NAD: 1961 Fender Bassman

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by Tony65x55, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    63
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    This G6G Bassman has been around the block. New caps - new tubes, mostly vintage - and she sound like a dream. And she's good for another 60 years of rock and roll. I hope I am.

    I am actually trying to make myself SELL some gear but I simply couldn't pass up another Grail amp.

    I hope you like her.

    Bassman .jpg Bassman Guts.jpg Bassman label.jpg
     
  2. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
  3. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Age:
    66
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    NICE ONE Buddy. Would love to hear your 58 Junior plugged in to it.
     
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  4. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Were you lucky enough to get the cab with it?
     
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  5. cowmoo

    cowmoo Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2011
    North Wales
    Tube rectifier?
     
  6. cowmoo

    cowmoo Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2011
    North Wales
    D’oh, says so right on the label!
     
  7. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    63
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    I haven't tried it yet. I'll let you know...haha. Still messing with speakers.
     
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  8. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    63
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Sadly, no. The cab is a mess too. Electrical and audio are perfect but the cab has been ridden hard and put away wet. Funny though, the faceplate and logo barely have a scratch.

    I'm thinking maybe a 2x10" combo? 1x12"? No point in having it if you aren'y gigging it!
     
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  9. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    63
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Yep, the 1961 was the only model of Blonde Bassman with a tube rectifier. The 62 and 63 were solid state rectifiers to get more volume, firmer bass and more headroom. The amp is appreciably quieter than my 65 and 68 Bassmans. That's good, these days Princetons are the go-to and the Deluxe Reverbs are my bigger stage amps. This Bassman isn't appreciably louder than a DR.

    Sounds dreamy!
     
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  10. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
  11. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    As you said: Grail amp!
    Yummy!
     
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  12. MKunie

    MKunie Synchromatic

    670
    Feb 8, 2012
    Vegas,USA
    WOW! Just WOW!
     
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  13. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Lovely, congrats!
     
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  14. O Riley

    O Riley Gretschie

    388
    Jun 2, 2018
    Sunny California
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    ~ Very, Very, Nice! ~
     
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  15. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
    53
    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
  16. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Synchromatic

    600
    Mar 20, 2010
    Michigan
    Love it, I sold my Blonde Bassman to buy a 1968 Super Bassman. I miss that amp, it was a workhorse, and worked well with my acoustic with a pickup, but my buddies convinced me that I needed more power. When I sold that amp, I bought a 1968 Super Bassman from Cub Coda (Brownsville Station) when I was 16. I did not get the cab, after having new caps, resisters, and tubes installed it worked well, but did not have the sound of the Blonde Bassman. The sound, oh that sound...such great memories.
     
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  17. Outlaw

    Outlaw Gretschie

    499
    Jul 13, 2011
    UK
    Thats the one!!
     
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  18. swivel

    swivel Synchromatic

    713
    May 13, 2018
    PNW
    another wow!
     
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  19. dankas11

    dankas11 Country Gent

    Age:
    48
    Jul 6, 2014
    Croatia
    my dream amp!
     
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  20. Lionpotato

    Lionpotato Gretschie

    340
    Oct 10, 2018
    Upland
    I just drooled on my phone....that is a beautiful specimen.
     
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