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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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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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!

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