Most iconic amplifier
The Fender Bassman is probably the most iconic amplifier Fender ever built. It was original released in 1955 as a bass amplifier (hence the name) but guitarist who were experimenting with this amp were immediately impressed by its punchy, huge sound. Now this amp design is among the most revered from guitarist, not bass players. Add this to the fact that the first Marshall amplifiers were largely leveraged from the Bassman’s circuit design and it’s easy to understand why the Fender Bassman was the first amplifier chosen as a tweed reissue in the early ‘90s.
The Fender ’59 Bassman LTD reissue futures at a glance;
- 45-watt tube guitar amplifier
- 4 x 10” Jensen P-10R
- 2 channels- normal and bright
- New U.S.-made GT-6L6-GE output tubes, improved 12AX7 preamp tubes, original-spec 5AR4 rectifier tube and internal bias pot.
- Standby switch
- Genuine lacquered tweed with striped oxblood grille cloth covering
- Fitted cover is included
With the Fender ’59 Bassman LTD reissue you don’t need to empty your bankaccount on an impossible-to-find vintage amp. It’s like you buy an original from 59 right out of the box, with some minor upgrades. The all-tube amp got new U.S.-made GT-6L6-GE output tubes, improved 12AX7 preamp tubes and an original-spec 5AR4 rectifier tube. They say that all this makes the amp sound even better, if thats possible. The controls for the two channels (bright and normal) are very simple; Bass, Mid, Treble and Volume. But it are the touch-sensitive dynamics that give character to your own tone.
So if you are looking for one of the most iconic sounds, the Fender ’59 Bassman LTD reissue is the one you need.