Marshall sounding FENDER - i like this !

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  1. SirJackdeFuzz

    SirJackdeFuzz Friend of Leo's

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    Has anyone looked into he new Fender Bassbreaker 45 ?





    I even like the name :twisted:

    DEF have to look into this EL34 bottle(s) amp.

    Has anyone tested one yet ?
    Or bough tone yet ?
     
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    Marshall sounding Fender???? They've been around since 1961.....we call them the 6g3 Brown Deluxe!!

    Some of us also think certain tweeds get all Marshally with the right speaker and preamp tubes.....


    I think Fender will sell a lot of Bassbreakers.
     
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    Well, I'd call those "Fender sounding Marshalls" if we want to get really picky about the right order of things. :lol:

    CBG
     
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    Sounds pretty good with features I like. Looks horrible.
     
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    It's kinda fugly but is otherwise interesting. Could this be the Fender amp for me? I've tried Fenders many times before but I never really bonded with any of them. Vox has been more my speed. I hope the local dealer brings one in.
     
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    Funny thing is, the 1st time i saw it, my first thought was, FUGLY . . . but the 45watt combo's looks grew on me pretty fast :twisted:
     
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    I can not wait to test the 45watt model :!:

    The 2X12 combo, running into / ontop of, one of these : http://i44.tinypic.com/fxb31w.jpg :twisted:


    EDIT : link seems to be broken : it is an image of a 4X12 Genz Bens g-Flex ported cab.
     
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    I have the 45 head. Great amp for the money.
     
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    GREAT . . . please tell me more, if you do not mind :)
     
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    Absolutely - I'd have to look back at mine to see what I was plugged into on occasion! More marshall than some marshalls !
     
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    59 bassman tone stack, EL34 tubes, variable wattage control, ability to jumper channels, birch ply cab, what more could you want? Another huge plus for me is the 4/8/16 ohm adjustable impedance. That lets me use it with any cab or combination of cabs I have around here. Fender should have done this years ago.
     
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    im surprised how many people dislike the way these looks. Sound wise they seem to be getting pretty favorable reviews and compared to some of the FSR amps they have spit out in the last few years, I think it looks looks like its supposed to sound, rock on.
     
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    I have no problem about how they look, I think that they look fine. While I think that they look good, I prefer my amp to sound good, it doesn't have to look good. But I have yet to be able to play through one and I hope to be able to do that soon. I already want one!! LOL!!
     
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    GREAT . . . thanks for the info ;)

    Do you like the gain voicing, or do you still add an OD in front of it ?

    How would you describe the over all tone ? LOOSE, or tight ?
     
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    I AGREE 100% with you mate !

    I LOVE the name, and the looks grew on me, pretty fast.

    Now, i actually really LIKE the look of the 45W combo :twisted:

    WELL DONE FENDER
     
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    Glad to hear that someone has actually laid hands on one. Been interested in these since the ads came out.
     
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    yeah I always thought my '63 brown Concert sounded very plexi-like when cranked. I love the brown Fenders.
     
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    "Marshall sounding Fender".... They built the first one of those in 1957....it was called the Bassman, which Marshall 'reissued' when they introduced the first JTM 45.
    If you are ever around a Fender Pro Sonic (1996-2002), give it a try. It yields two different 'Marshall' sonics...both the tube rectified 1st generation and also the second generation solid state rectified sound. Plus, the Pro Sonic goes high gain without any outside help. Bargain amps, IMHO...and much better built than any other amp Fender has built since 1985 except for the handwired Custom shop amps.
    As to the looks of this new amp...ugly is in the eye of the beholder. The subject does not confront me...I don't have to look at it. Outside of the Cs amps, modern Fenders don't interest me much at all. Modern Marshalls interest me even less. Ymmv.
     
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