Fender Bassman 1200 - Fan hasn't kicked on yet!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by dnb42147, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. dnb42147


    Nov 20, 2005
    Madison, WI
    Just curious if anybody has used this head before and might know anything about it?

    The head has a fan in the back. I noticed in the shop that it didn't kick in. The salesman told me it was because it doesn't kick in until the amp starts to get hot. Obviously I didn't turn it up loud enough in the shop to get it hot.

    Several months later, the fan has still never kicked in. After a few practices with my band, it got pretty hot, but still no fan.

    I will confess I am new to the world of good gear. Up to this point I have only ever owned practice amps, and am just not used to having a head that heats up. I am just worried that this may not be normal and I definately do not want it to overheat.

    Any advice? Anybody ever heard of this before? Do you think the salesman was just trying to get his commission?