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Fender Introduces New Bassman Pro Series Heads and Cabinets

Fender Bassman Pro Series

Fender’s Bass Amplification group has introduced two new Bassman heads and four new cabinets in a new Pro Series. The heads include the 300-watt Super Bassman and the 100-watt Bassman 100T. Cabinets include the new Bassman 8×10 Neo, 6×10 Neo, 4×10 Neo and 1×15 Neo.

Super Bassman

Fender Super Bassman headDubbed the “stadium-level 300-watt tube head designed for the biggest shows and the largest stages”, this head features the classic, mid-1960’s “blackface” styling, with a tube preamp (two 12AX7s) and power amp (one 12AX7, one 12AT7, six 6550s).

Fender Bass Amplification is proud to introduce two powerful, versatile and fabulous-looking new Bassman heads and four amazing new cabinets to go with them. The Super Bassman and Bassman 100T heads deliver the ultimate in Fender bass tone and power to new Bassman 8×10”, 6×10”, 4×10” and 1×15” speaker cabinets.

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 mid-’60s “blackface” styling and a wealth of innovative features on the front and rear panels.

The “Vintage channel” is designed to deliver a classic Fender passive tone stack, while the Overdrive channel delivers a more aggressive and responsive sound for a more modern, active tone. A footswitch is included, which allows easy switching between the channels.

A rear-panel Fender Automatic Bias system consistently monitors and re-biases the tubes for optimal performance, and offers alerts when servicing is needed. A speaker output switch offers a “Mute” setting to allow for the speaker to be turned off and record silently using pre or post preamp tone from the XLR output. The unit also includes an impedance switch (8, 4 or 2 ohms) and master volume control with pull mute.

Super Bassman Specs:

  • Effects Loop: PreAmp Out / Power Amp In
  • Inputs: Two
  • Line Out: XLR (Pre/Post) w/ Level and Ground Lift
  • Speaker Jack: Yes
  • Channels: 2 – Vintage, Overdrive (footswitchable)
  • Rectifier: Solid State Rectifier
  • 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)
  • Frequency Response: <10Hz - 22kHz (-3dB)
  • Input Impedance: >820k (INPUT 1), 136k (INPUT 2), 43k (PWR AMP IN)
  • Output Impedance: 220 ohm (PREAMP OUT)
  • Sensitivity: 12mVrms (INPUT 1), 1Vrms (PWR AMP IN) @ 100Hz
  • Signal To Noise Ratio: 95dB (Power amp), 46dB (Preamp)
  • Amplifier Depth: 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)
  • Impedance: Selectable 8, 4, or 2 Ohms
  • Pre Amp Tubes: 2x12AX7; 1x12AX7 + 1x12AT7 (Power Amp)
  • Power Tubes: 6 X 6550
  • FootSwitch: Vintage 1-button (P/N 0057172000)

MSRP for the Super Bassman is $2,399.99.

Bassman 100T

Fender Bassman 100TThe smaller Bassman 100T is designed for both stage and studio settings, with a pro-level, 100-watt tube head. Like the Super Bassman, the styling is based on the classic Bassman look and offers the same dual-channel design to provide both Vintage and Overdrive tones.

The 100T is powered by a tube preamp with two 12AX7s and a power amp with one 12AT7 and four 6L6s. The unit also includes an impedance switch (8, 4 or 2 ohms) and master volume with pull mute, and an XLR output that delivers overdriven power amp tone for recording sessions, and a rear-panel Output Power switch that lets you record at full 100-watt power, quieter 25-watt power, or silently via internal power soak (which captures the signal post-power amp).

Bassman 100T Specs:

  • Effects Loop: PreAmp Out / Power Amp In
  • Inputs: Two
  • Line Out: XLR (Pre/Post) w/ Level and Ground Lift
  • Speaker Jack: Yes
  • Channels: 2 – Vintage, Overdrive (footswitchable)
  • Rectifier: SS (Solid-State, Silicon Diode)
  • 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)
  • Frequency Response: <10Hz - 22kHz (-3dB)
  • Input Impedance: >820k (INPUT 1), 136k (INPUT 2), 43k (PWR AMP IN)
  • Output Impedance: 220 ohm (PREAMP OUT)
  • Sensitivity: 12mVrms (INPUT 1), 1Vrms (PWR AMP IN) @ 100Hz
  • Signal To Noise Ratio: 95dB (Power amp), 46dB (Preamp)
  • Amplifier Depth: 10.63″ (27 cm)
  • Amplifier Width: 24.5″ (62.2 cm)
  • Amplifier Height: 10″ (25.4 cm)
  • Amplifier Weight: 48.5 lbs. (22 kg)
  • Impedance: Selectable 8, 4, or 2 Ohms
  • FootSwitch: Vintage 1-button (P/N 0057172000)

MSRP for the Bassman 100T is $1,999.99.

Bassman 810 Neo and 610 Neo Cabinets

Fender Bassman 610 NeoLike the Super Bassman head, the Bassman 810 and Bassman 610 are designed for the big stage, with the same classic look as the heads.

