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Fender Bassman, Bandmaster, Tremolux, and Pro amplifiers

Fender 1963/1964 catalog page 5

Fender 1963/1964 guitar catalogue. Page 5. The amplifier section continues with three 'piggy-back' amp/cab units (Bassman, Bandmaster, both 2x12" and the 2x10" Fender Tremolux) and one combo, the Fender Pro, with 1x15" speaker.

July 1963 US list prices are Bassman: $399.50; Bandmaster $389.50; Tremolux $329.50 and Pro $299.50

1963 1964 Fender guitar catalog page 5 - Fender Bassman, Bandmaster, Tremolux, and Pro
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1965 Fender Bassman-Amp AA165 Tube Bass Amplifier Head #50012

1965 Fender Bassman-Amp AA165 Tube Bass Amplifier Head #50012

Burbank, California, 915**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2695

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1960s Fender Bandmaster 2x12 Speaker Cabinet Black Tolex Vintage Circa 1964

1960's Fender Bandmaster 2x12 Speaker Cabinet Black Tolex Vintage Circa 1964

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$725

This listing is for a Vintage 1960's Fender Bandmaster 2x12 Speaker Cabinet. The speakers in this cabinet were changed to an unknown-unbranded pair of 12" speakers. The speaker cab is likely a 1964 or 1965 but since the original speakers have been removed we cannot get an exact date of manufacture. When I originally got this it did come with a Bandmaster head from 1964 so based off that the cabinet is likely from 1964. The speakers do sound quite good but this would be a good cabinet for someone... more
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Vintage 1960s  Blackface Fender Bandmaster Amp head Ready To Play

Vintage 1960s Blackface Fender Bandmaster Amp head Ready To Play

Canyon, Texas, 790**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1450

Full bench test good to go Metal shows some pitting see pics for condition
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1968 Fender Bandmaster Refurbished with 2 1966 Gibson 2x10 Cabinets. CTS Loaded

1968 Fender Bandmaster Refurbished with 2 1966 Gibson 2x10 Cabinets. CTS Loaded

Fenton, Missouri, 630**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2000

1968 Fender Bandmaster Refurbished with 2 1966 Gibson 2x10 Cabinets. CTS Loaded. The amplifiers has been extensively refurbished. New Power Supply Capacitors. New Capacitors on the PCB. New Diode Capacitor. New Metal Film 6L6 Grid Resistors. New Metal Film 6L6 Bypass Resistors. Three Wire Power Cord. All new Hardware. Chassis Straps, Handle, Corners and Feet. All controls cleaned. Tolex has bee cleaned and rejuvenated. Tubes have all been tested. All original parts will come wit the amp ... more
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Vintage 1965 Fender Blackface Pro Reverb Amp w / Cover and Footswitch

Vintage 1965 Fender Blackface Pro Reverb Amp w / Cover and Footswitch

Medford, New Jersey, 080**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2300

Used 1965 Blackface Fender Pro Reverb Amp. This was fully serviced several years ago by Rick Emory at Ardmore Music, including new tubes, caps, etc. It has since been used minimally and has never left my smoke-free home. To my knowledge everything is original, aside from the speakers. They are a pair of 12" Eminence Legend 1258 speakers. The amp produces 40 Watts of glorious point-to-point blackface tone. It is ready to rock for years to come! The grillcloth has a great patina. There are a few ... more
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Vintage 1970s Fender Bassman 100 Amp with Matching 4x12 Cabinet

Vintage 1970s Fender Bassman 100 Amp with Matching 4x12 Cabinet

Orland Park, Illinois, 604**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1575

This classic '70s rig is a must-have for the discerning booted and spurred! With its lummy Fender Bassman 100 Amp and matching 4x12 cabinet, you can be sure of delivering up some bang-up tunes. Its shimmering twang will have you bouncing off the walls as your pluckin' produces gloriously golden tones. It's a real corker, so get it quick - all ye who want to rock with a bit of kerbstone swank!NotesWilling to sell and ship the head separately for $1k shipped.... more
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Used Fender 1968 Bandmaster Electric Guitar Amp Head

Used Fender 1968 Bandmaster Electric Guitar Amp Head

Hudson Falls, New York, 128**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$899

Here we have a killer 1968 drip edge Fender Bandmaster head. This amp has been recently serviced and the power cord has been replaced with a grounded cord. The amp has been thoroughly tested and is in perfect working order Listing and template services provided by inkFrog
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Vintage 1971 Fender Bassman Silverface Electric Guitar Amplifier Head

Vintage 1971 Fender Bassman Silverface Electric Guitar Amplifier Head

Hicksville, New York, 118**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1300

