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Fender Bassman 100 Combo Amp  

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    Super compact and packed with punch.

    The Fender Bassman 100 Combo Amp features a tilt-back real wood cab. 100W and single 10" driver with horn, 3-band EQ with semi-parametric mid, contour, and XLR output for recording or PA reinforcement with level, pre/post switch, and ground lift. RCA aux in for CD player, effects loop, and more.

    A horn attenuator control accommodates brighter thumb-style playing (full horn) or warm, standup-style (horn off) or anything in-between.

    A nicely configured cab that will serve upright players with gigs in coffee houses and restaurants and electric players needing a stage monitor while sending their sound to a PA. Its pro-level features make it a worthy and portable practice amp.

    Features

    • Full internal power with removable speaker cord that can be used for an external cab
    • 100W power
    • Fender special-design Eminence USA PRO speaker with stamped frame
    • Compression driver horn with full attenuation
    • Real wood cab
    • Tilt-back cab design
    • Spring-loaded handles
    • 3 bands of EQ with semi-parametric mid
    • XLR output with level for recording or PA reinforcement
    • -6dB input pad
    • Mute switch with LED
    • Contour (a variable scoop applied to mids)
    • Headphone jack for silent practice
    • Effects loop

    Any bassist can use a super portable combo with pro features and sound. This is it. Order today.

     

    Bassman 100 Combo Amp Specifications:

    • 15"W x 17"H x 14-1/2"D
    • 25 lb.
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    4.4

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    Great Tone....some concerns

    I play an MTD Kingston 4 string through this and I get a great warm tone. It seems to have some built in compression. The sound is nice and fat. The EQ is great...Read complete review

    I play an MTD Kingston 4 string through this and I get a great warm tone. It seems to have some built in compression. The sound is nice and fat. The EQ is great. I dial in a little mid boost at 500Hz or 100Hz and a little bass and trebel boost. This worked out grat with two amplified acoustic guitars and a singer in a big room. I was plenty loud with the volume on 4. The tone is great, at low volumes I like it better than my GK1001RBII into 2 Aguilar GS112. It is clearer, but definitely not as deep or as loud. There is no way I would use this with a drummer....congas are fine. I tried putting a Sansamp BDDI and then an Art Tubepac in front of it and I actually like the sound better without either of them. It is also nice and light and easy to throw in the back of a car. The Bassman 150 is much bigger and heavier.I do have a couple of concerns. The Head phone jack does not automatically cut out the speaker. You have to un-plug the speaker and when you plug it back in the jack isn't too good so you have to wiggle the plug around until it makes contact. I couldn't part with it long enough to get a replacement so I just don't use the headphone jack any more. I havent had any problems with it cutting out once contact is established.

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    Very disappointing

    I had high hopes when I bought this amp I'd get a lightweight amp with enough power to play with country/oldies groups.. I'd had a fender bassman before and thought I'd be getting ...Read complete review

    I had high hopes when I bought this amp I'd get a lightweight amp with enough power to play with country/oldies groups.. I'd had a fender bassman before and thought I'd be getting the same quality..The ad said it weighed about 25 lbs.. 40+ is closer to reality.. The speaker was crackling when we upped the bass tone on the bass guitar.. My old amp never did that..The Line Out didn't work and now it has static and cuts out.. I use it as a monitor for my 8 track sometimes but it's a major disappointment..

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    5.0

    Very Satisfied

    By CMWashBass

    from Washington State

    I would like to clear up the misconception that this bass amp is 40+ pounds. I am thinking it's pretty close to 25 lbs. It might even be closer to 20lbs. This amp makes a perfect on the go gig type amp. It's got enough power to play big events such as bars and can be dialed down to use as a practice amp. I gave this amp a 4.5 on features because you have to unplug the speaker to make it silent when using the headphone jack. The feature is there it just takes an extra step to get there. As for the rest of my rating I gave 5.0 because this is the best amp you can buy in this price range.

