What amp sounds like Bassman...

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  1. Buzzardeater

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    TONE!!!

     
  3. Del Pickup

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    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.
     
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    Fezz,
    From the looks of this video he sure can dial in an amp and Play the hell out of a tele!!!
     
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    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.......



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    Unfortunately - never. I wish of course...

    if I ever have a tweed amp built, it would be that one in a 210 cab maybe.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

    http://www.tungstenamp.com/amps.htm
     
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    Richter RS-22. Tweed Bassman tone in a nice, compact 1x12 package.
     
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    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.

    Yet. :lol:

    Nice sound in that clip fezz,he bin neckin the bloo stuff?
     
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    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.
    MD
     
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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    So are you getting a clone or looking for an original?
    Keedy amps makes a real nice re-creation of the tweed Bassman.
     
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    How about a 2 x 10 combo and a 2 x 10 extension speaker under the amp when you need that little extra?
     
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    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!!!

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    just build one yourself. I did. Here is mine in seafoam green with one twelve cabinet.
     

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