Fender '59 Bassman LTD 45-watt 4x10" Tube Combo Amp

45-watt 2-channel All-tube 4x10" Guitar Combo Amplifier
Fender \'59 Bassman LTD 45-watt 4x10
Fender \'59 Bassman LTD 45-watt 4x10

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Fender '59 Bassman LTD 45-watt 4x10" Tube Combo Amp
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A Reissue of the '59 Bassman!

Everyone knows the Fender Bassman is one of the most legendary guitar amps of all time. And with the '59 Bassman LTD, you'll think you've jumped into a time machine and snagged one right out of 1959 - and added a few tweaks for good measure. This vintage reissue is an all-tube 4 x 10" beauty that offers up 45 watts for your gigging and recording pleasure. It's got new U.S.-made GT-6L6-GE output tubes, an original-spec 5AR4 rectifier tube, and improved 12AX7 preamp tubes - all in the name of tone, tone, and more tone. The look you love is here, too, courtesy of a genuine lacquered-tweed covering and a striped oxblood grille cloth. So when it's Bassman you're after, there's no need to bust your budget on an impossible-to-find vintage amp. Please your ears with this '59 Bassman LTD reissue.

Fender '59 Bassman LTD 45-watt Guitar Amplifier Features at a Glance:
  • 45-watt tube guitar amplifier
  • 4 x 10" (Jensen P-10R)
  • 2 channels - normal and bright
  • Chrome control panel
  • Solid finger-jointed pine cabinet
  • New U.S.-made GT-6L6-GE output tubes, improved 12AX7 preamp tubes, original-spec 5AR4 rectifier tube, and internal bias pot (makes it easier to experiment with various output tubes)
  • Fitted cover is included
  • Standby switch
  • Controls include presence, middle, bass, treble, volume (bright channel), and volume (normal channel)
  • Genuine lacquered tweed with striped oxblood grille cloth covering

Get that classic Fender Bassman tone from this vintage reissue: the '59 Bassman LTD!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 45W
Speaker Size 4 x 10"
EQ 3-band
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x 6L6, 1 x 5AR4 (Rectifier)
Inputs 2 x Instrument (Channel 1), 2 x Instrument (Channel 2)
Height 22.37"
Width 23.5"
Depth 10.5"
Weight 53 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 2171000010

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Been wanting one for years.

Over the past few years, I've been doing a lot of reading about amplifiers, mainly vintage, and mainly Fender. I had a Bassman 50 and a Bassman 100 in the '70s, but when Gallien Krueger came out, I jumped on one of those, (which I still have... a 400B amp, with a 4412H cabinet), and sold the Bassmans. In the '80s I moved into the Ashley pre-amp, BGW 750, 2) 2X15 and 1) 4X10 setup... but, I digress. After reading about the history of the Bassman, I was Jonesin' for one, but I don't really have a reason to buy one. Well, who ever needs a reason to buy guitars or amps? I finally broke down and bought one. This thing is every bit as incredible as I had hoped. First of all, it's just a thing of beauty to sit and look at, but when you plug in, it's just sweet. It's so clean and crisp. I've run a Strat, a Telly, an original '72Telly Deluxe, a Casino, and my personal favorite... an LP Junior. They all sound like angels. I added the Boss '63 Reverb pedal, which is merely icing on the cake. I could not be happier with this amp. It's all I had hoped, and more.
Music background: I've been playing since 1970. I was always a bass player who also played guitar. The past few years, I've been playing much more guitar.
5/5

