Fender FM 212DSP 100 Watt 2x12" Frontman Combo Amp with DSP Effects  

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An affordable, easy-to-use addition to Fender's top-selling Frontman family, the new FM 212 DSP combo amp features 16 quality amp models and 16 DSP effects per channel (including reverb, delay, chorus... Click To Read More About This Product

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An affordable, easy-to-use addition to Fender's top-selling Frontman family, the new FM 212 DSP combo amp features 16 quality amp models and 16 DSP effects per channel (including reverb, delay, chorus, tremolo, flanging, Vibratone and combinations).

Two heavy-duty 12" Special Design speakers are driven by 100 watts of pure Fender tone, making this one of the fullest-sounding small combo amps available today. And it provides lots of opportunity for sonic fun and experimentation! Includes two-button channel selection and effects on/off footswitch.

The FM 212DSP has 2 independent channels with duplicate controls. Each channel can be set to any amp type, effect, and EQ setting desired. Both channels include 16 selectable Amp Types including classic Fender Tweed, Blackface, Hot Rod, & Metalhead; British Stack and Combo; Jazz; and Acoustic-Electric simulator.

Features
  • 100W
  • 2 Special Design 12" speakers
  • 2 independent channels with duplicate controls
  • 16 amp types per channel
  • 16 effects types per channel
  • Included footswitch for channel selection and effects on/off
  • Headphone output
  • Preamp out and power amp in
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4.4

(based on 67 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Next best thing from a tube amp

I have been playing for 26 years. I have played through all types of amps. other than this amp, I own other good amps. I plugged this baby in, and it blew...Read complete review

I have been playing for 26 years. I have played through all types of amps. other than this amp, I own other good amps. I plugged this baby in, and it blew my hair back. Fantastic sound, perfect clarity, and as many, if not more, effects than you'll need. I didn't have enough for a tube amp, so I settled. I DON'T REGRET IT. It also has more power than you need for almost any gig.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Amp, Works for me!

I'm "Old School" and have owned alot of great amps in my time. A Marshall 100 w/Super Lead Stack,Fender Pro Reverb,Bassman,Twin,Vox,etc.I've compared amps,tried amps,read...Read complete review

I'm "Old School" and have owned alot of great amps in my time. A Marshall 100 w/Super Lead Stack,Fender Pro Reverb,Bassman,Twin,Vox,etc.I've compared amps,tried amps,read reviews and everything in between.I don't gig out all the time so I really didn't want to spend the extra $$$ and go tube.Or go 2nd hand and take the chance of buying someone elses headaches.In the end, I chose this amp.The effects are decent, the choice of amp models are decent, and its got plenty of power.The chasis seems to be a little cheap,and the control pots are touchy, probably because those are a little cheap as well.The overall construction seems sturdy and it looks pretty good too.If you play around with it, I'm sure you'll be able to find a sound you'll be happy with.If your into Metal or the Heavy stuff, try the Head alone model w/a 4/12 cabinet. If you have the $$,then go tube. Theres nothing like the sound of a Tube amp,but this amp sounds pretty good for what it is. And like anything else, if you take care of it,it should last you through your playing days. The price was right, and it works just fine for me!!!

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5.0

Wow!

By T

from Otis MA

This amp has kept me happy for years, All the effects are killer and the distortion settings are off the charts! The 2 channel system is amazing, this amp is great for creating your own sound

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

its good for anything but metal

By Tyler Proctor

from MI

I went down to my local guitar shop thinking i wanted a tube amp. I was totally turned off by that idea when i realized i would be spending around 150 on tubes each year. So i looked for a solid state amp that fit with what i played. I found this baby for 200 new and it was much better than the other tube combos they had. The only problem is that it doesnt have good distortion so i had to buy a Boss ds 1 and thats the only reason i gave it a 4 out of 5. This is a must buy. You can plug in and play unlike tubes where you must let it warm up first. It is loud and awesome.

