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  • good but

    Fender FM 212RPublished on 09/11/14 at 13:56
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    Amp transistor 100W, 2 channels: one clean and one drive with 2 different saturations.
    2 guitar inputs, footswitch

    UTILIZATION

    The setup is basic.
    To have a good sound I use the more drive channel a fuzz pedal & / overdrive.

    SOUNDS

    Polite enough but worth vagueness (suits me to the garage).
    I play it with a TV and a Jazzmaster and it was okay.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have 2/3 years. He taf but lack of balls (sorry)
  • FM 212R

    Fender FM 212RPublished on 07/17/14 at 08:20
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    2-way 100w amp transistors loop pedal control effect crunch / distortion reverb, Mid button

    UTILIZATION

    Simple Config but one often gets the same sound very average crystalline rock

    SOUNDS

    Rock crystal sounds even crillard and very métalllique?
    Its VERY PUUISSANT in DISTORTION and LARSEN A LOT!!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I kept one and sold it on because it does not suit me and I find it expensive for this quality
  • If it is again, I do not buy.

    Fender FM 212RPublished on 06/23/14 at 01:06
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    100W transistor

    UTILIZATION

    If you do add any effects pedal, the sound is good.
    There breath.

    SOUNDS

    I had before a 8080 Marshall Valvestate, and there is no photo!
    If I resumed the guitar, so I would resume a Marshall.

    OVERALL OPINION

    most: its neutral fender.
    Cons: breath, its not so terrible pedals sound (which works very well on a Marshall) is used.
  • Fender FM 212RPublished on 06/04/14 at 01:07
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    Powerful amplifier transistor

    UTILIZATION

    easy to use with pedal to engage the drive
    good clear sound is easily obtained

    SOUNDS

    Clear sound fine for a transistor
    Its average saturated, it is not comparable to a tube amp

    OVERALL OPINION

    I keep a few years I started to rehearse and make the ball but from the moment I went on more serious projects and composition I went on a tube amp, peavey classic 30 to start then Orange AD30HTC eventually acquire an old vox ac 30 1970 and now a 30 avalon matchless monstrous ..
  • Good amp

    Fender FM 212RPublished on 05/22/14 at 10:33
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    Amp with transistor 2HP 12 "

    Power: 120w
    Effect: 1 clean channel / 1 channel with the drive accentuable switch "more drive" and "mid contour" 1 + spring reverb
    Connectors: 1 footswitch jack (included in the amp), 1 PRE OUT and PWR IN to the effects loop

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is simple (EQ: bass / middle / treble)
    Each channel has its own settings.

    Nothing complicated in this. You connect, you play

    SOUNDS

    The sound is pretty good.

    I for one appreciate the clean channel on this amp. I play it with an Epiphone Studio lespauls pretty old and this amp can give a little more clarity to micro tired of this guitar.

    I also play on this amp with a Squier Classic......
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    Amp with transistor 2HP 12 "

    Power: 120w
    Effect: 1 clean channel / 1 channel with the drive accentuable switch "more drive" and "mid contour" 1 + spring reverb
    Connectors: 1 footswitch jack (included in the amp), 1 PRE OUT and PWR IN to the effects loop

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is simple (EQ: bass / middle / treble)
    Each channel has its own settings.

    Nothing complicated in this. You connect, you play

    SOUNDS

    The sound is pretty good.

    I for one appreciate the clean channel on this amp. I play it with an Epiphone Studio lespauls pretty old and this amp can give a little more clarity to micro tired of this guitar.

    I also play on this amp with a Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom freshly reworked by a luthier (mechanical, bridge, bridges, settings), and it is sending, that twang ... (I'm waiting to test it on a lamp. End of parenthesis)

    Level sound clean sound is good. nothing transcendent good but it's clean and it shines.

    In its saturated level where we will have to listen for yourself either you love or you like it.

    Many people will tell you that the crunch is deguelasse or otherwise. For my part I play with this amp punk, so it pushes the very bottom and before. I used to play with effects pedals distortion, I came back to the amp.

    What you should remember is that this is a crunch unpretentious, but it is always helpful. just know the deal. It's like always.

    the footswitch toggles clean / crunch and another switch toggles drive and more drive mode.

    against the mid contour is not manageable from the footswitch. This is stupid ...

    Volume level, it should not worry about not being heard. I put 2 in repeats rarely more than 3 concert.

    I've never tried to push it above 5.

    The reverb is really limit against ... (after we like it or not like)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it regularly (weekly rehearsals & concerts) for 3 4 years now.

    he never wavered, it works fine except the small low cost jack provided for the footswitch but it is the result of poor human manipulation ... We will not blame him too ...

    overall I'm pretty happy. a 250 amp bullets that you can drag around, it's solid (a bit heavy), it sounds and it is stable so it's a very good point.

