The _50s Fender Bassman was the pro bassist _s answer to amplifying a great new invention: the Fender Precision Bass guitar. This powerful 50-watt rig could easily compete with the common instrumentation of the day: horns, piano, four-piece drum kit with calfskin heads, and maybe even an electric guitar through a nice, new 10-watt amp! By the _60s and _70s, the original all-tube Tweed 4x10 Bassman was popular with rock, country and blues guitarists as a reliably great-sounding and easy-to-use guitar amp. Even some emerging British amp designers of the day copied its circuitry for use in their most celebrated designs.
In the 1990s, Fender released an affordable reissue of the now-collectible _59 Bassman amplifier to massive acclaim. Many guitarists, tired of experimenting with preamps, equalizers, and effects racks, rediscovered the simple pleasure of plugging into a Fender tube amp. The Bassman _s wide stage coverage, touch-sensitive dynamics and full-frequency swirl make it the perfect vehicle for building a great tone with almost any guitar or effect. The reissue Bassman continues to be a staple of the Fender guitar amp line to this day.
The new _59 Bassman LTD is enhanced with:
íëí_ Genuine lacquered Tweed covering.
íëí_ Finger-joined pine cabinet for woody, resonant tone.
íëí_ Original spec 5AR4 rectifier tube for natural compression when playing hard.
íëí_ Internal bias pot makes it easier to experiment with various output tubes.
íëí_ Two GT-6L6 Groove Tube output tubes.
íëí_ Three improved 12AX7 preamp tubes.
íëí_ Fitted cover.
* Series: Vintage Reissue Series
* Type: All Tube Amp
* Output: 45 watts into 2 ohms
* Ohms: 2 ohms
* Speakers: 4-10" Jensen P-10R, 8 ohm Speakers with AlNiCo Magnets, p/n 0055613000
* Channels: Two Channels (Normal and Bright)
* Features: Chrome Control Panel, Solid Finger-Jointed Pine Cabinet, New US Made GT-6L6-GE Output Tubes, Improved 12AX7 Preamp Tubes, Original Spec 5AR4 Rectifier Tube, Internal Bias Pot (Makes it Easier to Experiment with Various Output Tubes) Fitted Cover is Included, Controls That Go to 12, 4 Inputs (2 per Channel), Standby Switch.
* Controls: Presence, Middle, Bass, Treble, Volume (Bright Channel), Volume (Normal Channel)
* Covering: Genuine Lacquered Tweed with Striped Oxblood Grille Cloth
* Weight: 53 lbs. (24 kg)
* Height: 22.37" (56.81 cm)
* Width: 23.5" (59.69 cm)
* Depth: 10.5" (26.67 cm)
* Power Handling: N/A
* Tube Complement: 3 X 12AX7, 2 X GT 6L6, 1 X 5AR4 Rectifier Tube
* Cover: Uses Cover, p/n 0037965000, (Included)
* Accessories: Cover, p/n 0037965000, (Included)
* Footswitch: N/A