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Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp Texas Red 889406377578

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The Fender 25W Frontman 25R Guitar Combo has dual selectable channels—Normal and Drive—auxiliary input for CD or drum machine use, a headphone jack and separate controls for treble, mid, bass, volume,... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Fender 25W Frontman 25R Guitar Combo has dual selectable channels—Normal and Drive—auxiliary input for CD or drum machine use, a headphone jack and separate controls for treble, mid, bass, volume, gain and drive. Fender's Blackface cosmetic treatment—skirted knobs; silver grille cloth—makes these amps look as good as they sound.

Fender amplifiers are the result of over 50 years of experience and dedication that engineers and countless musicians have gained in recording studios and on stages around the world.

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FEATURES

  • All front panel controls and jacks.
  • Normal and Drive channels for clean and overdriven settings.
  • Compact size ideal for rehearsal and backstage warm-up.
  • Headphone jack for private listening or output to sound equipment.
  • AUX IN - RCA input jacks for use with a portable CD or Tape player, drum machine, etc.
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Model Name Frontman 25R
  • Model Number 023-1502-000
  • Series Frontman Series
  • Type Solid State
  • Output 25W into 8 Ohms
  • Speakers 1-10" Fender Special Design Speaker, p/n 0036502000
  • Channels Two Selectable Channels (Normal and Drive)
  • Features Reverb,
  • 3-Band EQ,
  • Headphone Jack,
  • Auxilliary Input for CD, Tape or Drum Machine,
  • Remote Channel Switching,
  • Open Back Enclosure,
  • Blackface Styling with Silver Grille Cloth
  • Controls Volume Normal Channel,
  • Gain,
  • Gain Select Switch,
  • Volume Drive Channel,
  • Treble,
  • Mid,
  • Bass,
  • Reverb
  • Covering Black Textured Vinyl with Silver Grille Cloth
  • Weight 25 lb.
  • Dimensions: 15.5"H x 17"W x 8.25"D
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Fender25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.6

(based on 55 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

little amp with a punch!

I was in the market for a low price practice amp. If you've run a search on that you'll notice a lot of choices. and do you really have time to check all of...Read complete review

I was in the market for a low price practice amp. If you've run a search on that you'll notice a lot of choices. and do you really have time to check all of them out? they're so cheap you almost just wanna grab any which one. So after calling my neighborhood GC and asking for advice i went with this one. In my case, i wanted something with a good clean channel. the horse power I already have in a big line six spider amp. and like everyone else, i have enough junk that i dont' really care if the built-in sounds are good. just need a nice clean sound. I was told my best options where this frontman model and it's Marshall counterpart. best gain sound is on the Marshall; and best clean tone on the Frontman. Normally I'd take the time to compare the two, but no time to spare so i decided to just grab this one. I was glad I did. The clean sound was so pretty and nice that I suddenly realized my line 6 is junk. this thing sounds amazing. I suddenty like my guitar a lot more. Haven't had a chance to hook up pedals, but did try the gain on it. Surprisingly, it's not bad. the built in Reverb sounds decent too. definitely good enough for goofin' around while working on ideas before moving on to serious gear. So in conclusion, if you need a good clean tone, this is a very good alternative. Not having tried the Marshall, I'll avoid speaking bad about it. I'm sure it's probably very good. but I really like this thing. it doesn't sound thin, which was a complaint I had with a small line 6 practice amp I sold. it's got nice bass, mid, and high, making your guitar sound awesome and giving your pickups a chance to show their stuff. And it's got plenty of juice if you wanna' get loud. but chances are that's not really why you need it. Now i gotta start saving so I can buy something to replace my line 6 with.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bass control does not work...Too BASSY!!!

Good amp and nice clean and dirty sound and good reverb , too. The problem I have is the BASS tone control does not really work that well for me. You can not turn...Read complete review

Good amp and nice clean and dirty sound and good reverb , too. The problem I have is the BASS tone control does not really work that well for me. You can not turn the bass off and it is TOO bassy now matter what guitar I use. I have a Strat and a Tele and the bass is too boomy and can't be turn down/off. I read another reviewer who had the same problem. So I will return it due to the BOOMY BASS.

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(75 of 81 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

little amp with a punch!

