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Fender Super Bassman Tube Bass Amplifier Head (300 Watts), Black

Fill any venue when you plug into this powerful bass amp head. It's loaded with ten tubes, plus the helpful and revolutionary Fender Automatic Bias system. (3) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Watch Out -- Here Comes 300 Watts of All-Tube Bass Tone

No arena will be too big for the amount of power your Fender Super Bassman tube bass amplifier head has offer. Stocked with two channels of all-tube pristine tone; two 1/4" inputs; two 1/4" parallel internal/external speaker jacks; an XLR line out with ground lift, level control, and pre/post EQ switch; a long panel with tons of controls and a few push/pull features; and Fender's cool black textured vinyl covering and silver grille cloth, this amp head comes looking sharp and ready to tear up the scene in style and sound. You'll never be short on power or drive with the fuel this baby brings to your game.

Vintage and Overdrive Channels

The Vintage channel on your Super Bassman projects that classic passive tone stack sound heard in Fender's Twin and Deluxe Reverb amps as well as the TB 1200 and 600 heads. A clear and warm sound with a nice color is the resulting character of this all-tube channel. Your distortion channel has an active tone stack that's more modern with a lot of drive and punch.

Long Line of Controls with Push/Pull EQ and Volume Knobs

The Super Bassman head's Vintage channel features volume, bass, mid, and treble controls. For your overdrive channel, you have gain, blend, volume, bass, mid frequency, mid level, treble, and master controls. For both channels, your bass and treble controls have a push/pull switch to activate deep and bright settings. Your master volume control's push/pull switch mutes your signal.

Classic Fender Looks

No Fender amp head would be complete in bringing pristine tone without some sleek vintage visuals. Your Super Bassman bass amp head is dressed in classic textured vinyl covering and a silver grille cloth with Fender's name on the left side. The black painted metal panel with all of your controls offers that instantly recognizable sliver/black contrast that pairs well with any number of Fender's cabinets.

Versatile Input and Output Features

On the left side of the front panel, you have two adjacent 1/4" input jacks. The second input takes your signal at a -6 dB level. This baby also has two 1/4" parallel internal/external speaker jacks and an XLR direct out with ground lift, level control, and a pre/post EQ switch.

Features:

- 300 watts at 8, 4 or 2 ohms
- Two channels of all-tube tone -- vintage and overdrive
- Vintage channel controls include volume, bass (pull deep), mid, treble (pull bright) controls
- Overdrive channel controls include gain, blend, volume, bass (pull deep), mid frequency, mid level, treble (pull bright), and master (pull mute) controls
- Cool black textured vinyl covering with silver grille cloth
- Two 1/4" inputs; second input at -6 dB
- One XLR line out with ground lift, level control, and pre/post EQ switch
- Effects loop
- Two 1/4" parallel internal and external speaker jacks
- Two 12AX7, one 12AX7 and one 12AT7 preamp tubes
- Six 6550 power tubes
- Footswitch included

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Electronics
- Controls: Vintage - VOL, BASS (pull DEEP), MID, TREBLE (pull BRIGHT); Overdrive - GAIN, BLEND, VOL, BASS (pull DEEP), MID FREQ, MID LVL, TREBLE (pull BRIGHT); MASTER (pull MUTE)

Weight And Dimensions
- Amplifier Length: 13.5" (34.3 cm)
- Amplifier Width: 24.5" (62.2 cm)
- Amplifier Height: 10" (25.4 cm)
- Amplifier Weight: 65 lbs. (29.48 kg)

Power Rating
- Output Power: 300 Watts
- Power Handling: 300 Watts @ 8, 4 or 2 Ohms

Controls And Connections
- Channels: Two - (Vintage, Overdrive)
- Inputs: Two - (1/4", Input 2 is at -6dB)
- Effects Loop: 1/4" - (Preamp Out, Power Amp In)
- Line Out: One - (XLR with Ground Lift, Level Control, and Pre/Post EQ Switch)
- Speaker Jack: Two 1/4" Parallel (Internal and External)

