Fender Bassman 500 Head ( Pre Owned )
The words Fender Blackface induce instant awe in musicians around the world. The Fender Bassman 500 bass amplifier is carrying that tradition forward. The tube front end of the amp is based on that coveted circuit from the 1960s, but with some decidedly modern features built in. Sweetwater bassists know versatility is key, and along with sweet vintage tone, the Bassman 500 has a footswitchable overdrive channel with a modern tone stack, an XLR line-out, and a Class D power amp for keeping the weight down. Get your vintage on with the Fender Bassmann 500 head.
Fender Bassman 500 Head Bass Amplifier at a Glance:
- Classic look and tone with the Blackface design
- Tube clean and overdrive channels for tonal versatility
- Class D power amp keeps the weight down
Classic look and tone with the Blackface design
If you've ever played through a Fender Blackface amplifier, then you either have or want one in your arsenal. The Bassman 500 head clears away all your reasons for not yet taking that plunge. Gone is the high price and unreliability of an older amp, and the modern features give you more versatility. Through the tube preamp you get that pristine and instantly identifiable Blackface tone. Not to mention that the Bassman 500 head's classic Blackface look will be a killer addition to your backline.
Tube clean and overdrive channels for tonal versatility
Love that Blackface tone but need a bit more control to kick that design screaming into the future? How about an added punchy and touch-sensitive tube overdrive channel with an active tone stack? How about deep and bright switches and a parametric mid control for fine-tuning your sound? And if super-grinding is not your thing, then you can dial your clean back with the blend knob. That's right, you can now get what you love about a vintage Fender with a tone that will fit your modern bass playing needs.
Class D power amp keeps the weight down
One common complaint about bass amplifiers is that they're quite literally a pain to move around. Some tube bass amps weigh in at darn near 100 lbs.! With the Fender Bassman 500 head you get all the fabulous tone of the classic old tube Fenders but at a very manageable 16 lbs. and a whopping 500 watts! The Class D power amp design has been proving itself in the industry for some time now, and when mixed with Blackface tube preamp it gives you all the touch sensitivity and warmth you expect - without the added chiropractor bill.
Fender Bassman 500 Head Bass Amplifier Features:
- Bass amp designed in the Blackface style for vintage tone and looks
- Added overdrive channel gives you modern versatility
- Class D power amp brings the weight down
- XLR line-out with level control fine tunes your FOH signal
- Blend control on the drive channel for clarity