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removing head from vintage bassman 60...help

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by gkman1, May 1, 2006.


  1. gkman1

    gkman1

    Apr 5, 2006
    Anyone know how to remove the head of an old bassman 60 combo amp...model # FBM 60...the amp is probably over 20 years old.....

    Thanks
     
  2. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    On every Fender tube amp I have seen, there are 4 long screws that poke through two steel straps on the top. Take these out and the amp slides out the back. Helps to have the amp face down on your workbench when you do this, perhaps protected by a piece of carpet. Think about where the head will fall when it goes flying.

    There may also be a wooden back that has to come off. Pretty much any screw that is not obviously holding on the wheels or corners, has to come out.

    Watch out for the high voltages inside.
     
  3. gkman1

    gkman1

    Apr 5, 2006
    Thanks for the tip.....4 bandaids later and 50 screws...I got it removed!!!
     
  4. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    ... and how many broken tubes? ;) Had I been thinking, I would have recommended taking out all the tubes first.
     
  5. gkman1

    gkman1

    Apr 5, 2006
    didn't see any tubes....
     

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