    I not repeat the purchase because I now have a larger budget that will allow me to turn on my head lamp and an orange cab.

    To start or
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  • Good amp

    Fender FM 212RPublished on 05/21/14 at 15:34
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    100 watt transistor amp! To say it sends heavy I usually play between 1 and 2 of 10 apartment refrain. The clean is very typical fender. The crunch and overdrive properly adjusted can be very interesting.

    UTILIZATION

    Fairly simple config: clean channel or channel crunch / overdrive (drive and more drive) Peculiarity of knob equalizer bass, treble, mid act on the volume...

    SOUNDS

    I play this amp with a fender telecaster and I must say that it does. This amp is ideal for group play. I board recently changed hp hp two Celestion, a G8 and G10 and I think the sound is better balanced.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I also have a VOX AC30 and Fender does not demerit power level. I have 4 years......
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    100 watt transistor amp! To say it sends heavy I usually play between 1 and 2 of 10 apartment refrain. The clean is very typical fender. The crunch and overdrive properly adjusted can be very interesting.

    UTILIZATION

    Fairly simple config: clean channel or channel crunch / overdrive (drive and more drive) Peculiarity of knob equalizer bass, treble, mid act on the volume...

    SOUNDS

    I play this amp with a fender telecaster and I must say that it does. This amp is ideal for group play. I board recently changed hp hp two Celestion, a G8 and G10 and I think the sound is better balanced.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I also have a VOX AC30 and Fender does not demerit power level. I have 4 years and did not think to part immediately. It is a good amp to repeat, and less fragile to carry a tube amp. Very good value for money.
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  • Amp without proper

    Fender FM 212RPublished on 04/14/14 at 17:10
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    Amp transistors, 100w 2hp 12 "... everything has already been said.

    UTILIZATION

    Very simple config: clean, drive, more drive, reverb. All controllable with the switch.

    SOUNDS

    Well then it should be objective about this amp:

    Clean: The sound is super cold, dry, notes slamming and there is no sustain. It can still happen with a guitar double coil pickups, but with a Strat or Tele, this clean channel is simply unusable. Just good at busting eardrums.
    Do not even try to put an overdrive or distortion pedal on this channel is atrocious. I tried several: the sound drool, dry, scratchy, aggressive ... we forget!

    The Drive 1: where things are getting better. The sound is less dry,......
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    Amp transistors, 100w 2hp 12 "... everything has already been said.

    UTILIZATION

    Very simple config: clean, drive, more drive, reverb. All controllable with the switch.

    SOUNDS

    Well then it should be objective about this amp:

    Clean: The sound is super cold, dry, notes slamming and there is no sustain. It can still happen with a guitar double coil pickups, but with a Strat or Tele, this clean channel is simply unusable. Just good at busting eardrums.
    Do not even try to put an overdrive or distortion pedal on this channel is atrocious. I tried several: the sound drool, dry, scratchy, aggressive ... we forget!

    The Drive 1: where things are getting better. The sound is less dry, there is compression, and it was finally a bit of sustain. Personally I only use this channel. By winning at least one actually gets a pretty decent clean sound. It is a good base to add effects and distos.
    Personal rather I play old stuff, rock and roll 50s, surf music, rockabilly, country, blues ... In these records there amp frankly takes the road well. Group is going well in the mix, no problem.
    Amount in gain between 2 and 3, it starts to cruncher. It has its happening everywhere: not bad for rhythmic rock and roll base (eg Stones ...), or even more generic things (pop, variety ...) Again, for group play it hold up, the amp gets along well.
    Beyond 5, the gain still more increases, but the amp is fast becoming chainsaw with a permanent background breath ... It becomes inaudible boiled in a mix. If you want a distortion about right rather put a pedal upstream, it will still be much better. If you absolutely want hyper lead sounds beautiful and well defined, buy another amp ...
    The passage in Drive 2 does worse, not only the gain increases but the volume too, which makes the option useless because we are forced to rebaisser space behind ...
    The "mid contour" is a completely useless gadget. It removes the mids and pushes the "chainsaw" effect even further. Excellent what ...

    The volume buttons are hard to tame at the start: hyper abrupt change between 1 and 4, and very little beyond 5/6.
    EQ is quite effective. This amp has the advantage of delivering a fairly full sound "way fender", ie rich in both bass and treble, mids and quite poor. If you like the sounds british full of medium to Marshall, go your way. Personally I put the bass 8, mids and treble at 5/6. But everything depends on the used guitar ...

    The "spring reverb Space" is rather funny to sound a little rockabilly / surf. But again if you want the beautiful reverb Gilmour and Knopfler forget.

