'57 Bandmaster™


Model #: 8170500000
'57 Bandmaster™, 120V

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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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Unknown on June 8, 2014 (updated June 9, 2014)

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
Model Number: 8170500000
Series: Custom
Color: Tweed
Amplifier Type: Tube

Electronics

Electronics
Controls: Presence, Bass, Treble, Volume (Instument Channel), Volume (Mic Channel)
Voltage: 120V
Wattage: 26 Watts
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)

Hardware

Hardware
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)

Speakers

Speakers
Speaker: Three - 10" Special-Design Jensen® P10R-F with Alnico Magnets
Impedance: 2.6 ohms

Tubes

Tubes
Pre Amp Tubes: Groove Tubes® - (3 x 12AX7)
Power Tubes: Groove Tubes® - (2 x 6L6)

Accessories

Accessories
Knobs: Chicken-Head Style Pointer
Cover: Fitted Cover Included