Fender Bassman TV series...No club???

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Arrow, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. Arrow


    Sep 10, 2013
    The Netherlands
    I'm the proud owner of a Bassman TV Duo Ten. It's to me the best sounding amp I have ever tried. I have had SVT, 1965 Portaflex, Bassman 100, Epifani and a lot more.
    I like the portability and love the look on stage!
    DI works like a charm and I never lack any power.

    I was wondering if there was a seperate Bassman TV club here om TB. Love to read more from users about this little gem!

    Surprised btw Fender made these for such a short period!

  2. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    East Bay, N. Ca.
    My TV 15 has been a steady work horse for me for years. I use it in a 50s, 60s Rock n roll / country cover band and the three-piece blues band I am in. I have tried to move away from it a few times because of how damn heavy it is, but it just fits the genres and it looks good on stage. Both band leaders asked me to use it because they just love how fat, thick and juicy it sounds, so I just keep using it. Someday I would love to score a 50s P bass like you got, that would be cool as hell.
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  3. Arrow


    Sep 10, 2013
    The Netherlands
    Wow, what a great picture!! Nice Jazz too!
    Thanks for the reply, love to hear TV stories!

    Yes, my 53P sounds amazing through my Bassman. Perfect match!

    Yes it's a bit heavy but with this sound it is worth it! Besides, I had an SVT with 810 and also a Fender Studiobass 200. So to me the TV is very comfi in comparison. ;-)
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  4. Lovep

    Lovep Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    I owned a TV15 a few years ago. I still kick myself for selling it, but I was just starting out and didn't really know how to use EQ and didn't own any pedals....not that it really needs any pedals...but I bet a nice compressor would have really helped with me better appreciate this amp.
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  5. I thought that was a guitar amp!
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  6. Arrow


    Sep 10, 2013
    The Netherlands
    Thanks for the post! I can relate to that; I owned one earlier and after having owned a couple of other amps, I missed the "Tweed" so much. Very happy to have found one for sale in Belgium. I live in Holland. :)
  7. Arrow


    Sep 10, 2013
    The Netherlands
    Really? Maybe it is great for g$*&ar too, but it is designed to be a bass amp.
  8. So was the original tweed Bassman. But it’s used as a guitar amp. The JTM 45 Marshall was designed on that circuit.
  9. Arrow


    Sep 10, 2013
    The Netherlands
    True! It's a replica of the first Bassman bassamps. Look-wise because amp and speaker are modern off course.
  10. CapnSev


    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    They were/are outstanding amplifiers. I think they dropped the ball on not making them with an extension speaker option, and making them relatively heavy.

    I think if they were to address those two things, they would have ruled the amp world.
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  11. G-Dog

    G-Dog What a fun place! Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2016
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  12. hennessybass


    Oct 11, 2008
    Bayou City
    There was a time when I was seriously considering getting one of these (the 15"), and I think if it had an Ext speaker out and matching 15" cab, I would have pulled the trigger, then pulled the trigger on the 15" ext cab.
  13. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I had one a few years ago I almost kept it because it looked so nice.
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  14. Ahort


    Apr 13, 2018
    Ventura, CA
    I absolutely love my TV15 too. It is the perfect match for my pbass and the DI is amazing.

    If you are feeling adventures, try replacing the pre-amp tube. A 12AY7 is doing the trick for me, slightly more balanced and responsive to dynamics with a bit less gain. I'd love to see a bassman TV club here.
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  15. gelinas666

    gelinas666 Guest

    Sep 8, 2009
    I have a TV15 .. Great combo amp.. Nice Bassman tone too.. :thumbsup:
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  16. AboutSweetSue


    Sep 29, 2018
    I’d love to have one, just can’t justify it right now......or can I?
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  17. BIGEJ2

    BIGEJ2 Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Happy Valley, PA
    I bought the TV15 in 2010 when they first came out. Absolutely love it. Thought about selling it a few years ago after getting my hands on an Ampeg Heritage B-15N but the TV just does it for me.
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  18. Ahort


    Apr 13, 2018
    Ventura, CA
    Same here, thought about selling mine when I bought a V4B, but guess what?! The TV is going nowhere. In fact, my V4B is on reverb now.
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  19. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    ... oh yeah , count me in !!!
    i love my Bassman TV15 ...
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  20. hennessybass


    Oct 11, 2008
    Bayou City
    You guys are giving me the GAS.
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