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Value of a 1971 Bassman 100

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rockinrayduke, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Henderson, NV
    Email from a friend of mine concerning his amp, wanted to see what you guys can tell me.

    It is a 1971 Bassman 100 Amp (according to the schematic all the inspections were in 1971)

    CBS Musical Instruments Model # CFA 7100

    The Cabinet has four (4) 12” set 1 each at top, bottom, left and right mounted at approx. 45 degree angle each.

    Cabinet Serial number is 7712

    The 6L-6’s are all RCAs, so I assume they have been swapped out.
  2. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Henderson, NV
    About how much do you think this might be worth?
  3. ...they don't make em anymore... :p
  4. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    The only value the box has is as a vintage curiosity...those boxes were atrocious.

    The head I've seen from $300 for "well used" to $600 or so for pristine.
  5. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    Very subjective. Some love the head and cab, some hate. I used to have the head. I liked my '67 50 watt Bassman head better. I've played through the cab and agree with the previous threads on here that it's not the best, IMO. :cool:
  6. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I'm with him. Somebody had one of the cabs listed forever on CL around here. He had dropped it to $75 I think and I'm not sure if he ever sold it. But I agree with bob on the price for the head.
  7. toobalicious


    May 6, 2008
    triad, nc
    it is *my* opinion that the heads are freakin' awesome. not a fan of the 4x12 cabs, as seems to be the popular opinion. most of the internal volume isnt available as airspace for the drivers, and the baffles are literally glued together. my bassman 100 came (to me anyway) with the v.t. bassman cab--- 2x15 with square-magnet cts drivers. marginally to substantially better, and still not that great. but put the head into a "real" cabinet and fall in love again. 100 watts is plenty if you do the right things with them.
  8. toobalicious


    May 6, 2008
    triad, nc
    p.s. i traded into mine by even-swapping for a peavey TKO back in '92 or so... did i ever come out ahead on that deal!
  9. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    irrespective of its value as a bass amp, a silverface Bassman 100 head is a guitarist's dream ...presuming that guitarist isn't going for a massively grindy modern hi-gain/overdriven sound. Clean but thick/phat gooeyness for days.