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post #6121 of 6540
Fender released a new line of amps: the Bassbreaker
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Bassbreaker Series
The late-'50s tweed-covered Fender Bassman is often called the grandfather of all guitar amps. What started earlier that decade as the companion amp for the Precision Bass actually became one of the most beloved guitar amps of all time, thanks to its simplicity and versatility, its wide dynamic range and warm tube overdrive, its full-frequency stage-filling power and its rugged roadworthiness.

Fender tweed amps evolved into the brown, blonde, blackface and silverface models of the 1960s. Along with the dramatic evolution of their look, the amps were redesigned each time to sound brighter and cleaner. New Bassbreaker Series guitar amplifiers continue that fascinating lineage with yet another sound and style, a kind of "parallel evolution" in which time-honored Fender amp DNA results in a satisfyingly dirtier tone that evokes the dawn of hard rock.

The new series takes the 45-watt 1959 Bassman design and breaks it with features including the early Fender block-letter logo, black tweed covering, and refined pointer knobs plus power tubes hinting at the U.K. amps that "borrowed" Fender circuits in the 1960s. The sound is one of pure and unadulterated tube greatness.

If I recall correctly, the old Bassman served as inspiration for the Marshall JTM-45.

The full product lineup is here: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/fender-bassbreaker?src=3TP5L5A
post #6122 of 6540
"new"? it's yet another rehash of an old marshall, just with a Fender logo and some different knobs...
post #6123 of 6540
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

"new"? it's yet another rehash of an old marshall, just with a Fender logo and some different knobs...

actually, old marshalls are just rehashes of the tweed bassman.

 

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Originally Posted by Nil View Post

If I recall correctly, the old Bassman served as inspiration for the Marshall JTM-45.

not just the inspiration: it's the same circuit transliterated with available british components.

 

iirc fender produced a few of what they called a "bassbreaker" out of the custom shop a few years ago, which was i think just a bassman with a 2x12 cab instead of the typical 4x10.

 

i'm not real sure what they think they're accomplishing with this line, tbh. 

post #6124 of 6540

Just bought this beauty two days ago, almost 70 years old:

 

 

1947 Kay M1

post #6125 of 6540
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I got hammered after football on Saturday and ordered a Yamaha THR10 and the thing is fucking awesome.

Thinking about picking up the THR10C. How are you liking the 10 after having it for a bit?
post #6126 of 6540
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Originally Posted by Sabrosa View Post

Thinking about picking up the THR10C. How are you liking the 10 after having it for a bit?

I highly recommend the standard 10 over the 10C, which is basically 4 different versions of the same amp.

Put it this way: I have the 10X which is all high gain models plus a clean channel, but I'm still easily able to get through a range of great clean to crunch tones by either rolling off the gain (or the volume on the guitar) on the Brown channel (basically a hot-rodded plexi), or cranking up the gain on the clean channel.

The standard has 2 plexi models and a vox model all of which clean up beautifully using the volume knob trick or just setting the gain a little lower. If you want a SRV style bluesy clean, crank the clean model's master and turn up the gain a bit. And then you have the Modern for all the extra fun you might want. Much wider range of sounds. Plus you can deep edit with the software if you want some rack compression or you want a different cabinet (which I find makes the biggest difference to tone anyway).

Unless you specifically want the models in the 10C, it's just too limiting in comparison with the standard or even the x.

With that said, they all sound bloody fantastic.
post #6127 of 6540
Thanks hendrix, that's a good point about the 10C models sounding similar.

What originally drew me to the 10C was how these amps supposedly take pedals really well, so I'm interested in setting up a clean base for use with my pedalboard.

Even my 18w tube amp is a bit much for apartment playing.
post #6128 of 6540
I can vouch for the 10. It's definitely the most versatile and the only one with a flat mode, which apparently is great for pedals and even bass.
post #6129 of 6540
Nah they all have a flat mode, and from what I understand flat would be the worst to use pedals with because there's no speaker sim!

Ever tried to run a distortion pedal straight to the board or to a full range speaker? Sounds like a box of bees as there's no high frequency cut off.

The "clean" setting takes pedals great, as does the box and plexi models with the gain turned down a touch.
post #6130 of 6540
Flat is useful for:
a) acoustic guitar (there's really no need for the additional acousit mode, it just simulates mics which you want to avoid with acoustic anyway)

B) if you're using some type of modeler that already has an amp and speaker simulation. It's essentially like running direct.
post #6131 of 6540
Thanks guys. THR10 it is. Though I am still on the lookout for a vintage Princeton Reverb for a non-insane price.
post #6132 of 6540
Thread Starter 
Received some Amazon money for Xmas. Pretty bummed out you can't get a Strymon Big Sky off Amazon. frown.gif
post #6133 of 6540
If you wanna troll deals on amazon Def check out warehouse deals. They'll do things like reverse auctions and there are screaming bleeding things at times
post #6134 of 6540
thinking of picking up an olympic white strat or natural telecaster, if any of you see anything nice out there hit me up.
post #6135 of 6540
FYI, Guitar Center is having a 20% off deal. They can also special order most things. I picked up a pair of Shure 425s.
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