Frontman 15G review by Fender

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  • Sound: 5
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 6
  • Reviewer's score: 7 Good
  • Users' score: 6 (257 votes)
Fender: Frontman 15G
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Price paid: $ 79.99

Purchased from: Hames Music

Sound — 5
It's got a very dull clean, even when EQ'd till kingdom come, it's still lacking. The fact it has no reverb really takes away from the normal depth Fender amps are so well known for. The OD channel is suprisingly alright, not great, but alright. It can easily do hard rock/punk for any begginer who doesn't know any better. It has a nice warm overdrive till about 4/10 on gain then it becomes too saturated with hum and feed back. I was using a affinity strat, but even with an Ibanez RG it's still noisy. This amp is also very loud for only 15w ss.

Overall Impression — 7
I love the price of this amp and the looks. But the tinny gain and the hollow cleans just leave a sour taste in my mouth. Overall a very good begginer amp, but that's it. I would never replace this amp. Eventually (probably after trying anyother amp) anyone with this amp will grow tired of limited features and soul-less tone.

Reliability & Durability — 10
This amp seems quite solid.It has that classic Fender blackface aesthetic, which gives me the impression that it is well built. The power cable sometimes wiggles out while playing, which subsequently ruins the brutal riffs you'd be summoning after recieving your first guitar amp. But other than that there have been no problems. If you take care of it, it won't break.

Features — 6
This is the Fender Frontman 15G. This paticular model was made in 2006. It's a 15w SS amplifier.It has 2 channels, a 3 band EQ, a master for the clean channel, gain for the OD channel, and a master for the OD channel. It's also got 1 instrument input, a headphones out, and AUX in (for jamming to cds or something like a drum machine). This was my first amp, so I wouldn't suggest this amp to any experienced guitarist or tone snobs. I mainly used it for a practice amp, especially with the headphone jack.

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