#1
I'm getting an electric set-up soon, and I'm conflicted as to what amp I should get. It's between the Fender Mustang III and the Fender Frontman 212R with a Boss DS-1. Both cost $300, and I will play with an Epiphone Les Paul. If you have any other suggestions, besides expensive tube amps, those will be welcomed.
#2
what type of music are you going to play?

i'd say the mustang... having not tried it. but the frontman doesn't really have a great rep.
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#3
If it's your first electric amp I think a modelling amp is a good starting point as it'll help you find which types of amps you like. The Fender Mustand is a good choice as is the Roland Cube. Please please please do not buy a Line 6 Spider, Marshall MG or Fender FR though
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#5
for a 100 more, you could get a used Blues Junior, which is a *inexpensive* tube amp. That's just one example. And there are many more options besides the DS-1, but if you like it, it's decent for the money. What do you play?
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If it's your first electric amp I think a modelling amp is a good starting point as it'll help you find which types of amps you like. The Fender Mustand is a good choice as is the Roland Cube. Please please please do not buy a Line 6 Spider, Marshall MG or Fender FR though

Fender FR aren't bad for cleans. If you use a distortion pedal it works amazingly well. Fender amps take pedals like hookers take... herpes pills?
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Digitech HardWire TL-2 Metal Distortion (Makes the amp sound not shitty)
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Also, how's the Mustang with pedals?

Any modeling amp really won't work well with distortion pedals, or at least the cheap ones won't. Stuff like wah and other pedals work fine though
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Shecter Omen 6 with Seymour Duncan SH-6
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Fender Frontman 25r (crappy)
MXR CAE WAH
Digitech HardWire TL-2 Metal Distortion (Makes the amp sound not shitty)
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for a 100 more, you could get a used Blues Junior, which is a *inexpensive* tube amp. That's just one example. And there are many more options besides the DS-1, but if you like it, it's decent for the money. What do you play?

It fits in my budget, and it sounds pretty good. I don't think the Blues Jr. will fit in my budget, though. Maybe a second amp?
#10
check out a peavey vypyr. its got a huge variety of tones in it, and they can sound pretty good if you resist the urge to crank the gain.

having tried both fenders, im inclined to recommend neither. the Frontman is OK, but its not worth the money. the mustang is decent as well, but, again, it isn't good enough for the money.
#11
Dude, music genres will help plenty.

Also, isn't this technically for GG&A?
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Agreed, Line 6's are crap.

You obviously never played a flextone