1966 Fender Bassman Blackface Piggyback Vintage Tube Amplifier Head AB165

1966 Fender Bassman Blackface Piggyback Vintage Tube Amplifier Head AB165

1966 Fender Bassman Blackface Piggyback Vintage Tube Amplifier Head AB165

1966 Fender Bassman Blackface Piggyback Vintage Tube Amplifier Head AB165

1966 Fender Bassman Blackface Piggyback Vintage Tube Amplifier Head AB165

1966 Fender Bassman Blackface Piggyback Vintage Tube Amplifier Head AB165

1966 Fender Bassman Blackface Piggyback Vintage Tube Amplifier Head AB165

1966 Fender Bassman Blackface Piggyback Vintage Tube Amplifier Head AB165

1966 Fender Bassman Blackface Piggyback Vintage Tube Amplifier Head AB165

1966 Fender Bassman Blackface Piggyback Vintage Tube Amplifier Head AB165

1966 Fender Bassman Blackface Piggyback Vintage Tube Amplifier Head AB165

1966 Fender Bassman Blackface Piggyback Vintage Tube Amplifier Head AB165

1966 Fender Bassman Blackface Piggyback Vintage Tube Amplifier Head AB165

Up for sale, a 1966 Fender Bassman tube amplifier head in excellent condition and in good working order. Recently serviced and complete with a pair of Wing C Svetlana power tubes, this Bassman is very clean and works exactly as intended with the AB165 circuit. Tonally, this amp delivers the rich and powerful tones associated with the Blackface sound, and the cleans are robust and detailed. Pushing the amp past around 5 on the Volume dial of either channel begins to coax shades of overdrive out of the circuit, with moderate compression and plenty of crunch and bite when you dime the amp out. Perfect for guitar or bass, this amp truly excels when delivering sweet, sparkling cleans. The circuit is very original with stock Schumacher transformers that date between the 12th and 20th weeks of’66. The power amp has been recapped and the amp features new bypass caps as well, while the preamp retains virtually all of the original blue molded Ajax tone caps that are an essential part of the Blackface sound. The preamp tubes consist of a newer tubes, with a pair of vintage Wing C Svetlana 6L6 power tubes that have been properly biased and sound great. Present inside the head cab, the stock tube chart is mostly intact. While the tube chart touts the “AA” version of the Bassman circuit, the amp is wired for the “AB” configuration, which is extremely common in 1965-66, as the AA circuit was short lived and Fender used up all their remaining tube chart stock. Cosmetically, this amp is very clean as the photos show, with original smooth black tolex and silver sparkle grillcloth. All of the original hardware is present including the chrome piggyback clip bars, chassis straps, handle caps, and sphinx glides. The faceplate is also quite clean with stock witch hat knobs. Check out our shop “Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar, ” and please let us know if we can answer any questions! We use double thick boxes, 1″ foam, and industrial 1/2″ bubble wrap to assure that your amp arrives safely. International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. The item “1966 Fender Bassman Blackface Piggyback Vintage Tube Amplifier Head AB165″ is in sale since Thursday, October 05, 2017. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers”. The seller is “mmguitarbar” and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Brand: Fender
  • Amplifier Type: Head
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Number of Channels: 1
  • Amplifier Technology: Vacuum Tube
  • Model: Bassman AB165
  • Suitable For: Performance
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Impedance (ohms): 4ohm
  • Type: Electric Guitar Amplifier

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