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Fender Pro Bass Tube Pre 120V

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by James Hart, Jul 23, 2004.


  1. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    What's the buzz?

    Fender Site

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    I think I need to try one.... Anyone seen it in person yet?
     
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    bumpin it for the morning crew....

    Anyone seen or more importantly heard one? Anyone else think it looks good in the specs?
     
  3. I certainly think it looks good in the specs, I would love to hear it/play through it.
     
  4. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    That is cool. It is probably a copy off of the SWR IOD.
     
  5. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    maybe, but I think Fender has an OK past for bass pre amps... isn't the Alembic and others built off the Bassman tone stack?

    either way I DEFINATELY want to test drive one!
     
  6. Acepiloto

    Acepiloto

    Aug 25, 2000
    That was my first thought, but looking at the specs it seems more like the IOD. I'd like to try one though.
     
  7. Is there a price on this yet? :hyper:
     
  8. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    no idea of the price, I'll bug the local fender guy next week.

    Anyone give it a spin @ NAMM?
     
  9. BassIan

    BassIan Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2003
    Cupertino, California
    Why would that be? Sure, SWR is now under Fender, but Fender has a history of staying out of the way of its child companies, at least as far as I can see.
     
  10. Bongolation

    Bongolation

    Nov 9, 2001
    California
    No Bogus Endorsements
    Try telling that to anyone at Guild. Like SWR, it's ceased to be an independent manufacturing entity. What US SWR stuff is still made is made by Fender in Corona. The rest (Workingman's) is made by Fender in their Mexican plant and the LA series stuff is outsourced to Indonesia.
     
  11. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    *bump's thread with a funky little groove in F#*

    I guess no one has seen/heard/tried one yet huh?
     
  12. Lync

    Lync Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    NY
    It looks to be the preamp section from the Bassman 1200 (formerly the Sunn 1200s). I personally like the preamp out of the Bassman 400 better (yes, even though it is totally solid state), but that is just IMO.

    The Bassman 1200 (or Sunn 1200s) has a ton of power though, so if you like the preamp and can find a decent deal on one of these, jump on it!

    Lync
     
  13. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Fender's MO sometimes, is to wait until they have enough orders from dealers before they put things into production, so there might not be anything but prototypes right now.
     
  14. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    they are starting to show on some online venders.... anyone try this yet?

    The Local shop says I can order one but they aren't gonna stock them.
     
  15. Lync

    Lync Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    NY
    Actually,

    I am wrong. It is more along the lines of the Bassman 400 or 400 Pro preamp.

    I still haven't seen one yet in person though.

    Lync
     
  16. r379

    r379

    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    List on the new Fender pre (according to the new issue of Bassplayer) is $857.00 US. It'll be interesting to see how it turns out. Fender is capable of doing good stuff if they set their minds to it.
     
  17. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    google searching for info found it for sale @ $599 and up... none of the big places seem to have it yet though
     
  18. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Here's what brianrost (I think he's a user here too?) said over on the Fender Forum:

     
  19. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Anyway: looks cool to me too, but I've got too many preamps as it is and I seriously doubt it's gonna beat my #1 (Read Purity)
     
  20. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Thanks Guys! The Read looks nice, I may end up that way some day... I think this Fender will be my next purchase, well if it lives up to what I assume it will (and if anyone actually gets one).