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Fender Bassman 500 Bass Amplifier Head (500 Watts)

Loaded with vintage style and tone, the Bassman 500 head delivers the warm, full sound of a '60s "blackface" model mixed with the growl of a modern bass amp. (4) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Fender Bassman 500 Bass Amplifier Head

The Bassman 500 combines Fender's world-standard Blackface tube preamp with a lightweight 500 watt Class D power amp. It uses modern technology to maximize vintage vibe, with Fender '60s Blackface styling and a wealth of innovative features on the front and rear panels. Its dual-channel design features a vintage channel that delivers the full, warm sound of classic Fender amps with a passive tone stack and an overdrive channel that delivers the aggressive and responsive sound of a modern active tone stack (choose between channels with included footswitch). The Bassman 500 mates perfectly with Bassman Pro Series Neo speaker cabinets and Rumble V3 410/115 cabinets.

Features:

- Arena power and stage presence that weighs only 16 lbs (7.27 kg)
- 500 watt Class D power amp
- Pull 'Mute' for silent tuning
- Tuner Output
- Effects Loop
- Switchable Overdrive
- Two Speakon 1/4" combo jacks
- Fender '60s Blackface styling

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- Series: Bassman PRO
- Amplifier Type: Tube/Class-D Hybrid
- Weight: 16.0 lbs (7.27 kg)
- Dimensions: (H x W x D) 8.94 x 22.7 x 10.5" (22.7 x 57.6 x 26.7cm)
- Wattage: 500W @ 4ohms, 350W @ 8ohms
- Preamp Tubes: 2 x 12AX7
- Inputs: Two - (1/4", Input 2 is at -6dB)
- Channels: Two - (Vintage & Overdrive)
- 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)
- Effects: Tube Overdrive
- Effects Loop: 1/4" - (Preamp Out, Power Amp In)
- Speaker Jack: Two Speakon with 1/4" Combo Jacks
- Line Out: One - (Balanced XLR with Level Control, Pre/Post EQ Switch, and Ground Lift)
- Covering/Grille Cloth: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Silver Grille Cloth
- Handle: Molded Rubber "Dog Bone" Style
- Knobs: Vintage-Style Skirted Black Plastic
- Pilot LIght Jewel: Red
- Footswitch: 1-Button Footswitch Included
- Amp Cover: Fitted Cover Included
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 31 x 18 x 17 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2249600000
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818
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Overall: I have to say, with the lack of any reviews on the web about this amp, I was very nervous about pulling the trigger and buying one. I had already owned the Bassman 100T head before, which I think is a fantastic amp, so I was skeptical that this hybrid version would sound even close. I have to say, my first impressions of the Bassman 500 are extremely positive. I might even say that it sounds BETTER than the Bassman 100T at about 1/3 of the weight. Playing my USA Standard Precision Bass, I was immediately rewarded with warm and articulate tones that were very pleasing to the ear. I also found the Bassman 500 very responsive to my playing, as well as any tonal adjustments made on the fly from my bass. All in all, it appears to be a well-made musical tool. Having just received the amp, I can't yet comment on its reliability, but I think I'm going to be very happy with this amp for a long time! My only criticism of the amp is the price point at just under $800, but I suppose it's comparable to others in its class.
Style of Music: Rock, Blues, Reggae, Country, Folk
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "FANTASTIC AND LIGHT"
Overall: What a great head I have been using a Peavey PRO500 the last few years because it was lighter than my Fender PA100 I get this so I can have that fender tone and be even lighter than the Peavey Well I almost threw it across the room when I took it out of the box What a Difference I will no longer mind hauling my rig anywhere The tone is magical you still get the Tube preamp just a Class D power section The built in "Vintage" on the second channel give it a nice warm tube "Break Up" sound I even ditched my fuzz pedal This amp Is well worth the money and more
Style of Music: Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Blues you get the idea
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