Fender 25R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo  

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Value-priced and great for jamming or private practice.

The Fender 25R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo looks as good as it sounds. This Series II Frontman has been done up with Blackface appointments for traditional Fender styling. With 25W and a 10" speaker, it's fully capable of playing over drums in smaller gigs. It provides normal and drive channels (footswitchable with optional switch), reverb with jack for optional switch, headphone jack for silent practice, and CD input for play-along. With its silver grille cloth, skirted knobs, metal corners, and gem light, its appearance is consistent with all of its Fender big brothers.

Features

  • 25W
  • 10" speaker
  • 2 channels (normal and drive)
  • Footswitchable reverb
  • Headphone jack
  • Aux RCA input
  • Silver grille cloth
  • Skirted knobs
  • Controls include treble, mid, bass, volume, gain, and drive
  • 17"W x 15-1/2"H x 8-1/2"D
 

25R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo Specifications:

  • Channels: Dual Selectable Channels (Normal and Drive)
  • Covering: Black Textured Vinyl with Black Metal Grille
  • Dimensions: Height: 15.5" Width: 17"Depth: 8.25"
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Model Number: 022-1502-000
  • Output : 25 Watts
  • Speakers: 1-10" Fender Special Design Speaker, p/n 0036502000
  • Type: Solid State
  • Weight: 28 lbs
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Fender25R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo
 
4.7

(based on 43 reviews)

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this thing rocks the house!!!

I got this amp for Xmas last year, and I've done tons of performing with it. This is louder than my church's sound system, and we have a state of the art system. ...Read complete review

I got this amp for Xmas last year, and I've done tons of performing with it. This is louder than my church's sound system, and we have a state of the art system. The tone is great, and I can get better gain on this amp than a lot of pedals that I've used. This amp is worth every red cent you pay for! buy a frontman!

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Great amp, much larger than the picture makes it out to be. The 10" speaker drives the sound perfectly but the distortion gets fuzzy around 5, making it hard to tell what yo...Read complete review

Great amp, much larger than the picture makes it out to be. The 10" speaker drives the sound perfectly but the distortion gets fuzzy around 5, making it hard to tell what you're playing. It has a great clean channel and you can't throw the volume past 4 or 5 without blowing out a window. Great amp for the low price but if you're working on something really heavy it may not be the practice amp for you, although it works fine with me.If you're not picky and on a tight budget, this is for you.

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5.0

AWESOME AMP!

By barry wood

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo:

Bought this for a coffee shop type gig...my friend already purchased one and I knew his really did the job! I am NOT disappointed in mine either. For such a low price you can't go wrong. It looks professional, sounds clear, and is loud for 25 watts. I highly recommend it.

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5.0

Great Amp!!!

By Lauren-Q6iNA

from EHT,New Jersey

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo:

I bought this amp for my son.He has been playing for 2 years now.Its a great sounding amp of high quality.Great sounds and reverb.Plenty of volume also.You could play a small gig with this baby.Great price too.I would buy it again.

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5.0

GREAT AMP!!

By D72543

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo:

I Bought This 25R Amp New 5 Months Ago, And It Is LOUD! It Sounds Great For A Practice Amp. I Set The Volume On 3 And Left It There. It Has Great Reverb And Super Clean Tones And Is The Best Amp For Practice I've Ever Owned. Nice Going Fender !

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5.0

fender frontman or mini ss vibroluxe reverb

By david nicastro

from jamestown, N.Y.

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo:

First just let me say that I purchased this amp at a local store. I was looking for a good small ss practice amp with the best clean tone I could find, and boy did I find it.The description says you can use it for a small gig, I don't agree with that. But I will say if you put it through a bigger cab or upgrade the speaker it's deffinately in its cappabilities. The clean channesl really shines here it remindes me of a vibroluxe reverb witch is pretty cool considering the price and the fact its solid state. There is more than enough reverb to go around and honestly I don't think the drive channel is all that bad you just have to play with it alittle.But I would like to add that for an out of the box sound it's actually really amazing and takes to pedals very well. And I did use it for a small rehersale however I wouldn't try to push it past 4 because it will break up. Other than that its an amazing little amp for the price and I do intend to upgrade the speaker my guess is that after that it will be plenty for a small gig.

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5.0

Really Underrated Amp!!!

By Jeffrey Osgood-OjHP-

from Woonsocket, R.I.

