1967 Fender Bassman Vintage Blackface Piggyback Tube Amp 2×12 AB165 Circuit

1967 Fender Bassman Vintage Blackface Piggyback Tube Amp 2x12 AB165 Circuit

1967 Fender Bassman Vintage Blackface Piggyback Tube Amp 2x12 AB165 Circuit

1967 Fender Bassman Vintage Blackface Piggyback Tube Amp 2x12 AB165 Circuit

1967 Fender Bassman Vintage Blackface Piggyback Tube Amp 2x12 AB165 Circuit

1967 Fender Bassman Vintage Blackface Piggyback Tube Amp 2x12 AB165 Circuit

1967 Fender Bassman Vintage Blackface Piggyback Tube Amp 2x12 AB165 Circuit

1967 Fender Bassman Vintage Blackface Piggyback Tube Amp 2x12 AB165 Circuit

1967 Fender Bassman Vintage Blackface Piggyback Tube Amp 2x12 AB165 Circuit

1967 Fender Bassman Vintage Blackface Piggyback Tube Amp 2x12 AB165 Circuit

1967 Fender Bassman Vintage Blackface Piggyback Tube Amp 2x12 AB165 Circuit

1967 Fender Bassman Vintage Blackface Piggyback Tube Amp 2x12 AB165 Circuit

1967 Fender Bassman Vintage Blackface Piggyback Tube Amp 2x12 AB165 Circuit

Up for sale, a 1967 Fender Bassman head and matching 2×12 cab excellent condition and in perfect working order. This vintage Blackface Fender amp features a well-maintained and very original circuit, with stock transformers and a fresh recap of the power supply. The AB165 circuit delivers clarity, warmth, and headroom, and this Bassman excels at sweet and articulate Fender clean tones with the distinctive punch of the accompanying 2×12 closed-back cabinet design. Once you reach about 5 on the volume dial, the circuit starts to overdrive smoothly and compress a bit, for a raw, thick sound that’s perfect for guitar or bass. It’s a simple and pure vintage Fender “piggyback” head and cab setup that provides a perfect platform for effect pedals, and is ready for stage and studio use. The AB165 circuit retains all of the original Schumacher transformers which date to late’66. The stock CTS pots date to early 1966 as well, while the chassis stamp puts the amp’s manufacture at early’67. The preamp retains the full compliment of original blue molded Ajax caps, as well as a few new smaller bypass and bias caps to ensure optimal operation. The power amp has also been professionally recapped with top-tier F&T capacitors, and the power cable changed to a modern three-prong. On the inside of the head cabinet, the original tube chart is present with a “QD” date stamp which translates to April of 1967. The speaker cab is loaded with a pair of vintage Fender-branded 12 drivers including one Oxford and one Utah made speaker with nearly identical black frames and original blue foil Fender labels on the ceramic magnets. The speakers deliver a bold and smooth sound with ideal punch and top end detail without being overly bright. Cosmetically, this is a clean and well cared for Bassman with original smooth black tolex and silver sparkle grillcloth on both the head and speaker cabinet. There are some expected small scuffs and nicks on the edges of the enclosures, but no serious wear of any kind, and this amp would look great in a studio collection. All of the original hardware is present, including the tilt-back chrome legs, nickel corners, handles, sphinx glides (feet), and Fender logos. The faceplate is also quite clean and complete with original witch hat knobs. There’s a bit of localized patina and light surface rust on the tilt-back legs and bottom corners of the cabinet, but that’s about the extent of any wear. This Bassman is clean, complete, and works exactly as intended for delivering powerful Fender cleans and thick overdriven textures. 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 ensure 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. We do our best to describe all items with honesty and accuracy, but to be sure, please. The item “1967 Fender Bassman Vintage Blackface Piggyback Tube Amp 2×12 AB165 Circuit” is in sale since Thursday, January 23, 2020. 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.
  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Number of Speakers: 2
  • Model: Bassman
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Impedance: 4 Ohms
  • Amplifier Technology: Vacuum Tube
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Amplifier Type: Stack
  • Brand: Fender
  • Suitable For: Performance

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