Help identify this Eddie Cochran Amp (1959)

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  1. artdecade

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    ... from some sessions in 1959 at Gold Star Studios. Just curious what it is.

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  2. ruger9

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    Sure looks like a Bassman (1959) to me.... Could have also been a 3x10 Bandmaster (1957), I guess...
     
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    I think you are right. I was actually curious if it might be the latter, but some posts on TGP lean towards a Bassman as well.
     
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    tweed bassman or bandmaster. the 2 sweetest amps on earth.
     
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    Going by the microphone placement, I'd lean towards Bassman, the angle of the pic makes it towards lower right speaker to me.
    Could be either one tho.
     
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    The width of the amp badge plate might offer a clue. Fender Bandmaster I assume would be considerably wider Fender Bassman. No? I'm leaning toward Bandmaster.
     
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    I would agree. Looks a little too tall for a Bandmaster.
     
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    Eddie was taken away far too soon.
     
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    I know it's probably a Bassman, but man, the cabinet really doesn't look as deep as a Bassman should look. Maybe it's just my imagination.

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    There was one substantial dimensional difference between the 5E7 and the 5F6A.....
    Bandmaster
    Narrow panel, 21½" x 22½" x 10¼" (54.6 x 57.2 x 26 cm)

    Bassman
    Narrow panel, 23" x 22½" x 10½" (58.4 x 57.2 x 26.7 cm)

    They both had a speaker in the lower corners. It looks like a Bassman to me due to the height.
     
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    Bassman (larger cabinet)
     
  12. artdecade

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    Thanks for that, Wally.
     
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    No problem....I have owned a couple of '59 Bandmasters---at the same time...and a couple or 3 5F6A's. The Bandmasters are just a bit shorter than the Bassman amps in order to accommodate the two speakers one the top. In the 3 x 10" format of the Bandmaster, they were able to build a bit shorter. I had never compared the actual dimensions, though. I never owned a Bassman and a Bandmaster at the same time.
     
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    Probably lots of cool amps coming through your shop in Texas. Let me know if you ever get your hands on something that Buddy owned! :D
     
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    He was so freakin' cool.

    That's a great photo.
     
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    As if, right? All of that stuff is unobtanium.
     
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    Very true... but those amps are out there somewhere somewhere. :D

    Here is a whole page of photos from that session: http://www.eddie-cochran.info/gold_star_studio.htm (Its an amazing resource of rare photos.)
     
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    IT looks to me as if a knowledgeable producer is giving Mr. Cochran some advice on what fits musically. Eddie is contemplating that Gretsch's fretboard wondering what in the world is this man talking about...this is just rock and roll!! lOL
     
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    :lol: Exactly!
     
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    This says it all right here :cool:


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