Fender FM 25R
Fender FM 25R

FM 25R, Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Fender in the Frontman series.

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iamqman 21/04/2011

Fender FM 25R : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

"Not bad for the price"

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This amp by no means is meant for going outside of the house. You tuck this thing away and never let anyone hear it or see it. It is designed to be a practice amp, but the tone from it is really horrible. I am don't care to listen to it at all because the tone is just lousy. The clean of course sounds good. If Fender the kings of clean tone didn't make it sound good on the clean then thy would have a big problem.

Fender Frontman 25R 25-watt Combination Electric Guitar Amplifier Features:

* Amp type: solid state
* Output: 25 watts into
* Ohms: 8 ohms
* Speakers: 1-10" Fender® Special Design Speaker
* Channels: two selectable channels (normal and drive)
* Reverb
* 3-band EQ
* Headphone jack
* Auxiliary input for CD, tape or drum machine
* Remote channel switching
* Open back enclosure
* Blackface styling with silver grille cloth
* Covering: black textured vinyl with silver grille cloth


Type Solid State
Number of Channels 2
Power 25W
Speakers 1 x 10" Fender Special Design
Effects No Effects
Reverb Yes
EQ Treble, Middle, Bass
Amp Modeling No Amp Modeling
Number of Models 0
Number of Tubes 0
Preamp Tubes No Tubes
Power Tubes No Tubes
Inputs 1 x Instrument, 2 x RCA (Aux)
Outputs 1 x Headphones (1/4")
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop No Effects Loop
Height 15.5"
Width 17"
Depth 8.25"
Weight 25 lbs.


Not a hard amp to get used to. It doesn't have that many control knobs to get in the way. The thing has two channels and in my opinion it should have some amp modeling or something else to go along with this thing. To me the clean are fantastic but the dirty channel is really thin brittle and everything a solid state amp sounds like. It has no character or soul in the tone and you ave to fight the thing to make a decent sound out of it.

Doens's really matter what guitar you use with it because it is a big disappointment. For the cleans they accept a Fender Strat or Tele best. For the dirty channel any less than a humbucker style guitar will just sound like trash.


Even though the price is very low the sound from this thing just doesn't make you want to play the guitar for hours. And that is the biggest factor in buying and amp....does it make you want to get better as a player....the answer for this amp is simply...no. I don't want to hear this thing and I don't want to look at it.

I do not recommend this amp to anyone. If you want something that sounds good good with the Peavey Viper or the Roland Cube. At new these units come in at around $99.