FENDER BASSMAN LTD

FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU TO JOHN GILLESPIE FOR MAKING THE ORDERING PROCESS EASY. I ORDERED THE BASSMAN LTD AND WAS TOLD IT WOULD BE A FEW WEEKS, AS THE AMP WAS BACK-ORDERED. IT ARRIVED A WEEK AHEAD OF TIME; ESSENTIALLY, WITHIN 2 DAYS OF SHIPPING. SWEETWATER IS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW A BUSINESS SHOULD BE RUN. THEY ARE COURTEOUS, PROFESSIONAL, AND ORGANIZED, FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. ON TO THE AMP. I HAVE A FEW AMPS AT HOME THAT ARE REALLY NICE PIECES OF GEAR. AFTER PLAYING THE BASSMAN FOR A WEEK OR SO, ON GIGS(I AM A PROFESSIONAL GUITARIST), I CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING I'VE PLAYED PRIOR TO THIS SOUNDS A LITTLE 'HARSH'. THE PINE CABINET, THE TUBE RECTIFIER, THE JENSEN ALNICO SPEAKERS COALESCE INTO A SOUND THAT IS NATURAL, BREATHY AND ORGANIC. SORT OF LIKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STRAT OR TELE THAT IS FINISHED IN NITRO, AS OPPOSED TO POLYURETHANE. THE BASSMAN IS WHERE IT ALL STARTED!! IT'S A PLATFORM, A CANVAS THAT IS WIDE OPEN. IT'S UTTER SIMPLICITY IS THE COMPELLING FACTOR. I PLAY A WIDE VARIETY OF MUSIC, FROM TRADITIONAL BE-BOP, TO FUSION AND SOUL/R AND B. I'VE USED IT ON SOLO GUITAR GIGS, DUO, TRIO AND QUARTET SETTINGS, AND AM LITERALLY ASTOUNDED AT HOW WELL IT SITS IN A MIX. 50 WATTS IS A MORE THAN ADEQUATE AMOUNT OF VOLUME; THIS THING CAN GET BRUTALLY LOUD IF IT NEEDS TO; AT THE SAME TIME, AT A LOWER VOLUME, THE FULL SOUND OF THE AMP IS PRESENT. THERE ARE A LOT OF OPINIONS ON PCB VS HAND-WIRED, AND ALTHOUGH A VALID POINT OF DISCUSSION, I DON'T THINK THAT A GUITARIST WOULD FIND A BETTER EXAMPLE OF PURE TWEED FENDER TONE, SHORT OF SPENDING AT LEAST TWICE AS MUCH. THE WORKMANSHIP IS FIRST-RATE, THE WEIGHT IS MANAGEABLE, AND THE VARIETY OF SOUNDS OUT OF AN ALLEGEDLY SIMPLE CIRCUIT IS TRULY IMPRESSIVE. IT'S AN AMP THAT ALLOWS A PLAYER'S PERSONALITY TO COME OUT PURE. MANY THANKS TO SWEETWATER; KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
5/5

Great amp. Great service.

The Bassman Ltd is one of the best purchases I've made. I started out using the Bassman setting on my Mustang amp as well on on amplitube. It just has a great tone to it. I finally decided to spend the money on the real thing to record and gig with. It sounds amazing and has a ton of power. Sweetwater's 24 month no interest option was perfect for me and made it possible for me to get it. They always have awesome service and always call to follow up on your order. I absolutely recommend the Bassman amp as well as taking advantage of Sweetwaters great financing option.
Music background: Christian rock band vocalist/guitarist.
5/5

Nice Nice Amp

Really wasn't expecting this to be such a rocker! I was just looking for a grittier version of a super reverb.. This beauty with a couple choice overdrives and compressor (Wampler Clarcksdale, Fulltone OCD, Wampler Ego Comp) will scream. Just like your old school rock amps you crave.. The cleans are superb.. I am ABY'n it with a super reverb 65 RI. Overkill I know.. But bad to the bone. I always wanted this amp. The only regret I have is not getting one sooner. The speakers are still breaking in. So I look for it to really open up.. Soon... For I have been playing my strats through this and my LP's non stop... Once again Forrest Powell does my GAS addiction justice... Thanks man!!! You know I'll talk to you soon!!!!
Music background: Hobbyist.... Modern day Tom Sellek.... Guitar junkie
5/5

What a great amp!!!!

Man,...I LOVE this amp! Words just can't describe how wonderful the tone is coming from the '59 Fender Bassman LTD Vintage Reissue amp. This is the ULTIMATE Fender guitar amp in my opinion,and it's a big step up from the Hot Rod series amps,...which are still a good line of amps,...but this thing? It's great! I'm not saying the Hot Rod series amps are bad,...I have a Hot Rod Deluxe III and still use it from time to time,...but I like my new '59 Bassman LTD Vintage Reissue amp a LOT better,...and those four 10" Jensen P10R speakers are the reason why! Not only that,but my Bassman has a slightly warmer,bluesier tone than my HRDlx III,which sounds harsh in comparison. When i ordered my Bassman,I was told it would not arrive until July 7th of this year because of a shipping delay,...it came a week after I ordered it. Thank you,Fender,...and THANK YOU Sweetwater for your great customer service! I highly recommend this amp,and i HIGHLY recommend Sweetwater for their outstanding customer service!
Music background: Beginner/amateur musician
See also: Combo Amps, Fender, Fender Guitar Combo Amps