Mid-power Blackface clean tones are the name of the game with this 1967 Fender Bandmaster.
What To Know
This 1967 Fender Bandmaster is one of the earliest "Silverface" era examples we've come across, featuring an entirely original AB763 circuit and all Blackface Era internal components.
Pushing 40 watts via a pair of 6L6 power tubes, the Bandmaster shares some of its DNA with the Vibrolux Reverb, albeit without the reverb circuit. Beautiful sweet clean tones are the name of the game here, which make these excellent choices for someone who prefers a clean platform for pedals or just wants that classic BF Fender tone in a more stripped-down setup. The diode rectified circuit tends to tighten up the low end response a touch, while the slightly smaller transformers keep the overall volume a bit more tempered than, say, a Bassman.
This particular amp spent many years under the ownership of a gigging musician who had owned it since the mid 1970s, and it's got the wear to prove it! It still remains is solid, stable condition, and shows most of its wear on the faceplate and as evidenced in the condition of the knobs. All of the transformers are original to the amp and reveal date codes from early 1966 through mid 1967, securely dating this one inside of 1967. A recent trip to our favorite local amp tech Stan Day ensures years of additional service - it's been recapped and a new pair of 6L6s were installed along with a 3-prong power cord.
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