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Fender '59 Bassman LTD

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217-1000-010

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The 50s Fender Bassman was the pro bassists answer to amplifying a great new invention: the Fender Precision Bass guitar. This powerful 50-watt rig could easily compete with the common instrumentation of the day: horns, piano, four-piece drum kit with calfskin heads, and maybe even an electric guitar through a nice, new 10-watt amp! By 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. Even some emerging British amp designers of the day copied its circuitry for use in their most celebrated designs.

In the 1990s, Fender released an affordable reissue of the now-collectible 59 Bassman amplifier to massive acclaim. Many guitarists, tired of experimenting with preamps, equalizers, and effects racks, rediscovered the simple pleasure of plugging into a Fender tube amp. The Bassmans wide stage coverage, touch-sensitive dynamics and full-frequency swirl make it the perfect vehicle for building a great tone with almost any guitar or effect. The reissue Bassman continues to be a staple of the Fender guitar amp line to this day.

The new 59 Bassman LTD is enhanced with:
Genuine lacquered Tweed covering.
Finger-joined pine cabinet for woody, resonant tone.
Original spec 5AR4 rectifier tube for natural compression when playing hard.
Internal bias pot makes it easier to experiment with various output tubes.
Two GT-6L6 Groove Tube output tubes.
Three improved 12AX7 preamp tubes.
Fitted cover.

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Closest StoreNorth Vancouver, British Columbia
The '59 Bassman LTD. truly is a pleasure. I started with a princeton then 2 Blues Deluxe Reissue. The last BDR had circuitry and coaxial cable problems that were fixed under warranty. I first thought the '59 was only for high volume, I was wrong. It's fantastic at low mid and of course, loud. Mine is new model and already has a dynamic sound, can't wait till it loosens up when it breaks in. The 4 speakers is the magic. It delivers amazing sounds, highs and lows, all at once, it's amazing. I have mine on a stand, up off the ground and it projects best, think the cab has a natural reverb when letting chords and notes ring out. I love that it's just like the original, with same options and nothing added for modern demand. It has the sound and feel of a tweed much more expensive. Well done Fender.
Posted by GearNut on Apr 23, 2019
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My Best Guitar Amp Ever1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
I bought this amp about a year ago after researching and trying out many tube amps.The simplicity without effects drew me to it. I use my pedals for that to create my own tone and the amp is very pedal friendly. The pure sound of this amplifier turned all of my musician friend's heads on my first gigs with them. No wonder guitarist Brian Setzer loves these amps. They will make your guitars sing with warm beautiful tone. There was one little design issue where it is a bit difficult to plug into one of the normal input ports(hence the 4.5 in quality) but I could not be happier with my purchase.. The features score is 3 only because of the aforementioned simplicity with no effects.
Posted by H.K.R on Jan 19, 2019
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59 Bassman LTD - All about sound!!! - No features3 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
This amp probably has one of the widest range of pure tones one can get, with 4 input each having its own flavor. I use it for practicing with band and all gigs. If you are not in a band and practice at home, this is probably not your best choice as it shines when played loud... and it can be loud. The reason the rating appears low is because it has no features like reverb, nor build-in drive and it is not cheap, and is on the heavy side. But to me, aside from the hands that plays... a good sound starts with a good amp.
Posted by SC on Jul 27, 2016
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LTD Edition3 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
Bought this 5 months ago, was looking for a unique, big tone, and I think I found it. I am a big believer that tone and good sound start with having a good amp. This amp is so responsive and has 4 different inputs each having their own brightness to it, and you can combined them. If you try different pedals or guitars in front of it, you can really dial-in so many different sounds. But you do have to spend time changing playing with eq at first to dial it in cause it has such a big range of tones. Only downfall is, it is a bit large to lug around... but I still do it cause I feel the sound I get out of the amp is worth it. I will probably still keep trying other amps, however this one set the bar pretty high, so I don't see it being replaced any time soon. If you are a basement player and have limited funds... this is probably not the amp for you, cause it has no reverb, no drive channels and it is loud... but it does sound creamy.
Posted by SJC on Dec 4, 2015
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59 bassman ltd7 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePrince George, British Columbia
own a vibrolux , messa lonestar,hot rod , vox ,ampeg rocket, and a couple pevey's . Found the bassman accepts pedals heads over the others . matches up awesome with my old 68 strat . clean and warm and breaks up nice when you push it.
Posted by semi pro 35years on Jan 22, 2014
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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
great amp for basic "vintage" tones and more if pedals are used. It resonates like no other and makes every guitar better! can be played at bedroom levels with the right combination of pedals.
Posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2013
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Bassman3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
Pure, clean, punchy tone that breaks up and growls at around 5, which is really loud. Great for gigging, med.- large venues. Not recomended for a practice, (bedroom) amp.
Posted by Wrench on Aug 6, 2012
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