Vintage 1971 Fender Bassman Silverface Electric Guitar Amplifier Head Vintage 1971 Fender Bassman Silverface Electric Guitar Amplifier Head
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Welcome to All Music Inc's Musicdungeon, you are looking at a great piece.
This is the Vintage 1971 Fender Bassman Electric Guitar Tube Amplifier
The Bassman is one of ... more
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1962 Fender Bandmaster 6G7 - Blonde

1962 Fender Bandmaster 6G7 - Blonde

Costa Mesa, California, 926**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2299

You're looking at a 1962 Fender Bandmaster 6G7 head in a blonde tolex. This amp is in good condition. The amp works great and sounds incredible. The 2x12 Cabinet is loaded with Utah speakers. NOTE: The cabinet is not a Fender cabinet but a clone built to match this head. Additional details about this listing are bulleted below
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
- Cabinet is a clone
- Output Transformer not original
- Filter caps are original but should probably be replaced
- Service is ... more
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Fender Bassman Head 1965 Amplifier Bass Tub Amp Vintage Rare model AA165 Pre-CBS

Fender Bassman Head 1965 Amplifier Bass Tub Amp Vintage Rare model AA165 Pre-CBS

Nashville, Tennessee, 372**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2400

Retro Gear Shop is a high-end boutique store located in Nashville, Tennessee
Fender Bassman Head 1965
For sale is a rare vintage Fender Bassman Head 1965. This just got back from servicing by our techs and is fully functional, ready to go, sounds great! Model AA165 Pre-CBS
*Check out the pictures to make sure you like it. Pictures are of actual item for sale *
Flat rate shipping in the USA
Discounted international shipping flat rate.... more
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Vintage 1968 Fender Bassman Cabinet - UsedSV215474

Vintage 1968 Fender Bassman Cabinet - UsedSV215474

East Liverpool, Ohio, 439**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1700

This is a vintage 1968 Fender bassman cabinet in excellent condition. This beast creates an extremely awesome vintage and authentic Fender sound and a lot of volume! Both the cabinet and the head have no major wear, dings, dents, or damage that affect the sound or quality of the item. Of course, this is an old item, so it does have some wear to it, however for its age, it's in excellent shape. Everything has been tested and works as it is intended to with no issues. This is an amazing stack with... more
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1958 Fender big box 5G9 Tweed Tremolux Amp

1958 Fender big box 5G9 Tweed Tremolux Amp

Atlanta, Georgia, 303**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$6500

1958 Fender big box 5G9 Tweed Tremolux Amp.

This is the fixed bias tweed pro sized tremolux , the one to have

Mostly original, original choke and ot, MM Output transformer

sounds?? amazing?? .

The pics tell the story, she??s a good one folks


$300 shipping, fully insured in lower 48

Sold as is all sales final

NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
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1962 Fender Bassman-Amp Brownface Tube Amplifier NOS Tubes Modded #50274

1962 Fender Bassman-Amp Brownface Tube Amplifier NOS Tubes Modded #50274

Burbank, California, 915**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2695

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Fender Bandmaster Amplifier (Amp) 1968 AB763

Fender Bandmaster Amplifier (Amp) 1968 AB763

Collegeville, Pennsylvania, 194**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1487

Welcome. Thanks for stopping in. Up for sale is a Fender Bandmaster Amplifier restoration. This unit is SN-A-28663, circuit AB763, manufactured in the US in 1968. This amp is fully restored and in excellent condition. Intended for guitar, this amp has lots of vintage appeal, plenty of punch and sounds great. The restoration of the amp is extensive so please read the entire description and review the pictures to understand the scope of the work performed
The amp is equipped with two (2) ... more
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Vintage 1974 Fender Bassman 50 Full-Stack Bass Amplifier - Used

Vintage 1974 Fender Bassman 50 Full-Stack Bass Amplifier - Used

East Liverpool, Ohio, 439**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1300

This is a vintage Fender Bassman 50 head and cabinet in good condition. This is an old amplifier with a lot of use and love behind it, ready to go home to the next person who will love it the same! Everything has been tested to ensure that it does work properly. This bass amp has a big and vintage sound and tone and is a great choice for someone looking for great sound and quality from a vintage piece. This stack also has wheels, which makes it much easier to transport and move around. There is ... more
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Fender 1978 Silverface Bassman 135 Watt 2 Channel Tube Bass Amplifier Head Used

Fender 1978 Silverface Bassman 135 Watt 2 Channel Tube Bass Amplifier Head Used

Parkersburg, West Virginia, 261**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1299

Fender 1978 Silverface Bassman 135 Two Channel 135 Watt Tube Bass Amplifier Head Used
Used with wear associated with use. Minor cosmetic scratches / scuffs from handling and play. Any noteworthy blemishes or issues will be described and pictured. Works as it should
Faceplate has scratches & scuff marks, and there is rust on corners. Power cable has been reinforced with electrical tape, but is completely intact with no exposed wiring. Please see pictures for details Sovtek tubes look... more
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1974 Fender Bassman 10 Guitar Amp w  / Warranty

