Bassman '59 Back Mod

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by DrKagemusha, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. DrKagemusha


    Jan 14, 2008
    That combo looks cool but everybody say it can't work really good because the back isn't close. How about closing the back of the combo. I think it can't be done because of tube heat but i'm a noob in that area.
  2. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Not really worth the effort. It was a great bassamp, before they learned how to really make a bass amp. It is a fantastic guitar amp, with a misleading name. The tone, however, is undeniable, though only useful in the lowest levels of volume.
  3. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Correct about the tube heat. The drivers are not that great either, IMHO.
  4. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Guest Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    +1. Fender didn't use a bass specific driver other than the JBL 140 series until at least 1970.
  5. DrKagemusha


    Jan 14, 2008
    thanks for the info