Modern Twist on Classic Fender in Mobile Combo
The Fender Bassbreaker series captures the essence of classic fender in a modern design. Modern Fender amps have become somewhat of an industry standard for guitarists who need a good combo amp that can get to the volumes they need it to, while sounding great and remaining mobile. This is the combo version of the 45 watt head, which might be preferable to some guitarists who move around a lot and need an all in one amp rather than lugging around both a head and cabinet. This amp utilizes a special output knob that controls the amount of wattage the amp is utilizing, allowing you to go anywhere from 1 to 45 watts which means you can play gigs and bedroom sessions all the same and still sound great. Not bothering your household members or neighbors is also a massive plus. Flexibility and versatile sounds are all packed into this box that Fender calls their latest evolution of the '59 Bassman.
- Variable wattage with the output knob
- Three inputs (normal, bright, both)
- 45 Watts
It's not uncommon to see amps that have the option to split your wattage in half to be able to play at lower levels. In fact, it is becoming more and more popular in amps because many guitarists are looking for an all in one solution for gigging, playing at home, and recording in the studio. Being able to split the wattage makes it easier to record something that has your amp cranked when it's at a reasonable volume. However, the Fender Bassbreaker has taken that feature to the next level with the output control. Rather than a typical master volume knob you see on many multi-channel amps, this knob controls precisely how much wattage is being utilized so you can use the channel volumes to better shape your grit sound.
One Channel; Three Inputs
Unlike the 45 watt head version of this amp, the combo only has one channel. It still however has all three input options allowing you to change between bright, normal, or if you want to mix things up, both. The difference between the inputs are rather self explanatory, and using both inputs allows you to blend the two as you please to result in whatever mix you see fit to your style of playing.
Classic Tweed Tone
This is something Fender boasts of, and they have the absolute right to do so. An extremely sought after sound by many guitarists, the tweed sound has been around in recordings since the 50's and really livens up when you crank it. This is quite possibly one of the easiest and simplest way to achieve such sounds.
The Fender Bassbreaker 45 combo is simply one of the best ways to get your Fender fix while retaining modern, more realistic features for today's guitarists. Check it out!
- 45 watts
- 3 12AX7 preamp tubes, 2 EL34 power tubes
- Normal, bright, and both inputs
- Output level
- Bass, middle, treble, and prescence controls
- On and standby switches
- Normal and bright levels
- Selectable impedance for 4, 8, or 16 ohms
- Controls: Volume Normal, Volume Bright, Output, Bass, Middle, Treble, Presence
- Channels: One
- Inputs: Three - Normal, Bright, Both
- Speaker jack: Main speaker jack disconnects internal speaker to allow the amp’s 1/4” output to be used with external speaker enclosures. Impedance select switch can be set to 4, 8 or 16 ohms.
Two - 12" Celestion® G12V-70
Speaker wattage: 140 Watts
- Cabinet material: 7-ply 3/4" Meranti plywood
- Covering: Gray Tweed
- Grille cloth: Black
- Amplifier jewel: White Jewel
- Front panel: Black
- Handle: Black Leather Handle
- Total impedence: 4, 8, or 16 ohms
- Preamp tubes: 3 x 12AX7
- Power tubes: 2 X EL34
22" x 8.5" x 46.22" (W x L x H)
- 55 lbs.