NAD 1968 Fender Bandmaster

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  1. bftfender

    bftfender Friend of Leo's

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    Ab763, took some time & ended up pairing with Celestion Type V & Celestion Crate v12. They brought out the mids a bit but retained a nice classic fender sound. Pleasure to play, very good at low levels & excellent with pedals. but in the zone 4-7 ish on Volume..just need a bump pedal to get all kind off goodness. Fit in the line up real nice. Seem to have taken to the Silverface's. 68 BandMM (2).jpg 68 BandM rear.jpg 68 BM front (2).jpg
     
  2. DADGAD

    DADGAD Friend of Leo's

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    I have a '67 drip edge, black line Bandmaster, just like that. They are awesome amps. 100% Blackface, with blue Ajax capacitors on the inside.

    Good score!
     
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  3. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Nice! Looks to be in great condition too. Enjoy.
     
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  4. ndcaster

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    love my partially blackfaced 1970

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    don't know why they went with a taller cab for it

    nice score!
     
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  5. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    Looks cool. How do you like that Seismic cab, itself? Decent quality? I hear they're light weight, which would be good for gigging.
     
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    Congrats !!!!

    They don't make 'em like that anymore ...
     
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  7. bftfender

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    I love that cab. have a lot of cabs & speakers . I seem to identify with cabs that resonate a bit vs stiff sounding ones. This cab has been hauled around a bunch..holds up fine & is fairly light. I like the amount of open space in the back. The cab def fills a room & also still has some punch. Have had many speakers in it & they all responded quite well.
     
  8. Flaneur

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    I also enjoy pairing Silverface Fenders with Celestion speakers. Are you happy with the sound, compared with alternative combinations?
     
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  9. DADGAD

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    It took me two years to find a cabinet for my '67 drip edge Bandmaster. This 2X12 showed up on a local GC used list. I think it is a repro Mojotone cab and it is all pine. It had two JBL 12's in it that I sold for more than the cab cost me. It is now loaded with a pair of Eminence Legend 1258 speakers and the BM tubes are all American made glass. It freaking roars!

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  10. bftfender

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    Very..have Bassman 2x12 cab with ET65 & g12c that pairs best with the Bassman , jupiter 10's in Super, Weber f150 light doping in the Pro, and CTS & jensen 10's in Super 6. record quite a bit & each amp with those speaker..have come to rely on that exact tone with those amps..

    now my jtm45 over the years..ended up going with 6l6 & fender power..it pairs with jensen r & q in 2 semi opens.what was shrill in fender worked real good with that 45.

    tried all these into all the dif speakers & this is the combos that seem to work for me.

    didnt like the bandmaster in the closed bassman cab..it was ok but it took the liveliness or sparkle out of it..tried the jensens..too shrill..

    what was cool is the pro & the bandmaster a/b..pro is meaner
     
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    Nice- I have a 68 bandmaster reverb with the giant 212 cabinet
     
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  12. muchxs

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    Because yours is a Bandmaster Reverb while the OP's is non- reverb.

    The taller cabinet gives the reverb pan the necessary distance from the power supply.
     
  13. archetype

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    Cool. Thanks. The Seismic line always looked like a good value. I agree about the resonance of the cab. I think the Seismics are generally 1/2" ply instead of the usual 5/8".
     
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  14. ndcaster

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    what's the necessary minimum?
     
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    Thank you! muchxs, I was curious about this I thought it was maybe to do with reverb or to match the oversized speaker cabinets they had at the time
     
  16. bftfender

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    Put some new grill cloth on cab today
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    Taller cab to get the reverb tank away from the power transformer. I think.
     
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    I'm very curious of the early Bandmaster's. They seem like a great way to get into a vintage Fender.
     
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  19. archetype

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    The white piping on the cab almost, kinda matches the drip edge.
     
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  20. bftfender

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    should of painted it..i might.. did remove quite a few staples tho
     
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