Fender Bassbreaker 30R Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier (30 Watts, 1x12")

Enlarge your sound with a Fender Bassbreaker 30R combo. Its British-inspired full-range tone has enough gain and low-end bite to tackle any genre or style.
Ripping a page from the supercharged high-gain distortion and spacious reverb of the popular Bassbreaker 15, the Fender 30-watt Bassbreaker 30R adds full channel switching capability to allow for precise, individual control over your clean and distorted tones--while the built-in effects loop offers yet another dose of custom-tailored personality to your sound.

Boasting a single 12" Celestion V-Type speaker, this easily portable combo amp packs quite the punch of distinctively crunchy Bassbreaker tone. Let the EL84 tubes sparkle with nuanced clean tone, incinerate a path of destruction with fiery midrange distortion--or anything in between--with uncanny responsiveness to pick attack and control settings from mid- to high-gain.

On stage or in the studio, the raw power is in your hands.

Features:

- 30-watt tube combo amplifier
- Single 12" 8-ohm Celestion V-Type speaker
- Two separate channels based on the Bassbreaker 15 and 18/30
- Four EL84 power tubes
- Three 12AX7 preamp tubes
- Includes 2-button footswitch (for channel switching and gain boost on Channel 2)
- Series: Bassbreaker
- Amplifier Type: Tube
- Height: 21.875" (55.6 cm)
- Width: 26.25" (67 cm)
- Depth: 10" (25.4 cm)
- Weight: 50 lbs. (22.7 kg)
- Wattage: 30 Watts
- Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7
- Power Tubes: 4 X EL84
- Inputs: One - 1/4"
- Channels: Two
- Speaker: One - 12" Celestion G12V-70
- Cabinet Material: Birch Ply
- Covering: Black Nubtex
- Grille Cloth: Salt and Pepper
- Handle: Black Leather
- Knobs: Black Plastic
- Included Accessories: 2-Button Foot Switch
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 54.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 31 x 25 x 17 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2264100000
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818
(3 ratings)
Submitted February 9, 2019 by Jay C in Belton, TX
"This could be the perfect amp!"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
This is my first tube amp after years of owning various solid state amps. The Bassbreaker 30r is the perfect level-up from the Bassbreaker 15. It adds plenty more power (headroom) and footswitching. I needed an amp that can hang with a band/loud drummer and also maintain great tones moderate sound levels when practicing in the house.

Sound
The clear channel is bright and loud and stays that way to 10. It takes pedals well as a Fender amp should. You can set the EQ to be very responsive to your pick attack if so desired. I don't think there's a genre it wouldn't be perfect for. The overdrive channel has two levels that go from a gritty classic/bluesy rock sound to a high gain overdrive suited for hard rock and metal.

Features
I haven't lived with the amp long enough to have a most/least useful features opinion, but it isn't a complicated amp. The XLR direct out would be perfect for recording or output into a PA. The effects loop is another feature that helped me to choose this amp over the Bassbreaker 45.

Ease of Use
As I stated before, this is a simple guitar amp so it's easy to get a great sound within two minutes of plugging it in for the first time. The volume controls can take it from controlled to obnoxious

Quality
The amp feels solid and high quality. It weighs around 40 pounds, so it's easy enough to carry around to gigs without needing a dolly read more or casters.

Value
At $899, this seems like a steal when comparing the sound quality to other classic Fender amps.

The Wow Factor
I like the Bassbreaker/Bassman heritage. The idea of a Bassman/Marshall hybrid made this amp purchase a no-brainer for me.

Musical Background:
Guitar player (Fender SRV Strat, '94 Les Paul Studio) for 20+ years/audio engineer/music producer

Musical Style:
Rock, Metal, Blues, contemporary Christian
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