Boss FBM-1 Fender '59 Bassman

Guitar Effects Amplifier Modeling Pedal with Fender '59 Bassman Model
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Boss FBM-1 Fender \'59 Bassman image 1
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A Must-have Bassman - in a Stompbox!

The BOSS FBM-1 offers up classic Fender Bassman tone in one rugged little stompbox. The Bassman was the world's first bass amplifier, and it quickly gained favor with guitarists of the day for its unique tonal abilities. In fact, it's still a popular pick. Designed in collaboration with Fender, the FBM-1 faithfully re-creates that flavor and feel of a classic '59 Bassman amp. So, grab the tone of one of the most sought-after amps in history (for just a fraction of the price) with the BOSS FBM-1.

BOSS FBM-1 Fender '59 Bassman Effects Pedal at a Glance:

  • Classic Fender '59 Bassman tone in a stompbox

  • Great as a pre-gain pedal for Fender tonal color
Classic Fender '59 Bassman tone in a stompbox

The Fender '59 Bassman is far and away one of the classic amps, and having that sought-after tone in a stompbox is truly a marvel. Created as a bass amp, guitarists quickly latched onto the Bassman for its beefy tones. From chunky rhythm tones to smooth solos, the FBM-1 faithfully delivers the sound and response of the Bassman.

Great as a pre-gain pedal for Fender tonal color

The coolest thing about the FBM-1 is that it can work with any amp to add Fender color to your tone. No matter what you play through, the FBM-1 will deliver a touch of the Bassman sound to your signal. Plus, the Bright In input can be used to create a brighter tone, similar to the original Bassman.

BOSS FBM-1 Fender '59 Bassman Effects Pedal Features:

  • Re-creates the legendary tone of the 1959 Fender Bassman amp

  • Additional Bright In provides a brighter sound, similar to the original Bassman
  • Presence, Treble, Mid, and Bass EQ controls
  • Perfect pre-gain pedal for adding or retaining Fender tone color
The BOSS FBM-1 puts a classic amp into a handy, affordable stompbox!

Additional Media

BOSS FBM-1 Owners Manual

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Fender Bassman Emulation
Inputs 2 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Batteries 1 x 9V
Height 2.4"
Width 2.9"
Depth 5.1"
Weight 1 lbs.
Power Supply Included No
Manufacturer Part Number FBM-1

Customer Reviews

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I wasn't expecting to be blown away but this pedal sounds great with my Blues Junior Amp. It sounds like a mini Bassman amp.

Awesome tone!

Great with my Mesa Boogie to push the crunch channel or with my Bogner Line 6 HD100 Valve amp to use it as my distortion along with my Seymour Duncan 805...GREAT TONE!!!
Music background: Session and live praise and worship musician


I'm not a pedal person. Over the years, I've accumulated a dozen or so, but prefer whatever tone a good amp can provide. The Bassman (and the Deluxe Reverb) are exceptional. With the Bassman, you can dial in as much or as little flavor as you'd like, and adds a "middle" tone control to any amp. The gain goes from nothing to more than I would ever use. Add the Bassman to any amp and it sounds as rich as a Bassman. It is phenomenal with a Princeton Reverb.
Music background: Now performing at the newly remodeled living room for 50 years.

Boss FBM-1 Fender '59 Bassman Pedal

This is an under advertised pedal by Boss. It will make any amp sound good and if it is a really good amp it will sound great. I have used it with a Quilter, Cube, Hughes & Kettner and a Fender DeVille 4x10. No matter how good your amp sounds this pedal will make it sound better, sweeter and more refined. Boss needs to let people know about this pedal.
Music background: Songwriter, musician, performer along with recording.

Bassman Pedal

I 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.
Music background: Pro,hobbyist,etc.

Sweetwater Advice

Carson McClain

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.
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