Fender BXR 25
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Fender BXR 25

BXR 25, Combo per basso from Fender in the BXR series.

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themaddog 24/10/2011

Fender BXR 25 : Recensione di themaddog (content in English)

"Good... but not loud enough!"
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The Fender BXR 25 is a 25 watt solid state bass combo amplifier with a 10 inch speaker. Most of the connections are through 1/4 inch jacks. There is three bands of EQ, a volume knob, headphone out, and an auxiliary input for connecting a CD or MP3 player with RCA cables. There aren't any onboard effects nor reverb. There are inputs for two basses, which is useful if someone is teaching bass lessons.

UTILIZATION

It's very easy to dial up a variety of good tones using the EQ settings. I never had to crack open the manual, it's pretty much plug in and go. Having the RCA ins to jam along with a CD or MP3 is a very nice feature and easy to set up.

SOUNDS

A nice low end can be produced by this amplifier, or with different EQ settings, a nice mid tone can be used to cut right through. The amplifier doesn't go very loud, so it would be hard to use this next to drums, but it has more than enough power to teach lessons or to use in a bedroom.

OVERALL OPINION

This is a good amp, but I feel like Fender bass equipment tends to be overpriced due to the Fender name. This amplifier isn't large enough or powerful enough to really use with a band unless it were miked. There isn't a direct out, so it would be hard to use it onstage. Still, this amplifier produces a nice, solid tone and would be very well suited to using it for bass lessons due to its compact size, RCA ins, and dual inputs. Effects would be a nice feature for this purpose, but aren't entirely necessary. If I could only add one additional feature to make it more useful it would be to have a direct out, so that the tone would be consistent instead of placing a direct box in between the bass and the amplifier.