Would you rather have a blonde bassman or BF pro reverb?

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  1. GeetarGoul

    GeetarGoul Member

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    I pondering this question. I currently have a couple of 59 bassmans and a 63' bassman. I've been pondering if I might use a BF Pro Reverb more than the blonde bassman I have. I love the 63' bassman I have but hardly use it since I like the 59's more. I plan to use the gear for blues, rock and roots type music with a fairly loud drummer.

    What are your thoughts and experiences? I like having nice gear but not too much. If it isn't regularly being used I usually sell.
     
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    Blues, rock and such with a fairly loud drummer.
     
  4. atomicmassunit

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    I'd go for the Pro Reverb since you have the other bassmans which sound better anyway. The Blondes are a little bland sounding imho.
     
  5. Roe

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    keep the blonde bassman - it's great for hollowbodies. it's the most important amp used by brian setzer, (early) the who, and beatles (guitar and bass).
     
  6. Unburst

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    I'd rather have a Bassman and a Pro Reverb than two Bassmans....
     
  7. Laroosco!

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    You don't know what you want from one day to the next :p
    You get rid of the Z28 yet?
     
  8. GeetarGoul

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    I can't sell the 59's...they are special amps. They sound different from each other too as one has p-10R's and one Q's. Perhaps my perfect amps.

    I'm thinking that the pro might be better sounding than the bassman at lower volumes..true?
     
  9. lannyhall

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    I have a '66 Pro Reverb and a 6G6-B blonde Bassman (Jan 64). I like them both, but to me the Pro Reverb does sound better at lower volumes than the Bassman. But the blonde Bassman shines when it is working hard - volume at 7 or 8. :)
     
  10. smilefan

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    Get the Pro Reverb. It is more flexible. Sounds great
    at all volume levels. Blonde Bassmans need to be pushed
    to sound good, dont have a bunch of headroom, and dont
    have alot of overall volume available if you need it.
    Sound great in their niche, but kind of a one trick pony.

    A BF Pro Reverb will sound great for any music short of
    hard rock/metal, and work excellent in most
    tavern/club/hall situations.
     
  11. Moods

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    One more for the BFPR. After owning waaaay too many Fender amps from the tweeds to the BF's, the Pro gets the knod for my larger Fender uses. Still run a BFDR for most small stuff.

    Very versitile packages that give up nothing to the field unless you are a hard rawker. I just like BF amps better than brown/blonde amps... and I played brown/blonde amps for years exclusively. After 25 years I always wander back to the BF side. My first real amp was a 64 BF Vibrolux Reverb.

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