Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp Black

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The Fender Frontman 212R Guitar Combo Amp is a solid-state combo amp worthy of the Fender nameplate. The Frontman 212R pumps a big 100W into two Fender Special Design 12" drivers. The versatile Drive/... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Fender Frontman 212R Guitar Combo Amp is a solid-state combo amp worthy of the Fender nameplate. The Frontman 212R pumps a big 100W into two Fender Special Design 12" drivers. The versatile Drive/More Drive channel has a mid contour switch that lets you dial in the right distortion for rock, punk, blues, or metal. The amp's clean channel speaks loud and clear in the best Fender tradition. Other niceties include spring reverb, black control panel, and chrome hardware. This guitar amp includes a 2-button footswitch and 5-year warranty.

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Features
  • 100W
  • 2 Special Design 12" drivers
  • 2 channels: Clean and Drive/More Drive
  • Drive/More Drive channel has a quick tone-shaping mid contour switch
  • Spring reverb
  • Blackface-style control panel
Specifications
  • 26"W x 19-1/2"H x 9-1/2"D
  • 48 lb.
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FenderFrontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.6

(based on 106 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simplicity at its best.

I have purchased this amp about 6 months ago. This amp is a very simple one as far as its features are concerned. It is very easy & quick to shape your desired...Read complete review

I have purchased this amp about 6 months ago. This amp is a very simple one as far as its features are concerned. It is very easy & quick to shape your desired sounds. The best feature which really impressed me about this amp is the special designed speakers with large voice coil cones which is definitely a plus point for this amp for producing powerful,punchy, warm and well balanced overall sound. The sound breaks up nicely from these speakers. The clean channel is loud and clear but I still wishes that it should have a Presence control for more penetrating bright sound. On the other hand the overdrive channel is great for any kind of music. Personally I like the Drive channel sound more than the More drive channel for Bluesy and rock type of music. The More drive channel is somewhat noisey but it has got bundle of sustain. In my opinion if you want to further enhance the overall sound of this amp then try to connect a 7-Band graphic equalizer and a compressor with it and keep it ON all the time. I also keep the Mid-contour switch activated all the time as it gives pleasant Beefy touch to my sound. The reverb is satisfactory and I do not use it beyond 5 because it becomes unnatural and starts to sound too much metallic. One more thing I have noticed that if you use the effect loop the overdrive channels really improves remarkably and here what I think its overdrive Touch-senstive feature also seems to work more effectively but there is a slight decrease in the overall volume level but it is not a big issue. I have used this amp with both single coil & humbucker pickup guitars and I found it quite good. I did not like the Power ON/OFF switch located at its rear panel and also do not like the cheap speakers logos which do not look like professional ones (Now recently these logos have been replaced with real sober looking ones). Nevertheless this is a worthful & impressive amp by keeping in view of its overall quality & price tag.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Sound but.........

I bought this amp several months ago after being impressed by the sound it produced at my local center. It has that great well renown Fender clean sound. We play 3 nights a week...Read complete review

I bought this amp several months ago after being impressed by the sound it produced at my local center. It has that great well renown Fender clean sound. We play 3 nights a week and for the first 3 months of steady playing, it sounded great. Many people complemented the tone. The clean channel is totally awesome. I don't use the OD channels much, instead I use my individual pedals to get that extra effects I like. After 3 months or so, I ready getting ready to go on live, turned it on and before hooking up my guitar a very loud, roaring sound came out of it. Long story short the power unit burned out. I replaced the unit with a Fender Delux model and it has helded up quite well. I would have stayed with this great sounding amp but I didn't have enough confidence in it durability. I would still recommend this amp to anyone for the great tone it puts out. For the price it is worth taking the chance. I may have received a lemon who knows.

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(207 of 225 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Simplicity at its best.

By Khawaja Jodat

from Pakistan.

Comments about Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I have purchased this amp about 6 months ago. This amp is a very simple one as far as its features are concerned. It is very easy & quick to shape your desired sounds. The best feature which really impressed me about this amp is the special designed speakers with large voice coil cones which is definitely a plus point for this amp for producing powerful,punchy, warm and well balanced overall sound. The sound breaks up nicely from these speakers. The clean channel is loud and clear but I still wishes that it should have a Presence control for more penetrating bright sound. On the other hand the overdrive channel is great for any kind of music. Personally I like the Drive channel sound more than the More drive channel for Bluesy and rock type of music. The More drive channel is somewhat noisey but it has got bundle of sustain. In my opinion if you want to further enhance the overall sound of this amp then try to connect a 7-Band graphic equalizer and a compressor with it and keep it ON all the time. I also keep the Mid-contour switch activated all the time as it gives pleasant Beefy touch to my sound. The reverb is satisfactory and I do not use it beyond 5 because it becomes unnatural and starts to sound too much metallic. One more thing I have noticed that if you use the effect loop the overdrive channels really improves remarkably and here what I think its overdrive Touch-senstive feature also seems to work more effectively but there is a slight decrease in the overall volume level but it is not a big issue. I have used this amp with both single coil & humbucker pickup guitars and I found it quite good. I did not like the Power ON/OFF switch located at its rear panel and also do not like the cheap speakers logos which do not look like professional ones (Now recently these logos have been replaced with real sober looking ones). Nevertheless this is a worthful & impressive amp by keeping in view of its overall quality & price tag.

