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Fender Bronco 40 40W 1x10 Bass Combo Amp Black 

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Fender's new Bronco 40™ is a compact, lightweight bass combo amp that kicks out a wealth of inspiring tones. It's loaded with versatile preset amps a...Read More

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Loaded with rich tones from eight amp models, onboard effects, USB connectivity, and much more!

Fender's new Bronco 40™ is a compact, lightweight bass combo amp that kicks out a wealth of inspiring tones. It's loaded with versatile preset amps and built-in effects that make it any bassist's perfect personal-practice and recording companion. With free Fender FUSE™ software and USB computer connectivity, creating, editing, storing, and sharing your sounds is easy.

The Bronco 40 is an amazing value for bass players who enjoy having sonic options that enhance their creativity. Features include a punchy Fender Special Design 10" speaker, eight distinctive amp models, digital effects (including chorus, reverb, delay, envelope filter, flanger, phaser, octave and more with Fender FUSE), compressor, chromatic tuner, auxiliary input, headphone jack, USB port for computer/ Fender FUSE connectivity, XLR output, and optional single-button footswitch (stores two quick-access presets).

FEATURES
  • 40W
  • 10" Fender Special Design speaker
  • 8 amp models: Rumble™, '59 Bassman®, Bassman® TV™, Bassman® 300, Redhead™, Rockin' Peg, KGB800, Monster
  • Onboard FX: Modern Bass Overdrive, Overdrive, Fuzz, Greenbox, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Vibratone, Envelope Control Filter, Octave, Step Filter, Delay and Reverb
  • 24 onboard stored presets (unlimited with Fender FUSE™ and computer)
  • USB connectivity for connecting to Fender FUSE™ and for digital recording
  • XLR output for quality studio recording
  • Two "quick access" presets can be stored to an optional 1-button footswitch (sold separately, Fender model # 099-4049-000)

The power you need to practice and perform effectively. Order now!

SPECIFICATIONS

Bronco 40 40W 1x10 Bass Combo Amp

  • 18"W x 15-1/4"H x 11-1/4"D
  • 30 lb.
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FenderBronco 40 40W 1x10 Bass Combo Amp
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

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100%

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Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Portable (6)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Home studio (4)
    • Performances (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    An inhuman amount of fun.

    If you have no intention of ever hooking the Bronco up to a computer, then you're probably not going to get that much out of this amp. Fender's FUSE software isn't just some nice...Read complete review

    If you have no intention of ever hooking the Bronco up to a computer, then you're probably not going to get that much out of this amp. Fender's FUSE software isn't just some nice little bonus...it's a really essential element in unleashing the full power of this amp. Being able to save those presets to the Bronco means you don't have to keep the amp tethered to a PC or Macbook or whatever, but you'll need to -- and want to! -- plug in that USB cable at least every once in a while. I was a little annoyed at first that I couldn't do more of this sculpting on the amp itself, but with as intuitive and endlessly full-featured as the FUSE software is, I quickly got over it. You can't duplicate this sort of power with a few knobs anyway. The three biggest selling points for me were the price, the variety of effects (and the Bronco completely eclipsed my expectations there), and ease of recording.

    Since this amp is so new and I couldn't find a single full-featured review before placing my order at Musician's Friend, I was a little gunshy about going in blind. Even after just a few hours of playing with the Bronco, I really couldn't be happier with this amp, and I very, very, very highly recommend it.
    My kneejerk reaction to the Bronco when I first yanked it out of the box was "oh, this is kinda neat". 8 different amps being modeled, 12 different built-in effects, a more-than-respectable amount of power under the hood...for those first fifteen minutes or whatever, I wasn't blown away or anything, but I definitely felt happy with what I'd bought....and then I plugged in the USB cable and launched Fender's FUSE software. My jaw dropped. This is INCREDIBLE. To really unlock the full power of the Bronco, you really, really do need to have it plugged into a computer. Everything's endlessly customizable. When you fiddle with knobs on the amp, you can see the changes in real-time on FUSE. You can daisy-chain together virtual effect pedals and customize numerous different options for each effect. There's a seemingly endless amount of sculpting you can do with your sounds, and when you have it just perfect, you can save those settings to the amp and bypass FUSE when you want to pull that out next time.I'll confess to being a complete amateur on bass, but I had the amp delivered to my office, and a couple of the very seasoned bassists I work with had to force themselves to stop playing with it. I can't get over how many different effects they are and how heavily they can be customized. The sound quality is perfect for what I wanted too. Another really nice advantage is that the USB connection allows for straight digital recording, so I don't have to mic the amp or deal with digital->analog->digital conversion if I want to record to my computer.
    I only received the amp today, so I can't speak about long-term reliability. The build quality seems top-notch, though.
    With so many effects and amp models handy and with as easy as it is to sculpt, tweak, and store those sounds, the value here is borderline-surreal. It's a great deal for someone who's just getting started with recording since the Bronco is so plug-and-play over USB. I really wanted to play with a lot of different effects, and the Bronco gives me so much that it'd cost a fortune to try to replicate this with actual pedals. Even a good all-in-one effects box would cost about as much as this entire package.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    ehhhh

