Dating a fender bassman
We find that some amps have more rationale for mods than others.
One amp to rule them all We need our stuff to perform and adapt to varying environments for practice and gigs, outdoor, indoor, alone or in a band.
Any tube amp player should be aware of the importance of dialing in the sweet spot to achieve sustaining harmonics, tube distortion, rectifier sag and transformer sag, aka. So how do you achieve all this with specific amp not beeing too loud, too low, too muddy, too clean or too brittle? New peace of gear rarely brings anything new to the table. You want something else, either less, more or differently out of your amp and you don’t want to buy another amp.
We play many gigs with smaller amps such as Princeton Reverbs or Deluxe Reverbs, and most times we enjoy cranking these low wattage amps.
Our usual drummer is a careful and steady drummer who does not play awfully loud like some punk rock drummers.
Our amp section contains information about vintage Fender amps from the blackface and silverface era between 19.
But if your amp is a mint vintage peace of gear with high collector value, be careful and think through what you do.Modding collector amps will most likely ruin the amp’s value – in this case it’s more affordable to sell it and rather get the a player’s amp.
Why not just get another original amp with the characteristics you desire?Or perhaps a 1×12″ or 1×15″ extension cabinet We are the kind of people who like to feel the guitar in our pant legs.We want hear the beautiful soul from our closely selected bouteeqe speakers and not from the monitors.The poor Princeton Reverb even had an upgrade 10″ speaker but still couldn’t cut through the mix.The whole day after we regretted not bringing a bigger amp, either a Vibrolux or Pro Reverb.Clean amps will be hot-rodded, crunchy and sweet amps will be cleaned and tightened up.