Vintage 1961 Fender Bassman 50W 1x12 Tube Piggyback Amp 6G6


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A vintage 1961 blonde Fender Bassman piggyback amp in great cosmetic condition. This is the rare original 6G6 circuit paired the orignal 1x12 'Tone Ring' cabinet. The 6G6 Bassman was only produced for a brief period in 1961. This example is clean and original where it counts. It also includes the rare original speaker cord and extremely rare original Victoria canvas slip covers.

When we purchased this amp, it had already received a full 're-cap' some years earlier, with nearly every capacitor having been replaced. While the amp functioned fine, we didn't find the repair work to be up to our standard of quality, so we opted to replace the non-original caps with modern, high-quality parts. All non-original signal caps were replaced with Mallory 150s or Silver Mica caps. Power supply filter caps were replaced with F&T electrolytics. Aside from the capacitors and the modern AC cord, all other electrical components appear to be original.

The 6G6 circuit is highly sought-after for its unique, crunchy overdrive tone that bridges the gap between the stereotypical "American" and "British" tones. In breakup the amp has plenty of low-mid chunk, while still maintaing the individual note clarity that defines the Fender sound. In addition, the Tone Ring cabinet projects a tremendous amount of low end without the flubbiness often associated with Fender piggyback bottoms. This rare amp will make a great purchase for any serious player, studio or amp collector. It has been cleaned and serviced. It is fully functional and sounds absolutely fantastic.

-Serial #: Head - BP00988, Cabinet - M1209
-Manufacture Date: August of 1961
-Power Output: 50 Watts
-Tubes: 5AR4, 6L6 (2), 12AX7 (4)
-Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass | Volume, Treble, Bass | Presence
-Dimensions: Head - 22" x 9.5" x 8.5", Cabinet - 30'' x 20.5'' x 11.5''
-Weight: 74 lbs

Cosmetics (see phtotos)
-original Tolex
-original grillcloth
-original handles
-original back panels
-original Victoria slip covers
-replacement filter capacitor tray cover
-replacement thumb screws
-many replacement cabinet screws

-original speaker: 12" Oxford 12M6 dated 465130
-original transformers
-original speaker cord
-replacement signal caps (Mallory 150 & Silver Mica)
-replacement electrolytic capacitors (F&T)
-replacement grounded power cord

Why We Love Fender

It's hard to find a name more synonymous with guitars than Fender. Ever since Leo Fender burst onto the scene with his now-iconic Telecaster, Fender guitars have found homes in the hands of brand new guitar players and seasoned rock stars. When the headstock says Fender, you know you're getting a quality instrument.