#1
Hey I have been thinking about looking into a new amp so I have some questions. I already have a Frontman 65r (Now lets not get started on that) and I was maybe looking into a tube amp or hybrid combo. What I want to know is if I could connect the two combo amps together, the new one and the Frontman. Could I use the Pre out say on a tube amp, and connect it to the Frontman on the Pwr in slot and use the tube amp as like the lead amp. I sorry if this kinda sounds like a stupid question but before I buy a 50 watt amp, I want to know if I could get a lower watt amp and just connect it to my old amp so it will be louder and get the tube ampish sound out of both.
My gear:

Fender Highway one Telecaster
Squier Strat (highly upgraded)
Ibanez Rg120
Various effect pedals
Fender Fontman 65r guitar amp
Alvarez rd4102c acoustic-electric guitar
#2
No don't do that. How loud do you need to go? Keep in mind that generally a tube amp will compare in volume to a solid state at double its power. AKA a 10 W tube amp will still be as loud as a 20W solid state. Then again total volume has a lot to do with other factors like cab design, speaker, etc. However I think you'll find that you will be fine even with a 15W tube amp as compared to your Frontman 65R.
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#3
You can connect two amps like that, using one amp's preamp and the other one's power-amp, provided they have effects loops or line-out (on the preamp) and line-in (power-amp) jacks, or something else along those lines (some amps have features like that, but weird names for it. Consult the respective manuals for clarification).


But honestly, why bother? The Frontman can be divided into three sections:
1) Preamp
2) Power-amp
3) Speaker
Neither of these is anything to write home about, which is why a FR sounds like turd. Now if you replace 1) with some other preamp, you still have the shittiness of 2) and 3) to deal with. Which just means that it'll still sound as crappy as before.

In conclusion, get a proper amp. If you tell us your location/price range/styles of music, we can recommend some.
#4
Quote by gtrzrule4
Hey I have been thinking about looking into a new amp so I have some questions. I already have a Frontman 65r (Now lets not get started on that) and I was maybe looking into a tube amp or hybrid combo. What I want to know is if I could connect the two combo amps together, the new one and the Frontman. Could I use the Pre out say on a tube amp, and connect it to the Frontman on the Pwr in slot and use the tube amp as like the lead amp. I sorry if this kinda sounds like a stupid question but before I buy a 50 watt amp, I want to know if I could get a lower watt amp and just connect it to my old amp so it will be louder and get the tube ampish sound out of both.


I had a Frontman 212R for a while, so 100W, and it's not that much louder than my 15W blues junior is at full tilt.
#5
Quote by TheQuailman
You can connect two amps like that, using one amp's preamp and the other one's power-amp, provided they have effects loops or line-out (on the preamp) and line-in (power-amp) jacks, or something else along those lines (some amps have features like that, but weird names for it. Consult the respective manuals for clarification).


But honestly, why bother? The Frontman can be divided into three sections:
1) Preamp
2) Power-amp
3) Speaker
Neither of these is anything to write home about, which is why a FR sounds like turd. Now if you replace 1) with some other preamp, you still have the shittiness of 2) and 3) to deal with. Which just means that it'll still sound as crappy as before.

In conclusion, get a proper amp. If you tell us your location/price range/styles of music, we can recommend some.

Ok, thanks for the advice. I live around Allentown, PA (it's near Philly) and my closest guitar center is about 4 miles so I can get there just about any time. There are also plenty of other music stores around. I'm looking around maybe $200-300, and I play almost all kinds of rock, so I'm looking more for versitility now(at least until my band finds an exact style). I will need it to be about as loud as the frontman or louder because I also play at church. I DO NOT really want to get another solid state combo amps so if I can stray away from that, it would be nice.
Thanks.
My gear:

Fender Highway one Telecaster
Squier Strat (highly upgraded)
Ibanez Rg120
Various effect pedals
Fender Fontman 65r guitar amp
Alvarez rd4102c acoustic-electric guitar
#6
Here goes:
Peavey Deuce VTX. I want one of these so bad. SS preamp, tube power-amp. Fantastic cleans, but not much drive on tap, so you'll probably want to use a distortion pedal with it:
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/msg/2316727104.html

Peavey Valveking, try to talk the guy down to 300:
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/msg/2316901123.html

Line6 Flextone III. One of the nicer modellers, gets a nice variety of tones and is plenty loud:
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/msg/2294730324.html

Peavey Classic 30:
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/msg/2254470813.html

Crate V18:
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/msg/2313494710.html

Crate V33:
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/msg/2303951945.html
#7
Quote by TheQuailman
Here goes:
Peavey Deuce VTX. I want one of these so bad. SS preamp, tube power-amp. Fantastic cleans, but not much drive on tap, so you'll probably want to use a distortion pedal with it:
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/msg/2316727104.html

Peavey Valveking, try to talk the guy down to 300:
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/msg/2316901123.html

Line6 Flextone III. One of the nicer modellers, gets a nice variety of tones and is plenty loud:
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/msg/2294730324.html

Peavey Classic 30:
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/msg/2254470813.html

Crate V18:
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/msg/2313494710.html

Crate V33:
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/msg/2303951945.html

Ok thanks. I'll look into some of those. I'll also continue to keep an eye out at some local music stores. I was also looking at the Jet City JCA2112rc 20w tube amp and would like to know if it is any good?
My gear:

Fender Highway one Telecaster
Squier Strat (highly upgraded)
Ibanez Rg120
Various effect pedals
Fender Fontman 65r guitar amp
Alvarez rd4102c acoustic-electric guitar
#8
Yeah, that one's also nice, but I think it's around 400 bucks new and a bit difficult to find used. But if you can find one for a good price, it's worth a try.