Fender Bassman (1963)
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Fender Bassman (1963)

Bassman (1963), Testata amplificatore per basso from Fender in the Bassman series.

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moosers 26/07/2009

Fender Bassman (1963) : Recensione di moosers (content in English)

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The Fender Bassman Amp Blonde 1963 is a tube based bass guitar amplifier head.  It has two channels - one that is labeled 'bass instrument' and one is 'normal', even though both are designed for bass guitar.  Each channel has two 1/4 inch inputs and there is a connection in the back to send the head to a bass cabinet.  It also has both a power switch and stand by switch in the back.


UTILIZATION

The make up of the Fender Bassman Amp Blonde 1963 isn't too hard to get accustomed to as it has somewhat standard parameters.  Each channel has knobs for volume, treble, and bass, and there is also a presence knob all the way on the right that applies to both of the channels.  As you can probably tell, this is just about as basic as parameters as it gets when it comes to an amp, but in this case it is definitely enough as the amp sounds great even before you tweak.  Since this is a vintage amp, the manual is long gone but it is easy enough to use that you don't need one.


SOUNDS

The sounds that you get with the Fender Bassman Amp Blonde 1963 are pretty incredible.  You can get a really full sound regardless of what cabinet you are using and even sounds great if you only use the amp head for recording.  Even though there aren't a ton of parameters, volume, treble, bass and presence are really all that you need because this amp has a great inherent tone.  I wouldn't recommend using this for anything other than bass guitar, although I know that some people use this for guitar.  You get a really full bass tone while using this amp head and it should be used for that and nothing else.



OVERALL OPINION

I only recently got the chance to use the Fender Bassman Amp Blonde 1963 and I'm really glad that I am now able to use it as it is truly a great sounding bass guitar amp.  I have only used it for recording but it is suitable for any sort of use.  Since this is a vintage amp they aren't cheap and while I wouldn't say that they are hard to come by, you will have to do a bit of searching to get one in good shape.  If you are looking for one of the better bass guitar amp heads made, the Fender Bassman Amp Blonde 1963 is a great place to start.