Fender Super Bassman Tube Bass Amplifier Head (300 Watts)

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: 75.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 31 x 20 x 17 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2249000000
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Fender Super Bassman Tube Bass Amp Head

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.
(12 ratings)
Submitted March 19, 2014 by Dave H in Redmond, WA
"Powerful, thick, all tube tone"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
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 read more 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.

Musical Background:
Played bass and guitar for 25 years

Musical Style:
Southern Rock, Country and Blues
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