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Fender Bandmaster and Bandmaster Reverb amplifier

1972 Fender guitar and bass catalog, page 44

Details of the Fender Bandmaster and Bandmaster Reverb amplifiers. These 45w 2x12 separate amplifier/cabinets were available with standard Fender speakers, JBL D-120F, or, from 1972 Fender professional series speakers (Bandmaster Reverb only).

The 1972 list prices for these amplifiers were as follows:

  Fender 12" Fender PS JBL D-120F
Bandmaster $460 na $618
Bandmaster Reverb $565 $762 $724
1972 Fender guitar and bass catalog page 44: Fender Bandmaster and Bandmaster Reverb amplifier
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Fender 5e7 Tweed Bandmaster Galvanized Chassis with Chrome Faceplate NOS EX Cond

Fender 5e7 Tweed Bandmaster Galvanized Chassis with Chrome Faceplate NOS EX Cond

Leawood, Kansas, 662**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA



Fender 5e7 Tweed Bandmaster Galvanized Chassis with Chrome Faceplate NOS EXCELLENT Condition

This is a NOS 5e7 (Fender Tweed Bandmaster / Super / Pro style) chassis. It is made of galvanized steel and will never corrode. It has a matching chrome or stainless steel white lettered faceplate with the protective plastic still attached. The pictures tell the story. This was sold to me by Ted Weber back in the 2000s. I just never go around to ... more
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Lindale, Texas, 757**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1963 FENDER BANDMASTER AMP JEWEL USA. Shipped with USPS Ground Advantage.... more
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Vintage Fender Utah Speaker 8 Ohms For Pro Bassman Bandmaster Deluxe Twin Reverb

Vintage Fender Utah Speaker 8 Ohms For Pro Bassman Bandmaster Deluxe Twin Reverb

Staten Island, New York, 103**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Vintage Fender Utah MH12PXC 8 ohm Speaker (6 4 Ohms) For Pro Bassman Bandmaster Deluxe Twin Reverb. Please read the original info given on this speaker in the photos. This was considered one of the most powerful speakers at that time at around 70 Watts!! This came out of a Fender Bandmaster from 1970 and I believe it was one of the original speakers that Fender put in to this type of cab. This speaker was Utah's answer to having a more powerful speaker and I can't help but think that they were ... more
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Early 70s Vintage Fender Bandmaster Tube Amp Head with Groove Tubes

Early 70s Vintage Fender Bandmaster Tube Amp Head with Groove Tubes

Santa Monica, California, 904**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1971 Fender Bandmaster Guitar Amp Head - 40 Watt 4 Ohm (serial #A35996). In fair condition (needs some TLC). Works great and sounds incredible! Power cable is in need of some repair. Original foot switch not included. Volume knob on the second Vibrato channel is broken but functional. Has Groove Tubes GT-6L6 tubes. I am the second owner - purchased in 1978. Made in the United States, this rare, vintage amp head is a great addition to any musician's collection and studio
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Fender Bandmaster Amplifier (Amp) 1967 - AB763 Circuit

Fender Bandmaster Amplifier (Amp) 1967 - AB763 Circuit

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 333**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This is a 1967 Fender Bandmaster with the AB763 circuit drip edge. Some listings say 1968 but this one is 1967
I was told this is really a Blackface Bandmaster. I just can't understand why someone would put a silverface plate on it. All I know it's one of the best sounding amps you'll ever play in your life
This amp sounds absolutely beautiful and takes pedals nicely. This is thee best Fender sound ever made. I bought this 1991 and have taken good care of it like all my gear
It has a... more
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1971 Fender Bandmaster TFL 5005D Reverb Amp Head -ALL USA TUBES! No Rust! 71

1971 Fender Bandmaster TFL 5005D Reverb Amp Head -ALL USA TUBES! No Rust! 71

Morrisville, Pennsylvania, 190**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1971 Fender Bandmaster TFL 5005D Reverb Amp Head. In very good condition.
All original transformers except the output one is a Schumacher original fender part number 022848 type, but it has a date code of 606-7-17 which could mean 66 or 76.
and original 2 prong power cord. (the outside rubber on the power cord is cracked but still works)
It has two modifications that i read about in Gerald Weber's Fender mod book back in the 90's. 1. The tremolo nob has been changed to one that has ... more
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Fender 1969-70 TFL5005D Bandmaster Reverb 40W 2x10 Combo Amp