 
5.0

I like it alot

By bob-xpU86

from mass

Ive been playing for about 5 years and ive tried this amp at guitar center and i was shocked.if you mess around with it it has a pretty good bluesy sound i usually put it on the tweed with the gain low and the bass and treb high and it dosent sound to bad.but its not good for metal at all i have a randall for that.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great amp, few slip ups

By Joshua

from El Paso, Texas

To let everyone know, first off the amp truly is a work of art. With all the settings it has its hard not to be satisfied. It is also louder than most amps i've heard especially since it is a combo. Therefore i would recommend it to anybody who wants a great cheap amp. The only thing is i have had mine for two months and just 2 days ago it broke down on me. It looks like the speaker popped due to the changing of the settings from distortion to clean.I hadnt even cranked that baby past 4. Great amp while i had it , but rather bad quality.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

What happened?

By T.B.

from OC, California

I was heading to the store to pick up the Fender Frontman 212R after playing it earlier, and I found out that the regular 212 is discontinued, all they carry now is the 212 DSP. I am weary of digital effects, and was never a fan of the "a million amps in one" gag, but I plugged it in, and I have to say my low expectations were met, but not exceeded. It gets plenty loud, and has a huge variety of sound between the amp models and effects, but it doesn't do any of these exceptionally well. The effects were fun to mess around with for 5 minutes, but by the time I tried them all, they were sounding stale. Same with the amp modeling. The construction was also instantly disappointing. Flimsy, shiny plastic nobs, and no classic fender look. With the sound combined with my impressions of the construction, I did not purchase this amp. If you play a little of everything, and want something loud to mess around with that wont break the bank, this is a great, cheap option. But if you are like me, and you are looking for something a little deeper, you will quickly dismiss this amp.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

not so good

By moses2112

from toms river, NJ

i played this amp at a local music store and i was very disappointed, the knobs were very cheap looking and feeling and felt like they were gonna fall off at any moment, and the tone was mediocre and didn't have a lot of drive. the effects are ok but they felt like they were lacking a lot for an extra amount of money. this is defiantly not my next amp, and i think fender could have done a lot better on this amp

 
4.0

decent amp, effects aren't so great

By yoeah

from Texas

The one thing I will say about this amp is that it is loud and it sounds pretty good. The DSP effects are horrible unfortunately. They sound just blah, but they speakers and reverb are nice. I run mine threw a Boss ME-50(which is great) and my guitar is a Jackson Dinky. Without the Boss, I wouldn't bother using this amp, but it sounds very well with help from the pedal. I personally would buy the cheaper model without the DSP effects to save the cash, get a good effects pedal, and be rockin out. If the DSP effects we're better, I'd have given it a 4.5

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Amp

By skidoo90

from Silvis,IL

I bought this for an awesome price on Black friday 09.I tried out alot of other amps at my local GC.This one kept me coming back to it,I love this amp better then the tube amps I tried too.My favorites are the Blackface,British,And Hot rod models.To me this amp blows em all away.Most versatile of any others and the best sounding 212 I have played through.Couldnt leave the store without it,And I didnt.Best amp for the money!Try one and you will see why.BUY IT!!!!!GLAD I DID!!!A+++++++++++

 
5.0

Well..

By JB2902

from Abbott

I got this amp and well, you get what you pay for. The effects are good enough if you don't rely heavily on them and the sound is really nice from metal to acoustic it has done good for me. The channel and fx footswitch is a good thing to have. I don't use footswitches because I get enogh out of the effects but, don't change your opinion. It's loud enough for small gigs. I like it a lot. =)

 
5.0

Great Amp for Variety.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

While this amp does provide variety, the varieties are limited; however, you can get a distinct difference between clean, distorted, fuzzy, crunchy, etc. It saves you hassle of carrying around foot pedals and provides you comfort of turning a few knobs and clicking a foot switch. The amp presets are good but the effects are quite limited. Overall a fun amp and it gets the job done at live shows.One of my complaints is that when I use the acoustic channels, I often get a nasty crackling noise as if the presence was turned all the way up. I usually get this under control by turning the gain down, volume up, middle all the way down, treble halfway down, and bass up.

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