The cabinets are respectively loaded with eight and six 10″ Fender Special Design Eminence stamped-frame speakers with neodymium magnets. Both cabs include a compression driver horn with attenuator, in the same classic mid-’60’s “blackface”-style plywood enclosure with fixed casters, heavy duty handles and rear glide rails.

The 810 cabinet is rated at 2,000 watts program (1,000 watts continuous) at 4 ohms; the 610 is rated at 1,600 watts program (800 watts continuous) at 4 ohms. Inputs include both 1/4″ and Speakon connectors.

Bassman 810 Neo Specs:

  • Inputs: Two 1/4″ and One Speakon
  • Power Handling: 2000 Watts (Program), 1000 Watts (Continuous) Handling Capability
  • Horn Tweeter: Compression Driver Horn Tweeter with 8 oz. Magnet
  • Controls: High Frequency Horn Attenuation
  • Frequency Response: 40 Hz – 15 kHz
  • Amplifier Depth: 16.25″ (41.3 cm)
  • Amplifier Width: 26″ (66 cm)
  • Amplifier Height: 48″ (121.9 cm)
  • Amplifier Weight: Under 115 lbs.
  • Speaker: (8) Fender Special Design Eminence Neodymium 10” speakers and a compression driver horn
  • Impedance: 4 Ohms
  • Casters: Bottom, Rear-Mounted Wheels
  • Knobs: Black Plastic

Bassman 610 Neo Specs:

  • Inputs: Two 1/4″ and One Speakon
  • Power Handling: 1600 Watts (Program), 800 Watts (Continous) Handling Capability
  • Horn Tweeter: Compression Driver Horn Tweeter with 8 oz. Magnet
  • Controls: High Frequency Horn Attenuation
  • Frequency Response: 40 Hz – 15 kHz
  • Amplifier Depth: 16.25″ (41.3 cm)
  • Amplifier Width: 26″ (66 cm)
  • Amplifier Height: 36.625″ (93 cm)
  • Amplifier Weight: Under 90 lbs.
  • Speaker: (6) Fender Special Design Eminence Neodymium 10” speakers and a compression driver horn
  • Impedance: 4 Ohms
  • Casters: Bottom, Rear-Mounted Wheels
  • Knobs: Black Plastic

MSRP for the Bassman 810 is $1,999.99. MSRP for Bassman 610 is $1,699.99.

Bassman 410 Cabinet

Fender Bassman 410 NeoLike the 810 and 610, the Bassman 410 offers the same classic styling with four 10″ Fender Special Design Eminence stamped-frame speakers with neodymium magnets, a compression driver horn with attenuator, the same classic style plywood enclosure and the 1/4″ and Speakon connectors. The enclosure includes Removable casters and spring-loaded, heavy-duty handles.

The Bassman 410 is rated at 1,000 watts program (500 watts continuous) at 8 ohms.

Bassman 410 Neo Specs:

  • Inputs: Two 1/4″ and One Speakon
  • Power Handling: 1000 watts (Program), 500 watts (Continuous) Handling Capability
  • Horn Tweeter: Compression Driver Horn Tweeter with 8 oz. Magnet
  • Controls: High Frequency Horn Attenuation
  • Frequency Response: 40 Hz – 15 kHz
  • Amplifier Depth: 16.25″ (41.3 cm)
  • Amplifier Width: 26″ (66 cm)
  • Amplifier Height: 24.5″ (62.2 cm)
  • Amplifier Weight: Under 55 lbs.
  • Speaker: (4) Fender Special Design Eminence Neodymium 10” speakers and a compression driver horn
  • Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Casters: Removable 2″ Diameter Swivel Casters
  • Knobs: Black Plastic

MSRP for the Bassman 410 Neo is $1,239.99

Bassman 115 Neo Cabinet

Fender Bassman 115 NeoRounding out the new Bassman cabs is the 115, with its single 15″ Fender Special Design Eminence stamped-frame, neodymium-magnet speaker. The 115 is rated at 700 watts program (350 watts continuous) at 8 ohms.

Bassman 115 Neo Specs:

  • Inputs: Two 1/4″ and One Speakon
  • Power Handling: 700 Watts (Program), 350 Watts (Continous) Handling Capability
  • Horn Tweeter: Compression Driver Horn Tweeter with 8 oz. Magnet
  • Controls: High Frequency Horn Attenuation
  • Frequency Response: 40 Hz – 15 kHz
  • Amplifier Depth: 16.25″ (41.3 cm)
  • Amplifier Width: 26″ (66 cm)
  • Amplifier Height: 20.75″ (52.7 cm)
  • Amplifier Weight: Under 45 lbs.
  • Speaker: (1) Fender Special Design Eminence Neodymium 15” speaker and a compression driver horn
  • Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Casters: Removable 2″ Diameter Swivel Casters
  • Knobs: Black Plastic

MSRP for the Bassman 115 Neo is $769.99.