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Ok, so I hope you realize the Fender FM25DSP guitar amplifier is an "entry level" NON-valve amp with a DSP chip that has model shaping tones. I am sorry but this is a toy and Fender did not spend the tens of thousands of US dollars to have built-in tones that truly 'kill". This not digital modelling like Line 6 or Fractal Audio did and so you have a problem from the start. This amp was always intended as an entry level amp for the bedroom only and never to be used on stage.
Jazz and acoustic modes have some similarities requiring mid-range boost and some rounding. Not easy to achieve with a DSP chip that costs about US$10 to manufacture. Sorry, consider using the amp for practice but look at a more serious valve amps for live on stage

Fender Fm25dsp... | Answered on Nov 29, 2017


The Pre Out and PWR In for a method to insert an effects loop. The output signal from the Pre Out should be line level so you would not connect this to our microphone input on the PA, but preferably to a Line Level input otherwise you would overdrive the PA's input. When you connect the Pre Out, the 1/4" jack may interrupt the signal so you may lose output to the Champion's amplifier/speaker. If this happens, you need to have a return line with the same line level signal plugged into the AMP In to get your sound back on the amplifier itself.

Fender Music | Answered on Nov 21, 2017


Check the power supply voltage and look for a hot component. If it takes a while to bring on the symptom it's probably something getting hot.

Fender Hot Rod... | Answered on Nov 19, 2017


That is because the alarm knows the vehicle is being tampered with and the internal battery takes over the alarm.

Fender Music | Answered on Aug 22, 2017


Look for a latch that opens, be careful not to brake the pin. On some models you have to pull the whole preamp unit out, where the battery is located. The easiest way would be to look up the users manual of your specific model. That label should be located in the soundhole or headstock.

Fender Music | Answered on Jul 26, 2017


It doesn't happen often but I suspect that the high gain input jack is defective. With nothing plugged into either input jack part of the signal is grounded and there should not be any noise. It might be that plus a noisy preamp tube. Try swapping the first two tubes to see if there is less noise. Carefully bang your fist or use an insulated tool's handle to hear if the noise changes. It might be an intermittent solder connection as well.

Fender Hot Rod... | Answered on Jul 15, 2017


The guitar was made at the Corona Plant (Fender), USA in 2005 - 2006. Values have declined disappointingly in recent years. Reverb.com estimates about US$ 500.

Fender Music | Answered on Jul 11, 2017


try turning up the the amps volume. You might need a higher frequency of sound for the amp to pick it up.

Fender Music | Answered on Jul 08, 2017


Contact Fender Customer service directly for the info. Here's the link-
Contact Fender Musical Instruments Corporation

Fender Music | Answered on Jul 02, 2017

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