Fender Bassbreaker 45 - 45-watt Tube Head

45W Tube Amp Head with '59 Bassman Circuit, Variable Wattage Knob, Normal and Bright Inputs, and Class AB Power
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The Amp Circuit That Started It All

With an eye to the past while still looking forward, Fender's Bassbreaker series puts classic tones at your fingertips, with a few twists to offer up a wider palette. The Bassbreaker 45 guitar combo amp gets its voice from a '59 Bassman-style preamp and 45 watts from an EL34 power section. The variable-wattage knob lets you choose your power from 45 watts down to 1 watt. With the Bassbreaker 45, you'll bridge the Atlantic with a decidedly British take on Fender tone.

Fender Bassbreaker 45 Electric Guitar Amplifier Head at a Glance:
  • Crossing the pond
  • Customize your wattage
  • Onboard additions
Crossing the pond

Many iconic British amps were based on early Fenders, so it's fitting that the Bassbreaker 45 harkens back to these classic designs. The Bassbreaker 45's EL34-based, Class AB power section is the secret to crossing the American/British sound barriers. When cranked, it exudes full-bodied Class AB style with harmonically rich EL34 tones.

Customize your wattage

Forty-five watts is often ideal for when you really need to get above your band but still need the amp to break up just right. And it offers plenty of headroom for working well with pedals. Is 45 watts too much? The Bassbreaker 45's variable wattage control dials in the exact amount of breakup or headroom you need from gig to gig, performance to session. You'll always be able to push your Bassbreaker 45 into its sweet spot.

Onboard additions

In addition to the normal and bright inputs found on amps with this circuit, Fender added a Both input to make the Bassbreaker 45 even more versatile. That way each channel can be used for its own identifiable tones. Or you can bridge them together and take advantage of even more tonal shaping. By cranking one input or the other you can determine which frequency range the overdrive will hit.

Fender Bassbreaker 45 Electric Guitar Amplifier Head Features:
  • 45-watt tube Combo amp with a British flavor
  • '59 Bassman preamp circuit
  • Normal and bright inputs can be used separately or bridged
  • Class AB, EL34 power section adds chime and body
  • 45 watts of power has enough power for any gig
  • Variable wattage selector goes from 45 watts to 1 watt
The Bassbreaker 45 Guitar Amplifier Head delivers British and American tones in a package that's perfect for any stage.

Additional Media

Guitar Amp Buying Guide
Fender Bassbreaker 45 Tube Amp Head Demo by Sweetwater

Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 45W, variable down to 1W
EQ 3-band EQ
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x EL34
Inputs 1 x 1/4" (normal), 1 x 1/4" (bright), 1 x 1/4" (both)
Outputs 2 x 1/4" (4 ohm minimum)
Height 10.75"
Width 26.22"
Depth 10.5"
Weight 32 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 2266000000

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Bassbreaker 45 - 45-watt Tube Head

WOW! This amp Caught Me By Suprise! This is not your normal Fender Amp! It Is A Cross Between A Bassman And a JTM 45! It Cleans Up Very Nice, But Also Can Overdrive Like A Madman! Takes Pedals Well And Has A Great Touch Sensitivity! Very Responsive Amp! This Amp Can Be Used To Play Country Rock, Blues, Jazz, Very Versitale! Don't take anyones word for it yea or nay, Try It Yourself! I Think This Is One of the best thing Fender has come out with in a long time! I like the fact that there is no reverb or effects loop! Great Signal Path! Killer tone And Natural Sustain! 5 stars!!!
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