Frontman 15G review by Fender

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 7
  • Features: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 8 Superb
  • Users' score: 6 (257 votes)
Fender: Frontman 15G
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Price paid: A$ 150

Purchased from: North Shore Rock Shop

Sound — 9
There are really just two different options for sound, clean and distort. But the option to adjust the mid, treble and bass in both clean and distort channels makes it pretty neat. Treble makes the sound more thick and metal, while mid makes it sound more whiney and grunge. There is a quite a variety of sounds this amp can produce. This amp is really small, but it can go very loud. The distort has a lot of feedback, you can't really raise the Drive volume to anything above 4 because then it just whines.

Overall Impression — 9
For a practise amp, that still can produce a variety of different sounds, this is a good buy. It's cheap, small but it covers all the basics. Its nothing too complicated- just the clean and distort channels. But for someone Who like to cover a range of genres, just wants to chill out, not crank it up too loud, and practise at home- this is perfect.

Reliability & Durability — 7
This amp is really just a practise amp. It isn't designed to be blown up in order to reach the ears of hundreds of people. It isn't made to be carried around from gig to gig and to hang around in the back of a van. It isn't made for these hardships. Mine just sits around the house, and it has no problems because it's not the kind of amp you expect to get problems with- its just for home practise.

Features — 7
This amp is pretty basic. It has two channels, clean and Drive. You can also adjust the mid, treble and bass. There is a headphone jack and an AUX port so you can plug your CD player or iPod in. It covers pretty much all the basics. It doesn't have any reverb though, which is something that most buyers would probably want.

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    ultimateshreddr
    This amp has relatively good distortion for its price, if you know how to tweak it right. My advice: don't go up all the way with the EQ its gonna sound like crap. For hi-gain metal, I basically have the gain at 10 and the bass at 2, and tweak the treble and mids depending on what I'm playing. But I never go above 6 or 7 with either. Its a great practice amp, lasted like 3 years for me before the clean channel went kaput. but i never used that channel anyways, i just cranked the drive volume and turned the gain all the way down. That doesn't mean its better than all the other amps in the world, quite the contrary. It's a good value for money