Small amps are becoming more and more popular now, but being easy to carry is not the only reason for an increase in their demand. They are good choices for a small budget as well. This is why we are reviewing the Fender Frontman 10G, which is one of the best electric guitar amplifiers you can get without blowing a hole in your wallet.
Why We Decided to Write a Fender Frontman 10G Review
Fender Frontman produces classic amplifiers and has been in the business for a long time now. We had been planning to do a review of an amp that could give quality sound at a good price when we came across the 10G. It offers both, which compelled us to try it out.
What Makes It One of Our Best Picks?
It looks good and sounds good without being a drain on your hard-earned money. It is hard to come by a product that is cheap only as far as the price is concerned. Since it gives a decent tone and looks beautiful, it is one of our top picks.
Aren’t amplifiers all about boosting the sound coming from our instrument? The casing of the Fender Frontman 10G, as well as the small speaker, would have you believe that you can’t expect much out of it. However, we’d love to inform you that you are wrong if you judge this beauty by the body it comes in.
The truth is that it is much louder for its size. You can increase or reduce its tone by its two-band treble and bass, which allows you to change the tone depending on the instrument you use it for. If you are playing rock or metal, the overdrive button will give you a suitable distortion to make your music sound incredible.
Electric guitar amplifiers come in all shapes and sizes. Starting from huge trunk-sized amps to little box-shaped amplifiers, the options are enormous. While large amps have their own advantages, a compact amp is easy to carry around. The Fender Frontman 10G is an 8.5-pound amp with dimensions of 5.8 x 10.2 x 11 inches. It is hardly larger than a shoebox, so you can easily fit it in your backpack. It saves you the trouble of thinking about the weight of the amp as you move it around.
Fender Frontman never disappoints when it comes to keeping the retro vibe alive. First off, it gives you a classic Fender tone. The grille cloth covering the front of the amp also gives a vintage look as does the Fender logo. The knobs and black color all add to its nostalgic aura and satiates the aesthetic senses of old souls.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could just plug your guitar to the amplifier and play whenever you want, even when it’s past midnight and everyone’s sleeping? With the 10G amplifier, you can do just that. The Headphone Out jack at the front of the amp allows you to plug in your headphones and play without disturbing anyone.
Another specialty of this amp which we really dig is the Aux In jack. You only need to plug in the aux to play your favorite music and rehearse for the big day.
Before you begin to daydream about being on the stage of a rock concert and performing in front of millions of people with this amp, let us break it to you that this might not happen. The chances are that your audience will not get the vibe of rock music. I apologize for popping your little bubble, but Fender is more of a practice amplifier than one that gives a stellar performance.
With its 10 watts of power, you can practice without disturbing your family or neighbors. For the price it comes at, it gives a remarkable performance for someone who loves practicing anywhere anytime. It will not give you a juicy distortion which is typical of rock music, but its overdrive will give you a decent tone to play modern rock. It is offering more than enough for its small price tag.
The controls of this 10-watt amp are pretty straightforward. As a beginner, you won’t have much problem trying to understand how the Fender amp works down.
At the front of the amplifier, you will find a control for gain. Right next to it will be a switch for selecting overdrive. That’s going to be a push-button. Using this switch, you can add overdrive to the tone you are playing. Up next will be a volume knob which allows you to change the volume of the amp. There will be bass and treble knobs along with the audio knob right before the power switch.
Hence, there are only a few buttons on this amplifier, which you can use while playing your guitar.
Pros & Cons
- No reverb
- Affordable price and is well worth your money
- Small and portable
- Quality sound
- Built to last
- Easy to use
- Only has one input jack
- Overdrive isn’t up to the mark
The Fender Frontman 10G is the best for its price. While you will not be able to get a sound quality up to par with rock music, the features you get from this amp for the price you pay make it a sound pick for practicing with your electric guitar.
If you have a list of must-have features in an amp, by now, you would probably be running out of boxes to tick. It’s the quality that makes this amp top any list of the best amplifiers that do not cost too much.