    To summarize: 1 Amp Drive on, gain at least permanently, and nothing else. Upstream you put a proper multi-effect pedal or a few, try different distos and effects you want ... and taking good time are the sounds you want, in almost any style. To bring a little warmth and sustain the amp, always put a little compressor, it beautifies not hurt the sound (it really needs).

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have this amp for 10 years now, it works like the first day. And yet he saw chests and benches cars, the stair treads, corner walls, twisted knobs, of pees and vomit cats, hours and hours of oxen, rpeter and even some gigs (outdoors without transplanting sound with the volume almost to the bottom ...), the rain, sun, cold, moisture ...

    The +
    Big enough power for group play.
    Strong, tough.
    Drive channel 1 with interesting gain between 1 and 5.

    The -
    The Clean channel hyper sec.
    The draft gain beyond 5.
    The reverb corner corner
    Mid Contour unnecessary
    Weight! is a calf. It's been 10 years that I carry around and there I will never me.

    Unbeatable quality / price today: This amp is easily used in the 130 €. For the price it would be downright difficult.

    At the time I bought it, I was barely 20 years. Frankly, I took it because it was bigger than my friends amp and Fender because y'avait written above. I keep it because it sounds about right for the style I like to play, and if one day he suddenly falls down and that offers me the same for 130 € I repeat, at least to troubleshoot pending better.
    But objectively it's still a very average amp when compared to what is done today amp transistors.

    To summarize: Amp cheap, sturdy and powerful for group play, suitable for clean and crunch sounds. But not all the warmth and roundness of a tube amp, far from it.
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  • a clean fenderien

    Fender FM 212RPublished on 06/03/13 at 15:02
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Two channel which is a dirty
    Transistor
    100w
    Send minimum return

    UTILIZATION

    Simple

    SOUNDS

    Fenderien clean sound with distortion dégué draft
    I use it with my ds1 the fullrock

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used the nine months depui j'm telling more problem lamp replacement c all electronic
    Shame not to switch on the reverb
  • Excellent!

    Fender FM 212RPublished on 10/24/12 at 09:43
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    We are in the presence of a transistor amplifier with a power of 100W, decorated with two speakers Fender 12pouces. There are two entrances and the first is sensitive enough, the second is a little less, probably intended for active microwave instruments and / or pickups humbucker. The machine also has an effects loop and a footswitch input for connecting the supplied with two-way. Nothing more to report.

    The beast has two channels and a half. Hell, what strange figure?! Let me explain:
    * The first channel is the clean channel, with its own EQ and volume.
    * The second channel, called "Drive", a channel is saturated with its own EQ, a setting of the drive (read: overdrive) and......
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    We are in the presence of a transistor amplifier with a power of 100W, decorated with two speakers Fender 12pouces. There are two entrances and the first is sensitive enough, the second is a little less, probably intended for active microwave instruments and / or pickups humbucker. The machine also has an effects loop and a footswitch input for connecting the supplied with two-way. Nothing more to report.

    The beast has two channels and a half. Hell, what strange figure?! Let me explain:
    * The first channel is the clean channel, with its own EQ and volume.
    * The second channel, called "Drive", a channel is saturated with its own EQ, a setting of the drive (read: overdrive) and volume, plus a small button "Mid contour" to boost the midrange frequencies.
    * The third channel, called "More Drive" is actually just a boost on channel saturated. He brings up the gain and volume, and also shares all the settings of the second channel, but I do not think you can really consider it as a separate channel.
    However, this configuration is perfect for me: everything is at foot (cf. footswitch for switching from channel to channel saturated and clear, once the channel is saturated, to activate and deactivate the boost !) On many (poor to excellent) amps, there is a clear channel and a channel saturated, but for drilling during solos and lead others, you must attach a boost pedal (or overdrive, as I do with my another amp). Here, everything is there, you do not need anything other than the amp!

    Finally, it should be noted reverb, which has the merit of being present.

    UTILIZATION

    Configuration is very simple, I would say it is greatly facilitated by the equalizer for each channel. No more chipotages to find a compromise between the perfect sound for the clean channel and its perfect for the saturated channel!
    on the other hand, as it is spoken, it is not an amp that I would call "easy access". He may vomit sound absolutely rotten as it can play a sound as you wonder if there is not some small lights under the hood. And for the second I'm talking to search. Depending on your patience and your experience, it can take time. In short, no, you do not get a good sound so easy, take the trouble to look, try. But once we give ourselves the time to look ... It opens eyes as round as balls and never stops playing for an hour!

    However, do not expect to use the beast quietly in your room (for students), or even in your apartment in your house (for others). As mentioned in my review of the Gretsch G5222 Electromatic, it depends on the thickness of the walls, insulation and especially the patience of your parents / neighbors ... But as you say now that it will be very challenged by this amp. 100W, two speakers of 12pouces is huge ... But if in addition to the amp comes from Fender, do not try, damn it! The volume is too high a tenth of the power amp. Unplayable at home.
    Instead of the beast is in your rehearsal room of your group and / or in your rack together. Certainly not at home (unless you have a good soundproof room to do this).
    Now, it's not being asked, I really wonder what idiot would buy this monster to play quiet home ...

