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Bassman 50 with master volume?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by selfblessed, Apr 23, 2010.


  1. selfblessed

    selfblessed

    Dec 29, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    Hello,

    I was looking around on ebay at Bassman 50 s and found one with a master volume. Is that rare? A mod? Or a function that they added near the end?

    Man all these different bassman models and revisions are hard to keep up with.
     
  2. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    IIRC the last ones did have a factory master volume in them.
     
  3. selfblessed

    selfblessed

    Dec 29, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    Thanks John. Again!
     
  4. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
  5. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    just because the ampwares site doesn't mention one it doesn't mean that they didn't exist.
    the very last ones did have a master volume, but they are pretty rare. over the years, i've serviced several of them them that had one
    the Bassman 70 that shortly came after it also had a master volume.

    read the last paragraph on page 78:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=kO...age&q=fender bassman 50 master volume&f=false
     
  6. Actually the Bassman 70, the 100, and the 135 were concurrent with the 50 after about 1975 or so, give or take a year or so. They stopped all Bassmans of that configuration simultaneously, about 1980-ish. Never stopped the 50 in favor of the others, although the 70 was short-lived.
     

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