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo:

I got this over the weekend and for starters, couldn't believe that Fender had lowered the price from $139.99 to $99.00 which in my eyes, seemed like too great of a deal to resist. When I got this puppy home, I immediately gave it the sound test with both my 2006 MIM Fender Strat and my 2009 Epiphone Les Paul Studio and was immediately rewarded with the "tone"! That's right, the classic Fender clean tone, which shone through so brightly, I needed to put on a pair of shades. The clean on this amp is amazing although the Treble and the Reverb can be a little bit dominating if you let them go up past ,say 4 or so. I've read reviews where people have complained that the distortion on this wasn't that good, well I beg to differ. I found out by being patient and experimenting with the EQ, I was able to get the desired amount of distortion and tone that I wanted for my type of music (Classic Rock & 80's Hair Metal). This is IMO, a very underrated amp that I feel could be used for a small club or bar gig with no problem. Maybe I got lucky but I was able to crank mine up to 6 without it breaking up on me at all. I fully recommend this amp for any beginner or for anyone who wants something to use at home or for practice.

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5.0

Do it now!

By D Foster

from Mtown DE

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo:

Bought this amp a few months ago and wow! The clean channel is awesome and with a pedal you can get all the meanness you want too. From ZZ Top to Stones to Nickelback - it's there. The reverb is great for blues and this amp really lives up to the Fender name. I play a pair of Telecasters thru this and my son plays his Les Paul Standard as well as a strat and every one of them dials in a great tone on this amp. I may upgrade the speaker in a year or so as I've heard others successfully do but right now it's great right out of the box.

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5.0

Buy this amp

By D Foster

from Mtown DE

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo:

Got this amp as a scratch n dent - and haven't been able to find either one on it! It sounds great. The clean channel is where it really lives and the reverb is very useful too. For distortion - use the pedal of your choice as the gain channel isnt that great. My 16 yr old son disagrees and sometimes used the dirty channel alone. See which you prefer but either way you can get a great distortion tone out of this amp easily. Down the road I may try what others have done and switch the speaker for a Ragin Cajin-but it's really good now as is. Bottom line - versatile for many music tones from Stones to ZZ Top.

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5.0

Really? Solid state?

By Mano

from Paia, HI 96779

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo:

I swear by tube amplification and even better with a tube rectifier. A buddy of mine shows up to jam with his little "Frontman" amp. He told me to plug in and check it out. You know, tube amp afficianados talk about tone and attack dynamics. Also, the need to be able to drive the amp toward controlled feedback and sustain through stuffing it! Tube saturation! Well,.......back to the "Frontman". I dimed the thing and man! I couldn't believe my ears. What has the industry done to SS amps? Back in the day (40 years ago) trying to get tone like that from a SS amp only brought upon a squealing pig! Fender has come a long way toward improving SS amplification. Might even change the image. My hat's off to youguys!

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5.0

Sweet Fender Tone

By Stratomatic

from Phila.

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo:

This is a great little amp for practicing and jamming with friends. It has a lot of punch and volume for 25 watts, though it does tend to buzz and break up in a not-so-nice way at higher settings. The clean channel has that sweet, clean fender tone -- perfect for country/blues & chicken pickin', especially with a Strat run through a compressor. Nice note articulation. Turn the built-in reverb up and you're on a surfin' safari! The drive channel sounds punchy, gritty and bluesy at lower gain settings (around 3-ish) with the volume turned up a bit. SRV, anyone? Beyond 3 or 4 the crunch gets a bit harsh for my ears, but punks and thrashers may enjoy. My amp does have a slight hiss when idling, which I can only hear if I put my ear right to the speaker. But in normal playing situations, it's not an issue. Overall this is a good, inexpensive amp to start out with or to use for practice, jamming or small gigs. Great tone at lower to mid volumes, with instant-on solid state reliability. It's also a good platform to experiment with pedals, as it doesn't color the tone as much as some other amps. It's not a Deluxe Reverb but you can get some nice Fender tone out of it with a little tweaking of the dials.

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5.0

Great Little 25 watt combo amp!

By Jeffrey Osgood

from Woonsocket, R.I.

Comments about Fender 25R Frontman Series II Guitar Combo:

I bought this a week ago so I wouldn't have to lug my FM212R around all the time to band practice. Well, I used this with my band last night at a small gig, and guess what? It can definately hold it's own. I had me clean set on 2 and the Distortion on 3 and it was more than enough to be heard with the drums, bass, and the keyboards. If you treat this right and use it properly, you won't have any problems such as the sound breaking up. If you crank this all the way up, of course it'll do that. Any amp would. My advice is use a guitar with a good set of pups, and secondly if you feel that you have to be super loud, get a booster pedal or a good overdrive one. I see nothing wrong with this amp and it has earned a spot in Mr. Osgood's hall of fame.

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