Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp  

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Powerful, portable, and ridiculously affordable.

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

Amp cover not included. Order product# 420035 - Fender Amp Cover to keep your Frontman 212R in pristine gigging shape!

Features

  • 100W
  • 2 Special Design 12" drivers
  • 2 channels: Clean and Drive/More Drive
  • Drive/More Drive channel has a quick tone-shaping mid contour switch
  • Spring reverb
  • Blackface-style 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.

 

Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:

  • 26"W x 19-1/2"H x 9-1/2"D
  • 48 lb.
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4.8

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Really good Amp!

Really good amp for the price... the only problem I see is that the distortion is a little muddy when playing it low, but perfect when the volume is around 4 (that...Read complete review

Really good amp for the price... the only problem I see is that the distortion is a little muddy when playing it low, but perfect when the volume is around 4 (that means, when the walls start trembling). But that won't be a problem if you don't use the amp distortion while playing home or studying. I used to play Arch Enemy, Carcass and CoB, and it fitted great. Now I play Hellacopters, Pink Floyd and rock-stuff like that, and it fits great! So, a really versatile amp, and I have no intention of buying any other for a long time. What I say is: buy it, you won't regret it.

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Not bad

This is not too bad an amp. I bought mine at a pawn shop about a year ago and it's still kicking HARD. I generally am using my PRS Mikael Akerfeldt SE or my...Read complete review

This is not too bad an amp. I bought mine at a pawn shop about a year ago and it's still kicking HARD. I generally am using my PRS Mikael Akerfeldt SE or my Carvin C850T, but for awhile I used a Sheraton II with this beast, and it worked really well, for all of those. The cleans this amp provides are ok. They're not amazing at all, but they're definitely not bad. It has the capabilites to easily overpower drums, and easily take two instruments playing through both jacks. It even handles looping very well.

Here's my problem with it though. The cleans are so very... "old radio" sounding...? That's the best way I can put it. There's no gain knob. So to make your sound bright, you have to use more and more treble, which makes it sound "tinny." The bass is mediocre at best. Hardly any, even at 10. It works better if you're a punk musician really. The drive channel works very well for old 70's punk (The Clash, Ramones, etc). The mid contour is a nice touch as well.

What I like however, is that it handles noise VERY well. There's nothing this beast can't take. Realtively light weight, and the reverb to me is perfect. I guess a little more reverb would be nice, but it's not over powering at least. I can't say I'd reccomend this amp, but it's great to have around as a backup. Well worth the price, but do not buy if you want to play with some nice rich, full bodied clean sounds. This is more of an old blues/rock amp.

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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not bad

By Kirby Hamill

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

This is not too bad an amp. I bought mine at a pawn shop about a year ago and it's still kicking HARD. I generally am using my PRS Mikael Akerfeldt SE or my Carvin C850T, but for awhile I used a Sheraton II with this beast, and it worked really well, for all of those. The cleans this amp provides are ok. They're not amazing at all, but they're definitely not bad. It has the capabilites to easily overpower drums, and easily take two instruments playing through both jacks. It even handles looping very well.

Here's my problem with it though. The cleans are so very... "old radio" sounding...? That's the best way I can put it. There's no gain knob. So to make your sound bright, you have to use more and more treble, which makes it sound "tinny." The bass is mediocre at best. Hardly any, even at 10. It works better if you're a punk musician really. The drive channel works very well for old 70's punk (The Clash, Ramones, etc). The mid contour is a nice touch as well.

What I like however, is that it handles noise VERY well. There's nothing this beast can't take. Realtively light weight, and the reverb to me is perfect. I guess a little more reverb would be nice, but it's not over powering at least. I can't say I'd reccomend this amp, but it's great to have around as a backup. Well worth the price, but do not buy if you want to play with some nice rich, full bodied clean sounds. This is more of an old blues/rock amp.