By henry

from Hyattsville, MD

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

I was in the market for a low price practice amp. If you've run a search on that you'll notice a lot of choices. and do you really have time to check all of them out? they're so cheap you almost just wanna grab any which one. So after calling my neighborhood GC and asking for advice i went with this one. In my case, i wanted something with a good clean channel. the horse power I already have in a big line six spider amp. and like everyone else, i have enough junk that i dont' really care if the built-in sounds are good. just need a nice clean sound. I was told my best options where this frontman model and it's Marshall counterpart. best gain sound is on the Marshall; and best clean tone on the Frontman. Normally I'd take the time to compare the two, but no time to spare so i decided to just grab this one. I was glad I did. The clean sound was so pretty and nice that I suddenly realized my line 6 is junk. this thing sounds amazing. I suddenty like my guitar a lot more. Haven't had a chance to hook up pedals, but did try the gain on it. Surprisingly, it's not bad. the built in Reverb sounds decent too. definitely good enough for goofin' around while working on ideas before moving on to serious gear. So in conclusion, if you need a good clean tone, this is a very good alternative. Not having tried the Marshall, I'll avoid speaking bad about it. I'm sure it's probably very good. but I really like this thing. it doesn't sound thin, which was a complaint I had with a small line 6 practice amp I sold. it's got nice bass, mid, and high, making your guitar sound awesome and giving your pickups a chance to show their stuff. And it's got plenty of juice if you wanna' get loud. but chances are that's not really why you need it. Now i gotta start saving so I can buy something to replace my line 6 with.

(55 of 60 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good amp

By Michael G. Cox

from Berea, oh

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

I needed an amp for a small gig as my blues deville was too big and so was my twin reverb. I checked out this amp at guitar center near me and found that it would do the job. I have since purchased another one and have used these amps on stage at various gigs with such groups as Eddid and the Edsels, Bernie and the Lads. All I have to say about the amps is that they are great little amps and have the power to do the job. Well Done Fender

(27 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender Frontman 25R: Great Value

By Paul

from Greensboro, NC

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

I bought this amp to practice with, and it was a suprise. I was shocked by the sounds that came out of this little amp, and all for $99 bucks. I have even played my Les Paul on this amp and it sounded better than you might expect. This amp gives a lot of bang for the buck.

(20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome for the size and price!

By Mike

from Raleigh, NC

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

I bought a Line 6 Spider III 15 watter about 9 months ago. A friend just got back into playing guitar, and bought a new butterscotch blonde tele, and was looking for a "practice" amp, so I sold him my Spider. I searched on-line extensively, and came to my conclusion. Went to GC, and plugged an axe into this Fender 25R, (and some others) and...was sold! Best amp in this "class" for the buck! Makes my LP sound like it should. Many of those other amps in this class and price range have more bells and whistles, but this amp does what it was designed to do, and does it extremely well! Thank you Fender. This is a top 10 billboard hit, in my humble opinion. Let's rock!!

(18 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good n Plenty

By Nashville Mike

from Nashville, Tn

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

I bought this amp on the spur of the moment before going out of town almost a year ago. I wanted to bring my guitar but didn't want to haul a larger amp around. Boy was I surprised when I got unpacked and hooked it up. This is a good amp with plenty of power for such a small package. I don't think I've ever had the volume up over 3 or 4 and even then I can be heard clearly. It is a solid, quality amp at a price that can't be beat. I'm thinking of picking up one or two more just to have around as spares.

(15 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

fender frontman 25r 1x10 combo

By efren rosario

from Jacksonville, Florida

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

This Amp does not cost much, but it sound way better than I expected. I recommened it to any body, it is worth buying

(14 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rocks the House, and Small Gigs with this lil Red Monster.

By S. Lee-David

from Seattle, WA.

