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Fender Bassman TV Fifteen 350W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp
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The Fender Bassman TV Fifeteen Bass Amp carries the DNA of the original '50s-era Bassman amplifiers, delivering world-class sound in a package design...Click To Read More About This Product
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Plug into a Bassman TV Panel amp and feel the history in the unmistakable Fender tone.
The Fender Bassman TV Fifeteen Bass Amp carries the DNA of the original '50s-era Bassman amplifiers, delivering world-class sound in a package designed to handle the demands of low bass frequencies. With a unique look that is unmistakably Fender, the 350W Bassman TV amp is sure to class up any stage, cutting through the mix and the monotony of a world full of black boxes.
The tube preamp is classy and simple, with black chicken head knobs sitting on top of a chrome chassis. It feels like looking down at the dashboard of your favorite muscle car, while the red jewel light glows, signifying "I'm ready to jam." The Fender Bassman amp's 2 instrument inputs provide both a normal and a padded input stage, accommodating basses of various output levels. But don't be afraid to lean into it. The more you push these bass amps, the more they push back.
The Bassman TV Fifteen offers gain, bass, mid, and treble knobs, "deep" and "bright" switches and a Master Volume”and ups the ante with 350 watts of power and removable casters to make transportation easy. The TV Fifteen has a booming 15" speaker that delivers the fantastic depth you can only get from a driver that large”you're moving major air.
There is one indispensable modern luxury”an XLR output that lets you send a direct signal to recording or live performance gear. That way, you get the best of both worlds”classic Fender bass look and sound and easy compatibility with modern recording and PA systems.
- 2 inputs (Input 2 -6dB Pad),
- XLR output with ground lift,
- Rear ported cabinet
- Lacquered tweed covering
- 12AX7 tube preamp/efficient class D power amp
- Passive tone stack
- Comfortable dog bone handle
- Removable casters
- Chrome control panel
- Chicken head-style knobs,
- TV panel cosmetics with modern upgrades
- Controls: gain, bass, mid, treble, volume, deep, and bright switches
- Covering: lacquered tweed covering with reinforced vintage style TV panel cloth grille
With a unique look that is unmistakably Fender, you are sure to class up any stage and cut through the monotony.
- Model Name: Bassman TV Fifteen
- Model Number: 224-8300-000
- Series: Bassman TV Series
- Type: Hybrid Bass Amplifier Combo (12AX7 Vacuum-Tube Preamp/Efficient Class-D Power Amp)
- Output: 350 Watts
- Ohms: 4 Ohms
- Speakers: 1-15" Celestion green label ferrite bass speaker, 4 Ohm, 400 watt power rating
- Channels: 1 Channel
- Weight: 59.5 lb., (27.8 kg)
- Dimensions: 23"H x 25"W x 14"D
- Tube Complement: 1 X 12AX7 (preamp)
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Great vintage tone. If you're looking for an easy to carry, medium volume amp with a James Jamerson tone, this will fill the bill nicely. It has a great vintage sound. It's not a virtuoso amp. It's not for slap or low tuned heavy sounds. It has a great, smooth tone with a little bit of compressed bite. It likes pedals. It's excellent at what it was made for and sounds very much like it looks. In this case, you can judge a book by it's cover.
Great classic sound & looks, although I personally dislike the LOGO.
It is a bit larger & weighs more than the old vintage Bassman 15 which was closer in size to the current Bassman TV 12.
While it is capable of being played MUCH louder than an old vintage amp, the speaker can be driven into distortion as the amp has LOTS of power.
A nice addition would be an aux. speaker jack as standard & an aux. speaker cabinet available.
The amp cover should be included and not be an optional extra.
While the Fender slip cover looks great & appears to be well made it needs to have a pocket to keep the casters in while the amp is in use or the AC power cable when not in use.
I'm not sure if the manual metions it, the removable AC power cable supplied has large conductors as the AC power required is NOT in the small appliance category. While other cables look similar, they may overheat or have a voltage drop (both bad) so use the supplied cable.
This is a good gigging amp, quick & easy in & out, plug in & ready to go.
I spent a lot of time trying out bass amps from high-end manufacturers such as Orange and EBS to Hartke, Line 6 and Ampeg. The Fender Bassman TV Fifteen had the tone I was looking for in a style that is classic and durable. No bells and whistles on this guy - it has very few options but what it does do, it does flawlessly. The amp sounds great when slapping and popping and also handles extended low tones - something that not all bass amps can do.I you are looking for something that is simple and sounds great in this price range, give the TV a try - I didn't believe Fender could make a bass amp that sounds this good and looks this sweet. I'm sure it will surprise you too.
casters , depth button,looks
We were going to buy the new ampeg fliptop but the ridiculous price i decided to get this Fender,the single tube does give it the tube sound.It sounds almost identical to our Fender '73 bassman w/2 12 bottom.When they say they have Fender bassman DNA in it they mean it!!
Little over priced.Shame on Fender for not sending cover with the amp...SHAME SHAME..it will cost 70-100 to get the cover!!! I have been playing for 45 years,I cannot lift the heavier amps anymore.And this one is bigger than I thought.Wheels are a great feature.I put the volume control up fairly high then raise the gain which pushes the tube,its fender sound all the way......It looks good sitting next to my Fender Deluxe which came with covers..has the mike cable line out,is nice to be able to plug into PA.I will probably keep the depth button on all the time.I recommend this amp,again Fender DNA all the way,Shame again for no cover!!
nice alternative to back breaking outlandish priced Bass amps,does not make it clear in the ad if its American or Mexican made,but on the the back it says US,still not clear.
We do play classic rock,this amp will do it,or be prepared to pay alot ...
I bought this one based entirely on its aesthetic appeal, it looks really classy and everyone compliments it on it. I took off the fender sticker logo and it looks very vintage without that lame FENDER logo posted right on the front.People know it's a fender based on the tweed.The tweed has an amazing looking texture and I have not seen another amp that looks as classy and vintage.The sound however is very mediocre. It has little to no eq options and I have even plugged a separate eq pedal into it to try and attain a better tone out of it but so far it does not have the ability to articulate many different tones other than super flat low end.I have owned and still own many classic bass amps and this one looks the slickest but does not deliver on the tone.The tube in it does absolutely nothing to the tone, sounds just like a tubeless amp.It's rather expensive for what you get, but I bought it because I needed that certain style for a project I was working on and I have heard nothing but positive feedback on it's look.I don't understand why most bass amps are lame black cubes, a little attention in design goes a long way.If you want this amp get it entirely for it's look not sound.I have plugged in vintage P basses, uprights, and acoustic basses and it always either sounds overly bass heavy or super tinny, no amount of fiddling from sound guys or studio engineers has helped.But man it looks so good.
I love it and my band loves it! It's the perfect old school vintage bass tone to go with my 50's P bass! It's the most beautiful thing on the stage and everybody checks it out after gigs!
Realize that this amp isn't trying to be modern do-all amp with a tweeter, line in, phones in, line out, or ability to add an extra cab.
It is an old school combo amp that sports 350 loud watts, wonderful vintage Fender bass tones, and drop dead gorgeous looks.
It's sounds good, looks good, and is well constructed.
A bit expensive and doesn't come with a cover...but if you're patient and wait for a MF sale you can't beat it since you don't pay tax or shipping!