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

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    Small and smart, with classic Fender looks.

    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.

    Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

    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.

    Fender's Frontman 25R amplifier offers affordable tone and quality. Order this little beast today.

     

    25R Frontman Series II 25W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp 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 125 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (102)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (42)
    • Portable (42)
    • Excellent sound (41)
    • Good power output (39)
    • Warm / comfy (31)

    Cons

    • Limited functions (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (30)
    • Performances (20)
    • Amateur recording (17)
    • Outdoor events / games (16)
    • Professional recording (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (28), Professional musician (14), Novice (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    completely pleased!

    Got this jewel 2 weeks ago and couldn't be more pleased! I own several vintage, original Fender tube amps that are just too loud for my neighbors when I want to practice or...Read complete review

    Got this jewel 2 weeks ago and couldn't be more pleased! I own several vintage, original Fender tube amps that are just too loud for my neighbors when I want to practice or "jam" so I read about this one and thought I'd give it a try. I've read that some replace the speaker right away, but this one seems to be just fine. The clean and the drive channels are very true for a solid state and I experience no static or break up at the higher volumes. This 'lil sucker can go loud too! I was really impressed with the reverb on this amp. It's rich, full and thick, and quite sensitive to the control knob. It performs better than I expected. The "Blackface" look is a nice touch as well. It's lite enough to carry in my pocket yet produces a big sound...and I don't have to disturb my neighbors! I dig that I can plug in earbuds and play silently too. All in all, great little amp. Well done Fender! Well done Musicians Friend! Can't beat the price either. *in my best "Cartman" voice*, "I love you'guys"...

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Impressed

    I've been a player for going on 45 years now and still active in a classic rock&roll band. I haven't had a non-tube amp for at least 25 years. Currently playing...Read complete review

    I've been a player for going on 45 years now and still active in a classic rock&roll band. I haven't had a non-tube amp for at least 25 years. Currently playing through a 66' Super-Reverb or a 73' Bandmaster-Reverb. I am also a stomp box junkie. I know it's a sickness so don't judge me. I researched a little to find a respectable practice amp that I can fire up and play something at a moments notice. I decided on trying out this Frontman 25r. It got good reviews, so for the money, why not. I even picked up a replacement speaker to drop in it as soon as it arrived. I bought the Eminence Redcoat Ramrod. I know everybody recommends the Rajun Cajun. But I knew what the Redcoat can do. This amp is better than expected. Way better. For the extra 75.00 bucks to upgrade the speaker. Was a gamble that was worth it too. For a total of $160.00, the purchase was all well worth it. I think this amp will hold it's own with a full band rehearsal and even small venue gigs. Also note that the fender amp cover made for the Fender Champion 110 fits this amp perfect.

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    5.0

    great amp at a great price

    By joey1444

    from dfw tx

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

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

      After a 45 year absence in playing I needed an amp to begin again. Glad I waited to get one of these on the final shipment. Needing to relearn playing as well as relearning amps I did not want a modeling amp. Too much to get in the way of learning. The 10" speaker over others with an 8" is a plus as is the 3 band EQ over the others with only 2. Good clean sound with acceptable dirty sound and a little reverb is a great way to get back to playing again. No wonder it has a rating of 4 3/4 stars out of 5 with 124 reviews. A really fine product for the money. Too bad Fender has discontinued it now.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      still going strong

      By david coile

      from georgia

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Dependable
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performances

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

        I have had this amp since 05.I have used it and abused it but it has never let me down. If you play with it you can get a good sound from it.I like to use the drive channel and just turn the gain up till you can hear it .then turn up volume.It gives the impression of a tube amp about to break up.not quite as good but pretty close.I have played it out live and was amazed at how loud it can be.40 years of playing ...aroom full of equipment and i still grab for this for small venues because I know when I plug it in the little light will come on and it will sound good

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        4.0

        Great looking! Not as good as original.

