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Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp

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Silver grille cloth, skirted knobs, and other Blackface appointments give the Fender Series II Frontman 15R Guitar Combo Amp the traditional Fender look. Plus, it has the features that make it a superior practice or backstage warmup amp: great Fender tone, reverb, 2 channels including normal and drive, a headphone jack, and an auxiliary input for CD, tape, or drum machine.

FEATURES

  • Blackface cosmetics
  • Great Fender tone
  • 2 channels (Normal and Drive)
  • Reverb
  • 15W
  • 8" speaker
  • Headphone jack
  • Aux input for CD, tape player, or drum machine
  • 13-1/4"W x 12-1/2"H x 7-1/4"D
  • 15 lb.
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Fender15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp
 
3.5

(based on 27 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Depends on what you need.

Let me start off with saying this is not for the metal enthusiasts. This amp for 15 watts is incredible. Will jamming with a couple of friends and his 75 watt I was able...Read complete review

Let me start off with saying this is not for the metal enthusiasts. This amp for 15 watts is incredible. Will jamming with a couple of friends and his 75 watt I was able to compete for a good while! The options on it aren't the greatest though. There really is no middle ground I've found in the 2 years I had it. Its more of pretty good clean or pretty good distortion if you set it up right. For jazz and blues this amp is the way to go if your on a budget, BUT for metal and heavier stuff you better off with something like a Line 6 for those deeper clearer distortions. This amp has gone for miles in the back trunk with stuff, and ended up in the weirdest places and situations but has held up through it all! So to cap it off, think about what you need to play cause this amp can feel constrictive. Good luck!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Small and rather weak. You're paying for the name.

Not worth it. For about $100 there are plenty of superior options out there. Like its big brother the Frontman 25R, the Fender 15R is a member of the newer "Series II"...Read complete review

Not worth it. For about $100 there are plenty of superior options out there. Like its big brother the Frontman 25R, the Fender 15R is a member of the newer "Series II" incarnation of the Fender Frontman practice amps. The 15R is a solid state amp with a pretty standard set of features, including distortion, EQ, reverb, and jacks for headphones and CD players. The 25R, which doesn't cost much more, is a decent amp, is solidly built, can get quite loud for its size and power rating, and has a pretty good clean sound. The 15R, however, just doesn't cut it. It has a weak clean sound, rather useless reverb, and horrible fuzzy distortion. There are plenty of better options for the same amount of money, including the Vox Pathfinder 15R, the Roland Cube amps, the Behringer GM110 and GM108, the Vox DA5, or the Roland Microcube.

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(31 of 46 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Small and rather weak. You're paying for the name.

By SnarkyGoat

from East Bay

Comments about Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp:

Not worth it. For about $100 there are plenty of superior options out there. Like its big brother the Frontman 25R, the Fender 15R is a member of the newer "Series II" incarnation of the Fender Frontman practice amps. The 15R is a solid state amp with a pretty standard set of features, including distortion, EQ, reverb, and jacks for headphones and CD players. The 25R, which doesn't cost much more, is a decent amp, is solidly built, can get quite loud for its size and power rating, and has a pretty good clean sound. The 15R, however, just doesn't cut it. It has a weak clean sound, rather useless reverb, and horrible fuzzy distortion. There are plenty of better options for the same amount of money, including the Vox Pathfinder 15R, the Roland Cube amps, the Behringer GM110 and GM108, the Vox DA5, or the Roland Microcube.

(25 of 48 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Hooray beer, boo Fender Amp

By Draugoth

from Nor-Cal

Comments about Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp:

I used to have one of these some months ago, and I was a real greenhorn at amps so I got what I thought was a good name at a good price. Uhh....no. It was not that great sounding at all, the overdrive was kinda dinky I'd say, bad mids, then the last straw....it died. I think several other people here had the same problem, they turned it up and it blew a fuse. Ditto. Stay away from this one.

(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

This is a good beginner amp

By Agentunderfire94

from Brighton, MI

Comments about Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp:

If you are new to the music family this amp is perfect for you. With the drive volume, gain, normal volume, treble, middle, bass knobs you can make hundreds of excelent sounds from deeped muffled distortion to screaming metal overdrive. Not to mention the reverb. The reverb makes it perfect for any player no matter how long you've been playing.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Depends on what you need.

