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Fender FM 212R Guitar Combo Amp  

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    Powerful, portable, and ridiculously affordable!

    The Fender FM 212R Guitar Combo Amp is a solid-state combo amp worthy of the Fender nameplate. The FM 212R pumps a genuine 100W into 2 Fender Special Design 12" drivers. The versatile Drive/More Drive channel with a mid contour switch lets you dial in the right distortion for rock, punk, blues, or metal. The 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.

    Features

    • 100 watts
    • 2 Special Design 12" drivers
    • Drive/More Drive channel with a mid contour switch
    • Clean channel speaks loud and clear
    • Spring reverb
    • Black control panel

    Why settle for one of the also-rans when you can own a genuine Fender combo amp? Click or call now to nail yours!

     

    FM 212R Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:

    • 26"W x 19-1/2"H x 9-1/2"D
    • 48 lbs.
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    4.5

    (based on 373 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great amp

    What can I say about this amp! Its been great to me! I bought mine from a friend who I used to play with and i always loved the sound he got out of...Read complete review

    What can I say about this amp! Its been great to me! I bought mine from a friend who I used to play with and i always loved the sound he got out of it. My amp is about 3 years old, and I have Never had a problem with it, and let me tell you, its loud!! volume isn't everything though, the clean channel is just great! The spring reverb could be better, but I actually like the sound of it. The overdrive/distortion is good for maybe some grunge, or classic rock music, but its not great for metal. If you want to play metal, just buy a boss metal zone(works Great though this amp). I suggest this amp to anyone. You can e-mail me if you have any questions about this amp, i will answer everyone i get!

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    not bad for a starter amp

    Well, I have been playing guitar for about four years now and this was the amp that appealed to me when I was in the market for my first guitar and amp. (I...Read complete review

    Well, I have been playing guitar for about four years now and this was the amp that appealed to me when I was in the market for my first guitar and amp. (I wound up getting a fender american deluxe ash strat, so I guess my budget for an amp was pretty much shot.) I mainly purchased ths amp because it was loud enough, had reverb (which isn't the best) and had a decent list of features for a very low price. Let me emphasize the LOW PRICE, you get what you pay for. after about five months, I noticed a strange buzzing sound. I never abused the amp and only gigged with it a few times. So I went and traded it for a new one. No more buzzing, but as I developed as a guitarist and learned more about amplification, I started to notice the amp's shortciomings. First of all, as soon as I tried it out, I knew that the distortion was crap. that drove me to get a boss ME-50 multi effects pedal, which rocks!. Second, the reverb hums like crazy if you turn it past 3. I play lots of jazz and blues in addition to rock and that bothered me. The volume controls are very particular, especially on the "drive" channel. If the volume is a 1, it is barely audible, if you turn it to 1.5, it is quiet, push it all the way up to 2 and it blasts. I got quite a shock out of the unbalanced volume the first few time I cranked it. Overall, if you're in the market for your first amp like I was, and can't afford the expensive tube amps, try this one out at least. For the low price it isn't all that bad. But a few pedals and you'll have a great setup. Then, when it comes time, you can upgrade if you wish. Personally, I am saving up for the real thing, a Marshall stack. I've got my eye on the TSL 100 half stack package. The exper5ience of owning this amp for about three years has taught me to try out everything extensively before you buy.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great amp

    By mr.gary catania

    from Myrtle beach, sc

    What can I say about this amp! Its been great to me! I bought mine from a friend who I used to play with and i always loved the sound he got out of it. My amp is about 3 years old, and I have Never had a problem with it, and let me tell you, its loud!! volume isn't everything though, the clean channel is just great! The spring reverb could be better, but I actually like the sound of it. The overdrive/distortion is good for maybe some grunge, or classic rock music, but its not great for metal. If you want to play metal, just buy a boss metal zone(works Great though this amp). I suggest this amp to anyone. You can e-mail me if you have any questions about this amp, i will answer everyone i get!

