One of the most powerful tube amps to come out of the 1960s was Fender's Showman Amp. At 85 watts output via a quad of 6L6GC power tubes, this two-channel amplifier became a favorite of guitar players looking for big clean tones, and bass players looking for strong, tight low end with some tube-powered response.
Often paired with a single 15" cabinet loaded with a JBL D130 or even a 2x15 cabinet with aforementioned D130s, clean headroom and high fidelity was the name of the game with the Showman.
This late Blackface era example came to us from a longtime working musician who had it in their possession since the early 1970s. It's in great shape for its age, and was recently serviced by one of our local amp techs. It sounds big, rich, and warm, and is ready for another 50 years of use!
- 85 Watts output via (4) 6L6GC power tubes
- Solid state rectified
- Original transformers