Amplifier advertisements originally published from 1953 onwards. Click on the images for larger copies. Check out other vintage Fender advertisements
Fender Bassman - Bassmen! Play the original Fender Precision electric bass & Bassman amplifier (1953)
Early fifties advertisement for Fenders first electric bass, the Precision, and its companion amplifier, the Bassman
Fender Bassman - Instruments get out of date too (1953)
Early fifties advertisement underlining the modern features of the Fender Precision bass, and bassman amplifier
Fender Bassman - From Arbiter the Most Wanted Guitar in Britain Today Telecaster by Fender (1966)
Mid 1960s UK advertisement for Fender guitars and amplifiers. In the early 1960s, Fender had been distributed in the UK by Jennings, but by the middle of the decade Arbiter had won the contract. Th...
Fender Bassman - Get Fenderized (1967)
Heavily promoted advert / Competition for Fender in 1967, giving the opportunity to win a 'bandfull' of instruments. The first prize was a Fender Jaguar and Jazzmaster guitar, Jazz bass, Bassman an...
In the 1964 Fender catalog, the Fender Bassman is described as follows:
FENDER BASSMAN AMP The "Piggy-back" Bassman Amplifier incorporates two enclosed speakers with a separate amplifier chassis unit. The use of the enclosed 12" Heavy-Duty Custom Design Speakers with their special design baffles make the Bassman distortion-free, allowing the player to use his full bass notes and ample volume. Another new Bassman feature is the incorporation of dual channels: one a Bass channel, and the other Normal which may be used with guitar, accordion or other instruments. In addition, the Bassman is equipped with "tilt-back" legs for better sound distribution. The new Fender Bassman has rapidly become a favorite with bassists throughout the world, and is recommended to those players who desire the finest in electric bass, bass guitar and guitar amplification. Twelve tube performance. 2-12" heavy duty speakers. SIZE: Chassis Unit: Height 8", Width 221/4", Depth 9" Speaker Unit: Height 21- Width 32", Depth 111/2"
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