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Fender Bassbreaker 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head

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Supercharged with a plethora of flexible features, the Bassbreaker 15 is a top-notch performer for stage or studio. This chameleon-like amp creates its magic with a trio of 12AX7 preamp tubes feeding ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

Supercharged with a plethora of flexible features, the Bassbreaker 15 is a top-notch performer for stage or studio. This chameleon-like amp creates its magic with a trio of 12AX7 preamp tubes feeding into two EL84 power tubes for 15 watts of tight, modern tone. The three-position Gain Structure switch gives the amp three distinct boutique voices, ranging from mild to wild. They're all tasty and touch-sensitive without masking the character of the guitar.

Recording-friendly features such as XLR line output with switchable speaker emulation and Power Amp Mute make it easy to lose yourself in the moment without getting bogged down by the details. And a level-adjustable digital hall reverb adds just the right amount of ambience.



The handsome new Bassbreaker cosmetic treatment includes dark gray lacquered tweed, oversized pointer knobs, Fender block logo, and more. With great looks, tone, and features, the Bassbreaker 15 is destined to become a goto amp for rehearsals, gigging and recording.

Features include
•15 watts from two EL84 tubes for aggressive midrange character
•Gain Structure switch for three distinct tonal flavors and overdrive levels
•Recording-friendly Power Amp Mute, switchable speaker-emulated XLR line output and ground lift
•Single 12” 8-ohm Celestion V-Type speaker (combo model only)
•Combo and head mate perfectly with BB-112 extension speaker cabinet

Bassbreaker Series

The late-'50s tweed-covered Fender Bassman is often called the grandfather of all guitar amps. What started earlier that decade as the companion amp for the Precision Bass actually became one of the most beloved guitar amps of all time, thanks to its simplicity and versatility, its wide dynamic range and warm tube overdrive, its full-frequency stage-filling power and its rugged roadworthiness.



Fender tweed amps evolved into the brown, blonde, blackface and silverface models of the 1960s. Along with the dramatic evolution of their look, the amps were redesigned each time to sound brighter and cleaner. 

New Bassbreaker Series guitar amplifiers continue that fascinating lineage with yet another sound and style, a kind of "parallel evolution" in which time-honored Fender amp DNA results in a satisfyingly dirtier tone that evokes the dawn of hard rock. 

The new series takes the 45-watt 1959 Bassman design and breaks it with features including the early Fender block-letter logo, black tweed covering, and refined pointer knobs plus power tubes hinting at the U.K. amps that "borrowed" Fender circuits in the 1960s. The sound is one of pure and unadulterated tube greatness.

FEATURES

  • Power: 15W (tube)
  • Tubes: three 12AX7 (preamp); two EL84 (power amp)
  • Single channel
  • Single input
  • Controls: 3-band EQ, gain, gain structure, bright, reverb
  • Built-in reverb
  • Speaker-emulated XLR output and ground lift
  • Power-amp mute
  • Dimensions: 19.5 in. x 9.75 in. x 8.8 in.
  • Weight: 25.5 lbs.
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FenderBassbreaker 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great amp-

By Mo jo=snow-

from Buffalo NY.

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Fender Bassbreaker 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    This is my latest addition to my Fender's. Its been a wait, and well worth it. Amp has nice roar-to the gentle edgy blues and loud. 15 isn't telling the whole story. Its a gem. Get 1. Get 2. no regrets there.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Bassbreaker 15

    By J

    from Ft. Myers, FL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Fender Bassbreaker 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      The Bassbreaker15 is an exceptional amplifier. I first acquired the BB15 Combo at my local guitar center. I use a Mesa MK5:25 head, carrying a blues jr as a backup and a 1x12 cab with my favorite hemp cone speaker. When the BJr developed a problem that was not the tubes, rather than trying to have it diagnosed I decided to replace it because it was old anyway. My speaker would not fit in the combo amp so I took it back and swapped it out for the BB15 head, which is absolutely no problem with the great staff at my local GC. The Bassbreaker 15 is a very nice low wattage head. I use an extensive pedalboard and just set my amps on the "edge of breakup". The BB15 does this beautifully with the medium gain structure and the drive at around 9:30 to 10. Rolling the guitar volume down cleans up completely. Very full bodied tone that anybody would love. While I don't use it in the high gain structure mode, if I needed to, I would be VERY PLEASED with the driven tones. The high gain structure sounds better than any pedal out there (and I mean any, so long as you're not going metal, and it does that pretty well). If it were possible to switch from a med to hi gain structure tone on the fly, this would probably be one of the best amp available anywhere. I have a Marshall DSL40 and a Fender HR Deluxe as well. Without question I prefer the tones available from the BB15 better. Any talk of 15 watts not being able to keep up with a full band or a drummer is absolute nonsense. If that's the case, you're playing too loud or you need a different drummer. I love my Mesa MK5:25, and honestly have not decided whether the BB15 will become my primary amp, but it probably won't. The reason (and this is why 4 stars, not five) is that the direct out just doesn't sound good, and at some gigs I do use DO. It is easily on par with the MK5:25, or any other amp when miking up though. The tone controls are powerful and clean and the reverb is good enough for anybody. Buy this if DO isn't an issue.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Bassbreaker 15 Head is Awesome!

      By richbark

      from Saugerties, NY

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • small to mid size cafes/venues

        Comments about Fender Bassbreaker 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

        I shopped very carefully among many brands and sizes of amplifiers. I chose the Fender head because of it's flexibility. For home and very small gigs I run it with a 1x12 cabinet. I also have a 4x10 cab for playing really loud! The tonal range of the amplifier is absolutely amazing. I can get almost any sound I want without using effects pedals.

         
        5.0

        Best amp for the price

        By adel

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Fender Bassbreaker 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

        i had Laney IRT before buying this amp and ended up selling the Laney and super champ. by far this is the best amp for the price. no foot switch but not deal breaker for me.

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