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Fender FM 25 DSP Frontman Combo Amp

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The Fender FM 25 DSP Frontman Combo Amp packs a killer amp and effects package behind traditional Blackface appointments. You get 25W, a 10" speaker,...Click To Read More About This Product

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The FM 25 DSP hooks you up with 15 hot effects and 16 killer amp sounds!

The Fender FM 25 DSP Frontman Combo Amp packs a killer amp and effects package behind traditional Blackface appointments. You get 25W, a 10" speaker, and a DSP sound engine that supplies effects, amp sounds, and an acoustic simulator. It provides a Normal channel with the classic Fender clean sound, and a footswitchable Drive channel with all 16 amp sounds. (Works with single-switch footpedals only.) There are reverb, delay, tremolo, chorus, and flange effects, plus combinations. The Fender FM 25 DSP Frontman also has a headphone jack, CD input, silver grille, skirted knobs, metal corners, and gem light.

FEATURES
  • 25W power
  • 10" speaker
  • 2-channel operation
  • Normal channel
  • Drive channel with Amp Type selector
  • 16 amp tones: Fender Tweed, Fender Blackface, British Combo, British Stack, Fender Hot Rod, Metalhead, Jazz Combo, more
  • Acoustic simulator
  • 15 effects
  • Auxiliary input
  • Headphone output
  • 17"W x 15-1/2"H x 8-1/2"D
  • 25 lbs.
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4.4

(based on 53 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

good for the price

This was my first amp, and at first I thought it was pretty good. As time went on, I started to realize the 200 isn't that much for an amp. The clean channel...Read complete review

This was my first amp, and at first I thought it was pretty good. As time went on, I started to realize the 200 isn't that much for an amp. The clean channel takes some work with the equalization to make it sound good I like the fact that there are so many amp models, but most of them aren't that great. Both the acoustic and jazz models are good, out of the four the tweed and blackface models, only one of them is any good. There are four british models, one of them is my favorite, and another one of them is okay, but the other two aren't that good. I like both the Hot rod models and the metal ones are decent. The equalization is a little finicky, the treble gets really tinny at low settings, the middle if turned up doesn't give you a nice fat sound, it mostly gives you a sound that sounds like you have a some bass and a lot of treble on. And the bass works fine. As for the effects I wish they had given you a FX Level knob. The delay is okay, but you can't really set it to match the tempo of the song you're playing. There are just three presets. I like the reverb quite a lot, and the chorus is good, but the flange is way to overpowering. If you play a chord with flange on even without distortion, all you can hear is the flange. And the Tremolo has the same problem as the delay that you can't really play it with a song. Overall, I've had a lot of fun with this amp over the past while, It's a good amp to give you an introduction to different amps in a cheap way. Now, I'm eying the marshall mg100dfx combo, but overall, i think this amp is awesome for the price

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Break up, makes this not worth it.

This amp is great for bedroom levels, on clean. The Clean channel is beautiful, but when you get it above five, it has the worst breakup that i've ever heard. It makes...Read complete review

This amp is great for bedroom levels, on clean. The Clean channel is beautiful, but when you get it above five, it has the worst breakup that i've ever heard. It makes noises that even a distortion pedal would not cover up. No matter with humbuckers, or just single coils, that break up is consistant on the clean channel. Don't even get me started on the effects channel. The break up is still there, but more towards the seven or eight levels. There are several types of distoritons that sound nearly the same (some are just killing the trebel in the previous one), making it hard to pick others besides the metal or british. And they both are mediocre. All in all, buy a different amp if you ever plan to practice with anyone other than someone with a a smaller amp, with the volume below 5.

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5.0

AWESOME, but with feedback

By MP321123

from Tupelo, MS

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I was in Guitar Center yesterday not expecting to buy anything beside some strap locks, but when I plugged in to this, I was blown away!! If you already have a delay,reverb,chorus,flanger,phaser,and tremelo pedal, than you can buy the regular fm25 for $100, but it's built in on here!! This is probably the best practise or stage amp for the price. The only problem is that when you turn it up to about 3 and a half, with an overdrive pedal, you get really bad feedback, but this can be fixed by turning down the level on the pedal. Overall this is a great amp.

 
5.0

WOW

By Jimmons

from Jasper, Florida

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I walked into a music storeand sat down. I was looking for a new guitar. I randomly plugged it into this,because the guy told me to choose which one was most like the one I usually use.Well, I was just messing with it,then I wanted to try it's overdrive,yada yada. Sounded like my normal frontman I have at home. You know, just a cool amp, nothing special.But then WHAM.I looked a little to the right,and I saw the coolest thing ever."FX"And sure, you can't adjust the amount of effects, but you really don't need to.They all sound great. There's probably a way to mess with that, but I don't know.I just played with it for about fifteen minutes. And it blew me away.It completed some of my little riffs with the vibrato. It threw the blues into the air with the reverb,and DESTROYED the glammy solos with the flange.It probably wouldn't be a great live amp, as you have to move a knob,but this is probably the best recording amp there is. I'm getting it. Oh, and the normal overdrive is cool. And it gets loud.

