1968-1983 Bassman

(Silver Face Bassman)

1968 Bassman

Year:

1968-1983

Model:

Bassman (68-71)
Bassman 50 (72-76)
Bassman 70 (77-83)

Circuit:

AB165, AA568, AA270, AA371

Config:

Piggy-back

Control Panel:

Silver forward facing w/ blue labels

Front Conrol Layout:

Bass: In, In, Deep Sw, Vol, Treb, Bass - Normal: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Bass - Pilot Lamp

Rear Conrol Layout:

AC Outlet, Ground Sw, Fuse (2A), Power Sw, Standby Sw, Speaker Jack, Ex. Speaker Jack

Knobs:

Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 - 10

Head:

8¼" x 22" x 9½" (21 x 55.9 x 24.1 cm)

Head Hardware:

Black strap handle, 4½" chassis straps, corner protectors, cab hooks (68-76)

Cabinet:

68-71: 40" x 29½" x 11½" (101.6 x 74.9 x 29.2 cm)
72-83: 30" x 28" x 12" (76.2 x 71.12 x 30.5 cm)

Cab Hardware:

3 Black strap handles, corner protectors, knurled studs (68-76), casters

Head/Cab Covering:

Black Tolex

Head/Cab Grille:

Blue sparkle grille cloth w/ aluminum frame (68-69), w/o aluminum frame (70-79)

Logo:

Grille mounted, raised, chrome & black script "Fender" w/ tail(68-74) or "Fender®" w/o tail (74-83) (head and cab)

Weight:

105 lbs. (47.6 Kg)

Speakers/Load:

2 x 12" (68) or 2 x 15" (68-83)/4 ohms (8 ohms each in parallel)

Speaker Model:

Oxford 12T6, Utah or Rola

Effects:

None

Output:

50 (68-76) or 70 (77-83) Watts

Preamp:

Bass: 2 x 7025
Normal: 7025

Power:

2 x 6L6GC

Bias:

Fixed Bias, ajustment pot

Rectifier:

Solid State

Phase Inverter:

12AT7 (long tailed)

Comments:

Fender switched back to the blackface era cosmetics some time in 1980. Bassmans produced between late 1980 and 1983 have a black control panel and silver sparkle grille cloth.


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