The late-'50s tweed-covered Fender Bandmaster™ guitar amplifier combined great looks with sweet tone and powerful performance. Hailed as one of the true holy-grail amps among guitarists and collectors, vintage examples are rare and highly sought after.
The new '57 Bandmaster amp now joins our prestigious Custom series, with all-tube hand-wired circuitry and premium components. We've faithfully reproduced the classic 5E7 circuit, which pumps about 26 watts through three 10" alnico-magnet speakers, and we enlisted Jensen® to help create the P10R-F driver (a Fender exclusive), which is voiced for warm, sensitive response. The Bandmaster amp's harmonically rich clean tones are perfect for vintage rock, blues and country styles, and its naturally touch-sensitive overdrive tone sounds electrifying—especially when cranked up.
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I have several Fender amps including an original 67 Twin Reverb and a Twinolux but this Bandmaster beauty nails it for me.
It doesn't have reverb but you DON'T miss it as the amp and speaker configuration fills the room nicely.
I'm not a fan of that total saturated, distorted tone, which I was a bit afraid of hearing all the YT clips of this amps but mine stays clean with a Tele a Strat and a Tele with humbuckers!
It goes pretty loud at home but at a lower level you still get a great tone.
I A/B tested the amp with my Twinolux and this one wins.
One thing I must add is that I always go to the mic input 1 for the amp it works so much better for my guitarsound!
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|Model Name:||'57 Bandmaster™, 120V|
|Controls:||Presence, Bass, Treble, Volume (Instument Channel), Volume (Mic Channel)|
|Inputs:||Four - (1/4", Two MIC and Two INST)|
|Speaker Jack:||Two 1/4" Parallel (Internal and External)|
|Channels:||Two - (Instrument and Microphone)|
|Rectifier:||Tube (1 x 5AR4)|
|Cabinet Material:||Finger-Joined Solid Pine|
|Handle:||Vintage-Style Leather with Nickel Mounting Hardware|
|Grill Cover:||Lacquered Tweed with Wheat Grille Cloth|
|Amplifier Depth:||10.87" (27.61 cm)|
|Amplifier Width:||20.37" (51.74 cm)|
|Amplifier Height:||20.87" (53.01 cm)|
|Amplifier Weight:||45 lbs. (20.41 kg)|
|Speaker:||Three - 10" Special-Design Jensen® P10R-F with Alnico Magnets|
|Pre Amp Tubes:||Groove Tubes® - (3 x 12AX7)|
|Power Tubes:||Groove Tubes® - (2 x 6L6)|
|Knobs:||Chicken-Head Style Pointer|
|Cover:||Fitted Cover Included|
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