 
5.0

awesome

By tequilaslammer!

from Tampa, FL

I love this amp.This is my second amp, after a nice Vox box amp, and it is simply a great buy. it has a very nice clean tone, the acoustic setting has an amazing sound, and the metal distortion blows me away. It has an amazing price, and its totally worth it, but if you had more money you should go with something else. As for effects, you couldnt ask for much more. The delay gets a great range, the chorus has an awesome sound, and the flange and tremolo are amazing. My only complaint is the reverb because even at its lowest setting way over-does it, even to a point where it almost sounds like delay. Overall, if you cant afford $, buy this. great fender tone, and it goes from acoutic, to metal, to anywhere in between.

 
4.0

Good beginner amp.

By pitcherrules

from Idaho

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This is a good practice amp, or learning amp. Great price. The Fender FM 25 DSP Frontman Combo Amp plays best when the volume is below 5. It has really good effects and guitar modes. But, if you turn the volume up, it distorts too bad. It has a lot of cool sounds that a beginner can play with and learn. I would suggest this for anyone just looking to replace an amp or just begining. I would not recommend this for professional guitar players.

 
4.0

Great practice amp, bad otherwise

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I own this amp, and have had it for a pretty long time. The amp is great for bedroom practice, at volumes 2-3. The amp modeling is great (except the blackface model and maybe 1 or 2 other ones). The metal, hot rod, british, tweed, and jazz models are great. BUT, the only reason I bought this amp is because of the amp models. Some things I didn't like though are first of all, the clean channel. It just doesn't sound "clean" to me. Its VERY sparkly and trebly, if you like that, but I'd prefer a clean thats sounds more like the jazz model of the amp, so I rarely use the clean channel. Secondly, the effects are awful. The delay gives you about only 1 second of delay. The flange is very weak. The combinations of effects are pretty much useless and you can't even tell the effects are there. However, the tremelo, reverb, and chorus effects are decent. My MAIN problem with this amp is that it SOUNDS SO BAD WHEN YOU TURN IT UP. Anything over 4 volume starts getting REALLY thin, and computer processed like. I can't even practice with my band without cringing at the sound of the amp. If you're going to buy this amp, don't expect to even use it for band practice. Its a great amp for bedroom practice, but thats it. Another tip, don't buy any pedals to go with this amp. It won't do it any justice.

 
5.0

Crazy Good

By Pinto

from Boulder, CO

I used to have a Epiphone studio 10 amp, and I needed to get a new amp, but didn't have that much money. I found what I was looking for, the tone is amazing, from the second I plugged it in. The effects are awesome and versitale to use and the second channel with different amp types is perfect!One complaint is that the acoustic simulator isn't the best, when you're playing this amp, you won't need it.

 
4.0

good for the price

By this thing rocks

from Redwood City, CA

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This was my first amp, and at first I thought it was pretty good. As time went on, I started to realize the 200 isn't that much for an amp. The clean channel takes some work with the equalization to make it sound good I like the fact that there are so many amp models, but most of them aren't that great. Both the acoustic and jazz models are good, out of the four the tweed and blackface models, only one of them is any good. There are four british models, one of them is my favorite, and another one of them is okay, but the other two aren't that good. I like both the Hot rod models and the metal ones are decent. The equalization is a little finicky, the treble gets really tinny at low settings, the middle if turned up doesn't give you a nice fat sound, it mostly gives you a sound that sounds like you have a some bass and a lot of treble on. And the bass works fine. As for the effects I wish they had given you a FX Level knob. The delay is okay, but you can't really set it to match the tempo of the song you're playing. There are just three presets. I like the reverb quite a lot, and the chorus is good, but the flange is way to overpowering. If you play a chord with flange on even without distortion, all you can hear is the flange. And the Tremolo has the same problem as the delay that you can't really play it with a song. Overall, I've had a lot of fun with this amp over the past while, It's a good amp to give you an introduction to different amps in a cheap way. Now, I'm eying the marshall mg100dfx combo, but overall, i think this amp is awesome for the price

 
5.0

Impressive

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bough this amp about two years ago. I have to say that I was very satisfied with it when I first got it. This amp is good for anything up to hard rock. I tried getting maximum Distortion out of this amp, but when I turned it up it sounded very schetchey. This amp does not work well when its cranked up to its loudest. It is barely able to be heard against a full band playing with you. This amp is good for playing just for practice or fun..I have only had two problems with this amp. One, when I was over at my drummers house practicing it fell off the shelf it was on. I haven't got the footswitch jack to work since. And two, Whenever I turn it up anymore it gets static and schetchy. Other than that this is a great amp and I would suggest it to anybody who is looking for a good deal.

