Fender Bassman 100

Fender Bassman 100

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Bassman 100, Bass Guitar Combo Amp from Fender in the Bassman series.

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Fender Bassman 100 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Fender
  • Model: Bassman 100
  • Series: Bassman
  • Category: Bass Guitar Combo Amps
  • Added in our database on: 06/06/2006

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Fender Bassman 100 user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 5 reviews )
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MGR/Buzz's review"Fender Bassman 100"

Fender Bassman 100
Bought used in new condition for $350 including tax. I had decided this was the model I wanted, and the first place I called was 5 minutes from home and had this unit. (Also found my Hamer Cruise bass. See my other review.) I guess I was having a good day!

Great tone and low end. Hard to get a bad sound out of it. Not super loud, tho. A loud drummer and a cranked fender twin would overpower it.

Sounds a little odd at the woofer/horn crossover. Horn volume control would be nice. Overdrive tone is silly, but I like clean bass, and I have a Tech21 Bass Driver (recommended) if I want some grind. Heavy, I'm always saying I'm gonna put wheels on it. (but not heavy enough that i actually do it, heh heh)

Made in Mexico 100W transistor combo amp. 1X15 with a horn tweeter.
Knobs: Gain/Master Volume, 3 band EQ with semi-parametric midrange, compressor level.
Switches: Input is switchable for high/low gain, Enhance contour for slap tone, Mute switch kills all but the tuner out, Limiter, which I have engaged at all times so I don't fry my speaker. I saw another review which said it had little effect--the one I have works fine.
LED's: Preamp level, Preamp clip ( I set the Gain so this just flickers when i really wail a note), Mute On (flashes, which i like), Power
Back: XLR line out w/ level knob and pre/post EQ switch, Tuner out, Effects Send and Return, ground lift

Solidly constructed, electronics work well, reliable so far.

Great as a practice or rehearsal amp, or small gigs. I use it at church without going thru the PA. (approx 7500 sq ft room)

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

MGR/Graham's review"Fender Bassman 100"

Fender Bassman 100
A Mars Music closing sale - around $430.00 - an excellent price!

I like everything about the amp! As my first real amp with wattage (the previous amp being a Squier BP-15), it certainly throws out enough power. It doesn't distort headroom and it handles the low end flawlessly! The EQ isn't bad, and the amp has an effects loop, direct out (yes!) and tuner out.

The EQ, really is the only thing I dislike. There are only 4 knobs, low, low mid, high mid, and high. I guess I just prefer a graphic EQ. Also, any built-in effects, life chorus or reverb would have been nice, but necessarily appropriate for a Bass amp.

The unit is solid and chunky. It's a little difficult to carry and move on a regular basis, but the molding and construction are smooth and beautiful. It seems as if it will last forever (as I've heard most Fenders do).

This amp is excellent for anyone. It obviously can't play larger venues, but it's loud enough to fill a small hall. The tones are crisp and clear when you want them that way, and so is the amp itself. It does everything you want it to, and then some!

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

MGR/Wally's review"Fender Bassman 100"

Fender Bassman 100
Bought new @ Dale's Music Room, for $649.99

The eq's have a great response, and are never overkill, you can set your eq to whatever, and she will spit out gold still. On board compressor is nice, and their are leds which blink and monitor your level

The limiter did not seems to affect anything, and the set-up is that you have two volumes essentially, a gain, and master
a bit fincky to play with and find a good solid souns, without too much drive

Black strudy one 12Inch I think and a horn, solid qualtiy dial knobs, heavy, a bit boxy, handles sucked to hold for a while

great amp for an up an coming local band, or for a practice amp, when you play with a loud drummer

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

A.h's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Bassman 100
It's a transistor amp.
100W Power announced (but before I had a Peavey 75W max which is surely less than half the power of it)
Front Input (with selector Active / Passive)
Behind, XLR, Tuner, and two connections Jack effect.
Set aside:
Entry level-setting
Of acute-Enhancer (Enhance = better)
-Controls: Bass, midrange level, frequency of mid, high
Behind-level adjustment XLR course.
I used to be able to plug a headset and play in the evening or at night. Here, no headphone and really purrs even when the volume is low, so no night game. Just for that I am not 10.


The config is very simple I think.
The right sound I get it very quickly and very easily.
Everything comes out perfectly the way I want.


I play blues, blues-rock and some fusion and it suits me really.
It took me about one week to master and after that going very well. I play with an Ibanez Ergodyne 705 (super versatile bass) and a Washburn 6-string.
I like playing with mediums and with this amp mediums is his thing.
The sound you get it can be all (lol) Crystal clear sound with very big sound. The perfect fretless sings solo on it and a Musicman connected above all tears.


I use it for about 1 ½ months, I bought used. It is big and heavy and it reassures, but from another point of view ... It makes traveling a bit difficult. I am not always by car.
Speaking of transportation, I like, it is convenient to move it anyway with the wrists of transport on the sides.
I tried a lot of amp before yes. Behringer BX1200, Ashdown MAG C115-300, Hartke Kickback 15, Fender Rumble 100, Fender Bassman Series 100 (new one).
The price / quality ratio is exceptional I think.
Ben so far I do not regret my choice, it's only less than two months, but compared to other amps I find great power and hand. Am not yet ascended on stage but I'm sure he will.

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