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The Fender FM 100H Guitar Amp Head offers 2 selectable channels. Versatile Drive/More Drive channel features a mid contour switch for customized distortion from creamy to screaming to brilliantly edgy. Clean channel provides pristine volume without brittleness. Included 2-button footswitch controls channel and Drive/More drive. Spring reverb.
Fender's optional FM 412 Cab is the perfect unit to give voice to this head. (See the accessory box on this page.)
A fantastic head with sound you can sculpt to suit every style of music! Make it yours.
Reviewed by 58 customers
I have been playing metal since 1985. I have had dozens of amps. Most of them have too many bells and whistles that sound terrible. I have been searching for an amp that could not color the sound of my effects ,just amplify them. This is the best ,loudest most accurate effects reproducing amp I have ever heard. I use a line 6 POD XT and Gearbox on my PC.Everything I hear with headphones is now what I get with this amp only it gives me a pounding in the chest and ringing ears. It is amazing.It is bombproof and I have found the last setup I could ever need.27 years of searching, but this wasn't available back in the day. lol
I bought this because I was zealous about joining a band and obviously needed an upgrade from my Johnson 15. This is about six months ago. I was looking for simple and original (absolutely no modeling amps). I'm not a fan of Marshall, especially their solid-state line. When I saw this I was simply blown away by the price tag! Now for the tone. This baby has it in spades. The distortion is surprisingly warm and you can in fact get that touch sensitive feel if you try (use the second input). I really love the separate EQ bands. My Stratocaster does as well. And as others have said, it has the power to be heard. The clean channel lacks a little umph but that's why it goes to ten. There are two things I don't like about this amp: the first I noticed wjen I started playing with the drummer in my band. The 'more drive' option on the second channel is not gain friendly. It will tear your ears apart after the gain knob passes 8 and the volume surpasses 4. Slightly discerning if you want the high-gain feel. The second I noticed as I have become more acquainted with high quality tone. That is this amp is not a valve driven beast. But if you're looking at this that probably isn't what you want right now. So to close, if you want a solid-state half-stack amp to knock the socks of of your friends while you shred sick licks get this amp.
I received this amp in the mail yesterday. I am very impressed with the sound. I was a little leary because of the low price tag, but it just turned out to be a great deal. I plugged my Strat into it and messed around with the bass, gain, more gain. They all sounded great.
Maybe every one who buy's this amp is a gain addict or something But I use this head through a Marshall 1960 vintage cab in my metal band and the drive channel has more than enough gain.I cant say enough good things about itit been around the country, played side by side with boogies and marshall's and trayner's and peaveys and it always holds its own
I play Jazz, Blues and some funk. This is in my experince of 30 years the best value out there. First, when using the matching Fender 4x12 cab, the clean channel is sparkling, crisp, and perfect if you use a Pod or other effects series. Also, the amp is lod. I mean LOUD. I mean kill a small child at 50 yards loud. So there is nore headroom than you'll ever need.The distortion channel is pretty good..a crazy sustain and very articulate sqaure wave that is surprisingly warm for a solid state rig. I use humbuckers and of course, your mileage may vary, but this is the most fun I've had with my clothes on in years and this amp will fill ANY room or hall. Only downside is with the cab it's heavy, but that's a small price to pay. If you need a monster amp skip the Marshall and go straight to this baby.
I have this amp and the fm100 cab and it is true what the others say, the clean channel is awesome. the reverb is something special as well and it sounds equally good clean and dirty. the only gripe ive had with this amp is the distortion, to me it sounds too nasaly or something. I cant really put my finger on it, but it led me to sticking with my practice amp for a while cause it just sounds off in my ears. Dont let that get you down however! play it yourself and see what you think! this amp is really loud, played it in my friends garage and you could hear it about a half mile away on lvl 4.SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR WINK GRIN TURN IT TO TEN!
This is the cleanest sounding amp head I have ever heard. the clean channel makes my guitars sing, and crisp. With sctreaming highs. It's also the loudest amp I have ever owned. I had a big amp head before, but I usualy never turn the volume up over 2 1/2 when practicing w/ this. In live perfomances I could never see needing a second rig. I gave the product a 4 because it seems to lack a little bass end on my big 300w 4X12. However it may have more bass with the matching smaller Fener cabinet. The dist. is wonderfull and thick W/ alot of controls, but not verry heavy, even on the "more dist" channel. I recomend using pedals for the more extreame distortion sounds. The only other little cons are the switch is on the back, and the great reverb it has are not switchable on the foot switch. Other than that I can finally hear what my guitars should really sound like, and thier full potential on this amp.
You want an amp with a great clean tone, but don't have $800 to get a good tube amp? This guy is your answer. I use it for that great clean reverby-Fender tone, and I love to run my pedalboard through it - it supports multiple effects pedals without sacrificing tone. I admit, I hate the distortion on this amp, but, well, that's why I have a Big Muff.
I run this through a crate cab with vintage 30's 12 inch speakers, it sounds amazing. The distortion gets up there really well, it pulls off amazing pinch harmonics. The only problem is it does get a little noisy, but theres quite a few solutions to that. It gets LOUD too, and personally speaking, the spring reverb and analog distortion makes it a far better value than any line 6 amp.
I perchased this head and the matching cabinet locally and I really like it. Good quality, features and price. I play an ESP EC-1000 Deluxe and It has EMG 81 and 60 pickups that couldn't be better. The clean channel on this amp is amazing and it works great with the EMG 60. Theres one problem though, the distortion on this amp just can't get... Brutal. I tried a lot and I was suprised because and EMG 81 is a very heavy, crunchy pickup. But this amps distortion just doesn't cut the mustard. It amazing in all other aspects but that one. So I'm going to have to get a pedal to make it Brutal. But overall the Fender FM100H and FM412 cab make a Killer half stack. I highly recommend this for the average guitarist who wants to play loud.