Reissue Fender Bassman review

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    ZackyDog Tele-Afflicted

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    To take with a grain/big lump of salt.

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    I remember playing a ltd edition model in 2007 that really impressed me.
     
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    I bought the first RI Bassman my local music store got in back in the '90s. It was a great amp for the ten years I owned it. It didn't have the warmth of a real Bassman or the Clark Piedmont (Bassman clone) I have now no matter what speakers swapped or tubes changed. However, it was louder and more powerful.
     
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    I may still have the "shoot-out" Guitar Player article from 1990, where they compared the then "new" Fender resiusse bassman, A THD Bassman and a Weber Bassman.
     
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    I have two cases of the Quam speakers used in the THDs in the attic that I bought from Andy, could sell a set or two. I've never played through any of Gerald Webber's amps, the THD I played through was kind of gainy and I was using these as harp amps. I think I may have that magazine as well in the attic.
     
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    Did you use a solid state, or the 5AR4 tube rectifier?
     
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    Funny, I swapped out two of my Jensen P10r's for two (broken in) Eminence 1028alks and my '59 Ri sounded just like the real '59 I tried last year. It also cut that brittle top end and tightened up the bass nicely.

    The review @ZackyDog posted seems like it was of a new one... No matter what, those Jensen Speakers need a good beating before they break in. But, even after that, the treble can be a touch harsh. I've contemplated maybe swapping in some Celestions for the other two Jensens... But, just haven't been that motivated.

    I have compared mine to my '58 Twin and it compares nicely. They are more alike than different... the big differences are the iron and speaker compliment, of course. And, as I said, I compared it to a real '59.

    Other than building a nice lightweight pine cabinet, I have no real interest in futzing with it.
     
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