Boss FBM-1 Fender '59 Bassman Pedal Reviews3.9/5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
If you owned a Bassman back years ago and want to get the closest thing to it, but in a pedal, get this. This is the perfect compliment to a jazz, blues, or classic rock guitar rig.
May 3, 2013Music Background:
Bassman PedalI play a Tele and a fretless Precision, Chicago blues only.This pedal makes any amp sound great to me. I have one for each instrument. Vintage tones for guitar or bass.
from Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
November 19, 2009Music Background:
Intermediate-Blues, Vintage R&R
Nice PedalVery nice vintage tone. Built like a tank like most BOSS pedals. Good sound with tweaking controls on box and amp. I run through a Epiphone Blues Custom 30 all tube amp with Stratocaster and Epi. Wildkat. Very sweet tone. But although it is not an original '59 Bassman, But it is just a small box. What's not to like!! It will make any small tube amp SING! Not for METAL music..
from Ssan Jose, Ca
June 10, 2009Music Background:
Pro musician, recording engineer
The Best Way to Character your AmpThis is a great pedal overall. Use it to character your amp, not drive it. The overdrive to me sounds a bit muddy.
I own a a 59' Bassman Reissue and a Epiphone Valve Jr.
For some small club gigs, I use the bassman. When i do bigger shows, i actually use the Valve JR.
the FBM-1 is great because it allows me to character my Valve Jr. to sound very similar to my bassman. Then i use a boss Blues Driver to actually drive in my leads.
here is my pedal set up
FBM-1-->BD2-->Danelectro Reel Echo-->PT-13 tuner
The FBM-1 will definitely get you close to the sound of a real Bassman, you just need to learn to EQ it and you will be fine.
August 14, 2007Music Background:
a great stompbox!My old tubescreamer is retiring after I used the 59 bassman stompbox for the first time. It's really the
best stompbox I've ever heard. All my guitars sound better with it ,especially my old Gibson 335.!
Eddie Lee Funn
from Central Iowa
April 25, 2007Music Background:
Rockabilly, blues, rock and jazz cover guitarist
Bassman, anyone?Without an original amp to directly compare it to, this pedal nonetheless has excellent tone and capabilities. I use it in conjunction with a Boss Blues Driver to give 4 distinct tone structures with my Marshall JCM900 amp: Marshall clean, Marshall distortion, BD tones and the FBM. This gives me plenty of sonic ammo to cover a wide tonal spectrum and plenty of flexibility with my rig.
September 3, 2009Music Background:
DissapointmentI DID NOT like this thing yeah it will color your tone but for metal It's not rite I really think Boss was looking for a quick buck when they came out whit this thing I ended up selling it to get a SansAmp Bass driver (the 3 channel one)I bought this for bass and hands down the bass driver takes it home
all in all if your buying this for bass....save yourself some time and a headache and get a sansamp
their worth there weight in gold,Platnium, and silver