In early 1952, the Fender® Bassman® amplified a great new invention - the Fender Precision Bass® guitar. At 50 watts, it competed easily with the common instrumentation of the day: horns, piano, small drum kit, and maybe even an electric guitar through a new 10-watt amp. Through 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. In the ’90s, Fender released an affordable ’59 Bassman reissue amplifier to great acclaim. Many guitarists, tired of experimenting with preamps, equalizers and effects racks, rediscovered the simple pleasure of plugging into a Fender tube amp. The reissue Bassman’s wide stage coverage, touch-sensitive dynamics and full-frequency swirl make it perfect for building great tone with almost any guitar or effect, and it remains a staple of the Fender guitar amp line to this day.
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This is the best amp I've ever owned. I sold it to fund other amps, regret it very much and will buy me another one. This is hands down the best sounding amp I've ever heard. It's amp porn on a massive scale :-)
This kind of Amps doesn't need reviews, it is a Bassman. Period!
Just plug your Guitar straight in the amp, no pedals, and be amazed with the TONE.
Need to say more?
rpsimao owns this item
I have an HSS Strat, a Gold Rush Blues Jr III & THE Bassman......let me just say, I've tried Mesa, Egnater, Vox, Marshall JCM's, Tubemeister 36 - the '59 Bassman Reissue is the most versatile, pure and best tone of them all. From clean to grunge to the MOST unholy of holy gain/breakup/fuzz - there is nothing close. Across ALL volume levels, this amp is insane........if I could only have ONE amp forever, this is THE ONE...
I also run a Fulltone Catalyst in front of it - I can't even explain the MAGNIFICENT growls that belch from this rig........
Before you invest in ANYTHING else, run your rig through one of these...........they are a BARGAIN......
On a side note, the pedal allows for SICK tones at low volume...........get it up halfway or higher and I can ASSURE you that you will have a smile worth well more than the price of admission to the Holy Grail of amplifiers........
FistFullOfSteel owns this item
I love my 59 bassman ltd. But only after I modified it extensively. Truthfully when it was new, it sounded broken. It may have been a manufacturer's defect. But being tech savvy, I completely reworked how it was grounded. Voiding the warranty, but I don't care about that. I believe the circuit board was actually laid out incorrectly. I rebuilt the tone stack and recapped it with capacitors closer to the original. Now I'm in love with it. I play everything through it. I crank it and the gain is great.
willium owns this item
They got this one right from the beginning.Yes it is simple but it works. It has great tone and a must have for any collection. The 4x10's move a lot of air so it is great for larger venues. Not really a bedroom amp. It can be a warm at lower volumes or a snarling animal at the highest volumes. It is also touch sensitive. You can play with the inputs and even jumper the inputs to achieve different tones. I like Fender Amps. I have had a few over the years but this one is a keeper in my collection. Go out and get one you will not be disappointed.
This is a great easy-to-use amp. It sounds great on its own, just plug in and play. The sounds this amp produces are also enhanced by many different types of effects pedals. It is loud enough for most venues. I like the fact that fender has a card that comes with the amp, enabling you to get basic types of sounds as a starting point.
|Model Name:||'59 Bassman® LTD, 120V|
|Controls:||Presence, Middle, Bass, Treble, Volume (Bright Channel), Volume (Normal Channel)|
|Wattage:||45 Watts into 2 Ohms|
|Inputs:||Four - (1/4", Two Bright and Two Normal)|
|Rectifier:||Tube (1 x 5AR4)|
|Cabinet Material:||Finger-Joined Solid Pine|
|Pilot Light Jewel:||Red Jewel|
|Handle:||Molded Rubber "Dog Bone" Style|
|Grill Cover:||Genuine Lacquered Tweed with Striped Oxblood Grille Cloth|
|Amplifier Depth:||10.5" (26.7 cm)|
|Amplifier Width:||23.5" (59.7 cm)|
|Amplifier Height:||22.37" (56.81 cm)|
|Amplifier Weight:||53 lbs. (24 kg)|
|Speaker:||Four - 10" Jensen® P10R with Alnico Magnet|
|Pre Amp Tubes:||Groove Tubes® - (3 x 12AX7)|
|Power Tubes:||Groove Tubes® - (2 x 6L6)|
|Unique Features:||Chrome Control Panel, Solid Finger-Jointed Pine Cabinet, 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|
|Knobs:||Chicken-Head Style Pointer|
|Accessories:||Amp Cover included.|
|Cover:||Fitted Cover Included|
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