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Fender Mini '57 Twin review

The tiny Twin amp

  • £59
  • €59
  • $50
It's so small it looks like a model amp, but the Mini '57 Twin still packs in two 2" speakers

MusicRadar Verdict

We preferred the Twin with lower-output single coils to humbuckers, but there are some unique tones for sonic adventurers.

Pros

  • +

    Responsive tones. Stereo speaker setup. Nice build quality and control layout.

Cons

  • -

    Not a lot of clean headroom. Few features. Expensive for a micro amp.

Unlike its namesake, Fender's '57 Twin mini amp doesn't offer a lot of clean headroom; it starts to overdrive at pretty modest volume levels.

"Turn the drive up a little and your reward is spiky dirt"

The tones are responsive, though, and the 2x2 speaker configuration projects a sonic field with more depth than some single-speaker micro amps.

Turn the drive up a little more, and your reward is spiky dirt, which transitions into gnarly transistor fuzz-type sounds at higher levels.

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).