Fender bassman 135 + 4x12 cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by csiga, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. csiga


    Jan 2, 2013
    I'm planning to buy a Fender Bassman 135 with a Fender Pyramid 4x12 cab (celestion speakers).
    What's your opinion about it? Is it a good cab with this amp?
  2. I have always found Celestion bass speakers to sound better on paper than in real life. YMMV
  3. elwuss


    Feb 24, 2013
    Zagreb, Croatia
    keep in mind that Pyramid Fenders are VERY middle-sounding.

    I always prefered the Bassman 100 over 135, which is kind of sterile sounding IME.
  4. kbakerde

    kbakerde Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2012
    I had the Bassman 135. Fantastic sounding amp. Think you could get a better cabinet. Could you just buy the amp? It is an excellent pairing with 15's.
  5. xring


    Sep 16, 2003
    I had the old tube Bassman 100 with the same cab. The cab was the weak link in the tone chain for sure.
  6. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    I had a Bassman 100 silverface, loved it. I have played through 135s, good amps too.
    I'll echo what others have said, the cab is geared for guitar and while it can sound pretty good at low levels, if you want to go deep and/or loud it will not perform well.