#1
I hate this amp. The cleans aren't clean at all, and the distortion is too mucky. I'm not sure if its just my model, but to my ears it sounds REALLY bassy.

I can't play with it, everything just sounds wrong. and I have no idea how to get it to sound better. I've messed with the EQ for days and have gotten no results.

I'm looking to play predominantly hard rock and blues, and a little metal: Clapton, Zeppelin, Hendrix, SRV, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Guns N' Roses, Pink Floyd, Metallica, Megadeth, Osbourne.
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#2
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#3
i suggest a multi-effects pedal - they have loads of amp sims in em' and mine (I have 3) sound great with my SS amps.
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#4
It is super bassy. I used to have one. It gets really punchy. Just lower the bass and treble and raise the mids is all I can say. I actually liked the bassiness of it. I had bass on 8, treble on 5, and mids at 7, gain at 8.5 Pedals fail on the frontman hahaa.
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#5
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It is super bassy. I used to have one. It gets really punchy. Just lower the bass and treble and raise the mids is all I can say. I actually liked the bassiness of it. I had bass on 8, treble on 5, and mids at 7, gain at 8.5 Pedals fail on the frontman hahaa.


a guitarist I know also runs his bass at 8, and his manages to sound quite nice. although he is running a strat through it, I'm running a les paul, I have no idea if that effect things :P

what did you set your volumes at? I'll try your setting, see how it works.
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#7
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tone isn't so much the problem. its the distortion. I cant set it up properly; it either goes waaaay to muddy and dirty or too clean for the styles I'm playing.
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#8
I actually managed to coax a nice Hendrixesque fuzz tone out of my Frontman with a Digitech Screamin Blues. The key to the amp is not using too much gain, you might think that you need the gain at about 7 or 8 but really you prolly shouldn't go above 5. Thats my experience with it at least.
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+1

The distortion on these amps is not the greatest so what I did was run pedals through the clean channel.
+2

Same here. The cleans are usable, but the distortion is lacking.

I'd also suggest a speaker swap, but it might not be worth it.
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#11
thats the way to do it, my green muff sounded pretty good through mine.
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