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1967 Fender Bassman Blackface AB165 Piggyback Tube Amp 2x12 Cab Jensen Vibranto
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09 Sep, 2014 18:11:00 BST
US $1,649.99
Approximately £1,109.01(including postage)
US $475.00 (approx. £319.26) Economy Int'l Shipping | See details
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Mike and Mikes Guitar Bar

Mike and Mikes Guitar Bar

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Up for sale, a 1967 Fender Bassman with original 2x12 cabinet and Jensen Vibranto alnico speakers!  Powerful, clear and articulate for guitar, bass or your favorite vintage Rhodes piano or combo organ, the Bassman delivers 40 watts of pure Fender Blackface goodness.  This Bassman has a balanced tone that sparkles with clean headroom up until about 4 on the volume dial, where it starts compressing and overdriving with sweet tube saturation. 

All of the original transformers are intact with 1967 date codes, and aside from a couple of the main filter caps and a modern three-prong power cable, the circuit is 100% stock!  The original tube chart is intact with a "QF" date code for June of '67 and all of the original CTS pots also have '67 date codes.  All of the blue molded Ajax tone caps are intact in the circuit as well, providing the sweet, balanced EQ and musical quality that are the hallmarks of Blackface tone.

While not stock to the amp, the Vibranto speakers are a rare cast frame alnico Jensen able to easily handle 50 tube watts a speaker, and an ideal match for the output of a Bassman.  The speakers Fender originally paired with the Bassman all had ceramic magnets, so an alnico speaker like the Vibranto really adds a sweetness and top end sparkle to the amp that reacts
especially well when matched with your favorite fuzz pedal on guitar, or for the bass player looking for a bit more articulation with flatwound strings.

The original smooth black tolex and silver sparkle grillcloth are intact, as well as all of the original hardware on the head and cabinet with the exception of the piggyback clip bars (used to anchor the head to the cab when tilted back and readily available from various online vendors).  Overall, the amp shows some wear from honest use such as light rust on some of the nickel hardware, scuffs on the tolex and aging of the grillcloth, but nothing out of the ordinary for a Fender of this vintage.

This is a fantastic Fender Bassman from the last year of the Blackface era, complete with the original 2x12 speaker cab and rare Jensen Vibranto speakers!

Please check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar" on the web, and feel free to call us directly with any questions at 206.818.9329.

Shipping in the continental USA will be FREE and fully insured via FedEx and well packed with 1/2" bubble wrap, 1" hard foam and double thick boxes. We will happily ship WORLDWIDE, but please contact us for an accurate international shipping quote before bidding or buying, as cost varies by buyer location.

International orders will be declared as “merchandise” and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. No exceptions! The customer is responsible for all taxes and duty, which may be collected upon delivery.

We do our best to describe all items with honesty and accuracy but to be sure, please contact us with any questions or concerns prior to bidding or buying. We require payment within 48 hours of auction end. In the unlikely event of a return, buyer pays all shipping costs.  Your positive feedback and five star ratings are very important to us and we appreciate your communication in resolving any issues!

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