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    100 Watts of Power in a small package

    By ELEMENTLE

    from Union City, GA

    I've been a guitarist for 28 years. I play Metal. I was looking for a gigging amp and had several interesting choices including Marshall and Peavey, but I wanted a combo amp at 50 to 100 watts and wasn't willing to over spend to get it. I plugged into a Fender FM212R and with a BC Rich and a Boss DS-1 Distortion peddle (no amp is going to give you enough crunch to not need a peddle) and it totally rocked. Bought it on the spot. Haven't done the first gig with it but I'm looking forward to it. Finishing my album with it.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great For Classic Rock, Fantastic Clean Channel

    By HappyStoner

    from Boston

    I was originally looking at a Peavy Valve King and soon realized it had the quality of a crappy solid-state. I was recommended to try out Fender and I found this. This amp has a clean tone to die for, it is bright and poppy, great for funk, or it can be flattened for a fatter blues tone.The overdrive isn't seriously high-gain but it is great for things like GnR, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin early 'Talica or grunge. It can also be easily shaped for blues. Don't expect any death metal or shred distortion.A great feature is the mid contour button, it makes you sound like metalica a push of the button by scooping the mid and boosting treble.The only built in effects is the spring reverb that, is so-so, which means it looses marks on features. If you want effects at the same price look at the Marshall MG. But the effects loop means you can add you own effects easily.Overall this amp is amazing for its price, so versatile and simple to shape tones.Oh yeah, this thing is LOUD for 100 watts.

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    5.0

    Fender 212

    By Permafreeze2538

    from Omak, WA

    I have owned this amp for about a year and a half. When I first got it, I was playing a Jackson DKMGT Dinky though it. I've changed quite a bit throughout the time I've owned this amp. At first, I was playing a Jackson with HZ3 pickups. The sound was vastly improved from my previous setups considering I'd jumped up from about 15w and 5'' speakers to 100w and 12'' speakers. I knew buying the amp that I'd have to use a distortion pedal to get a decent distortion out of it. It was also plenty loud enough to cut though a band. I play lead guitar and I'm heard just fine on about 3-5. I've never had to crank it higher than that.Eventually, I saved up enough money for a Gibson and around the same time, upgraded the pickups in my Jackson. Playing them both through this amp showed a great difference. Being a bit broke after buying my Gibson, I decided the best route would be to get new speakers for the amp. I dropped a pair of Eminence Texas Heat's into my amp and it really came alive! I really like the distortion I can get out of this amp now! I now also own a Peavey Valve King half stack. Great amp and very loud, but my Fender still gets plenty of play.A great small investment as long as you know what to expect, or are willing to upgrade.I suggest changing the speakers asap.

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    5.0

    Somewhat lacking, yet refined

    I bought this amp some years ago and I must say I was let down. When I bought it I expected it to have a bigger, fuller sound. The digitally re-created tube sounds aren't up to par by any means. Overall though, the amp is great if that's what you're looking for. I wanted a tubier sound, so next time I'll splurge and get a tube amp. For the price and the right expectations this is a great amp

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    5.0

    sweet

    By guitarmanIII

    from illinois

    this amp is great for the highend sound.i play in a hardcore band called arlen, and it is great for our shows. has a very nice drive for hardcore. i also play in a worship band for my church and it sounds so great there too it just blends all so well. this amp i recomend for anybody. and soon i will be putting my own output through it to hook up to a fender cab

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Not Great

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    This is definatley worth the money. The clean alone is worth the price. Im not usually a fan of any solid state amps but this is built suprisingly well. the overdrive is ok for soft songs but it dosen't have the crunch for anything else. the effects loop works well with a pedal board(i use boss and mxr). if you have a decent distortion or overdrive this amp will carry its own weight. it love to played loud and thats where the reverb shines. If you need something cheap to do practice or small venues i would recomend this. I played a hotrodded les paul(evo/paf pro) and ibanez Rg and a deluxe players strat through this.

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    5.0

    Best @mp Ever

    By MetalFromTheGut

    from Paso Robles,CA

    This amp is the best one for the price. I am a drummer in a band called Metal From The gut but I have played this amp. I did not buy it on line. This is a good gig amp and can be herd over the drums.

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    4.0

    works if you work it.

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I am a thrash metal guitarist, with that said I find this amp to up to par if you have a well versed knowledge in sound and music theory.I run on the clean channel with some stomp pedals.The reverb allows for fluid leads and screamin' harmonics.When on stage I use a Chorus FX to splice it to another amp for added sustain.The clean channel burns hot with a Wah-Wah on the middle pick-ups.From Pantera to Jimi this amp can handle anything in between.

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    4.0

    Okay for the money

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    This amp is ok for a starting amp. I bought this amp from a friend and I liked it. Now I run it with a Boss ME-50 and it sounds really nice. Now if I take the ME-50 out, I realize how bad it sounds. Great clean channel and a not so great distorted channel.

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