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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 e...Read More

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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.

  • 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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Most Liked Positive Review


Fender FM212 DSP

Well, I bought this amp in search of something louder, better, and with fxs. I started with a Behringer 15 wat and figured it was time for this bad boy. I weighed...Read complete review

Well, I bought this amp in search of something louder, better, and with fxs. I started with a Behringer 15 wat and figured it was time for this bad boy. I weighed a Marshall 100 wat combo with effects and a Line 6 Spider 3 against this amp and, for me, this one won out. I've had this amp for about a month now, and I couldn't be happier. It's quite versital, I play Rock, Blues, Metal, and Hard Core on it, and it sounds great. My only complaint is that I think the distortions could have a better middle ground to their sound, but I have some Boss pedals to balance that out. I do enjoy the acoustic setting, but it has an odd feedback to it, I haven't pin-pointed it yet, but it only stands out with hard strumming and I think the flange. For normal clean rock and metal I use the jazz setting, but if I feel like playing stairway to heaven or something of that sort I use the acoustic with reverb. I do love the effects on this amp. Just great.Like I said, this is a very versatile amp. I'm playing Doomsday right now, and earlier I was playing La Villa Strangiato, and it sounds great. I definitely hope to use it in future gigs.


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Good Amp, Works for me!

I'm "Old School" and have owned alot of great amps in my time. A Marshall 100 w/Super Lead Stack,Fender Pro Reverb,Bassman,Twin,Vox,etc.I've compared amps,tried amps,read...Read complete review

I'm "Old School" and have owned alot of great amps in my time. A Marshall 100 w/Super Lead Stack,Fender Pro Reverb,Bassman,Twin,Vox,etc.I've compared amps,tried amps,read reviews and everything in between.I don't gig out all the time so I really didn't want to spend the extra $$$ and go tube.Or go 2nd hand and take the chance of buying someone elses headaches.In the end, I chose this amp.The effects are decent, the choice of amp models are decent, and its got plenty of power.The chasis seems to be a little cheap,and the control pots are touchy, probably because those are a little cheap as well.The overall construction seems sturdy and it looks pretty good too.If you play around with it, I'm sure you'll be able to find a sound you'll be happy with.If your into Metal or the Heavy stuff, try the Head alone model w/a 4/12 cabinet. If you have the $$,then go tube. Theres nothing like the sound of a Tube amp,but this amp sounds pretty good for what it is. And like anything else, if you take care of it,it should last you through your playing days. The price was right, and it works just fine for me!!!

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I like it alot

By bob-xpU86

from mass

Ive been playing for about 5 years and ive tried this amp at guitar center and i was shocked.if you mess around with it it has a pretty good bluesy sound i usually put it on the tweed with the gain low and the bass and treb high and it dosent sound to bad.but its not good for metal at all i have a randall for that.

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What happened?

By T.B.

from OC, California

I was heading to the store to pick up the Fender Frontman 212R after playing it earlier, and I found out that the regular 212 is discontinued, all they carry now is the 212 DSP. I am weary of digital effects, and was never a fan of the "a million amps in one" gag, but I plugged it in, and I have to say my low expectations were met, but not exceeded. It gets plenty loud, and has a huge variety of sound between the amp models and effects, but it doesn't do any of these exceptionally well. The effects were fun to mess around with for 5 minutes, but by the time I tried them all, they were sounding stale. Same with the amp modeling. The construction was also instantly disappointing. Flimsy, shiny plastic nobs, and no classic fender look. With the sound combined with my impressions of the construction, I did not purchase this amp. If you play a little of everything, and want something loud to mess around with that wont break the bank, this is a great, cheap option. But if you are like me, and you are looking for something a little deeper, you will quickly dismiss this amp.

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not so good

By moses2112

from new jersey

i played this amp at a local music store and i was very disappointed, the knobs were very cheap looking and feeling and felt like they were gonna fall off at any moment, and the tone was mediocre and didn't have a lot of drive. the effects are ok but they felt like they were lacking a lot for an extra amount of money. this is defiantly not my next amp, and i think fender could have done a lot better on this amp


decent amp, effects aren't so great

By yoeah

from Texas

The one thing I will say about this amp is that it is loud and it sounds pretty good. The DSP effects are horrible unfortunately. They sound just blah, but they speakers and reverb are nice. I run mine threw a Boss ME-50(which is great) and my guitar is a Jackson Dinky. Without the Boss, I wouldn't bother using this amp, but it sounds very well with help from the pedal. I personally would buy the cheaper model without the DSP effects to save the cash, get a good effects pedal, and be rockin out. If the DSP effects we're better, I'd have given it a 4.5



By JB2902

from Abbott, Texas

I got this amp and well, you get what you pay for. The effects are good enough if you don't rely heavily on them and the sound is really nice from metal to acoustic it has done good for me. The channel and fx footswitch is a good thing to have. I don't use footswitches because I get enogh out of the effects but, don't change your opinion. It's loud enough for small gigs. I like it a lot. =)


Great Amp for Variety.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

While this amp does provide variety, the varieties are limited; however, you can get a distinct difference between clean, distorted, fuzzy, crunchy, etc. It saves you hassle of carrying around foot pedals and provides you comfort of turning a few knobs and clicking a foot switch. The amp presets are good but the effects are quite limited. Overall a fun amp and it gets the job done at live shows.One of my complaints is that when I use the acoustic channels, I often get a nasty crackling noise as if the presence was turned all the way up. I usually get this under control by turning the gain down, volume up, middle all the way down, treble halfway down, and bass up.


Love It!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I recently picked up one of these babies from my local guitar center.I was lookin for an amp that wouldnt empty my wallet and that i could use for some smaller gigs. I couldnt be more happy with my choice i love this thing! it has crystal cleans but can also get dirty if needed. the amp settings are grea for finding the specific tone oyu want and the built in effects are always fun to mess around with although they dont beat using pedals. overall i think that this is a great amp for the price. Dont let other bad reviews discourage you.I didnt and i'm so glad that i went out and boughtthis baby!


Best trade ever!

By They_Call_Me_Clapton

from In a Box

So I got this amp today. I traded my Spider III (it was faulty, shorted out at my show...) I bought last week for this thing. I LOVE IT!!! Being that I play Ska/Punk, I needed a 2 channel amp. The amp settings are pretty good. I totally recommend this to anyone who loves Fender tones.


This amp...

By Supernant93

from Jefferson City, TN

This Fender amp is one of the best amps that I own (rivaled ownly by my Orange) Anyway, the fx are ok but I suggest that you buy some of your own pedals to define your sound. Other than that this thing really delivers.


Quirky Amp has some good tones

By Thinline guy

from Minnesota

Ive had this amp for about a year and I have learned how to deal with it. Fender did some good things and some not so good things with this sucker.The effects are crap, so don't be fooled by all the knobs! I bought this amp because I needed something loud and cheap. It has fulfilled its purpose! The only useable settings are the "hot rod" and "tweed" settings. All the other settings are worth forgetting. Despite having few good settings, this amp makes me smile every once in a while. This is a decent amp, and you definitely get what you pay for.

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