    the amp modeling section on this thing is pretty cool. the effects are alright and the compression is good. however I feel like im plugging into a computer rather than an amp. The...Read complete review

    the amp modeling section on this thing is pretty cool. the effects are alright and the compression is good. however I feel like im plugging into a computer rather than an amp. The Fuse software uses 2 third party technologies and the procces in which you set up and register your amp is quite a pain. After I delt with that mess I finally opened the software. It was all hype.... the whole thing is very confusing to use and does not really matter because of all the presets on the amp itself. Im not sure at this point if i will keep this amp or sell it, my favorite feature however is the XLR out so you can run this rig thru a PA system. For the price range is a good, loud amp with plenty of different presets and options. However, if you are buying this because of the Fuse software please think again or try it out first. thats why i rated it so low, I feel as if Fender is marketing this amp as a easy to use recording amp when the software is really sub par.

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    4.0

    Nice and Cheap

    By HughJazzfan

    from New York

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Bronco 40 40W 1x10 Bass Combo Amp:

        The Bronco 40 offers unique features at an incredible value, such as computer connecting via USB to engage the exclusive Fender Fuse software interface, which lets you customize and store a wide variety of parameters.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Lots of Bang for the Buck!

        By iabssplyr

        from Clinton, IA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Fun to use
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Fender Bronco 40 40W 1x10 Bass Combo Amp:

        My second time around with this amp. I sold my first Bronco 40 to a band member for home recording studio, and I started using it again there. After a while I decided to re-purchase the amp because I was getting such great tones out of it with a P-bass I'm now using.

        For the purchase price, there are few bass amps out there who can compete with the Bronco 40 when considering its flexibility, the ease of transporting it, and the tone you get when properly set up. There's not another modeling amp that does as much, plays as loud, or sounds as good, even playing live in a small venue. Add it to your audition list!

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fender Bronco 40

        By That Old Guy

        from Tampa, FL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Fender Bronco 40 40W 1x10 Bass Combo Amp:

          So, after 45 years playing bass, I'm done working in clubs. I still jam occasionally and might fill-in now and then but I didn't need a 200 watt amp and 4x10 cab to lug around any more. Just something light weight and easily porable.

          Having owned a Fender Mustang II for around 2 years now, I figured I would give the Bronco 40 a shot and I was not disapointed.

          Like the Mustang series of guitar amps, you can hook this up to your computer via a USB cable and access the amps presets visually on virtual amp models using the FUSE software and tweak them to your desired taste.

          Unlike the Mustang I and II guitar amps, almost all the default presets that come loaded on the amp are very usable as is or with just minor tweaking that can be done on the amp without hooking it to a computer.

          FUSE is still great for backing up your personal presets and creating custom sets of presets that you can change to depending on the venue your doing.

          The amp is plenty loud enough for small get togethers and even small blues clubs where your the group isn't getting that loud. It can still be used in larger venues by simply running an XLR cable out the back of it to the house mioxer.

          The amp models sound dang good - even at low volumes for late night playing around the house. I really dig the "Rockin Peg" model and the Fender models especially.

          It's also a great interface for recording bass in your home studio.

          The Bronco 40 suites me and my requirements to a "T" and I am thoroughly satisfied with it.

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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Bass Amp!

