1962 Fender Bassman 6G6B Blonde Brownface Vintage Piggyback Tube Amp Oxford 12M6

1962 Fender Bassman 6G6B Blonde Brownface Vintage Piggyback Tube Amp Oxford 12M6
1962 Fender Bassman 6G6B Blonde Brownface Vintage Piggyback Tube Amp Oxford 12M6
1962 Fender Bassman 6G6B Blonde Brownface Vintage Piggyback Tube Amp Oxford 12M6
1962 Fender Bassman 6G6B Blonde Brownface Vintage Piggyback Tube Amp Oxford 12M6
1962 Fender Bassman 6G6B Blonde Brownface Vintage Piggyback Tube Amp Oxford 12M6
1962 Fender Bassman 6G6B Blonde Brownface Vintage Piggyback Tube Amp Oxford 12M6
1962 Fender Bassman 6G6B Blonde Brownface Vintage Piggyback Tube Amp Oxford 12M6
1962 Fender Bassman 6G6B Blonde Brownface Vintage Piggyback Tube Amp Oxford 12M6
1962 Fender Bassman 6G6B Blonde Brownface Vintage Piggyback Tube Amp Oxford 12M6
1962 Fender Bassman 6G6B Blonde Brownface Vintage Piggyback Tube Amp Oxford 12M6
1962 Fender Bassman 6G6B Blonde Brownface Vintage Piggyback Tube Amp Oxford 12M6
1962 Fender Bassman 6G6B Blonde Brownface Vintage Piggyback Tube Amp Oxford 12M6

1962 Fender Bassman 6G6B Blonde Brownface Vintage Piggyback Tube Amp Oxford 12M6
Up for sale, a 1962 Fender Bassman in excellent condition and in perfect working order. An early iteration of the "Piggyback" version of this amplifier with rough blonde tolex and oxblood grillcloth, this Brownface Bassman drives two vintage General Electric 6L6GC power tubes for 40 powerful watts of pure tube goodness. Like the Tweed amps that preceded it, the Brownface circuits respond well to picking dynamics with Fender's hi-fi, glassy clean tones. The EQ controls have a huge range and after around 5 on the volume dial the amp cascades into very rich tube overdrive that compresses noticeably and sounds great. It's the kind of natural tube saturation that only comes from pushing a well designed Fender circuit to its limit. A Pre-CBS Fender Blonde Bassman was used on more Beatles recording sessions than the Vox AC30, was a particular favorite of Pete Townshend, and has become the amp forever linked with Brian Setzer's classic Rockabilly tones. It's hard to beat the Bassman for a tone that bridges the gap between the warmth and nuance of the Brownface circuits and the shimmery cleans of the Blackface line! The circuit is very original and has been well maintained and recently serviced with fresh filter caps and a modern three-prong power cable.

All of the famed blue Ajax tone caps are intact in the preamp, with stock Stackpole pots, carbon comp resistors, and cloth wire. All of the Schumacher transformers are original with mid 1962 date codes.

The output transformer dates to the 17th week of'62, while the power transformer dates to the 20th week of that year. The tube chart is mostly intact too.

The tube compliment includes a pair of vintage General Electric 6L6GC power tubes that have been properly biased, and the preamp tubes are mostly vintage valves as well from the likes of RCA and General Electric. The speaker cabinet is a rare transitional small box design that has the same dimensions as the 1x12 Tone Ring cab that preceded it, along with the internal "fins" on the back panel and a partial central divider on the original baffle. Fitted with a pair of original Oxford 12M6 speakers, these drivers are an optimal pairing for the 6G6B Bassman circuit.

Cosmetically, this is an excellent and well kept example of one of Fender's most desirable Pre-CBS circuits. Both the head and cabinet retain their original rough blonde tolex and oxblood grillcloth. In terms of hardware, the plastic "dogbone" handle on the head is original, while the handle on the cab is a modern replacement. The original faceplate is intact and quite clean, complete with original white barrel knobs. All other hardware is 100% stock, with original tilt-back chrome legs and stops, sphinx glides (feet), flat metal Fender logos, nickel corners and piggyback clip bars.

Check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, " and please let us know if we can answer any questions! We use double thick boxes, 1" foam, and industrial 1/2" bubble wrap to assure that your amp arrives safely.

International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. The item "1962 Fender Bassman 6G6B Blonde Brownface Vintage Piggyback Tube Amp Oxford 12M6" is in sale since Saturday, March 3, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers".

The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.


1962 Fender Bassman 6G6B Blonde Brownface Vintage Piggyback Tube Amp Oxford 12M6


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