[NAMM] Fender Bassman Pro Series
Fender introduces the new Bassman Pro series of heads and cabs.
The Super Bassman is a 300-watt tube head with features including a tube preamp (two 12AX7s) and tube power amp (one 12AX7, one 12AT7, six 6550s); vintage channel designed to deliver the sound of a classic Fender passive tone stack; overdrive channel with the sound of a modern active tone stack; footswitch that allows to choose between channels; rear-panel Fender Automatic Bias system that constantly monitors and re-biases tubes and alerts you when service is required; speaker output switch that can be set to “mute” to turn speaker off and record silently from the XLR output; impedance switch (8, 4, or 2 ohms); master volume control with pull mute and Fender mid-’60s “Blackface” styling.
The Bassman 100T is the little brother to the Super Bassman, utilizing the same pre-amp married to four 6L6 power amp tubes. Specific to the Bassman 100T is a rear-panel output power switch which allows for 100-watt power, quieter 25-watt power, or 25-watt silent mode. The XLR output contains both the pre-amp and the power amp signal, which makes it suited for capturing rich power amp tone straight from the XLR output.
Fender’s new Bassman Pro cabinets are designed to deliver power, articulation and classy looks. Each cabinet features Fender Special Design Eminence Neodymium speakers; compression driver horn with attenuator; classic mid-’60s Fender “Blackface” styling; ¼” and Speakon connectors, and built-in handles for transport.
The Bassman 810 NEO (4 Ohm, rated at 2000w program) and Bassman 610 NEO (4 Ohm, rated at 1600w program) cabinets feature rear glide rails, while the smaller Bassman 410 NEO (8 Ohm, rated at 1000w program) and Bassman 115 NEO (8 Ohm, rated at 700w program) cabinets have removable caster wheels and spring-loaded handles.
For more information: www.fender.com
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