#1
Ok. Im possibly gettting a fm 212, but im not going to use the distortion, because my rp200a will already have my clean sounsd and my distortions and effects. I DONT PLAY METAL. im really into RHCP and incubus, foo fighters, pearl jam, 311, sublime, stuff like that. so would this be a good amp? i just need a bigger louder guitar amp because im sick of playing through my bass amp.
#2
if your looking for cleans and loud, then yes after messing with the EQ a bit

however if you use any amount of distortion drive you will cry.

i got one 2 years ago and its very reliable, and loud.
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ok first of all, imo, it's not a very good amp.

secondly, modeling amps dont work well with most effects, especially low end multi effects.

i suggest you check out a vox modeling amp, and just use the built in effects.
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Dont get that. I say get a Crate V16. Its only 15w, but will be plenty loud, being an all-tube amp. And depending on the guitar u have, u can get the exact (or very, very close to) sound from Wet Sand by RHCP, John's Strat-to-amp clean sound. It also can get some very Marshall-like awesome OD w/out using your RP200. I really like the amp, as it can do pretty much all of those bands without any external OD pedals or distortions, except maybe in the case of Pearl Jam or Sublime.
#5
My dad has it. The cleans are awesome but the other channel is garbage, imo anyways.
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#6
a roland jazz chorus might be up your alley. it's got decent cleans and not a bad deal.

FM212 is... not a great amp. i don't like it. it's shrill, not responsive, and muddy. its not that loud before crackling up due to high volume either.
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haha oops i guess i got a good one or something, mines fine

yea listen to the law of majority and dont get it, it could be $300 you wished you spent on something else
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Dont get that. I say get a Crate V16. Its only 15w, but will be plenty loud, being an all-tube amp. And depending on the guitar u have, u can get the exact (or very, very close to) sound from Wet Sand by RHCP, John's Strat-to-amp clean sound. It also can get some very Marshall-like awesome OD w/out using your RP200. I really like the amp, as it can do pretty much all of those bands without any external OD pedals or distortions, except maybe in the case of Pearl Jam or Sublime.


i have a mexi strat with texas specials, so ive got stadium arcadium frusciante tone. im only going to use the clean channel with my RP200 patches, not the amps actual distortion/barrel of monkeys on fire channel. im also getting a good trade in deal. im only paying 175 out of my pocket. i dont have the money for a palomino, or else it would already be in the mail on its way here.
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ok first of all, imo, it's not a very good amp.

secondly, modeling amps dont work well with most effects, especially low end multi effects.

i suggest you check out a vox modeling amp, and just use the built in effects.



It's not a modeling amp, though...

Cleans are useable, but the drive is weak. Still, if you want a loud clean amp, a valve king or used hot rod offers plenty of volume.
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It's not a modeling amp, though...

Cleans are useable, but the drive is weak. Still, if you want a loud clean amp, a valve king or used hot rod offers plenty of volume.


so then just wait till i find a little shop ran by an old stingy bluesman that has a few used tube amps and see if i can negotiate a trade, or go for the FM?
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so then just wait till i find a little shop ran by an old stingy bluesman that has a few used tube amps and see if i can negotiate a trade, or go for the FM?


Step up to the Hot rod or the Valveking. Leaps and bounds over the FM.
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Step up to the Hot rod or the Valveking. Leaps and bounds over the FM.


any random prices for those amps used that you have seen?
#15
i like nothing about the fm series. i'd recommend an equivalent-priced mg over an fm. what's your pricerange?
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It's not a modeling amp, though...

Cleans are useable, but the drive is weak. Still, if you want a loud clean amp, a valve king or used hot rod offers plenty of volume.



well whatever category it's in. it doesnt do it well. and the cheap fx are only going to add noise.
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#17
the cleans r nice pn the fm n its a good priced amp but yodud geta better distortion out of a simple ds-1 wich i cant stand. u sed u rnt playing metal but ull still need some amount of gain for what ur playin. i got a rp aswell n its got some cool fx but the distortions a bit flat. if u go for the fm ull prob wana get a decent dist pedal but then again you may aswell get a bette ramp like the peavey valveking
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any other amps?


peavey classic series, epiphone has a 30 watt 212 thats pretty decent
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