Fender Greta Amp Review

Posted: May 4, 2012
Fender Greta Amp Review

The Fender Greta Amp is a tabletop guitar amp designed to look like a vintage radio while producing clean tones through a 4" speaker. Kevin Pereira and Matt Mira review the Fender amp for its official Gadget Pr0n rating.

What You Need To Know

  • The Fender Greta amp is a tube amp in the form of a vintage tabletop radio, which looks pretty cool.
  • The front and back are wood panels painted bright red, while the top and sides are gold finished metal for increased shielding.
  • The front features the speaker, volume and tone controls and a Vu meter.
  • Vu stands for volume unit and when the meter is in use, an LED lights up and the analog needle moves from clean to overload.
  • The meter doesn’t read peaks of volume but just kind of averages everything out.
  • The amp sounded really good.
  • The specially designed 4" speaker has two control knobs for volume and tone.
  • It's not the loudest thing in the world but we did get some nice sounds out of it.
  • We were impressed with its clean tone.
  • If you turn the tone knob up, you get a much more crunchy tone.
  • This amp not only plugs into your guitar but also has an auxiliary port.
  • Music didn't sound too bad out of the speaker.
  • It's no iPod dock but it's a nice bonus to have with this great amp.
  • You are getting mono output on this.
  • We actually took the top off to look inside and sure enough, there were tiny glowing vacuum tubes.
  • The sound is warm and very much tube sounding.
  • The cleaner the recording, the warmer it sounded on here.


  • $199


  • 5 Seals of Approval. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • This amp produces great sound for its size.
  • It's one of the coolest amps we've ever seen.
  • The auxiliary port is a great bonus and makes this more than just a guitar amp.

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Comments are Closed

  • dds6666

    Ahh, too bad it sounds as crappy as most Fenders do. Well they're mediocre (classic?!?) and can't help it. This amp would just be a waste of money unless you like trashy retro garbage.

    Posted: May 5, 2012 9:38 PM
  • darkspectre

    Matt, you need to tune before you play. That's why that chord was "uggggh". LoL. But good job.

    Posted: May 5, 2012 8:00 AM