tune the mix and balance in the cab room mixer section. And, as a collection available inside of AmpliTube 4, you can mix and match amps, cabs or complete rigs with other available gear for endless tone possibilities.
Dynamic Interaction Modeling We've been creating digital models of analog gear for over 20 years now, which in tech time is like 137 decades. So really, we've learned a lot about what makes great sound in the digital domain. For Fender Collection 2, we developed a completely new type of modeling mojo we like to call Dynamic Interaction Modeling™ which once again leads the way in delivering a completely new level of ultra-realistic sound when modeling analog gear.
Our approach is simple enough in theory, but astoundingly complex to execute — we model (meaning digitally recreate) the behavior of EVERY component in the circuit all the way down to its quirkiest nuance and character. Then we model the interactions and influence that each component has within the system of the circuit and all of the variables that affect it.
In essence, our new Dynamic Interaction Modeling™ approach produces the EXACT behavior of the entire system in a non-linear and completely dynamic way.
The Fender Collection 2 official amps and cabs ’57 Custom Series — Representing a 12 year journey through the history of Fender’s legacy tube amp design, the “Tweeds” are some of Fender’s most historic and sought after amplifiers. Fender Collection 2 recreates the ’57 Custom Series Amps — reissues based upon these tweed classics adding refined, player-centric enhancements to a classic platform for the modern player.
’57 Custom Twin-Amp 40-watt, 2x12" all-tube combo The original “low-powered” 40W tweed beauty is known for its sweet, singing tone and responsive dynamics. The ’57 Custom Twin-Amp delivers a luxurious clean tone that adds that certain unmistakable richness, clarity and sparkle as only a Twin can do. When hit hard, this classic model breaks up earlier than the higher powered cousin delivering smooth overdriven crunch at lower levels. The smooth bass, treble and presence are perfectly recreated in this model to offer an unmatched interactivity and a surprisingly wide and diverse sonic palette.
’57 Custom Pro-Amp 26-watt, single 15" all-tube combo The ’57 Custom Pro is based on the original Pro of the ’50s known for its rich harmonic content. This model delivers a legendary flexible and vintage sound. The creamy overdrive and smooth presence are perfect for all vintage tones and incredible for modern sounds. The single 15" speaker delivers defined yet slightly rolled off highs to reduce harshness when driven yet retains the low end punch and growl when hit with a humbucker.
’57 Custom Deluxe 12-watt, single 12" all-tube combo One of the most loved Fender tweeds of all time, this amp has it all – virtually everything from sparkling cleans to major crunch and everything in-between. The handwired all-tube 5E3 circuit is pure magic at all volume levels. The Tweed Deluxe was the favorite tone of its inventor due to the astonishing presence and harmonic characteristics. This custom tweed version is almost a fairy tale — a beauty outside and a beast in sound.
’57 Custom Champ 5-watt, single 8" all-tube combo Probably THE most recorded amp of the time, the ’57 Custom Champ provides an amazingly diverse tone palette for a small, one-knob amp. It’s the perfect companion for those who love dynamic overdriven tones and crisp, classic cleans.
’57 Bandmaster 26-watt, 3x10" all-tube combo This model is defined by vintage blues tone from a 3x10 set up and handwired all tube construction. Designed as a “plug straight in and turn it up” amp, the sound is flexible and fills the room with its vibe, giving the impression of a 3D surround sound. The crunch and cleans are different from other well known amps in the ’57 Custom series, and it will really make the difference in your rig.
’53 Bassman 26-watt, single 15" all-tube combo The original Fender Bassman was born as a 26-watt 1x15" speaker bass amp, the first Fender bass amp ever created. The original 26w 1x15" format was relatively short lived — only 660 units were ever produced. This model is based on an original ’53 and was designed to accentuate the P bass introduced just two years earlier. It also features an “aging” switch that lets you toggle between the two styles of vintage models for best of both worlds — new old stock like you just picked up a new one from the shop, or “worn” vintage for that well-aged, broken-in sound.
’65 Super Reverb 45-watt, 4x10" all-tube combo The ’65 Super Reverb is another classic collectible workhorse amp that has a special place in tone history and in the hearts of players everywhere. With shimmering tone and vintage overdrive pleasure, this legendary blackface amp is a medium output stage-filling sound machine. Players of all styles and genres will find the perfect tone for their recordings in this beast. The Super Reverb features spring-driven lush reverb and a huge range of available tones with a tremolo circuit you’ve heard on countless records.
Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube is available in the IK online store or in the Custom Shop as a full collection of amplifiers and matching cabinets. You can also purchase individual amps and cabs from Fender Collection 2 in the AmpliTube Custom Shop.
AmpliTube — the modern player’s ultimate tone studio Like all AmpliTube products, Fender Collection 2 is intuitive, easy-to-use and provides an amazing array of different creative tone possibilities. You get every possible combination of signal routing options: two separate complete signal chain paths, each with a complete setup, can be played simultaneously, or you can configure the signal path to double the available stomps, amps, cabinets and racks effects creating one gigantic rig.
While Fender Collection 2 sounds absolutely amazing in AmpliTube Custom Shop, it is also designed to take advantage of all the additional new and improved tone-tweaking features inside of AmpliTube 4 — features like the effects slot between the amp and speaker cabinet and the hyper realistic speaker “Cab Room”.
The effects slot in AmpliTube 4 is positioned after the amplifier but before the speaker cab allowing you to insert effects like reverb, delay and other modulation effects after the power amp section — the ideal spot for these types of effects.
In the “Cab Room”, you have access to a complete locker of highly sought-after microphone models to mic up your Fender Collection 2 cabs with two individual mics you can place in 3D in front of the cabinet. Plus, you can select and position 2 room mics, change the room type/style, swap out individual speakers in the cabs (12" models), and use the new mixer to blend the cab mics, room mics, DI signal and overall cab room master volume.
As a standalone application, AmpliTube 4 also features an integrated 8-track recorder, plus a 4-track looper for quickly capturing your ideas as they come to you!
And, of course, you can mix and match your favorite Fender gear with other AmpliTube models to create your own one-of-a-kind tones. AmpliTube is fully MIDI compatible, so all the knobs, controls and presets of Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube can be assigned and controlled with a standard MIDI controller (through a high-quality interface like iRig MIDI 2) or iRig BlueBoard.
No matter which AmpliTube you use, you’ll find that Fender Collection 2 is the most inspiring, realistic and flexible collection of Fender Amplifiers ever assembled.