The Fender Bassman has a rich and well-deserved history as one of the most popular higher-powered amplifiers made since its inception in 1954. This post-CBS era "black line" drip-edge Bassman is the closest post-CBS circuit to that of the 'Blackface' Bassman introduced in 1964, with big, rich clean tones, and a wonderful crunchy breakup when pushed. Putting out 50 watts via a pair of 6L6 power tubes, the Bassman hit a nice sweet spot in the mid to high powered amp range, where low volume tones have weight and big amp feel that's harder to replicate in low wattage packages. Pair it up with a vintage Oxford-loaded 2x12 Fender cabinet for authentic mid 60s tone, or pair it up with your aftermarket cabinet of choice for a different flavor (these amps pair quite nicely with a british-style speaker like a Celestion Vintage 30).
This particular amp has just been serviced by one of our distinguished local amp techs and is ready to rock! The cabinet and corresponding hardware is all original with the exception of a replaced back panel screw. One preamp tube shield is missing (V4). Original Fender badge and handle, and original knobs.
- AB165 Bassman Circuit
- 50 watts via (2) 6L6 power tubes
- 12AX7 (7025) preamp
- Bass & Normal Channels
- Original transformers