    The manual is very short, one or two A4 pages and describes the function of each knob and each input of the amp. This is not particularly useful, but it is clear enough.

    SOUNDS

    I play really everything, mainly blues and rock (from the Rolling Stones to Airbourne through Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, The Subways, ...). This amp is really versatile and I am absolutely everywhere.

    All functions are usable:
    I use the clean channel, which is really clean, crystalline, "Fendérien" for all passages ... clear (ahem), and it does! A professional musician recently told me that we should not turn our backs on transistor amps evolving well and sound approach lamp, and he was right! Certainly, a tube amp will always be hotter, more lively ... But 1) not that much in the end and 2) that it is worth to € 1,000 more for a '65 Twin Reverb? I stop here my litany: This amp has a clear sound extremely close to perfection.
    Moving to LA big controversy about this amp, its canal saturated: exploitable frankly, brilliant even in the records where I use: blues, blues-rock, rock, punk, pop, pop rock, ... It is very close to a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe (through distribution channels and even the sound). Love it or do not, personally I love it. More and drive, used for lead solos and other parts, is really well done!
    This amp is a very versatile

    Finally, the reverb is present and doing his job, I did not complain.

    My main guitar is a Fender Stratocaster Standard (with rosewood fingerboard), my back-up guitar is a Danelectro Dead On '67 (reissue the Hornet). Both sound really good with this amp, special mention for Strat 'marriage could not be more successful!

    The excellent clear sound of this amp makes it suitable to collect your pedals well. That said, unless you're trying to get sounds like high-gain (metal, extreme metal and others), I do not think it's necessary (I play preferably without any pedal, hence the fact that I'm so happy with the boost on this amp).

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it since June 2010.

    Initially, I was playing with a multi-effects pedal and sought an amp that I could not serve me as the power. In short, I have not tried other, I took the amp the most powerful and the cheapest I found on the market. Shortly after buying it, I stopped using my pedals and I had the pleasant surprise to get a usable sound. By dint of patience and testing, I managed to sculpt a sound that I like and suits me perfectly.

    I love his power as a group, it is ideal, it is far too much but this model compared to its little brother, the FM65R, the advantage of having two speakers, which gives a better sound diffusion.
    I love her and her three channels each, very complementary and I said, everything is at your foot!
    I love his look, on stage, hard to say that it is "that" a Frontman, it looks a lot like a Twin!

    In my eyes this is the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe the poor. I'm even wondering if it's worth it to € 600 more for HRD which present the disadvantages of a tube amp (maintenance and precautions, changing lamps required ...) ...

    A success!
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  • Fender FM212R

    Fender FM 212RPublished on 07/09/04 at 15:00
    I bought this unit off Musicians Friend for 299.99$ about a month ago.

    This is a great amp. It's solid as a rock and looks awsome. Along with the clean channel, which has a 3 Band EQ that sounds great even at high volumes, you have the Drive channel and the more drive channel. The drive really kicks in the distortion for almost any kind of music, and the more drive cahnnel completly floors you. These channels also have a Mid-contour switch that lets you dial in the perfect tone for any knid of music. It also has classic fender spring reverb. And did i mention the volume of this beast? The effects loop is pretty nice too~ so plain and simple IT ROCKS. You can practice and gig with this......
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    I bought this unit off Musicians Friend for 299.99$ about a month ago.

    This is a great amp. It's solid as a rock and looks awsome. Along with the clean channel, which has a 3 Band EQ that sounds great even at high volumes, you have the Drive channel and the more drive channel. The drive really kicks in the distortion for almost any kind of music, and the more drive cahnnel completly floors you. These channels also have a Mid-contour switch that lets you dial in the perfect tone for any knid of music. It also has classic fender spring reverb. And did i mention the volume of this beast? The effects loop is pretty nice too~ so plain and simple IT ROCKS. You can practice and gig with this awsome amp. AND you get a foot switch.

    The only thing thats kinda weird and i dont know if its just mine, but when using the footswitch when switching from drive to more drive, the normal channel comes on for like a split second. i dont know, but it could give you problems on stage, but its minor and i wouldn't make that a reason not to buy it.

    Its bulit very nicely everything is good except when mine came the POWER indicater light had fallen into the amp. Probably something happened when being shipped. But i got it back in so its all good.

    Honestly, if you are looking for a first gigging amp, or any gigging amp, i suggest you buy this beast. I have one, and my friend Nick (The other guitarist in my band) has one, and we love them. So Go out and get one!

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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