By DsOoMb

from PA

Comments about Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp:

Let me start off with saying this is not for the metal enthusiasts. This amp for 15 watts is incredible. Will jamming with a couple of friends and his 75 watt I was able to compete for a good while! The options on it aren't the greatest though. There really is no middle ground I've found in the 2 years I had it. Its more of pretty good clean or pretty good distortion if you set it up right. For jazz and blues this amp is the way to go if your on a budget, BUT for metal and heavier stuff you better off with something like a Line 6 for those deeper clearer distortions. This amp has gone for miles in the back trunk with stuff, and ended up in the weirdest places and situations but has held up through it all! So to cap it off, think about what you need to play cause this amp can feel constrictive. Good luck!

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Little Amp

By Don

from Spokane, WA

Comments about Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp:

My son tried this out at GC over the 4th of July weekend and simply had to have it (despite the fact that we've already got six other amps ranging from 25 to 100 watts). I'm a bit of sucker for fender products so he didn't have to work me too hard to get me to spring for this thing. After getting it home, let me say that I was very pleasantly surprised at the capabilities of this little "starter" amp. It puts out some great tones and the reverb sounds great. I love the fact that you can upgrade to the reverb model (15R vs. 15G) for a mere ten bucks - Great Deal. Don't be fooled by the small size of this amp, it puts out alot of volume. It's quite a bit louder than my son's Marshall MG30FX which has to be mic'ed to be heard over the drums. This little fender can hold it's own against the drums quite easily. For eighty bucks, this thing is a bargain. Best bang for the buck in our little stable of amps. Highly recommended!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

READ!

By jarvis.

from bridgewater, New Jersey

Comments about Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp:

Dont really listen to the other people. This amp is really good and it is cheap. obviously its not going to have crazy good features. also the gain on it is really good considering its only 15w. dont think 15w isn't a lot because it goes really loud and clear. It is worth the price if you want a good practice amp. This amp is mad for like basic punk rock not metal. if people want to plat metal they can go for it but it wont sound like you want it too.

(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for my bedroom.

By ttran97

from Santa Clara, CA

Comments about Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp:

The Fender 15R Frontman amp is great! I've had this for about a week, and I love it. It gets surprisingly loud. The headphones jack is good for practicing at night and not waking up everyone in the house. The design is beautiful and I really like the Fender logo. It's small and lightweight, so you can easily take it to different places.

(3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

What...?

By HAKU__Yuugen_no_Hito

from San Jose, CA

Comments about Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp:

Wow...ok, so my friend wanted to get into guitars after hearing me play Masacre by Steve Vai. So, I went down with him to our local Guitar Center to get him a starter amp, I was letting him borrow my strat. So we looked for a good amp. Now, I started off with the powerful (and expensive) Vox, Line 6, and Marshall amps, and I remembered just who I was shopping with. So I went over to the not-so-experienced amp section, and found this. I blew out the speaker by accident because I turned it about 3/4 up. I was mad! Even my friend was mad. Although he's just a beginner, he is very picky with tone, and he said that just the few minutes I was playing it, it didn't even sound all to great. The distortion was weak. In the end, he bought a 15W Line 6. My advice, is that if you're just someone who is playing guitar just to play, and not really to excell, or for total beginners who care nothing for tone, then this is an ok amp to turn to. You're better off buying something else though.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good for Intended Use

By Jim Hauer

from Iowa

Comments about Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp:

It is what it is, a warm-up and practice amp. I use it at home to simply practice. I like having headphones so as not to bother the kids late at night. I also run rythmn tracks I have recorded through the inputs and play along, a nice easy feature. I don't believe I have ever cranked the volume to higher then 4 or 5 so I've not been in danger of blowing any fuses or having the trouble expressed by other reviewers. I did gig with this once in a very small venue and it performed well, but I have a Fender Deluxe that I use for regular gigs. For something small to have on hand for quick practice sessions, this is more then adequate at a good price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Classic Fender Tone

By L Berg

from Los Angeles

Comments about Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp:

I've been playing professionally for over 40 years. I was surprised when I picked up one of these for my nephew, that it has the same Fender tone characteristics other larger Fenders I've owned and played through over the years.

 
4.0

OK amp

By GibsonSg1575

from Philadelphia, PA

Comments about Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp is an ok practice or beginner amp. The clean channel sounds decent but if you turn the gain up to much on the overdrive channel you get a ridiculous amount of feedback. Overall its an decent beginner amp.

