Looking for Fender BXR Manuals(originals)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Ian Seymour, Mar 24, 2020.


  1. Ian Seymour

    Ian Seymour

    Mar 24, 2020
    If anyone has original owners manuals for the Fender BXR 400 Dual Bass Amp Head or the BXR Spectrum cabinet I will buy them off you.
     
  2. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    I had the head for about six years back in the day; could I answer any questions?
     
  3. Ian Seymour

    Ian Seymour

    Mar 24, 2020
    I just got it a couple weeks ago and love it, really just want the manual as like collectors piece. Thanks for responding though. Curious as to what you thought of your bxr 400?
     
  4. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    It was cool, definitely a product of its time. Basically a budget power amp with a decent, feature packed pre attached. Fender’s attempt to address the separate rack pre-amp/power amp trend of the 80’s in one package, with biamp capabilities. Still, kinda heavy, kinda underpowered(the “400” means 2x200 watts at 4 ohm, I think it was 125/channel at 8). Still, mine powered a Mesa 2x15 cab in the low end, and a 2x10(no horn)that I built to match, and did a very adequate job up against a very loud Hendrix driven guitarist who employed a Marshall combo with a 4x10 cab attached. The one feature on the pre that I didn’t understand at the time was the patch loop on each channel, but now I see how that would work with certain effects in certain situations. Great graphic EQ.
     
  5. Ian Seymour

    Ian Seymour

    Mar 24, 2020
    It's certainly been interesting learning about all this stuff. I've been playing bass a little over a year and normally I wouldnt have went in so much but I found the bxr spectrum cabinet for a good deal on letgo and said why not get the matching head lol. Love to hear the stories from people who have used the heads during gigs because it sounds like they hold up real well, and pretty simple to fix.
     
  6. keyboardguy

    keyboardguy Supporting Member

    May 11, 2005
  7. Ian Seymour

    Ian Seymour

    Mar 24, 2020
  8. Tim Walsh

    Tim Walsh

    Apr 2, 2020
    I'm also looking for spectrum manual.
    flash me if successful? Copy is all I need, thanks.
     
  9. Ian Seymour

    Ian Seymour

    Mar 24, 2020
  10. Tim Walsh

    Tim Walsh

    Apr 2, 2020
    For some reason, the Spectrum cab is not listed. But it is referenced in images for the 300 and 400 heads. Thanks.
     
  11. Ian Seymour

    Ian Seymour

    Mar 24, 2020
    I just got my hands on the spectrum cab as well, paired it with the 400 head. Sounds pretty great and it was a good deal.
     

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