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Fender bassman 50

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by killer, Mar 5, 2013.


  1. killer

    killer

    Jan 7, 2013
    Rome
    It's a good combo with a jazz bass to play medium gigs ?
    Does it break up easily ?
     
  2. Energy

    Energy

    Jun 20, 2006
    Germany
    Standard answer: it depends.
    What cabs are you planning to run the amp through?
     
  3. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    It's a small practice combo. How well it will perform for your situation is a question only you can answer.
     
  4. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx
    Love the bassman tone. Always had trouble getting them loud enough for typical classic rock or "amped up blues" gigs.

    Think high spl speakers without a ton of deep lows. JBL's, EV's and the like. From the Eminence line maybe a DeltaPro?

    Gonna take lots of speakers no matter what to make them loud. More suitable for jazz, tame blues trio, small bars where you can't play loud, recording, etc.

    Without more details, etc., I'm afraid the only answer is still "it depends". Real nice tone, IMO, if you can hear it.
     
  5. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx
    Some BFM horn loaded stuff might be an answer. Those get louder with less power.
     
  6. kbakerde

    kbakerde Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2012
    +1 on the BFM.

    Make or have made 2 Jack 12's with the basic Beta 12A driver. Very efficient cabinet for a lower powered amp setup. Unfortunately I don't know from experience, I am setting this up as my 2014 project.
     
  7. killer

    killer

    Jan 7, 2013
    Rome
    Sorry but I meant a bassman head running trough a fender cabinet..
     
  8. mellowgerman

    mellowgerman Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    If you do something like this, you should be golden

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  9. killer

    killer

    Jan 7, 2013
    Rome
    Rock!!!
     

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