          By Jim Beam

          from New Hampshire

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Great Low End
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Great Jazz Bass Amp For S
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Fender Bronco 40 40W 1x10 Bass Combo Amp:

          I started many years ago with a 57 P Bass and never looked back. Being 63 and retired from the clubs and theatres, I wanted a small amp for recording my bass compositions. I never expected this little inexpensive amp to be as good as it is. How a 10 inch driver can generate such an awesome sound I don't know but real bassists will have a blast. I am 63 and never used effects until I got this little jewel. Thanks Fender!

          Comment on this review

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice Practice Amp for Bass

          By Clayman

          from Connecticut

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Portable
          • Tone Choices

          Cons

          • Not For Large Gigs

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Practicesmall Gigs

          Comments about Fender Bronco 40 40W 1x10 Bass Combo Amp:

          Guitar player since mid-1960s, relatively new to bass. Tired of lugging my 62 lb. Bassman TV15 to practice & jams, got a real nice deal (under $200) at MF on a "Gentle Used" unit. Nice choice of tones, probably won't use FUSE much. Overall a nice bass amp for practice and small gigs at a great price.

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fender Bronco 40

          By jim

          from Murrells Inlet, SC

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • no cons

          Best Uses

          • Events

          Comments about Fender Bronco 40 40W 1x10 Bass Combo Amp:

          Great Bass Amp. Good investment. Great Quality..

          Comment on this review

          (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Big Sound In A Small Package

          By steelman0355

          from Houston, Tx

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Fender Bronco 40 40W 1x10 Bass Combo Amp:

            I have used this amp on stage both through the PA and on it's own. Through the PA it was used for a stage monitor and the volume was on 3 or 4 and was plenty loud enough. On it's own I had the gain and volume turned up about 3/4 each and it was plenty loud. Both times I was playing with a 5 peice country band in a medium sized hall. I was looking to downsize my gear without sacrificing sound and this little amp did just that. Truthfully I was afraid to order this amp because of the 10" speaker, but if you play at reasonable volumes and your looking for a clean bass sound, this amp will do the job nicely. The presets are very close to the amps they are designed to imulate. Overall, I'd say that big things do come in small packages. I'm very happy with this amp and the best thing is, it doesn't weigh a ton like most bass amps do. I own this amp for bass and a Mustang 2 for lead guitar, both have performed beyond expectations.

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            (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            he said it cranks

            Comments about Fender Bronco 40 40W 1x10 Bass Combo Amp:

            He likes it
            I purchased the Bronco Amp for my 17 year old grandson he loves all the effects. Most of all he said it CRANKS. I think its a good amp for the money

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            (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            ehhhh

            Comments about Fender Bronco 40 40W 1x10 Bass Combo Amp:

            the amp modeling section on this thing is pretty cool. the effects are alright and the compression is good. however I feel like im plugging into a computer rather than an amp. The Fuse software uses 2 third party technologies and the procces in which you set up and register your amp is quite a pain. After I delt with that mess I finally opened the software. It was all hype.... the whole thing is very confusing to use and does not really matter because of all the presets on the amp itself. Im not sure at this point if i will keep this amp or sell it, my favorite feature however is the XLR out so you can run this rig thru a PA system. For the price range is a good, loud amp with plenty of different presets and options. However, if you are buying this because of the Fuse software please think again or try it out first. thats why i rated it so low, I feel as if Fender is marketing this amp as a easy to use recording amp when the software is really sub par.

            Comment on this review

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great practice amp

            By John Ferguson

            from Virginia

            Comments about Fender Bronco 40 40W 1x10 Bass Combo Amp:

            The amp itself is a 10 but the software is a 4. Maybe I'm just learning it since I've only been using it for a few days. The community looks promising as the the capabilities of the software.
            Love the fact that I can plug this into my computer to see the controls and make adjustments. Plus the firmware can be adjusted as needed and you can upload new configurations and save them.

            The software isn't there, yet. It is awkward and non-intuitive. The interface looks great but is difficult to navigate especially going from the community back to the amp controls. I found it easier to exit the software and restart. Since it is software, that can be improved. Part of the problem might be poor instructions.
            Zero problems so far although some settings can create quite a bit of noise, but I'm blaming that on the settings.
            Well worth the money. I'd say it sounds great but it can should anyway you want it to! Might not rock the house, but it is fine as a practice amp.

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