 
5.0

Review

By jason b

from cartersville ga

this amp is great

 
2.0

MUCH better amps out there for the price

By musicdude17

from San Diego, CA

Ive had this amp for a few years, and I bought it on pretty much an impulse buy. I just really wanted effects. The things is, the effects on this thing are TERRIBLE. You cant even control the amount. Also, it is terribly quiet. The amp i had before it, a Fender 15G was much louder, even though it had not even two-thirds of the wattage. The one good quality about it is that it seems to hold up reasonably. All in all, I would suggest something from the Vox Valvetronix line (ignore the looks :P)

 
5.0

MagicFingers

By Old Dog Rocker

from Minneapolis area

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I bought this amp after seeing the reviews and I have to say I'm mighty impressed about the quality and features in this little amp. Lots o' power and a big sound for just a 10" speaker! I like dialing the amp models and effects...I don't have to lug around the "boogie" or the "Blues Deluxe" amps I love! Great buy for the money...a great amp for practice!

 
4.0

fender fm 25 dsp frontman combo amp

By Katie

from middle of no where, Maine

This was one of the first amps I bought, I loved all of the setting's, it gives you a chance to mess with different styles of music if you haven't found your sound yet. It was a really good amp for just starting guitar, but now I've moved onto vox.I personally liked it a lot.

 
4.0

fender fm25 dsm

By illusion008

from san diego

Why are all these haters complaining that this amp isn't loud enough and the effects suck. What do you expect from an amp for this price! This is obviously a practice amp and a good one at that. This amp is ideal for the bedroom and the features are a great intro to the world of digital effects. Would I try to power my guitar through this amp with a full band behind me? No! Would I rely on these effects to record or play live? Heck no! Would I use this amp to practice my licks in my bedroom? Absolutely. I even plug my acoustic into this thing and it sounds fantastic--perfect for a coffee shop gig. People, use this amp for the right application and you won't be disappointed.

 
5.0

great amp

By kjd805

from huron, OH

I bought this amp looking for a good value and many features, and this one does it all. I never have to play it above 2 or 3, it is quite loud and has an excellent sound, regardless of the settings you choose. It looks great, sounds great, and works great. Highly recomended.

 
5.0

Great Solo Guitar Amp

By MartinMan-YRA.1

from Owosso, MI

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Plenty of people have mentioned how great the amp is as a practice amp and I completely agree. However, I play chord melody solo guitar and this amp is perfect for it. I put it on the jazz setting with a little reverb (built in effect) and tweek the guitar and amp a little and I get beautiful tone that sounds good recorded and works when I'm playing in front of a small group of people (coffee shop, house party, etc). I bought this amp years ago when I was first learning how to play and its been a faithful partner. I definitly recommend this amp!

 
4.0

Okay, but . . .

By SJB

from NJ

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There is a lot of vibrating past 3 on the volume knob. There are much better tone and options out there at this price point. Look elsewhere.

 
5.0

Good Amp!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I Got This Amp For Christmas, And It Rocks. It Has Everything I Need. It Can Play Small Gigs Without A PA. If You Change effects alot in your songs, then dont buy it unless you just need the power. just use pedals. i highly recommend this amp.

 
5.0

Hot Stuff FM25DSP

By 4Him-Abba Java

from Corona, CA

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I own a Frontman 25R that I have had for about a year now. I have recently transfered and am living away from home for a few months. I bought this amp and I'm blown away. It has the same quality as my other and any other Fender amp with many tim es more effects. I never get bored practicing because I can create so many different sounds, Fantastic.

 
5.0

A Good Start

By BluesBoy89-sYk0A

from Lexington, Ky

I owned this amp for around 2 years. Unfortunately it was stolen. I admit it was definitely more powerful than I expected. I love Fender amps, and they work very well for every type of electric guitar, especially Fender products. This was my second amp and it helped provide me with a good foundation for creating my signature sound. It provided that raw tone that you can expect from Fender. Although it is not quite powerful enough for band use (distorted somewhat at high volume (7/8-10), it is helpful for practice at home in your bedroom etc. The effects are useful and can reiterate classic tones, remarkably so in the British, Metal and Hot Rod amp models. The clean channel is pleasing as to be expected from Fender. My current setup is for band use and includes a Gibson Les Paul, a Vox AD50VT w/footswitch, and a few Boss pedals. I recommend this amp for starters and experienced guitarists alike, although I recommend a noise canceler pedal if you are using a guitar w/o humbuckers because of the slight noise and distorted sound at high volume. A good start.

 
5.0

Fender FM25 dsp. BUY!

By Logan

from Titusville, PA

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Wow, what a great amp. The clean channel isn't that great I must admit. It's a really...harsh sound I guess. The treble is really high on it. But all the amp models are great. You can get just about any sound you want. Like the black face sounds good w/ American Idiot Green Day sound and the Tweed is a perfect clean. The effects are good too. It's really nice to have more than just one option. What a great amp! BUY!

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