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The Newcomer's Forum / Re: Modding a Frontman 15
March 31, 2022, 03:01:49 PM
Opening tha cab does make it sound better, but it looks like there's no room to fit a larger speaker. An external one will be the way to go.
Thanks for the replies!.

The Newcomer's Forum / Re: Modding a Frontman 15
March 29, 2022, 06:39:13 PM
Quote from: Tassieviking on March 29, 2022, 04:54:36 AMwhy would you even consider using the internal speaker which you said is crap, if you have a good sounding speaker cab you can plug it into ?
Well... I have an unbranded 12 inch speaker in a monitor-like cab which, hooked up to the external out of the Frontman, sounds way too bassy. I was just wondering if I could add the harsh, fizzy and painful horror from the stock speaker, to get some more definition.

Quote from: Tassieviking on March 29, 2022, 04:54:36 AMJust get a nice external speaker cab, or replace the internal one with something good.

I would get a nice speaker cab, one you would want to keep for your next great sounding amp, build your gear up with quality one step at a time.
I have a 2x12 loaded with V-Type Celestions. That cab is mainly used with a Marshall 6100 head but the Frontman delivers a really amazing loud volumen on that cab. I'm not saying good, but loud.

Quote from: Loudthud on March 29, 2022, 01:38:06 AMA low cost amp such as this is probably not capable of driving an additional speaker.
That's something to think about.

Regarding the reverb issue, I could use some digital reverbs from a Digitech RP150, but it would be fun to have just this little combo sounding as best as possible, without buying new stuff.
It's a gift from my mum, so, you know... sentimental value, I guess.

Here's the best I got from it so far:
The Newcomer's Forum / Modding a Frontman 15
March 28, 2022, 09:32:55 PM
Hi all.
I'm a newcomer and after modding up a DOD FX50B I began playing the thing through some amps  and finally got to my little Fender Frontman 15 which we all know are not "quality" amps.
That being said, I won't sell it and got to think about modding it up:

1.- Adding a reverb tank. It has the circuit printed, so... could I just solder the missinf components and build a tank using some spring and transducers?.

2.- Removing the leds. I'm not sure about this one, but Youtube says that removing the clipping leds in a Vox Pathfinder 10 provides more volume a better gain tones...

3.- Adding an external speaker jack. It has one on the front panel but it disangages the internal speaker, which is plain crap, but could I run a cable from the stock speaker's + to the + of that jack and the same for the - connectors so I could drive both speakers in parallel?.

I'd start by number 3. Can that be done?.

Thanks in advance!.