Fender Frontman 25r

Discussion in 'Amp-a-ridifiers' started by bmoss02, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. bmoss02

    bmoss02 Squier Talker

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    anyone know about these?
     
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  2. RegularJim

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    Nice little amps. I had one for a while. Good clean, nice reverb, gain channel is only so-so. Get pretty loud around 2-3, but also kind of flubby. They do they're best work at lower volumes.
     
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  3. Angry Possum

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  4. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

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    Great amp, and reverb. There is an issue with some (usually the V1 black ones) where the clean channel volume is always maxed out.
    You should be able to find a few threads on the 25R here via search).

    Here’s @so1om’s thread on the V1 volume issue:
    http://www.squier-talk.com/threads/frontman-25-levels.118401/
     
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  5. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    lb for lb - a great amp ! change the speaker and it gets even better !

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    They come in Blue also ! !
     
  6. wickedtools

    wickedtools Dr. Squier

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  7. Smith357

    Smith357 Squier-Meister

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    Had one for a while, great little amp, nice Fender cleans with spring reverb, perfect pedal platform. It just got very loud very quickly as RegularJim pointed out at about 2-3 it would get earsplitting, and was too much amp for my small room. I'm running 5 watts though a twelve inch cab now and it still gets too loud. Notice where the volume knob cranked up to 3, :)

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  8. Lonn

    Lonn Squier-holic

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    Whenever those "bedroom amp" threads come along this is the model I recommend along with the older Champion 30.
     
  9. guitarmikey

    guitarmikey Squier-Meister

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    I have changed the Vol Pot, better! Then changed the tolex to red... of course, Ragin' Cajun inside! I would say, some of the best cleans on SS!
     

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  10. Treynor

    Treynor Squier-holic

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    I like mine for the great clean channel.
     
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  11. Guitfiddlist

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  12. longtortoise

    longtortoise Squier-Meister

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    The 25r is my only amp. I don't have a lot of reference points, but the clean channel sounds really nice to me. The 'drive' channel is functional but has a kind of cold, artificial distortion rather than sweet overdrive. It definitely gets 'too loud' at 3-4. I'll have to take a look at the volume pot mod above.

    Does anyone have a recommendation for an overdrive pedal that works well with these? Something in the Joyo price range would be great :-D

    Alex
     
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  13. bmoss02

    bmoss02 Squier Talker

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    what value of volume pot did u change to?
     
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  14. Dave_11

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    If you can find one of the older models with the black metal grille (like Smith357 posted above), those sound better to my ear than the new ones. I think they maybe had a better speaker. Regardless, I have the newer model and swapped out the speaker for a Ragin' Cajun, and I agree with guitarmikey -- it has really nice cleans for a solid state amp.
     
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  15. so1om

    so1om Squier-Axpert

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    Thanks for digging this out. I sold the Volume Issue one before I bothered to address it. I have the Texas Red model now and those versions (sea foam, blue, red, black, brown) all have expected and typical volume levels.

    Years ago I bought my 212r and I loved it so much I bought the 25r. Lots of nice, well thought-out features. It's a modeling amp doing one model, Fender. The 25r has a nice RCA in feature too as well as headphones. It may not be the greatest or address everything for everyone, but fairly respectable.
     
  16. longtortoise

    longtortoise Squier-Meister

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    Sad day. I just plugged in to my Frontman and...no sound. I got something when I wiggled the input jack a bit, so I opened it up to take a look at the PCB. It looked like a loose trace, so I soldered on a jumper, but it doesn't seem to have fixed it. Probably needs some more tinkering.

    Moral of the story: have more than one amp

    Alex
     
  17. Rodiebobw

    Rodiebobw Squier-Nut

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    Sux Alex.. Do some of that meter trouble shooting thang and update.. Good luck young warrior!
     
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  18. dqami

    dqami Squier Talker

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    Probably need to resolder where the jack connects to the board. I have a Squier Champ with the same issue.
     
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  19. longtortoise

    longtortoise Squier-Meister

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    Thanks for the advice, and sorry to hijack the thread. I opened it up again and did some continuity checking. Turns out it needed an additional jumper. All good now!

    Alex
     
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  20. Guitfiddlist

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    It now is capable of going to 11