NEW AMP DAY! Fender Bassman 300 Pro

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bray101, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. bray101


    Feb 26, 2012
    Got a great deal on one from the classifieds here (Thanks 2Rad), and I am completely blown away. I got the all-tube itch again a few months back and have been looking around.

    I've had a couple different incarnations of the SVT (80s SLM and Newer USA and LOUD) and had all the Ampeg Pro stuff, and always considered myself an Ampeg amp guy. I still have the Portaflex 800 and a 90s B2-48, and I love them both.

    But wow.

    This thing cooks, and has so much headroom and so much bottom end that I can't see myself ever going back to an SVT (at least a newer one) any time soon.

    A lot of reviews say it is difficult to dial in, but I had no trouble finding a solid tone within a few minutes. Also, I absolutely hate compressors and never use them. But this onboard compressor on this head adds so much top end bite that it is actually usable, and may stay on for me on a regular basis.

    I can't say enough about how happy I am about this. This is with the stock Sovtek/Groove Tube power tubes also. The seller included a brand new unopened set of Svetlana 6550's, so I'm set for whenever that time comes too.

    Can't wait to get my pedals in front of it. That should be wild.

    Great buy, great amp, great day!

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  2. Great amp. Glad you like it.
  3. Yep that's a monster right there. Loudest 300 watts to be found in all of bassdom IME.
  4. Linnin


    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    :woot: WOOT! :woot: Congratulations! :hyper:
  5. I Had the Sunn version of this amp. I sold it years ago to fund an SVT Blueline and a straight back cab. I should have never let tat one get away. Nice Score. What Cab Or cabs are you pairing it with?
  6. Jwood

    Jwood Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Richmond, Va
    That is a beast for sure man! I had one and let it go but will probably pick another one up when ever I run across one locally.
  7. Pod1

    Pod1 Guest

    Apr 19, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    Nice!! Was looking at that one in December but ended up passing. I blew it. Haha. Now looking for another one again. Looks great man