The Fender Frontman 10g gives you the right amount of flexibility without cluttering up the control panel with modelling and effects.
Capable of being very loud for just a 10-watt amp, and has the distinctive Fender sound. It really shines when played in clean mode, and lags a little when driven hard. Most customers report very very little noise unless of course there is interference.
Very minimal in regard to features. Just a simple control panel featuring, volume, treble, bass, gain and overdrive, headphone out and auxillary in.
At a touch under $75 (at the time of writing) the Frontman represents very good value. Mini amps such as the Honeytone are great for the price but you really do get more than twice the product when you purchase a product like the Frontman 10G.
- Surprisingly loud
- Very nice clean tones
- Closed back design
- Very little noise or interference
- Great value at under $75 (at the time of writing)
- Struggles a little when played in overdrive
Now more than ever just because you are playing through a mini amp does not always mean that you need to settle for a mini sound. The Fender Frontman 10G along with the Roland Micro Cube and Fender Mustang are great examples of this. If you are in the market for a good versatile, workhorse amp for practice, then this is certainly worth considering. Read on for our full Fender Frontman 10g Review.
Great Clean Tones
The frontman 10G really does do clean well. It’s bright, Fender-ish tone is very appealing and surprising considering the entry level price. It’s also very loud for just a 10-watt amplifier and as a result makes for a pretty decent first guitar amp if you are new to learning the guitar and don’t want to outlay a huge amount on your first amp.
The downside is the small speaker lacks decent bottom end, (although the closed back design does help) but this is fairly typical of most mini amps and isn’t detectable at low volumes or when using the headphone jack obviously.
While it’s fair to say it doesn’t do heavier tones as well as it manages the clean side of things, it’s still quite a versatile amp and will satisfy most considering the 6″ inch speaker.
Value for Money
Fender instruments and amplification are renowned for a reason. Their reliability and superior build quality is more than enough reassurance that you are getting a quality product. Whilst this is a far cry from Fenders more expensive amplification it still wears the Fender name. Many will buy the Fender Frontman for its novelty value (e.g. small size and price) but as mentioned earlier this is actually a quality sounding guitar amp and surprises many who have purchased it.
Features and Specifications
- Power: 10 watts
- 6” speaker
- 1/8 inch Headphone jack
- MP3/CD player audio out jack
- Volume, Gain and Tone controls
- Overdrive Select button
- Chrome hardware with Vinyl outer covering on a wooden box
Dimensions & Weight
- 5.8 x 10.2 x 11 inches
- 8.6 lbs
The Frontman 10G for the most part has been extremely well received with a large number of positive reviews on amazon.com and other retailers. Some of the comments from customers include:
This amp sounds like a small four-10″ speaker system from Fender. I was once a recording engineer, and I would not hesitate to use this amp to mic with.
Excellent quality for an exceptional price.Great Fender quality and sound.
Works great for small room. Not too heavy. I would recommend
A great little unit with cool retro look and nice sound quality.
The Fender Frontman 10G receives great feedback from most who have taken the plunge and at less than $60 its very little money down for an amp that is so well regarded. It doesn’t feature any onboard effects such as Reverb or Tremolo so bear this in mind if you are looking for something more versatile. All things considered it does a great job of keeping things simple.