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    5.0

    Works well with Roland V-Drums

    By Allan

    from Colorado Springs, CO

    I play a little TD9-SX through this amp and it works for small areas really well. If you start going outside a 20X20 space, most bars have a house PA that I send a signal to (from the XLR output on the amp). Good little amp and has never let me down.

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    1.0

    Very disappointing

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I had high hopes when I bought this amp I'd get a lightweight amp with enough power to play with country/oldies groups.. I'd had a fender bassman before and thought I'd be getting the same quality..The ad said it weighed about 25 lbs.. 40+ is closer to reality.. The speaker was crackling when we upped the bass tone on the bass guitar.. My old amp never did that..The Line Out didn't work and now it has static and cuts out.. I use it as a monitor for my 8 track sometimes but it's a major disappointment..

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    5.0

    Nice little (with big sound) amp

    By Raul-iu0Kj

    from Miami

    i bought one of these in June 2007...the first one i bought was dead out of the box...it was a hassle getting a new one, but i don't know if Fender or the lazies at the music shop are to blame for that...well, i got the new one in July 2007 and have been blown away since...i use it at home for practice, at church, at closed venue gigs, even rig it to play music from my mp3 player at family gatherings and parties...i play a five-string fender and a baby electric stand-up, and i can get the sound i want from both instruments from this little guy...so, other than the initial hiccup, this amp has done me well...i gave value four stars because for the money, in my humble opinion, nothing beats a Hartke, but this is a Fender amp, so you will pay a little extra just for the name...but all in all, when coupled with a trustworthy, reliable vending source you can't go wrong with this amp...

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    1.0

    Bassman 100

    By Bass Pooch

    from Los Angeles

    This Amp has been a nightmare. First one I bought was dead out of the box. Replacement worked great for a few months until it died. Went to a Fender Repair Shop to repair (under warrenty but just another hassle again). Worked great for several more months - then died again during a gig! Went back for repair (Still under warranty, more time and hassle). Lost all trust in Fender Amps. Finally exhanged for a Harke Amp which reliable and works great.

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    5.0

    Great inexpensive amp.

    By Thumper66

    from Birmingham, AL

    Great little amp for the money. It fills the small church I play in and stands up to our drummer. The line out is great and the warm tone it gives is just right. It also does well for acoustic gigs outdoors. I rarely have to crank her past halfway to keep up with the drummer. Dont get me wrong for bigger venues and for just playing LOUD this little gem is no Bassman 400, but she does fine in the small spaces.

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    5.0

    Very Nice Amp To Have

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Ok, this is a extremely nice amp in general. With its warm but very punchy sound i love it. My father bought me this amp along with a Fender Jazz Bass for the local high school jazz band, and it did very well to keep up with all the laying of the others and was easly portable. This amp is a must have! The only bad thing is with this amp is it has some distortion sound when you turn it up all the way, but there is not anything wrong with that. And the only other thing bad about it that I have experienced is.... the light switch when you power the amp up, burns out... But other than that which has nothing to do with the amp it is a must have!!

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    5.0

    Play with a Drummer!!!!!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    One day, when I was at band practice, I got to use this tiny combo. I was playing with one guitarist and a drummer, and you could hear me perfectly over everyone. and that was at half volume. Also, I got the real tone out of my J-Bass that I wanted. YOU CAN HOLD UP TO A DRUMMER WITH THIS AMP!!!

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    5.0

    Nice little amp!

    By Craig-rDvIW

    from Tennessee

    I purchased this amp to use in small churches, and places where space is limited. The amp sounds great even at high volumes. The only fault I could find is that if you play a 5-string, the sound distorts a little at high volumes when playing on the lower side of the B-string. None-the-less, I'd still suggest this amp for anyone!

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    3.0

    Not that great

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I played this amp at a music store and was not impressed. It sounded good at like 1/2 volume. But the 10 inch speaker just couldn't handle the power so the tone distorted when it was turned up past halfway. The bass is there a little bit but don't use this for anything more than a practice amp at best. I liked the tilt back feature, but I'd recommend saving up and getting a Fender with a 12in, 15in, or 2X10in speaker.

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