#1
i have a fender frontman 212r. should i keep it as a 212 combo or make it a separate head and cab?
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i have a fender frontman 212r. should i keep it as a 212 combo or make it a separate head and cab?


What do you mean make it?

Sell your combo and try get head & cab?
#3
what ever you want? I wouldn't waist the time on separating it though.
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#4
Kind of a personal preference question...

I'd personally keep it as a combo, and if you absolutely had to, change the speakers out... but, thats only so you won't have to pick up 2 seperate pieces of equipment. You just want it to look cool don't ya?...
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Kind of a personal preference question...

I'd personally keep it as a combo, and if you absolutely had to, change the speakers out... but, thats only so you won't have to pick up 2 seperate pieces of equipment. You just want it to look cool don't ya?...


+1

I see no reason to separating them, there's not really anything to gain.
#6
it has nothing to do with looks. i have a b-52 and i don't know if i should separate the combo so i can give my uncle his cab back, i guess i shoulda mentioned that before
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#7
then build a cab!
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#8
i have $3 saved up...
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i have $3 saved up...


Build a real shitty cab...?
#10
Not pertaining to your specific case, but head and cab is always a better choice than a combo.

Now pertaining to your case, I wouldn't separate them. That would make the Frontman next to impossible to sell.
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Now pertaining to your case, I wouldn't separate them. That would make the Frontman next to impossible to sell.


+1

it's worth something now.. ya go hackin' it up, and well... you have a hacked up amp that you may like, but when it's time to upgrade or what ever, you will have a hard time selling it..
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#12
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...but head and cab is always a better choice than a combo.

I detect a lack of logic.
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I detect a lack of logic.


It is my opinion, of course. But... I value my back and my spine. I have a 5150 212. After owning this amp, I can say with absolute confidence that I will never buy a 212 combo again. I would happily lug around two 45 lb pieces than one 90 lb combo. My half stack is so much more easy to transport than my 5150, that it's not even funny.
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It is my opinion, of course. But... I value my back and my spine. I have a 5150 212. After owning this amp, I can say with absolute confidence that I will never buy a 212 combo again. I would happily lug around two 45 lb pieces than one 90 lb combo. My half stack is so much more easy to transport than my 5150, that it's not even funny.

Transportation definitely. Nothing else. I have a XXX combo and yes its a biatch.
#16
Why don't you, if you're not using the Frontman as an amp, just take the amp part out of the shell and not do any actual modifications and just plug into the speakers. Then if you'll be selling it you can just stick the frontman bit of it back in there, not harm done.
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#18
I just thought he could take the amp out for weight reasons, but yeah 311's right.


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#21
no worries, people fat finger my name all the time


honestly, I don't think the amp part weighs that much. From what I remember the amp weighs about 45-50 lbs. Most of that was the speakers and the cabinet itself I'm guessing.
#22
Well, assuming the tone change from a closed back to an open back isn't a big deal, I prefer combos. Open backs seems to fill up small unmiced venues better, and IMO it's easier to transport. You can fir a 2x12 combo in a freaking Geo for God's sake. Probably have enough room left for your guitar too.

Try that with a half stack.
#23
You could just get an open back 212 cab if you wanted to. Just because it takes up less space doesn't mean it's easier to transport. If anything, I'd say that makes it objectively harder to carry. More weight condensed into less space, instead of less weight spread out over more space.
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#24
Quote by Offworld92
You could just get an open back 212 cab if you wanted to. Just because it takes up less space doesn't mean it's easier to transport. If anything, I'd say that makes it objectively harder to carry. More weight condensed into less space, instead of less weight spread out over more space.



Thats why my Fender Twin (and it's a heavy amp) is on wheels...

and I added wheels to my 2x12 cabinet as well...

only heavy for a short time.. then it rolls right along...
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#25
All I know is I can carry 150 lbs of sand or donut mix or whatever. I don't know if I could carry 20 lbs of foam.
#26
lol donut mix? im sorry but thats oddlly funny cause of its randomness? haha

now to add to the thread- i wouldnt split the frontman, id just wire it so you could easily change between your head and the combo. i cant imagine the guts of the frontman being to heavy because its solid state.
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#27
it is pretty heavy actually. i think i'm gonna leave it the way it is and maybe save up for a decent cab.. till then i'll just borrow my uncle's cab
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