#1
ive just bought a fender fm212r off ebay for £200 and ive seen reviews and it looks to me like a good amp. it's due to be delivered in a couple of days and i was just wondering what i should expect of it. i've tried the same model out in guitar shops before and really liked it and its only around the £200 mark that is pretty cheap.

what shall i expect of this amp?
has anyone here had experience with this amp before?
is it reliable?
is it relatively easy to transport?
loud enough to gig small venues (100-300 people)?

sorry for all the questions, i'm just a little curious.

cheers

nick
#2
Quote by nightraven
it's not that great

the clean tones are ok, but running distortion on it is a fizzy mess, there's better out there for 200 pounds.


thanks


yeah i will mostly be using it for clean playing only, but occasionally will use it for more rock and maybe some metal.
#3
I have one, I really like the clean tone on it (i play blues/soul/jazz) the distortion channels not good though, I use a pedal instead. I always gig with it, play to 300-500 people usuallly and its fine.
#4
what shall i expect of this amp?

- OK clean channel, crap overdrive/distortion channel

has anyone here had experience with this amp before?

- I bought one expecting great things, and was pretty disappointed

is it reliable?

- Don't see why not, its a box with some circuits and a speaker in, not much to go wrong

is it relatively easy to transport?

- Yes, it's pretty big but its actually really light

loud enough to gig small venues (100-300 people)?

- Yeah, it may not be an amazing amp, but its REALLY loud


Don't worry, it's not THAT bad - ignoring the rubbish OD/distortion, it's a big loud amp for not much money, can't really complain. Get an OD pedal and it'll be fine
#5
My friend has it. It's very loud and the clean channel can be fairly tolerable. For dirt, I would use a pedal though. The overdrive channel is muddy, harsh, and prone to feedback.
#6
Quote by n to the k
yeah i will mostly be using it for clean playing only, but occasionally will use it for more rock and maybe some metal.


I hate to sound like an ass, but you bought the wrong amp. They have ok cleans and that's it.
#7
I have one I then clean tones are better than I expected in a SS amp. The amp's distortion is useless, and it has an insane amount of feedback. I use a distortion pedal on the clean channel and its just o.k. Don't expect to much from the distortion. And at band practice i keep it a 2, anything more drowns everyone out. Its insanely loud.