Hardware
- Amplifier Covering: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Silver Grille Cloth
- Cabinet Material: 7-Ply 5/8" Meranti Plywood
- Control Panel: Painted Metal
- Handle: Two Side-Mounted Spring-Loaded Steel Flip Style
- Knobs: Vintage-Style Skirted Black Plastic
- Amplifier Jewel: Red LED Jewel

Tubes
- Pre Amp Tubes: 2x12AX7; 1x12AX7 + 1x12AT7 (Power Amp)
- Power Tubes: 6 X 6550
- Rectifier: Solid State

Accessories
- FootSwitch: 1-Button Footswitch Included

Miscellaneous
- Other Features: Speaker Output 'Mute' for silent recording and Fender Automatic Bias for output tube monitoring/adjustment
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black
Shipping Weight: 75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 31 x 20 x 17 in
Blonde and Oxblood
Shipping Weight: 76 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 30 x 20 x 17 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

One of the most powerful and versatile bass amps Fender has ever created, the Super Bassman is a stadium-level 300-watt tube head designed for the biggest shows and the largest stages, with enormous Fender bass sound and sparkling vintage Fender looks. Perfect for stage and studio alike, its dual-channel design uses modern technology to maximize classic technology, with classic Fender '60s "blackface" styling and a wealth of innovative features on the front and rear panels.

Features include a tube preamp (two 12AX7s) and power amp (one 12AX7, one 12AT7, six 6550s); Vintage channel that delivers the full, warm sound of a classic Fender passive tone stack; Overdrive channel that delivers the aggressive and responsive sound of a modern active tone stack (choose between channels with included footswitch); rear-panel Fender Automatic Bias system that constantly monitors and re-biases tubes for perfect performance and alerts you when service is required; Speaker Output switch that can be set to "Mute" to turn speaker off and record silently using preamp tone from the XLR output; Impedance switch (8, 4 or 2 ohms) and master volume control with push/pull mute.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Powerful, thick, all tube tone"
Overall: First impression - this is a big, well made tube amp with huge, warm, room filling tone. It is about 20lbs lighter than an SVT, so an easy schlep for me up two flights of stairs to my apartment. As long as you understand how the Fender passive tone stack works, dialing in a nice clean tone on the vintage channel is really easy. It is clearly a bigger, thicker and more powerful tone than the Mesa Walkabout Hybrid it was replacing. I was able to cop a reasonable SVT tone with it almost immediately, which was great. Pulling out the bass knob acts like a deep switch, which I found more usable than I would have expected, though would likely keep that feature off in a gig at volume. The thing has plenty of lows without it (and I have no use for the treble boost at all). I liked the idea of being able to switch over to a mildly overdriven and more mid-forward tone for cutting through on the more rock-oriented stuff we do. I've been able to get close to that on the overdrive channel, but there is still quite a bit more tweaking I think I need to do to get it where I want it. getting that tone has been a bit more elusive than I would like, but I'll get there. The Super Bassman has all of the features I would want on an amp. The DI is nice to have. There is an 8,4 and 2 ohm switch on the back, so you can match with different cab setups (using a small 8ohm 115 for example for smaller gigs then switch over and power two 810s on the other extreme). The auto biasing system is cool and (having dealt with cranky tube amps in the past) this brings about a certain peace of mind. On the other hand, I wonder how reliable the system itself is as well - in my experience, simpler things are sometimes more reliable. Another feature that is available on the Bassman 100T is the ability to step down the power section to lower wattages - this is really nice, but not part of the Super Bassman design. Not sure why. This amp is designed for big stages, but I suspect most hobbyists use them in clubs and smaller rehearsal venues also, so having the reduced power mode would be nice. Would be great to push the power section a bit without blowing everyone else off the stage. Finally, it's a pricey amp - but you get what you pay for I suppose. This is the kind of amp I could see holding onto for a lifetime and I think its a good investment.
Style of Music: Southern Rock, Country and Blues
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "What a Beast!"
Overall: This is in my opinion, the best bass amp I've ever played through! Very clear, awesome headroom, very versitle! I've tried several excellent S.S. Amps with 3 times the wattage of this tube amp and have always had trouble being heard with two Marshall half stalks drowning me out! Not any more! I find myself turning down now!
Style of Music: Rock, Metal
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