A rare and interesting 1965 Transitional "Tuxedo" Bassman 6g6-B in exceptional cosmetic condition. Aside from one small hole drilled in the back of the chassis and a few minor tolex scuffs, this amp is all original and very clean. Like a lot of transitional Fender amps, this one has some dating anomolies. The chassis dates to mid to late 1964. The tube chart and speakers date the amp to the 2nd half of 1965. Our feeling is that the completed chassis sat on a shelf at Fender for a year or so until it was eventually mated with a cab and sold after CBS took over and started cleaning house.
The 6G6-B circuit is highly sought-after, not only for its associations with Brian Setzer, but 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. 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 - BP11363, Cabinet - M58717
-Manufacture Date: November of 1965
-Power Output: 50 Watts
-Tubes: 6L6 (2), 12AX7 (4)
-Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass | Volume, Treble, Bass | Presence
-Dimensions: Head - 8" x 22" x 9", Cabinet - 21'' x 30'' x 11.5''
-Weight: 80 lbs
Cosmetics (see phtotos)
-original back panels
-one small hole (1/4") drilled in rear chassis (see photos)
-original speakers 2 12" Jensen C12N dated 220538
-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.