Fender 1969-70 TFL5005D Bandmaster Reverb 40W 2x10 Combo Amp

Wichita, Kansas, 672**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Fender '69-70 TFL5005D Bandmaster Reverb, smoke free home studio, good condition, sounds fantastic. This has been re-housed in a older ('70's?) Twin Reverb cabinet (cab is a little rough, but solid), some caps have been replaced, the tremolo opto-isolator "roach" has also been replaced, the intensity pot / knob on the tremolo has been replaced with a push-pull pot so you can turn the trem on / off with or without a foot switch (footswitch is not included), 2x10 Sunn 108G 8ohm 40 watt transducer ... more
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1967 Fender Bandmaster Modded by Roy Blankenship includes Custom Soft shell Case

1967 Fender Bandmaster Modded by Roy Blankenship includes Custom Soft shell Case

Fargo, North Dakota, 581**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This is a vintage 1967 Fender Bandmaster amplifier with the AB763 circuit
If you are looking for a Vintage collectible Fender Bandmaster that is still completely in tact with all original parts - this is not it. This is an amp that has been modified slightly, to meet the needs of a working guitarist but still has the sweetest Fender tone, and can roar with the best of them.
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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


Full bench test good to go Metal shows some pitting see pics for condition
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Fender Bandmaster Amplifier (Amp) 1968 AB763

Fender Bandmaster Amplifier (Amp) 1968 AB763

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


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 1963 Fender Bandmaster Blackface Guitar Tube Amplifier with Speakers

Vintage 1963 Fender Bandmaster Blackface Guitar Tube Amplifier with Speakers

Hernando, Florida, 344**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


The Bandmaster was purchased new in 1965. I purchased it from the original owner in 2005. I replaced the original tubes with Mega Boogie power tubes. Since then the amp has been in a smoke free home and played less than 50 hours. There are a few dings and small notches in the tolex. The chrome parts of the cabinet and head have rust and show their age but have absolutely no effect on the amp which plays like it did in 1963
Buyer is responsible for costs of packing and shipping. I will ... more
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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


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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1965 Fender Bandmaster

1965 Fender Bandmaster

Citrus Heights, California, 956**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1965 Fender Bandmaster-Original Owner
Used mostly in, Key Clubs, Nightclubs, and All Nighters It's surprisingly nice and clean.
Two Jensen Speakers-Original6-Tubes- #2-6L6GC, #4-12AX7 (no transistors) This ones got Balls. Two separate Channels with their own inputs. One with Variable Speed VibratoLast time I plugged in, it was ready to go. Just like the old days. You won't find one, as sweet as this, anywhere out there
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1963 Fender Bandmaster AMP JEWEL USA

1963 Fender Bandmaster AMP JEWEL USA



1 amp jewel - worn
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* has wear on the edges... more
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1960s type Fender Amp Grill Logo Badge Emblem Amplifier Bassman Bandmaster

1960's type Fender Amp Grill Logo Badge Emblem Amplifier Bassman Bandmaster

Lancaster, LA1***, UNITED KINGDOM


1960's Original Fender Amp Grill Logo Badge Emblem Amplifier Bassman Bandmaster... more
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Fender Bandmaster Head 1976, USED

Fender Bandmaster Head 1976, USED

Birmingham, England, B1***, UNITED KINGDOM


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1964 Fender - Bandmaster - White-Oxblood - ID 2796

1964 Fender - Bandmaster - White-Oxblood - ID 2796

Emmering, 82***, GERMANY


1964 Fender ?? Bandmaster ?? White-Oxblood ?? ID 2796
Seltener Vintage Blackface Bandmaster ?? Transition Model
Technisch restauriert:
Mercury Magnetics Ausgangsübertrager eingebaut, Cap Job, Optokoppler ersetzt
Die Frontbespannung wurde ersetzt, das Logo vermutlich auch
Der Netztrafo datiert auf Ende 1964
1965 Bandmaster
110 Volt
40 Watt
4 Ohm Speaker Output
White Tolex
Oxblood Grillcloth
2 x 6L6 Powertubes
Zwischenverkauf ... more
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1965 Fender Bandmaster 40w Head, Original 1965 December Model

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Bermagui, New South Wales, 2***, AUSTRALIA

AU $3000

1965 (December) Fender Bandmaster 40W guitar amp head, with double input step-down transformer (USA 110V) for Australian 240V at the wall plug, and vintage replica tremolo foot switch which i bought and has correct RCA type connection to plug. Note: Having this separate step-down transformer will stop any power surges / drops damaging the amp
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Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

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

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1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner PresidentThe President was 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 new Jaguar.