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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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4.5

(based on 22 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

 

Pretty good

I got this amp a couple years ago because I desperately needed an upgrade from that tiny starter kit amp. This amp serves it's purpose, I only use tweed setting for clean and it's...Read complete review

I got this amp a couple years ago because I desperately needed an upgrade from that tiny starter kit amp. This amp serves it's purpose, I only use tweed setting for clean and it's not bad. I use mostly hot rod setting for distortion and its okay but hey this is no tube amp. This also gets as loud as you need it to be for practices and small or even medium gigs. There are several built in effects but they aren't that useful. I always have reverb on (I love reverb always) and that makes it impossible to use the other effects. Altogether though, it hasn't broken down at all and it sounds like it did the first day I got it. This is a good option for the price but don't expect great satisfaction.

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(61 of 66 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Next best thing from a tube amp

By ED36 years old

from Northern Illinois

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.

(11 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZAZING

By BRANDON

from las vegas, nevada

i bought this amp and when i got home i was amazed it is an amazing amp the effects sound amazing and it completely passed my expectations u will not be sorry if u buy it is loud and just flat out is one of the best amps i have ever used and i haved used many

(10 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ya...

By Muerte Guitarist 1

from Camas, WA

The Combo isn't good at all for Metal. Try it, and you'll know why. It gets WAY too Muddy and the mids aren?t that good at all. For clean stuff this Combo is better than nothing, but it isn?t a Vox. The effects on this amp are pretty good for clean stuff although, and I would go for this if you just play alone and want a practice amp to play at LOW volumes with alone.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it

By Sam

from Linden

I bought this amp about a month ago, and I can't quit playing through it. It sounds so good. With the volume turned down to three I can overpower the drums in my band, and the drummer is not quiet by any means.The effects are pretty good, and the sound is killer. Great equitment for a great price.

(7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

pretty good

By Foolish Fender Man

from USA

I own this and a halfstack that I put together myself. I got this as my first gig amp and it'll get you through some good practicing, and possibly a show if you were in a tight area. It sounds great and has some good effects, but I would highly reccomend some external effects. The amp distortion is very poor and doesnt have a good pitch. It honestly sounds more like fuzz. If you want an amp to fool around with and use at some quick little gigs than this is perfect for you. But I wouldnt reccomend it for anyone getting into big concerts like B.O.T.B., because this wont highly satisfy you. But I've had it for a year and I love it. 4 *'s

(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+++++++++++

(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.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

sounds good, but that great Fender sound short lived

By Jopie

from USA all the way

I bought this amp in 2006, without the effects. It was awesome, it cranked, it practically shook the house to the foundation, but after 3 years of mild, cranking, never gigged with it or nothing, parts began coming loose on it and a horrible buzzing noise came whenever the volume was turned up over 3 or 4. It seemed to start showing signs of fatigue when I bought a guitar with humbuckers, and everytime I hit a bass note on it, the amp would jump. Not good for reliability, but fun while it lasted.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

FENDER FM212DSP 100 WATT 2X12 COMBO AMP

By JOE LAURO

from LONG ISLAND NY

I have owned this amp just under 6 months. This amp has plenty of power! For fun I hooked it up to a Fender FM 412 cabinet ( bypassing the the two internal twelves) to see what it would do. Excellent amp..you do not need the tubes! The amp is very clean on the acoustic setting but you do have to practice with the mid and bass settings or it will get a bit muddy. Just work those controls slow and you will be happy. Having the ability to switch between the two separate channels with full effects and eq on each channel is a major advantage. Reverb/delay/vibrato is Fender quality sound. The other effects are OK but I do prefer to use an effects pedal like the digitech RP200 for that. When comparing this amp to my Crate GT1200 Crate --The Fender does have a better quality sound on straight clean playing. The amp does not run hot or cut out. Its a solid quality product and fun to use. My only complaint is the power switch is in the back and the famous jewel Fender power indicator is missing.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tube sound, solid state price

By Deuce

from NYC

I got this at my local GC before it was available on any website, and what a shock it was. I played through many other amps, and this one was the most versatile and best sounding for the price range. The sound you get from this thing is amazing. I needed something to compliment my new LP Double Cut, and I definitely didn't think it would come from Fender. I played through Fender Frontman amps in the past, and didn't want to even think about this one, but the salesperson convinced me, and I could not thank him enough. Tones from Cream to Zeppelin to Iron Maiden shine through with a simple adjustment on my guitar. Go check one out for yourself if you don't believe me!

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

throw your old amp away

By Brandon

from Baltimore, Maryland

I had a small practice amp before this amp and it had 1 effect when i got this amp i thought that the oldd practice amp was a 50 dollar rip off the blackface is a great for that vintage feel and all the diffrent distortions amp types. And all the effects the are need for so many songs and it is so lond in my basment it shakes my jimi hendxrix poster (i suggest ear plug for that high) but if you want to spoil someone and have a little room but want something that packs a punch chose this amp

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

For those in a garage band

By uriel rios

from houston texas

The distortion is shaky, but you have to move ALL knobs change the tone. The distortion drastically changes with each amp type.I use the effects when I feel like messing around and freestyle. It gives a real and concrete sound at jam sessions.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Eh. So - so.

By Chris

from Indianapolis, IN

It's a pretty good amp, it's sure not a tube amp though. The effects are decent, better than you're going to get on almost any other amp for the money. My speakers have some funky problems with popping in and out though with varying levels of volume. I don't know if that has to do with the amp or if it's just mine.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Dan

from RI

This amp is great. the distortion sounds amazing, and it also works great with any external effects. The different amp types really make a difference. you can get distortion on the clean channel if you put it on the metal amp type. Great amp for the price.

(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

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

 
5.0

B-E-A-UTIFUL!!!

By Ryan

from Indiana

I've had this amp for almost a year, and i love it! I can bring it over to my friends barn and jam like crazy. He has a Line 6 stack, but this can match it nicely. I recommend this to anyone who wants to play and rock, blues, or jazz. Even when any of your relatives, roommates, ect. complain about you playing too lound, get a sound silentsing headphones and plug em in. Buy this amp, its worth it.

 
4.0

Not bad at all

By Anthony

from Cary, NC

Nice bright tone! Not good as a stand alone for metal but with all the different amp types to choose from you can and your preferred pedal and the 12" speakers will really blow your hair back, its very loud! loud but clear. Unlike some amps I've tried you can really crank it up and it holds its clear tone. There's all the essential effects and all are of good quality. The only negative criticism i have is that at first it sounds a bit harsh and a little too bright, almost twangy (excellent for you country players) but after a little tweaking i found my sweet spot and it sounds great. I would recommend it for anyone on a budget that needs a good practice or small gig amp!!!

 
5.0

SOUNDS INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!

By Byank18

from Sewickley, PA

This amp is amazing! it sounds so good. It doesnt lose any quality at high volumes. it has a bunch of amp types including acoustic which really makes your guitar sound like its acoustic. great amp! i recommend it

 
5.0

tube tone at a solid state price

By Barry Elam

from St. Louis, MO

I've owned this amp about 6 months and couldn't be happier with it. I primarily play blues and you can definitely find your tone here. I also own a Deluxe Reverb and this has a very similar sound with "blackface selected", gain at about 2, treble at 6, and mid, and bass at 10. There are a lot of combinations available and it takes a little time to dial in your sound, but I'm convinced it's in this amp. I love it. Excellent for the price.

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