(127 of 127 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing!

By Jake E.

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I purchased this amp a few days ago, and tried it out immediately once I got home. I was thoroughly impressed! The clean channel is nothing short of amazing! The Overdrive channel is somewhat weak, but can still be used for playing some older Rock, like Aerosmith. When I play metal, I just have to hook up my Boss ME-20 and the sound is unbelievable! I would definitely recommend this for an intermediate player such as I looking for their first large amp. The 100 watts is just... WOW! I couldn't put it past two without my parents yeling at me! Seriously, I recommend this.

(76 of 78 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

fender tone

By Paul D

from Cypress, CA

Comments about Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

i bought this amp a few days ago and i couldnt be happier with it. i specifically bought this amp to get that clean fender tone without having to spend the huge bucks on a tube amp. i was very surprised when i hit the drive and drive/more drive swtiches and heard the sick overdrive tones you can get out of this thing. seriously anything from blues to metal. great amp for the price. buy it.

(74 of 76 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very loud & very impressive

By Adam

from Biloxi, MS

Comments about Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp is a workhorse. If you're looking for an amp that has lots of power, a great sound (clean or dirty) and a great price the Fender Frontman fm212 is the amp for you. I used to play thru a Behringer 2x12 which was 2x60 watts. It was a good amp and I hated to sell it but when my Fender Frontman was delivered I was blown away! My old Behringer was loud but it was very muddy and it was all digital so there was a delay when you switched channels so I didn't even use the amps distortion (I just used a MXR distortion plus peddle). My first band practice with the Frontman I couldn't even turn it up past 3. The drive/more drive channel is excellent! I don't even use my distortion pedals anymore. The Fender Frontman does more than keep up with the Marshall halfstack my lead guitar player uses. This is a great amp at an even better price.

(61 of 64 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't ask for anything else...!

By justinpinkfloyd99

from Littleton, CO

Comments about Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I highly recommend you buy this amp. It is a simple, easy to use, and clean. Yes LOUD and clean. This amp is so loud I can't bare to turn the volume up past three. I bought this amp looking for a clean sound that I could test my Boss effect pedals to the limit. If you put a pedal through this beast you can hear it loud and clear. Thats the best thing about this amp. It is loud, clear, and clean for people who play rock, folk, jazz, blues, country and metal. This is a great amp to play gigs with but in the end makes a good addition to you musical experience.

(59 of 62 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Couldnt ask for more

By Ernest Quant

from Miami Fl

Comments about Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

If your one of those musicians looking for THE AMP yet dont wanna kill your wallet well this is it baby. If you want a fat bluesy tone this is it, if you want a sharp metal tone this is it, if you want anything inbetween then you have it with this amp cant go wrong with it.

(29 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Fender Frontman 212R

By Michael.T.T

from NEY YORK

Comments about Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

My mom and dad got me the fender frontman 212r for my 14th birthday. It was my first good amp.I tried it out in my room and it about blew the roof off!! I quick had to turn it off 3! The clean on it is crystal clear,the distortion is pretty good[not exactly metalish,but good classic rock.I bought a metal zone to add to it. Over all this fender is a pretty good all around amp.

(26 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Amp!!!

By almostepic00

from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Comments about Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp delivers on everything. It puts out sparkling cleans and can produce dark growling tones for alternative 'Smashing Pumpkins'- like rock. as for metal... i use a boss od pedal and a metal zone as well. thats only if you want a real extreme metal sound though... the effects are great as the amp does not go overboard with them. as mentioned in an earlier review a presence knob would be appreciated. besides that though. this amp is everything all other solid-state amps try to be. loud and in- charge.

(19 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An All-Around Great Amp

By AndyG

from Towacco, New Jersey

Comments about Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I bought this amp a while ago and hasn't stopped pleasing me since. I love this amp. Its a very basic amp. No effects, two overdrives, and its really...really loud. This is a perfect amp. It doesn't, however, have a speaker in/out so live performance is tough if you want to use multiple amps.

(18 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great Sound but.........

By fred

from Austin, TX

Comments about Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I bought this amp several months ago after being impressed by the sound it produced at my local center. It has that great well renown Fender clean sound. We play 3 nights a week and for the first 3 months of steady playing, it sounded great. Many people complemented the tone. The clean channel is totally awesome. I don't use the OD channels much, instead I use my individual pedals to get that extra effects I like. After 3 months or so, I ready getting ready to go on live, turned it on and before hooking up my guitar a very loud, roaring sound came out of it. Long story short the power unit burned out. I replaced the unit with a Fender Delux model and it has helded up quite well. I would have stayed with this great sounding amp but I didn't have enough confidence in it durability. I would still recommend this amp to anyone for the great tone it puts out. For the price it is worth taking the chance. I may have received a lemon who knows.

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