Fender ’59 Bassman Reissue LTD: Bassist Plays Guitar Through A Real Guitarist’s Bass Amp

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The confusingly-named Fender Bassman has long been a favorite of guitarists seeking an amp that’s loud, clean, and full-bodied. Does the latest incarnation -…

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Has anyone ever played a bass guitar through this amp?

Written By christopher welch on December 12th, 2013 @ 8:29 am

awesome man boobs

Written By fyrcrack1 on December 12th, 2013 @ 8:46 am

Gear wire, please try to do some decent demos in the future.

Written By Benjamin Jayko on December 12th, 2013 @ 9:18 am

Mike Dirnt plays the modern Fender Bassman pro, which is an entirely
different amp. The only thing these two amps really share is that both are
made by Fender and they have the “bassman” name. The 59 bassman was what
the Marshall JTM 45 was based upon.

Written By Alva Goldbook on December 12th, 2013 @ 10:03 am

Mike dirnt and pete wentz play bass out of one.

Written By calgmail on December 12th, 2013 @ 10:21 am

Because the 1959 Bassman was buildt for guitars? Anyway, I know of one
person who play bass through his Bassman ’59 LTD, but not very loud because
that will kill the amp. It started out as a bassamp back in the early 50s
(it was buildt to be played with the Fender Precision bass), but ended up
as a amp for guitar. Great amp!

Written By IHIKML on December 12th, 2013 @ 11:05 am

Some demoes are great!! This is not one of them….

Written By IHIKML on December 12th, 2013 @ 11:10 am

Fucking nailed the peppers

Written By alex bamvye on December 12th, 2013 @ 11:18 am

turn that shit up man crank it like buddy guy

Written By wisesatyr72 on December 12th, 2013 @ 11:22 am

Because there isn’t a bass player that actually uses ones? I don’t know of
anyone who does. Fender might have designed it for bass, but guitar players
took to it more.

Written By rcoveyduc on December 12th, 2013 @ 11:25 am

Get a wire cutter you fucking douche! Gearwire always manages to produce
the shittiest demos! Congrats on ur moobies!

Written By bluesboynate on December 12th, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

@gwugluud like dog shit thats why it sounds good with guitar

Written By stbreal on December 12th, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

U lika da cock??????? How’d I do?

Written By bluesboynate on December 12th, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

@PF1964 1. Take volume/gain control(s)… 2. Turn them very far
clockwise… 3. Buy hearing protection ASAP.

Written By yobhsiFehT on December 12th, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

Yeah, so friggin’ stupid. I guess they don’t want bass players to buy it.

Written By TotallyNuss on December 12th, 2013 @ 1:54 pm


Written By Foxayo on December 12th, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

@Myola92 TOO FUNNY!!

Written By koolhandvuk on December 12th, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

Great review, too bad you couldn’t crank it up

Written By anvil777 on December 12th, 2013 @ 3:06 pm

well this is a very versatila amp. And this goes to twelve (one louder)!

Written By Marco Pesenti on December 12th, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

Hopping strings = very funny haha! I love the sound. Round and full with
strat neck pickup. I bought my Peavey classic 30 looking for this sound
among others. Not quite there yet…But close.

Written By pacingBlue on December 12th, 2013 @ 3:28 pm

i dont wanna hear guitar through these bass amps!!!! why does NOT ONE
person play bass through one of these bassamps

Written By rickenbacker40011 on December 12th, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

Cut your strings!!

Written By DontOrderTheSoup on December 12th, 2013 @ 4:46 pm

@SiKxBlAzEr If you’re referring to the fuse, don’t touch it! =S

Written By yobhsiFehT on December 12th, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

Damn man, cut those strings

Written By CreamyCommotion on December 12th, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

fuck all you negative people.

Written By Kyle Ignaitis on December 12th, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

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