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Fender Bassman 800 Hybrid 800W Bass Amp Head Black

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Combining the best of authentic Fender bass sound with modern power, the Bassman 800 Head is an easily portable powerhouse with flexible, thunderous tone. Designed for the ultimate bass playing experi... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Combining the best of authentic Fender bass sound with modern power, the Bassman 800 Head is an easily portable powerhouse with flexible, thunderous tone. Designed for the ultimate bass playing experience, it offers two versatile channels, classic good looks, and ultra musical Fender tube tones—all in a lightweight chassis (only 17 lbs.) that mates perfectly with Bassman Pro Neo speaker cabinets to create a tonal monster.


The foundation of the Bassman 800’s tone is the two-channel tube preamp. Powered by a pair of premium 12AX7 tubes, this flexible preamp offers Vintage and Overdrive voicings, making it perfect for any style of music. The Vintage channel provides classic Fender bass tone thanks to its highly interactive passive tone circuit that cuts frequencies instead of boosting them, giving each note a distinctive thickness with no high end
fizz. The Overdrive channel cranks out genuine tube-driven overdrive, while its active 3-band tone circuit with variable mid frequency and blend control makes it easy to unleash a variety of sonic flavors, ranging from polite to aggressive. This highly musical preamp is matched to a cool-running solid-state Class D power amp that delivers an arena-filling 800 watts of power.


Equally at home on stage or in the studio, the Bassman 800’s rear panel sports a tuner output and effects loop, as well as a flexible pro-level XLR line output with level control, pre/post EQ switch, ground lift to eliminate hum and Silent Recording capability. The combination output jacks support both speakON (2- and 4-pole) and 1/4-in. connections, making it easy to connect almost any speaker cabinet. The included footswitch lets you effortlessly switch between the preamp channels on stage, adding even more flexibility to the amplifier. Packed with powerful, highly malleable, authentic Fender bass tone, the Bassman 800 is an inspiring amplifier that
 punches well above its weight class.

Features
  • Power: 800W (hybrid)
  • Tubes: two 12AX7 (preamp)
  • Inputs: one 1/4 in. standard; one 1/4 in. -6dB
  • Two channels
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Controls: 3-band EQ (channel 1), 3-band EQ with mid frequency (channel 2), deep, bright, mute, volume
  • Built-in tube overdrive
  • FX loop
  • Speaker output: two Speakon-1/4 in. combo jacks
  • XLR output with level control, ground lift and pre/post EQ
  • Cabinet construction: 7-ply 5/8 in. Meranti plywood
  • Black textured vinyl covering
  • Black and silver strand grille cloth
  • Molded rubber "Dog Bone" style handle
  • Red light jewel
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FenderBassman 800 Hybrid 800W Bass Amp Head
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Portable (4)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Performances (4)
  • Professional recording (3)
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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sounding Amp Head - SWEET!

By Bassman John

from Barrington, IL

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Fender Bassman 800 Hybrid 800W Bass Amp Head:

    I bought this amp head primarily based on a review I read from a customer who also purchased this from Guitar Center, since I couldn't find one locally to actually play through. This is an awesome amp with the classic Fender blackface look and vintage vibe. It's very easy to dial in any sound and it looks like a real amp head. It's listed weight is 17 lbs., yet feels so much lighter and it sounds very much like its sibling Pro 100T and Super Bassman Pro 300 all tube amp heads. This amp shares the same tube preamp with the 100T and Super Bassman. The Bassman 800 Hybrid is rated at 800 watts @ 4 ohms, 500 watts @ 8 ohms. I too have it paired with the Fender Pro 410 Neo cab and in my opinion it's definitely a match made in heaven. This combination provides that familiar Fender clean vintage tone with plenty of headroom to spare. It can not only be heard but you can feel the notes and it can go crazy LOUD! My search for a powerful clean tone is over. It also does that tube overdrive sound when I need it. I have always been a big fan of that Fender tube sound, having had an early '64 Bassman. Now I can get that powerful clean vintage Fender tone in an amp head that is only 17 lbs., and it looks like a Bassman should. My Fender Jazz Bass has never sounded so good. The Fender Bassman 800 Hybrid and the Pro 410 Neo cab are enough to handle any gig, large or small, with or without P.A. support and it sounds and looks pro with a very cool presence on stage. I'm also going to add a Pro 115 Neo cab for those larger gigs, or when I need that bigger bottom end.

    If you are in the market for a new or replacement amp head, or if you're considering the Fender Pro 100T or Super Bassman Pro 300 all tube bass amps, do yourself a favor and give this amp a try. You just might do as I did. I wanted that all tube sound without the big price tag and the 68 lb.weight - now I have it.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sweet sounding

    By Colorado bassman

    from Colorado

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Fender Bassman 800 Hybrid 800W Bass Amp Head:

      This is my first hybrid amp head and my first amp head that has any tubes. I've played through tubes amps before but never owned one myself. I'm completely blown away by the amazing tone this head produces especially after a few minutes and the tubes have warmed up. There's times of tone options that one can dial in. The OD is awesome and the clean channel is rich and thick...so sweet. If you're looking for a high quality bass head that feels and acts like a full on tube amp then this is the head for you.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Thank you Fender!

      By rb

      from San Pedro, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording
        • Rehearsals

        Comments about Fender Bassman 800 Hybrid 800W Bass Amp Head:

        This is an incredible amp with a classic look and vintage vibe. Easy to dial in any sound and it looks like a real amp head. A nice alternative to those compact match box amp heads, it's listed weight is 17 lbs., yet feels so much lighter and it sounds very much like its sibling Pro 100T and Super Bassman Pro 300 all tube amp heads. The Bassman 800 Hybrid is rated at 800 watts @ 4 ohms, 500 watts @ 8 ohms, and yes you can lift it with your pinky finger just like in the video! I have it paired with the Fender Pro 410 Neo cab and in my opinion it's definitely the perfect match. This combination provides that familiar Fender clean vintage tone with plenty of headroom to spare. It can not only be heard but you can feel the notes and it can go insanely LOUD! My search for a powerful clean tone is over. It also does that tube overdrive sound when I need it. I was a huge Ampeg fan and I love that Ampeg tone, but that powerful clean vintage Fender tone is just incredibly awesome to hear and feel. The Fender Bassman 800 Hybrid and the Pro 410 Neo cab are enough to handle any gig, large or small, with or without P.A. support and it sounds and looks pro with a very cool presence on stage. Plus the cab and the amp head are both light in weight. It's definitely welcomed at the end of a long late gig night and having to haul gear up a flight of stairs when arriving home.

        If you are in the market for a new or replacement amp head, or if you're considering the Fender Pro 100T or Super Bassman Pro 300 all tube bass amps or even the reissue Ampeg V4B, do yourself a favor and give this amp a try. It just might impress you enough and besides you just might end up saving yourself some serious coin. Your back will thank you for it too!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great choice for me

        By STLbassman

        from St. Louis

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Fender Bassman 800 Hybrid 800W Bass Amp Head:

          I was looking for a powerful head with a lot of tone options that didn't weigh a lot. I have always liked Fender products so I took a chance on the Bassman 800, since I couldn't try it out at the store. I was very pleased with the result. I am playing a Fender Jazz 5 string with active EQ and using a Mark bass 104HR cabinet. The combination is exactly what I was hoping for. LOTS of power and the ability to get the warmth I wanted out of the tone choices. I am using the overdrive channel, although I am not using it for the overdrive, I just like the tone options on this channel better than the vintage channel. I used the direct out into the PA and it was very clean and sounded great.

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