        By Bodimach

        from Omaha

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Great Price
        • Excellent Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

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

          Really like it. Don't get me wrong. It's just that the reverb isn't as good sounding as the original version and the overall amp tone isn't quite as Fender chimey as the metal grill version.

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          5.0

          This little red box really surprized me

          By James

          from Statesville N C.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Love my Finder Frontman 2 I love the wide veriety of sounds I get from it . I use it for my violin . Thank you !

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Better Than Expected!!!

              By leeandrewbray101

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Inexpensive
              • Light weight
              • Portable
              • Powerful
              • User Friendly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Live Shows
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

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

                I've used this amplifier many times for live shows and it was way better than I had expected. It really does the job for me and I can hear it over the drums, no problem. If you are a big tone junkie then you may want to relace the speaker. The factory speaker is okay but it could be better...all a matter of opinion. Whenever playing live, I can mic the amp (with the amp volume set at 3)and use the amp as my personal monitor. I am a Fender/Gibson guy but I prefer to use tube amps. For the price though, this little amp is well worth it for what I needed...the decision is too easy. Buy today...

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                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                good job

                By moonpi

                from manhattan, ks

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    I'm enjoying it.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    what a buy

                    By Cowboy Jim

                    from Guthrie, Ok.

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Warmth
                    • Portable
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Performances

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

                      Great little amp for small venues....I did replace the original speaker with a Eminince 10" Copperhead. Love the sound and light weight amp I purchased the Black cover on the amp..

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Sounds like a good old Fender!

                      By ksdaddy

                      from Caribou, ME

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Good Warmth
                      • Portable
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          I currently own a 1988 Peavey VTX Classic and a 1974 Fender Dual Showman Reverb with 2-15 bottom. I wanted a small portable amp with reverb for not much money. This amp fits the bill 100%. It sounds like a good Fender amp should. I play clean and I rarely have to turn it up above 3 for living room settings. I don't use the overdrive channel but I have tried it out of curiosity and it can be over the top (in a good way). I wholeheartedly recommend this amp with no reservations whatsoever.

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                          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          completely pleased!

                          By Mercury-t7WUJ

                          from The Commonwealth of Kentucky

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Excellent Sound
                          • Good Warmth
                          • Portable
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

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

                            Got this jewel 2 weeks ago and couldn't be more pleased! I own several vintage, original Fender tube amps that are just too loud for my neighbors when I want to practice or "jam" so I read about this one and thought I'd give it a try. I've read that some replace the speaker right away, but this one seems to be just fine. The clean and the drive channels are very true for a solid state and I experience no static or break up at the higher volumes. This 'lil sucker can go loud too! I was really impressed with the reverb on this amp. It's rich, full and thick, and quite sensitive to the control knob. It performs better than I expected. The "Blackface" look is a nice touch as well. It's lite enough to carry in my pocket yet produces a big sound...and I don't have to disturb my neighbors! I dig that I can plug in earbuds and play silently too. All in all, great little amp. Well done Fender! Well done Musicians Friend! Can't beat the price either. *in my best "Cartman" voice*, "I love you'guys"...

                            Comment on this review

                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great all-purpose amp

                            By Goner

                            from Southern California

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Excellent Sound
                            • Good Warmth
                            • Portable
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Events
                              • Home Studio
                              • Performances
                              • Professional Recording

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

                              Classic Fender good looks and massive sound from this compact amp.

                              I use the clean channel with pedals to get a distorted grunge/post-punk type sound out of this amp.

                              The power from this amp has got to be heard to believe. I typically don't turn it up past 2 or 3 -- and when I do, I need earplugs to protect my hearing.

                              It is easily loud enough to play with a drummer and not be lost.

                              The RC jacks are useful to play a drum track via my smart-phone, though the single speaker does tend to get a bit muddy with my distorted signal and the drum track pushing through simultaneously. Still, having that extra input option is a great perk for practicing.

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