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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Progrmr, Nov 9, 2013.
My bassman had wheels.
If you're looking for a small light amp with a hint of Bassman tone, the Pro Jr is a good one to try out.
But a big part of the big tweed amp tone is the larger cab with the multiple speakers.
The 57 Twin RI is a similar weight and size and the built in reverb that these larger pine cabs have is, I believe, down to the size of the cab and big baffle to hold the multiple speakers.
Smaller cabs just don't reverberate to the same extent as larger ones do. I had a DRRI which needed the reverb set at around 2 -3 just to get a similar reverb tone the Bassman RI that I had at the same time.
Same goes for the 1 x 12 cab I have for my Ampeg GVT 15 head. Again, it needs the reverb set around 3 - 4 just to get a similar tone and length of note decay.
That's my good friend Billy. He's the shiz!
From the looks of this video he sure can dial in an amp and Play the hell out of a tele!!!
Suck it up and get the Bassman...........less than 50 pounds and nothing will sound like them. They have a niche, and if that tonal spectrum scratches your itch - you will never be happy until you own one.......
"Music is my Religion" ~ Jimi Hendrix
Unfortunately - never. I wish of course...
if I ever have a tweed amp built, it would be that one in a 210 cab maybe.
Billy was in The Outlaws for a few years. He's a great player, and his Red Jones amps are works of art, both in looks and sound.
True . . . but that is what i like about the 5E3 circuit .
It start to crunch at ear-friendly volumes/
Saying that, Victoria (and other brands) make 5E3 X2 type amps.
Almost like an AC30 is the result of an AC15 X2 type of lay out.
http://www.victoriaamp.com/amplifiers-2/ - Victoria Double Deluxe (30W or 40W options)
Also, the Tungsten Creama Wheat is a beefier / higher head-room 5E3.
Where their Cortez is more of a normal out put 5E3.
Richter RS-22. Tweed Bassman tone in a nice, compact 1x12 package.
Where you guys been? Carr Impala.
The Bassman has a pine cab,it's light. FFS,I'm 58 years old and I can take one in each hand up a fire escape and not die.
Nice sound in that clip fezz,he bin neckin the bloo stuff?
I've been all around the tweed neighborhood. Victoria 35115, Clark Tyger (bandmaster), Fender low power tweed twin, Victoria Trem de la Trem. The one I never had and always wanted to try was the bassman. So now I have my chance. Just traded a really nice Epi ES=295 plus some cash for a tweed bassman by Sterling. Had never heard of the builder. Anyway, now I'll get to hear what the fuss is about.
I have had a Super Reverb, which was the one multi 10" speaker amp that really impressed. Thinking maybe the bassman will be a little something like that due to the same format.
I'd go for an A La Cart Bassman head and a 2 x 10 cabinet from ebay. I'd put a set of Webers in it and let rip with some loud Four on Six.
Well after all the recommendations I'm think I'm just going to go for the Bassman 4X10...most of the amps listed I don't have the chance to try out.
This amp is strictly for clean jazz, and I think the 4 speakers pushing air is a big part of the tone. If it gets too heavy I'll just get a dolly lol
I'm watching youtube videos though for the other mentions in this thread. I appreciate all the input!
Sometimes only the real thing will do.................
So are you getting a clone or looking for an original?
Keedy amps makes a real nice re-creation of the tweed Bassman.
How about a 2 x 10 combo and a 2 x 10 extension speaker under the amp when you need that little extra?
Let us know after you violate your neighbors with it...........
The 59 Bassman LTD RI is a VERY special amp - I know it's my favorite!!!
"Music is my Religion" ~ Jimi Hendrix
just build one yourself. I did. Here is mine in seafoam green with one twelve cabinet.