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Fender Introduces 800-Watt Bassman Head

Fender Bassman 800 Head

Fender’s Bassman series of bass amplifiers has gotten bigger with the introduction of the Bassman 800 Head. The 800-watt, dual channel amp features a hybrid design with a tube preamp matched to a Class D power section. It weighs 17 pounds.

Its two-channel tube preamp has Vintage and Overdrive voicings. The Vintage channel provides a vintage tone with a passive tone circuit that cuts frequencies instead of boosting them, “giving each note a distinctive thickness with no high end fizz,” the company says. Conversely, the overdrive section features an active 3-band tone circuit complete with a variable mid frequency control. It also has a blend control to dial in your grit.

The Bassman 800’s rear panel is fitted with a tuner output, an effects loop, and an XLR line output. The DI has a level control, pre/post EQ switch, and a ground lift. Its main outputs are combination speakON and ¼″ jacks. Finally, the amp has a footswitch pedal (included) for switching between the channels.

The Fender Bassman 800 is available for order now with a street price of $999.99.

Fender Bassman 800 Head Back

Fender Bassman 800 Bass Head Specs:

Wattage:800 Watts RMS output at 4 ohms
Preamp Tubes:2 x 12AX7
Rectifier:Solid State
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)
Channels:Two - (Vintage and Overdrive)
Inputs:Two - (¼″, Input 2 is at -6dB)
Line Out:One - (XLR with Ground Lift, Level Control, and Pre/Post EQ Switch)
Footswitch:1-Button (Channel Select), P/N: 0994052000 (Included)
Cabinet Material:7-Ply 5/8″ Meranti Plywood
Grille Cloth:Black and Silver Strand
Amplifier Jewel:Red Jewel
Front Panel:Black
Handle:Molded Rubber “Dog Bone” Style
Total Impedance:4, 8, or 16 ohms
Amp Weight:17 lbs (7.7 kg)
Amp Height:8.6″ (21.9 cm)
Amp Width:22.37″ (56.81 cm)
Amp Length:10.5″ (26.7 cm)