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

Wow, this is a good solid state. I use Pod GX through my Laptop for effects, and my buddy that has a 4x12 Marshall Stack all tube super loud system was amazed at the sounds I was getting. that made his setup sound very limited. Future Guitar Legends I truly believe Solid State will someday replace tube technology, even my Tube Purist lead guitarist now agrees after hearing my setup. That an Guitar setup is truly about range, personality, dynamic and access to a large variety of sounds. He played through my setup, and got the same nuances of harmonic resonance, dynamic and responsive equivalent to his all Tube and pedal effect setup. The only problem is switching from one effect to another with the POD farm software isn't quite ready for Live. And, the Fender speaker couldn't handle the very low notes. It sounds good on clean but don't bother with the Gain, it's okay, but with a PodX and infinite sound tweaking, and sound models from wide variety of accomplished guitarists, you have only your imagination to hold you back from creating something truly unique. I will, like the other reviewer here, change the speaker to a Cajun Rajun to handle the lower notes. A mere 65 dollar investment for killer sound. Yes, killer sound. technologies come a long ways, and these solid states are not something to pass up. You can get a 5 watt tube amp for a bit more, but it wouldn't be as loud than this fenderfrontman with 25 watts of solid state power. This is a great deal, try it out, you have a 30 day money back guarantee. Get the Pod farm, or the customizable Line 6, hook that up with this amp and the replacement speaker and you got a killer setup that can hang with a 4x12 marshall all tube setup. Okay, maybe the Marshall is a bit louder with a bit more chunkiness and tone, but the price difference makes this item indispensable. Several of my friends, after hearing my setup, got the exact same thing, I kind of hated that cause I wanted to be a bit unique, but what the heck. it's not the equipment it's what you do with it, right ? The best practice setup I've owned yet.

(12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

just like my other fender

By ron omati

from bartlett tn

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

bought it today no buzzing just as clean as 1965 super reverb in 65 super six 300 watts in 81. grat little amp gave it to my son in law who wants to play didn't know it was red till we took it out the box he loves it merry christmas

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Almost Perfect Small Amp!

By CD

from Bakersfield, CA

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

I bought this amp for practice amp to reduce power consumption due to 10 hours a day or more of use. For more than 20 years I have owned Fender Super Reverb, Fender Concert Amps, and Dual Showman; the tone response on this amp at all levels of amplitude and frequencies is classic Fender with low noise filter�ۡ��_kudos�ۡ��� to Fender amp design in that category. Also, I love the use of Classic Fender early 60�ۡ���s Styling on the Black version of the 25R! (It makes me all Misty! LOL) The speaker in this amp is OK but weak and does not do this amp justice; I recommend speaker upgrade to maximize full potential of this amp. The only really Critical issue for me on this amp is the lack of a separate line out with variable potential control. The manual says that the earphones jack can be used as line out but that it turns off the speaker on the amp when in use. What is Fender thinking? This amp would be almost perfect as a studio source monitor amp or on stage monitor to P.A if it had a separate line out! Almost all of Fender�ۡ���s competitors in this size amp provide a separate line out and it probably would only cost Fender Manufacturing less than $1.50 worth of material per unit to add a separate variable line out. 5 Stars with changes!

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

nice amp

By miguel

from midland park,NJ

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

i got this amp and it can do anything. the best reverb best drive and gain, awesome treble. for a small amp this baby screams it might be a small amp but it sounds like a 800$ amp its golden u gotta get it.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome amp

By Jeff

from Texas

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

I got this amp a week ago and it blew me away. The reverb is amazing and the amp gives the perfect amount of gain for every song. Five stars all around.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Amp For Beginners!!!

By ninescd11

from Cleveland, Oh

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

I played acoustic guitar for several months before I decided to switch over to electric. I bought this amp because of the cheap price compared to most other amps. I strongly recommend this amp for beginning guitarists! It sounds great and it is easy to use! Its also quite loud considering its size! This amp is definetly a great deal for beginners!!!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Better than I expected

By Doc Pepper

from Jalisco MX

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

I bought mine about six months ago, along with a G&L Comanche Tribute and a Digitech RP 255 effects unit. The amp works well with the effects unit, and acceptably with the guitar on its own. The problem is that I have a desire for a "better" amp. I start monkeying with the controls on the effects box, or I switch a setting on the guitar, and I find what I'm looking for without a lot of hassle. Then the feeling for a new acquisition goes away. I am considering changing the speaker to a Ragin Cajun, but I'm in no hurry. This is a good amp for practice. It can get a little loud for apartment use, but that's what the headphone jack is for.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not Just For Beginners!!!!!!!

