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Bought a '67 bassman today!

m@2

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Hey TGP. Just sharing my latest addition to my amps. (Why can't I say no to a Mid-60's Fender???) This is the cleanest bassman I've owned (and I've had probably 15 over the years...) REALLY clean, I almost thought it was a repro faceplate. Pull the chassis before buying, everything in order... blue caps all there, date stamps, serial number, transformer codes.. Tube chart date stamp puts in in June 1967. whew! I don't get too many closet classic coming across my path. Sounded good, like a bassman should. I will put in some fresh tubes, but was running strong with what he had in there... seller claimed, and it looks to be the original cabinet... i don't think one saw too many bars/smokey rooms... hardly any "bat tan" on the grill cloth... I'll get better pics, but just got her home... here she is!


 
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John Coloccia

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A 67' Bassman? Wow, that's a loooooong amp!
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Seriously, nice score. One of a handful of Fender amps I like. :)
 

Mattbedrock

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I have a '67 as well - A21788. Whenever my hard hitting drummer sees it, he blanches. He can't keep up with the beast. Man, I love my bassman. Welcome to the bunch!
 

panoramic

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I just picked up my 3rd, this one is the best I have ever owned, it's a 66 super clean SUPER clean
 

blackba

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Very nice bassman. My very late '67/early '68 SF bassman is one of the few amps I regret selling.
 

m@2

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I regret selling.
yah, i have been replacing the "ones that got away" the last few years... but I am now getting a little heavy in the bassman/bandmaster category :)
 

Billion81

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Nice score- was this an Ebay buy?

I am hunting a 100watt Bassman to get a Fuchs mod done on- I have one of his 50 watt Bassman ODS mods and it's stunning.

If I can find a blond piggy- I'll keep that stock!!

Mind sharing what you paid?
 

hippiebob

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That one is in great shape! When did Fender switch to the vertical cabs? My 1965 model has the horizontal cabinet.
 

m@2

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vertical "oversized" cabs i THINK were started mid '67... i have one of the "normal" sized from '66, a blonde from '63 and (gasp) 3 of the bigger ones from 67-68... I actually prefer the bigger ones, I like that it gets the sounds up off the stage/floor, and is easier to get to for adjustments, and they are big but not very heavy. I got this off CL, not a steal on the price, but dang it was sooo clean and sounded so good. paid just under a grand for it.
 

panoramic

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Yeah I had one of those cabs, just like that one ans when I finally sold it I lost too much $$$ on it, I like the smaller ones a whole lot more.
 

tmac

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love it! This was my exact setup in 1972 with my first band (with a '65 SG Standard).
It would work just fine today too. :hiP
 

panoramic

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ah man, I got to play this really loudly yesterday for band practice and man am I ever pleased, it's the first amp to really bring my cij jaguar to live for me, at points it got a little violent sounding but I adjusted the treble a wee bit and all was good. what a nice amp this is.
 




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