Does Anyone Have a 1952-1954 (1x15) Bassman?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by amusicalperson, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. I have long lusted just to hear what one of these would sound like with a Bass (A P-Bass with flats of course ;)). Do any of you guys have one? From my understanding Fender made the "original" Bassmans from 1952-1954 before they switched to the 4x10 configuration that is most popular. On a side note, the few 1952-1954 Bassmans I have seen command quite a high price! Reverb has a few in the $2,000-$5,000 range. Phew! wawqefbphfotk8drztcj.jpg
  2. Bflat


    Feb 5, 2008
    here is my 52 bassman, great amp!!
  3. Is that a replacement handle?
  4. daveman50

    daveman50 Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Albany NY
    Whoa, that's an old drum kit back there. Nice.
  5. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    what, to play bass through?

    why would anybody want that?

    i'm sure it makes for an awesome guitar amp though ;)
  6. Bflat


    Feb 5, 2008
    Moody, good eye it is a replacement handle, but everything else is original.....
    Amusicalperson, that is serial number 25 fender bassman with the very first Fender P bass to Leave the factory in September 1951. I haven't put flats on it yet but that is on the list of to do's..... The 51's left the factory with a 51 Fender pro not a 52 Bassman.....I have one of those also, I actually like the sound of the Pro better, but you cant't play it quite as loud without damaging the speaker. This bass still has the original mutes in the bridge cover so it sounds totally different than we are used to today.
    dave you like old drums????
  7. I would absolutely love to build a bassman. Not sure about the combo with the open back cabinet, but it could be cool to get that vibe.
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  8. daveman50

    daveman50 Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Albany NY
    Yeah--- I'm not that knowledgeable about old drums, but I like old stuff (I'm old!), I like early jazz, & that's an old jazz kit with a very nice painted head (not the typical palm tree scene) and the set of temple blocks. That windmill drum head is pictured on this page: Vintage drum kits (1920s - 1930s). Might be yours. - ? -

    OK. We now return to our regularly-scheduled bass program.
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  9. Oh man, I'm drooling right now! drool
  10. bobcruz


    Mar 10, 2004
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  11. I once had a similar idea. Building the cab and sliding in a small head. Glad to know other people have done it with success!