By Warren Hatley

from Lubbock, TX

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

I purchased this amp as a practice amp for around the house. I plugged in my Les Paul, and was plesently surprised. The sound quality was truly Fender, and the reverb was excellent. The real selling factor was the weight of the amp. I started carrying the 25# amp instead of lugging around a 45# amp. I upgraded the speaker from the cheap Chinese that came with the rig to an Eminence Patriot Ragin' Cajun 75w, and added a fender single button footswitch. The clean channel with the reverb is great for the country licks that I play, and using a Ibanez Tube Screamer for grungy rhythms, and the drive channels on the amp for Rock leads, this amp is my constant stage companion. Sure, it is not as impressive as a Marshall Stack, but throw a Sennheiser e609 in front of it and it will part your hair. This is truly the only amp that a serious musician will ever need. Easy to operate, and great sound, plus I personally love the Red.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pretty Good

By Cody Barnett

from Fayetteville, GA

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

I've had this amp for a long time. It's great and all but be warned. The distortion fades after a while. Plus it also has tons of buzz. With the exception of that... it's a great amp. Perfect for beginners.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Almost Perfect Small Amp

By Avengeror

from Bakersfield, CA

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

I bought this amp for practice amp to reduce power consumption due to 10 hours a day or more of use. Over 20 yrs. I have owned Fender Super Reverb, Fender Concert Amps, and Dual Showman; the tone response on this amp at all levels of amplitude and frequencies is classic Fender with low noise filter�ۡ��_kudos�ۡ��� to Fender amp design in that category. I also love the classic use of Fender early 60�ۡ���s Styling on the Black version of the 25R! The speaker that comes in this amp is OK but weak and does not do this amp justice; I recommend speaker upgrade to maximize full potential of this amp. The only really Critical issue for me on this amp is the lack of a separate line out with variable potential control. The manual says that the earphones jack can be used as line out but that it turns off the speaker on the amp when in use. What is Fender thinking? This amp would be almost perfect as a studio source monitor amp or on stage monitor to P.A if it had a separate recording line out! Almost all of Fender�ۡ���s competitors in this size amp provide a separate line out and it probably would only cost Fender Manufacturing less than $1.50 worth of material per unit to add a separate variable line out.

(2 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

not very impressed

By dixie normus

from nashville

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

i got this amp because i needed a travel amp, but right after i got it at guitar center it had several problems. it sounds very muddy when you turned it up past 2. the knobs fall off very easily, after the first week i had to start gluing the knobs back on. This has the sound quality of an amp not even 1/4 its size. there is very little tonal option and the gain doesnt go up high enough. on the other hand, it is not a bad footstool, thats why gave it 2 stars

(2 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

what a mess

By just face it

from sparks,nevada

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

i got his amp for christmas and of course i was extreamly excited. it worked great, at first.but then it started having alot of major problems. there was alot of feed back and the volume was all the way up even though it was on 0. my suggestion, save your money and buy a marshall combo 15 wat. its alot better and cheaper

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Warhorse of a little amp...

By 1990

from Spokane, WA

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp is the best SS amp I have ever played. Great design and spring reverb to boot. The only complaint was the so-so speaker. Swapped it and the amp tripled in its ability. This thing can do country..blues...rock or throw pedals in front and it shreds without blinking. Basic black face design with front facing controls make it a snap to adjust on the fly. I have yet to find anything better.. but with a few pedals.. I can get any tone I want.. and it sounds fabulous.. dont need big $$$ to get good tone.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Straight forward, great tone, surprisingly full sound.

By Greg Predmore

from Indianapolis Indiana

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp:

I needed a smaller solid state amp for my apartment. My tube amp was just to loud and it ran up my electric bill. I'm amazed at how full and balanced the sound is. I turned it on and pluged my Ibanez S570 in and wow! I could feel the bass and the top end was impressive too. I just can't believe something this inexpensive can sound this good. Worth noting is that the reverb in this amp is a real spring tank. For 100 bucks! I discovered the tank while I was swapping the speaker out. I had a Eminenece "Ragin Cajun" and I thought let's see what it sounds like. Even more bass and top end. The speaker gave it more clarity and volume as well. I am recommending this amp to anyone(beginner and experienced musician) that needs an amp. Down in the laundry room I got a chance to open it up and it is a very loud amp too.

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