#1
Hi.

I've got a Fender Frontman 212r and I'm playing around with the idea of installing valves in it in order to evolve it to a valve amplifier.

Has anyone done this sort of thing before?

Is it possible? Will it work?
#2
I don't think this is possible, and It might actually be cheaper to just buy a tube amp then do this, all the parts and stuff would cost allot, and the frontman is just a low quality amp so it still would not sound that good if you got it to work
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#3
It's not possible, Period. Solid state and tube amps are completely different.
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#4
Quote by classicrocker01
It's not possible, Period. Solid state and tube amps are completely different.


Unless he managed to make a valve head to fit in the cab? (is it still called a cab when its from a combo?) and replaced the amp part :P
#5
Quote by Bigsteve92
Unless he managed to make a valve head to fit in the cab? (is it still called a cab when its from a combo?) and replaced the amp part :P

He could ihe found one with the right dimensions, but that would mean he had a completely different amp, therefore it wouldn't be modding the amp at all. Besides, that's completely idiotic.
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#6
I seriously doubt it, but the thread title earns a lolstack.


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#7
I'm amazed this actually doesn't get asked more often.

Maybe you could get a warmer tone if you used a tube pre-amp in front of the amp. But installing a tube into the amp would definitely not work.
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#8
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I seriously doubt it, but the thread title earns a lolstack.



I'd suggest removing that lolstack. You're not in the Pit, have some self-respect.
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#9
Quote by classicrocker01
He could ihe found one with the right dimensions, but that would mean he had a completely different amp, therefore it wouldn't be modding the amp at all. Besides, that's completely idiotic.


very true, but by all means possible
#10
stacks are warnable 'round these parts. remove it.

it's possible (if you wanna be technical) but not even remotely practical. tubes use much higher voltages and currents (because of the heaters) than SS.