Marshall VS Bassman!

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by MKunie, Oct 28, 2021.

  1. MKunie

    MKunie Country Gent

    Feb 8, 2012
    Well I have only 2 amps, a 59 bassman RI I had around 5 years retubed and setup by a pro and a Marshall DSL40CR around 3 months, Am I totally crazy for loving the Marshall more? I mean the Bassman is nice in a way, but the Marshall is around 1/2 the price and does a lot more and sounds better to my ears! I am totally amazed by what Marshall did here. Just a rant!
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  2. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Marshall based his first amps on a Bassman. Just a thought to ponder.
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  3. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Yes, with whatever parts were available in England.
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  4. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Higher gain preamp, different speakers and a few other small differences and voila - JTM45.
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  5. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    yeah fully agree - I'd take most Marshall tube amps over a Bassman any day :D
    I swapped a Twin Reverb for a JCM800 years ago.
    Was happy to ditch the Fender :)
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  6. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nothing wrong with that, like waxhead i sold a silver face bassman head for a jcm800 and never regretted it.

    Have been looking at fender amps again recently but keep coming back to Marshalls, for cleans i'd actaully take a vox over a fender, for what i play off course.

    Nothing wrong with fenders and i do love both tweed and BF tones but for the money there are just too many other options out there for less.
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  7. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    Shoot, i have three Marshalls, no Bassman, but i got a Twin....
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  8. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    You pay a lot for the fender name imo.
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  9. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Good to hear that you like the Marshall.

    Wife saw an email to me and asked if I'd ordered another amp. I didn't order one but am thinking I need a Marshall in the stable. To bad my music area isn't larger.

    Enjoy both your amps.
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  10. slickfaster

    slickfaster Country Gent

    Dec 29, 2009
  11. BuddyHollywood

    BuddyHollywood Gretschie

    Sep 11, 2009
    Venice, CA
  12. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
    I never could get into the Tweed Bassman reissue, had 2. So I'm not surprised really.
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  13. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Guess that I've always liked the Gretsch/Marshall combination.

    I would like to try one of those Marshalls out. I'm betting that I would love it.

    Enjoy it.
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  14. Rusty Silver

    Rusty Silver Synchromatic

    Well, I can only say that years ago I've played three times through a Fender Bassman and it's the best clean sound I ever found. Now I don't remember well, but I think there's not a "dirty" channel or a "gain" setting knob right? If i'm right this could be an important difference (and a reason of choice) between the two amps...
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  15. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA

    Bassbreaker Series

    The late-'50s tweed-covered Fender Bassman is often called the grandfather of all guitar amps...

    ...New Bassbreaker Series guitar amplifiers continue that fascinating lineage with yet another sound and style, a kind of "parallel evolution" in which time-honored Fender amp DNA results in a satisfyingly dirtier tone that evokes the dawn of hard rock.

    The new series takes the 45-watt 1959 Bassman design and breaks it with features including the early Fender block-letter logo, black tweed covering, and refined pointer knobs plus power tubes hinting at the U.K. amps
    (e.g. Marshall) that "borrowed" Fender circuits in the 1960s. The sound is one of pure and unadulterated tube greatness.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2021
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  16. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    Total War again... pictures bombing noooMercy.

    But there is one introductary (i dont know of this word really exist) : are we in the overdrived territory ?
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