#1
Hello everyone, I'm looking for a used amp and I found this fender frontman reverb. The owner says it's 38w, but when I looked it up I found that it says 38w under input, and some say it's just a 15w practice amp. So if anyone came across this amp before please help me, I don't want a 15w, and I have no way of measuring output power.
This is the pic he sent me:


#2
What do you need the amp, and what is your budget?

That's not a very good amp.
Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#3
I just need a 30 to 40w amp, for small gigs, not many effects 'cause I'm counting to buy a multi-effect. So basically good clean with possibility to add some gain to it if possible. The budget is kinda low
#4
What exactly is the budget? A peavey Vypyr would be better than a Frontman, that amps' not going to stand up to gigging at all.
Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#6
Not gonna happen. MAYBE a Vypyr 30 used, but that's if you get very lucky.

Simply put, more money required.
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Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
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#7
^+1. For a gigging band you really need at least a 40w Tube combo, or the ability to mic your amp through a PA system, that amp will just sound bad.

Look at used Jet City amps and Used Bugeras. Vypyrs would also work but I don't ahve any experience with the tube alternatives.
Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#8
I think, searching after its name, it have a 25 W .I am pretty sure it have a 8inch speaker like my amp, so it should not exed 30W.
#9
If it helps, I already had a good sounding setup for mic'ed and unmic'ed gigs for a small budget with a 100W frontman (solidstate amp), using only a boss GT-8 to emulate amps, distortions and effects (needs a lot of tweaking though). I didn't even used the frontman's preamp, only the power amp section. The GT-8 OUT was going directly in FX return of amp with some global EQ and cabinet emulation from the GT-8.

I found this setup was better sounding with closed combos than open combos, as was my Frontman (I think the amp sims of the GT-8 always lack bass). So if you are looking for a temporary gear set-up before getting the real deal and you are already planning the purchase of a multiFX, maybe a cheap used solidstate 100W combo would do it.
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Sterling JP50, Fender CP Jazzmaster, Danelectro Danoblaster 12 strings, Aria 5102T, Epiphone LP STD 7 string => Carvin V3M

Peavey Cirrus BXP-5 => Trace Elliot GP7SM250

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Last edited by Anthoje at Aug 14, 2013,
#10
I gigged with a band that used a Frontman halfstack, it sounded shite. He didn't really know what he was doing however, but it sounded loud and tinny and bad.
Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#11
You're certainly going to need a higher budget to get an amp that will sound good live. The amp you linked will not cut it, not even close. Ideally you'd want to reach at bare minimum a 300USD range. With 200 you may get a a good deal used though. Perhaps the Vyper tube amps.
Guitars:
-Carvin CS6
-Carvin DC4 w/ Bigsby
-Takamine EG530SC
-Seagull S12QI

Amps:
-Orange Rockerverb 50 MKII
-Carvin V3MC
#12
Quote by fa5ri_im
Hello everyone, I'm looking for a used amp and I found this fender frontman reverb. The owner says it's 38w, but when I looked it up I found that it says 38w under input, and some say it's just a 15w practice amp. So if anyone came across this amp before please help me, I don't want a 15w, and I have no way of measuring output power.
This is the pic he sent me:





just to clear this up.

it's going to be a 15w practice amp.

ignore the 38w.
Jenneh

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