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Fender Bassman Pro 500W Hybrid Bass Head

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The Fender Bassman 500 500W hybrid bass head combines Fender's world-standard Blackface tube preamp with a lightweight 500 watt Class D power amp. It uses modern technology to maximize vintage vibe, with Fender '60s Blackface styling and a wealth of innovative features on the front and rear panels. Its dual-channel design features a vintage channel...  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

The Fender Bassman 500 500W hybrid bass head combines Fender's world-standard Blackface tube preamp with a lightweight 500 watt Class D power amp. It uses modern technology to maximize vintage vibe, with Fender '60s Blackface styling and a wealth of innovative features on the front and rear panels. Its dual-channel design features a vintage channel that delivers the full, warm sound of classic Fender amps with a passive tone stack and an overdrive channel that delivers the aggressive and responsive sound of a modern active tone stack (choose between channels with included footswitch). The Bassman 500 mates perfectly with Bassman Pro Series Neo speaker cabinets and Rumble V3 410/115 cabinets.

Features

Power: 500W (hybrid)
Tubes: two 12AX7 (preamp); solid state power amp
Two channels
Controls: volume, 3-band EQ, Deep, Bright, gain, blend, mid level, mid frequency, master volume, mute
Two 1/4" outputs
Balanced XLR output
FX loop
Fitted cover included
One-button footswitch included
Dimensions: 22.7" x 8.6" x 10.5"
Weight: 17 lb.
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FenderBassman Pro 500W Hybrid Bass Head
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

Just your normal Fender Awesomness!!!

By lividmike

from Lincoln, NE

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

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 Pro 500W Hybrid Bass Head:

    I wouldn't consider using anybody else's amps. I've tried everyone for bass and six string and nobody, not one single amp company gave me better reliability, power and quality that Fender does. Fenders cheapest solid state amps are better than all other company's amps hands down. This one has a tube pre amp which gives it even better warmth and tone. This is my amp for life!! Don't mess up and buy some other companies amp, only buy Fender and you'll never be let down.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Likely the last bass amp I'll ever buy

    By Scott

    from Costa Mesa, CA

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Fender Bassman Pro 500W Hybrid Bass Head:

      I am very pleased with the power and tonal variations I can get with this amp. And on a superficial level, I love the vintage "black-face" look. I am dumping this into a Fender Rumble 115 cab and will add another 115 in the near future. For the sort of gigging I do, I don't NEED the extra cab, but I WANT it!

      I love the controls on this beast. I like how I can dial in whatever kind of overdrive I want, then adjust the channel volumes so the output stays the same whether I'm clean or overdriven. I love all the options for the LINE OUT. I am very happy with this amp so far and I hope it lasts a long long time.

       
      5.0

      A Versatile and Quality Amplifier.

      By Jacob

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Fender Bassman Pro 500W Hybrid Bass Head:

      Bought this as a last minute replacement for some gigs due to an aging Aguilar AG500 coming back from the shop incomplete. I was a little skeptical of the vintage channel's functionality for me because I generally boost some low-mids and the Fender tone stack is pretty scooped to start already. After a day of tweaking with it I took it to a rehearsal and got compliments from my guitarist, keys player, and drummer saying it sat beautifully in the mix and the gain on the overdrive channel was especially impressive. On the Overdrive channel the sweepable mid-range makes a variety of distorted sounds fit for the mix, whether you want a rounded low-mid grunt with your dirt, or a bright and aggressive distortion.

      I took it out on a two hour gig two days later and it held up with no issues. I decided to forgo any pedals for the gig and run bass direct with the amp sat on top of a Rumble 2x10 cab and couldn't help but be excited throughout the entire gig. I found for my set the Vintage channel needs to be set BMT as 3/10/3 to get a clear and defined sound. I made some minor tweaks here and there, but I've found I'm really impressed with both the vintage and overdrive channels. A clean and simple Pre-EQ DI to FOH was reliable for the set. 17lbs and the fact that both inputs can be used as a -6db padded input made doubling with synth bass a breeze. It's coming out again tomorrow for another long set.

      I plan on keeping this amp for a long time to come.

       
      5.0

      I recommend this amp!

      By Ronald

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Fender Bassman Pro 500W Hybrid Bass Head:

      Love it!!

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