1969-1983 Super Bassman

1973 Bassman 100 Head

Year:

1969-1983

Model:

Super Bassman (69-71)
Bassman 100 (72-76)
Bassman 135 (77-83)

Circuit:

?

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, Mid, Bass - Master Volume (72-83) - Pilot Lamp

Rear Conrol Layout:

Ground Sw, Fuse (?A), Power Sw, Standby Sw, Speaker Jack 1, Speaker Jack 2

Knobs:

Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 - 10

Head:

Super Bassman: 13¼" x 26" x 9½" (33.7 x 66 x 24.1 cm)
Bassman 100: 8 3/4" x 26 1/8" x 9 1/2" (22.2 x 66.4 x 24.1 cm)

Head Hardware:

Black strap handles, 4½" chassis straps, corner protectors

Cabinet:

Super Bassman: 45½" x 30" x 11½" (115.6 x 76.2 x 29.2 cm)
Bassman 100: 40¼" x 30¼" x 17" (102.2 x 76.8 x 43.2 cm)

Cab Hardware:

3 Black strap handles, corner protectors, casters

Head/Cab Covering:

Black Tolex

Head/Cab Grille:

Blue sparkle grille cloth w/ aluminum frame (69), w/o aluminum frame (70-80)

Logo:

Grille mounted, raised, chrome & black script "Fender" w/ tail (69-72) or "Fender®" w/o tail (73-83) (head and cab)

Weight:

Super Bassman I: 155 lbs. (70.3 Kg)
Super Bassman II: 225 lbs. (102 Kg)
Bassman 100: 172 lbs. (78 Kg)

Speakers/Load:

Super Bassman: 2 x 15"/4 ohms (8 each in parallel)
Bassman 100: 4 x 12"/4 ohms (16 ohms each in parallel)

Speaker Model:

JBL D140F (69-71)

Effects:

None

Output:

100 (69-76) or 135 (77-83) Watts

Preamp:

2 x 7025

Power:

4 x 6L6

Bias:

Fixed Bias, bias balance pot

Rectifier:

Solid State

Phase Inverter:

12AT7 (long tailed)

Comments:

The Super Bassman I and Super Bassman II name referred to the number number of cabs purchased.


Bassman 135 Schematic
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