Fender 59 Bassman Valve Guitar Amp, Lacquered Tweed

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  • 50 watts of smooth Fender valves!
  • Original spec 5AR4 rectifier tube
  • Two GT-6L6 Groove Tube output tubes
  • Three improved 12AX7 preamp tubes

Fender 59 Bassman Valve Guitar Amp, Lacquered Tweed


The 50s Fender Bassman was the pro bassist's answer to amplifying a great new invention: the Fender Precision Bass guitar. This powerful 50-watt rig could easily compete with the common instrumentation of the day: horns, piano, four-piece drum kit with calfskin heads, and maybe even an electric guitar through a nice, new 10-watt amp! By the 60s and 70s, the original all-tube 'Tweed' 4x10 Bassman was popular with rock, country and blues guitarists as a reliably great-sounding and easy-to-use guitar amp. Even some emerging British amp designers of the day copied its circuitry for use in their most celebrated designs.

Due to the manufacture of these amps which are hard wired with specific UK plugs fitted, they are for sale in the UK only

Product Ref: 0175

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In the 1990s, Fender released an affordable reissue of the now-collectible 59 Bassman amplifier to massive acclaim. Many guitarists, tired of experimenting with preamps, equalizers, and effects racks, rediscovered the simple pleasure of plugging into a Fender tube amp. The Bassman's wide stage coverage, touch-sensitive dynamics and full-frequency 'swirl' make it the perfect vehicle for building a great tone with almost any guitar or effect. The reissue Bassman continues to be a staple of the Fender guitar amp line to this day.

The new 59 Bassman LTD is enhanced with:

  • Genuine lacquered Tweed covering.
  • Finger-joined pine cabinet for woody, resonant tone.
  • Original spec 5AR4 rectifier tube for natural compression when playing hard.
  • Internal bias pot makes it easier to experiment with various output tubes.
  • Two GT-6L6 Groove Tube output tubes.
  • Three improved 12AX7 preamp tubes.
  • Fitted cover.


  • Output: 45 watts into 2 ohms
  • Ohms: 2 ohms
  • Speakers: 4-10" Jensen® P-10R, 8 ohm Speakers with AlNiCo Magnets, p/n 0055613000
  • Channels: Two Channels (Normal and Bright)
  • Features: Chrome Control Panel, Solid Finger-Jointed Pine Cabinet, New US Made GT-6L6-GE Output Tubes, Improved 12AX7 Preamp Tubes, Original Spec 5AR4 Rectifier Tube, Internal Bias Pot (Makes it Easier to Experiment with Various Output Tubes), Fitted Cover is Included, Controls That Go to 12, 4 Inputs (2 per Channel), Standby Switch
  • Controls: Presence, Middle, Bass, Treble, Volume (Bright Channel), Volume (Normal Channel)
  • Covering: Genuine Lacquered Tweed with Striped Oxblood Grille Cloth
  • Weight: 53 lbs. (24 kg)
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