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(6 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

212r amp fender

By ta

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

my friend that i play guitar with has 2 of these they are real good amps for the money .imo

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(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Amp

By Frank-KmC-P

from San Angelo, TX

Comments about Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I'm still learning the guitar, so I just wanted an amp with power. This one is LOUD. Love it. I can safely say it drowns out the drums. I can hardly practice with it because it's just too loud for closed spaces, even at 1. Yes, it's a beast! Get one, right now!

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(22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Warranty Works

By Kenneth Larsen

from Hudson, FL

Comments about Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I bought this amp about 6 years ago, played hard on it at local gigs for the first 4 years, then it simply died...just wouldn't work. So off to the music store where I purchased it, and they gave me a new amp...on the spot...no questions asked. They claimed they simply returen them and get get a replacement amp. Fender, your 5 year warranty is super! I now beat on the new amp just as hard with no signs of quit on this amp. Volume is great, clear tones are full and round thru my Lea Paul Custom...low cost does not mean low quality sound; not with this amp. Thanks Fender.

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(20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value

By M67

from USA

Comments about Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

You can't go wrong with this amp, especially for the price. The FM 212R isn't full of features that you'll never use, it's just a straight forward, simple to use, loud amp. The two channels give you the purest clean you'll find and the drive channel offers some pretty good distortion. It has an effects loop if you need to add more variety. The nice thing about this amp for me is that it doesn't even try to offer everything for everybody. There aren't a bunch of worthless effects and features that would greatly add to it's cost, but you can add all that yourself with processor or pedals anyway. It's plenty loud and not too bad to lug around. I run mine with a GNX3 processor through the power in (effects loop) and I can get "any" sound I wish, but even by itself, it RAWKS!

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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome amp

By Samuel Maier

from Stuttgart AR

Comments about Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I purchased this amp 4 years ago not really knowing what I was getting. I was blown away. It's a little heavy but compact and portable and the power is AWESOME!! The 2 button footswitch is great too. You can go from clean to distortion to maximum overdrive very easily. It has built-in reverb and mid-contour for full sound expression. I lost this amp in a house fire 18 months ago and I replaced it right away with a new one. I couldn't beat the quality for the price. I use it with a Dean Razorback and my nephew uses a Warlock on it. They both sound great with this amp. I highly recommend getting one of these!

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(3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

its excellent

By keip

from IL

Comments about Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

the drive on it is excellent,not to much or to little,the clean channel,is ok,if you have the volume o your guitar all the and the volume on the amp as well,it gets muddy.it has two channels thats kool.but,beside all that its a fine and wounderful amp

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(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

powerful little amp

By powerslide46

from Chicago

Comments about Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp blows away my MarshallMG100. Had I known I would not have purchased the Marshall. The more drive setting is very strong and the clean is as clean as it gets. I'm not a pro musician, I play guitar, but it doesn't take a pro to figure out that this is a great, and powerful little amp! I think I'll give the Marshall to my kid. If your looking for an affordable, powerful amp, I highly recommend this. And it looks nice too.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Amp!!!!!!!!!

By guitarguru

from nashville, TN

Comments about Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

I bought this amp awhile ago and boy has it served me well!!!! The contour dialing is just phenomenal!!!! And u cant go wrong with 2 12" speakers and a foot switch! I play a fender strat thru a digitech RP-250 and it sounds excellent, u cant go wrong with this amp, buy it and u will be more than just satisfied!!!

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(51 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really good Amp!

By Julian Brzozowski

from Chapecó! Brazil

Comments about Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

Really good amp for the price... the only problem I see is that the distortion is a little muddy when playing it low, but perfect when the volume is around 4 (that means, when the walls start trembling). But that won't be a problem if you don't use the amp distortion while playing home or studying. I used to play Arch Enemy, Carcass and CoB, and it fitted great. Now I play Hellacopters, Pink Floyd and rock-stuff like that, and it fits great! So, a really versatile amp, and I have no intention of buying any other for a long time. What I say is: buy it, you won't regret it.

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