The Fender Super Bassman 300 thread

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Tim1, Nov 25, 2012.


  1. Tim1

    Tim1

    Sep 9, 2005
    New Zealand
    And even a coiled cord! Droooooolllll......
     
  2. hellcat83

    hellcat83

    Nov 20, 2007
    Yes ! Lava retro coil ;)
     
  3. My band just got some good news from our agent so I finally complimented my SB300 with a proper Fender SB Neo 610 cabinet. This amp/setup is the real deal!

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  4. Awesome rig !!! I wish I could put my hands on the 610 Neo as well !!! No need for me with the gigs I do these days, however I would love to try my SB300 with such a nice cab !!! Enjoy, Ontario colleague !
     
  5. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Damn straight! That is a world-class rig, for sure! :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :cool:
     
  6. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Specialist and Artist Relations for Bergantino Audio Systems
    I'm in on this club. Mine will be here Friday! Woot.
     
  7. U will enjoy it a lot! Welcome!
     
  8. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Specialist and Artist Relations for Bergantino Audio Systems
    Thanks Turlu. How would you compare the SB to, say, our Traynor tuber?

    Also, I'll be running mine on top of my 3015 Kappalite load 215 Dually. I would imagine those two will pair well.
     
  9. Two different beasts altogether. The SB 300 overdrive channel is simply to die for, with tons of great growl in it!!! Both amps are good, but in different departments. Enjoy!
     
  10. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Specialist and Artist Relations for Bergantino Audio Systems
    Hey, this is my first Fender amp. Can someone give me a quick schooling on how the vintage channel with its passive tone stack works? Are 5's across the board considered "flat"? I thought I read something about it depending on the position of the other two knobs (in regards to bass, mid and treble)? Thanks for any help. It gets here tomorrow!
     
  11. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Pretty sure it's more like 2-10-2 for "flat" (bass, mid, treble).
     
  12. The "Vintage Channel" is a passive tone stack that is "cut only". I believe this means that a flat setting is with the bass, mid and treble at 10. (At least that's what the manual says.)

    Channel two is an active tone circuit that has both cut and boost. There is a center detent between 5 and 6 on bass, mid and treble knobs on that channel to indicate a flat setting.
     
  13. Tim1

    Tim1

    Sep 9, 2005
    New Zealand
    There has been a bit of debate on this one on the other thread (Fender Bassman 100T). Tom is right that 2-10-2 should be flat (when is he ever wrong?;) ), ands there are click points on channel two for flat. FreightTrain did some experimenting and to EQ the vintage channel to the same tone as flat on channel two, you might want to have a look at the results on the other thread. Ultimately, of course, use your ears, but I have found that a little bass goes a long way with this circuit and you are right about the setting of one tone control affecting the others on the passive(vintage) channel.
    And welcome to the club, Husky, you should love it. I have owned many tube heads over the years and this is the "one" for me. I also have the 100T but to be honest it just doesn't get out of the house now I have the SB300 - it is relegated to a practice amp. Even on quiet gigs I prefer the feel of power in reserve that the 300 provides. Guess I am just spoilt :hyper:.
     
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  14. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Specialist and Artist Relations for Bergantino Audio Systems
    Nice. Thanks guys. So 2 - bass, 10 - mids, 2 - treble in the vintage is "flat". Very interesting. I hope the vintage side isn't mid shy. I loooove my mids but I'm sure the overdrive side will have plenty to offer. I probably just need to relax and wait until it gets here. :)
     
  15. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    No worries, dude, you're gonna love it! :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :cool:
     
  16. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Specialist and Artist Relations for Bergantino Audio Systems
    Man, I feel like Joe Pesci here....

    Anywho's another Q, you guys that gig yours, what are you using for cases, etc?
     
  17. Tim1

    Tim1

    Sep 9, 2005
    New Zealand
    I had a padded cover made for mine. I like that it is lighter than my old SVT and didn't want to add to the weight with road case.
     
  18. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Specialist and Artist Relations for Bergantino Audio Systems
    Hey guys, just got it and having a bit of a "situation". I can't get any volume out of it before the speakers distort badly. The bias on the tubes are all green. I'm playing active Spector's through it but honestly their output isn't that hot IMO. Any thoughts?

    Edit: Disregard! It was the speaker cable that Fender sent with the amp!
     
  19. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid

    Jul 19, 2009
    turn the bass knob down to like two.. it may be pumping out LOTS of low lows that you speaker can't handle. "flat" on this is something like bass on 2, mids on 8 or 9, treble on 2.
     
  20. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I'd try the speaker cable... :bag:
     
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