 
4.0

Great Beginner Amp

By recklessabandonman

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp:

If you are new to the wonderful world of guitar, this amp is for you. It comes with reverb and gain, so you don't need different pedals to start out with. The problem with the gain is that when cranked up all the way, there is alot of feedback, but when you have to play quietly so not to wake anyone in the house, it works perfectly fine.

 
4.0

great first amp

By loveguitar13579

from Watertown, CT

Comments about Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp:

This a good, clean soundin amp!(if you want it to be...). I got mine awhile back, maybe a year or two, and I was really impressed, especially for the price it cost. You can get a decently wide range of sounds to come out of this amp, from almost crystal clear, to a fuzzy heavyly distorted sound for those renditions of Hendrix (Voodoo Child anyone?). You can really get this thing up there with the volume control too, enough to make your parents wish they never bought, if they did, and loud enough for the neighbors to complain if they have an window open. This is the perfect first, or even second amp, you can even lug it around easily enough. It will compliment any Squier or Fender guitar well enough. I was pleased with this amp, and I don't see any reason why anyone else wouldn't be happy with it also.

 
2.0

JUNK!!!!!

By Slipknotter666

from Hammond I.N.

Comments about Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp:

i bought this amp and took it home, it worked GREAT for the first 3 months, i turned it like 3/4 of the way up and blew the piece of junk!!! I really really really suggest u dont buy this! ur just paying for fenders name. if ur going to buy a amp and are willing to spend a little more money for a GOOD one, go for a Marshall.

 
4.0

Good Amp

By Noneofyourbusiness

from Kalamazoo, MI

Comments about Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp:

I bought this amp because I moved to a bigger house and could use a little more sound than 5 watts. It's a great amp and can be moved easily. It's great for those who just need a regular practice amp.

 
2.0

Please do not buy,

By Deroomman

from Kalamazoo, MI

Comments about Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp:

I got this amp for my birthday about 2 years ago and it came in the strat pack. The guitar is pretty good and works fine. After two years of playing and improving the amp seemed to just get worse and worse. If you turn this amp up 3/4 the way, it gets ruined. When i turn it past 5 the speaker rattles. Just a couple of days ago it stopped working completely. My advise to you is to just buy the squire strat and get a 15w line 6 or something. This amp is terrible. E-mail me if you have an questions or comments.

 
2.0

Good for beginers only

By Tony

from Massachusetts

Comments about Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp:

I actually have the bullet version which just adds an effects knob, but this amp just sounds bad. Id rather use my laptops speakers than this amp (as I typically do) I own three cheap amps this being the worst and most expensive (I have very expensive guitars but i dont play in a band so I never saw the point to spending a ton on an amp). For a first amp i guess its okay, but when you get concerned about sound quality I would not recomend it. I used to use it with a line 6 pod that actually helped to improve its tone.

 
4.0

Great for practice and beginners.

By Philosopher

from Texas

Comments about Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp:

Not a bad amp for practicing with or if you're a beginner. Something to have in the bedroom and just practice. Distortion is not great on it. I've had it for at least a year now and haven't blown it like a lot of others have. It's not something you want to play heavy progressive metal on.

 
3.0

Solid Travel/Beginner Amp

By Brian Bboom

from Riverside

Comments about Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp:

I bought this puppy $40 off a pal just as a throw around travel amp. It definitely doesn't disappoint. There isn't a terrible amount of Distortion settings, but it has the basics and that's really all you need. The tone is a nice lighter crunch, and the clean is sweet for a 15W. If you're a beginner, and you want a good amp, consider this one if you aren't a huge Metal player. If you want a amp that you can easily throw around and take places to jam on the fly, then as long as you don't play anything too hard, this is a perfect little amp that's incredibly portable.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

BUZZ BUZZZZZZZZZ

By ripshredder911

from Maryland

Comments about Fender 15R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp I got in a value package and it really sucks. First if put even the slightest bit of gain on the drive, it will buzz nonstop and really start to annoy your parents. Also the distortion is the normal gain but the only thing is is that the middle treble and bass knobs will only have a noticable change when moved around if you have the right cable. The only good thing is that I have banged this thing up and it leaves no scratches or signs of damage, it is like indistructable. Also, the clean sounds really digital, so I have no use for it. If you like cheapness and plenty of buzzing, this is the amp for you.

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