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 Bass Head Specs:
|Wattage:||800 Watts RMS output at 4 ohms|
|Preamp Tubes:||2 x 12AX7|
|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|
|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)|