Fender FM 212R
Fender FM 212R

FM 212R, Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Fender in the Frontman series.

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iamqman 22/06/2011

Fender FM 212R : la opinión de iamqman (content in English)


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Not only do I think the tone of this amp is terrible but slapping a new tolex cover on it and calling it a Limited Edition is a bit much for a solid state amp. Same amp as the standard black Frontman, but just in a hideous red colored tolex. Same features and lousy tone as the original amp.

What is this amp....is what I'm thinking when I first glance at it? It looks very deceiving because it looks like a Fender Twin or something but it doesn't have any tube and it's not an amp modeling even though it is priced at that price point. If you see this thing at yard sale beware because you might think you're looking at a Twin Reverb but you come to find out it is some solid state two speaker waste of time.

It has three channels that sound awful besides the clean channel. The clean sounds decent but god lord this amp is terrible!!


2 Special Design 12" drivers
Limited-edition red finish
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
Chrome hardware


Type Solid State
Number of Channels 2
Power 100W
Speakers 2 x 12" Special Design
No Effects
EQ Ch 1: Treble, Mid, Bass; Ch 2: Treble, Mid, Bass (Mid Contour Button)
No Amp Modeling
Number of Tubes 0
Preamp Tubes No Tubes
Power Tubes No Tubes
Inputs 2 x Instrument
Outputs No Outputs
Footswitch I/O
Effects Loop
Height 19.5"
Width 26"
Depth 9.5"
Weight 48 lbs.


This thing is so bad I am actually embarrassed to have listened to it. It sounds horrible with any guitar and and effect pedal you put through it. It takes pedals extremely bad and guitar sound like your playing hasn't improved since you first picked up a dusty acoustic guitar.

This amp...I'm sorry is just garbage. I am not sure what the point is for this amp. I have been trying to wrap my head around why Fender would market this product and I can't come to any conclusion. They have a Mustang series amps that are around the same price point and do amp modeling which sound far more superior if that's possible with an amp modeler to this thing.


Do not buy this waste of money! At new they come in at around $300. Which to me is about $200 too much. I didn't give this an unusable rating since it does have a Fender clean tone, but if you want any amount of distortion then throw this thing off a roof and buy a Roland amp modeler or a Line 6.

Who would I recommend this to...no one! Don't waste you time getting a Twin Reverb look a like solid state paper weight.