1974 Fender Bassman 10 Guitar Amp w / Warranty

Orland Park, Illinois, 604**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$850

1974 Fender Bassman 10 Guitar Amp w / Warranty. From service center repair. will give 90 day warranty... more
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1978 Fender Pro Reverb Vintage Silverfasce Fender Tube Combo amplifier VIDEO

1978 Fender Pro Reverb Vintage Silverfasce Fender Tube Combo amplifier VIDEO

Saint Louis, Missouri, 631**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1289

https: / / www youtube com / watch?v=5r2PhPhF-FA&t=178s
LOCATION: ST LOUIS, MO. Very clean or the vintage. Nice sounding Fender Pro Reverb with Original speaker, and tranny's. No mods that I know of. Stock and in very good condition for the age, and includes the footswitch. These are great sounding amps, and gigging machines. I just have too many old amps not getting love. I am putting this one up due to it's size. It's a nice hunk of machine. Located in St. Louis MO Tower Grove area ... more
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1978 Vintage Fender Bassman Ten Bass Amplifier Used

1978 Vintage Fender Bassman Ten Bass Amplifier Used

East Liverpool, Ohio, 439**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$800

1978 Vintage Fender Bassman Ten Bass Amplifier
This is a used vintage 1978 Fender Bassman Ten Amplifier in excellent condition. This item has been tested to ensure that it does work 100% as should. There are no major marks or wear that affect the quality and sound. This is a super cool vintage amp with a great sound, perfect for any bass player looking for an old-style bass amp!
LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
Let us know if you have any questions regarding this product or any of our others and thank... more
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1977 Fender Silver Face Pro Reverb 2 x 12" Electric Guitar Tube Amplifier

1977 Fender Silver Face Pro Reverb 2 x 12" Electric Guitar Tube Amplifier

Harrisonville, Missouri, 647**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1295

1977 Fender Silver Face Pro Reverb 2 x 12" Electric Guitar Tube Amplifier






Description
1977 Fender Silver Face Pro Reverb 2 x 12" Electric Guitar Tube Amplifier
Vintage Fender-1977. 2 x12" speakers
This one is in average cosmetic condition but it sounds and plays just great. The tolex is a little rough in a couple spots, but it is still an amazing sounding amp that is over 45 years old. I don??t really want to ship it, but I can, and if we do ship it ... more
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1965 Gretsch 'For the Spectacular Sound of the Times' guitar and amp catalog

1965 Gretsch catalogThe 1965 Gretsch catalog, or catalog #32, featured 10 hollow body electric guitars, including the newly launched Gretsch Viking; four solid body electrics, including the Astro Jet - making it's only catalog appearance; just one bass, the single pickup PX6070; nine acoustics and 12 tube amplifiers. Pride of place went to the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman that adorned both the front and back covers. 24 pages, six of which are in full color.

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

1966 Hagstrom guitar catalogHagstrom guitars were distributed in the mid-1960s United States by Merson of USA. This eight page 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog, printed in two-colors contained six solid body electrics, three solid body basses, two electric acoustic guitars, two electric acoustic basses and five acoustics.

1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner PresidentThePresidentwas produced by Hofner in Bubenreuth, Germany, specifically for Selmer, who distributed the brand in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other commonwealth nations. The President was a hollow body electric acoustic, available as a full body or thinline, and with blonde or brunette finish. It was a great playing guitar that sold fairly well in the second half of the 1950s, throughout the 1960s, and into the very early 1970s. The example shown here is a full-body depth guitar in blonde - and as a 1965 guitar, one of the last to feature the rounded Venetian cutaway. From late 1965 until 1972, the President sported a sharp Florentine cut. Naturally, such an electric acoustic suggests jazz and blues, but many of the original British Hofner President players were part of the rock 'n roll, skiffle and beat scenes of the late 50s and early 60s.

1963 1964 Fender catalog

Fender 1963 catalogue"The Choice of Professional and Student Musicians Everywhere" This eight page catalogue was included as an insert in the 1963 annual "school music" issue of Downbeat magazine (September 1963). As well as keyboards and pedal steels, this catalog contains seven guitars, three basses and ten amplifiers - from student guitars such as the Musicmaster and Duotone to professional models like the newJaguar.

1971 Gibson Les Paul Recording guitar owners manual

1971 Gibson Les Paul Recording guitar owners manualThe newly designedLes Paul Recordingguitar was released in 1971, in many ways as an updated version of the Les Paul Professional that had debuted two years earlier in 1969. The new guitar came with a new owners manual explaining the (somewhat complicated) controls, their operation, and giving other specifications, including recommended strings, action and control settings. Compare with the broadly similar owners manual for theLes Paul Personal / Professional