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 Post subject: Frontman 15B - Hear me out!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:23 pm 
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Rehearsing at our bassists' house today, just happened to plug into his neglected practice amp, a Frontman 15B, which we were using for a microphone. Diming every control except the high, which was left half-way, really made my Esquire sing in a very Keef-esque way! Wondered if anyone else has discovered this little joy. Seriously considering nicking it off him instead of spending £700 on a '57 Champ, when this does the sound I want better with more cut!

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Hi metalhead5396,

That would be one special Frontman if it compares to a 57 Champ! But I'm sure that they are very different sounding from each other, solid state vs tube just for starters. :)

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Bass amps often sound quite interesting with guitars plugged into them.

The Fender Bassman is a prime example.

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shimmilou wrote:
Hi metalhead5396,

That would be one special Frontman if it compares to a 57 Champ! But I'm sure that they are very different sounding from each other, solid state vs tube just for starters. :)


By no means am I comparing the Frontman with the sonically bliss experience of plugging into a Champ! And of course it doesn't have too much warmth or dynamics, I was just shocked at the difference an amp like that on 10 sounds! :)

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 Post subject: Frontman amps
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:34 pm 
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First off I love Fender amps, always have, I own 5 of them currently and have played through them since 1970. The Fender Frontman series can be great amps. The 25r is the one I own after hearing one of my buddies who is a Nashville session player use one similar to it on a studio cut he just completed. Frist off you are all right these amps aren't Fender Champs and never will sound like one. They also will never sound like a Princeton but they aren't designed to. Try swapping out the stock speaker for a quality one. The 8" speaker in the 15R is a little tougher to find a quality replacement for, but not bad. Then close off the back of the cabnet even a towel will work. You will find that the bottom end tightens up and the highs get more definite and clear. The reverb tank tries, but it's just too small to make a true Fender lover happy, so get a good pedal and you will have a great sounding amp for small price that will sound incredible for the cost you paid and better then 70 % of the amps on the market.


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