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Fender TBP-1 Tube Bass Preamp
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A truly professional single rack space tube preamp designed for bass! The TBP-1 has an interactive passive circuit delivers creamy tube tone that all...Click To Read More About This Product
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An artist-level unit that's at home on the stage or in the studio.
A truly professional single rack space tube preamp designed for bass! The TBP-1 has an interactive passive circuit delivers creamy tube tone that allows the color of the instrument to shine through. Features a Fender passive tone stack section for vintage tones, a tube overdrive section, Vari-Q EQ section, and an effects loop. Includes a 4-button footswitch for overdrive, effects loop, Vari-Q, and mute. A perfect match for Fender's MB-1200 power amplifier (sold separately).
- Fender passive tone stack
- Tube overdrive section
- Vari-Q-EQ section
- Effects loop
- Room balance
- Master volume
- Jensen line out transformer
- Includes four-button footswitch: Overdrive, FX Loop, Vari-Q, and Mute
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After giving up on getting a really warm 60's tube overdrive sound out of any solid state head, I began looking for the perfect preamp amp combination. In that search I found several preamps that were pretty good (Ampeg, Eden, Ashdown) but finally decided on the Fender ... after all, that was the sound I was after anyway - the sound of a warm, overdriver Bassman head driving two 12" JBL's like I had in 1966 ... I have the TBP-1 driving my existing rig (GK 1001 RB II and two GK 410 RBH cab's) and can get an enormous sound range. I know it is a waste to use a Gk 1001 RB II as a power amp only, but the sound variety I can get from the TBP-1 vastly exceed the solid state sound available without it. I highly recommend the rig ... it will not come out of my rack for some time.
If you want that Bassman sound of the 60's and 70's this is the preamp to buy. I use two Yamaha 15's and an Ampeg SVT 410 Cab. A QSC 2450 powers the rig. You have to hear it to believe it. I have only owned the preamp for 6 months and as far as long term reliability that is yet to be seen. But it has one thing going for it, it is still made in America in CA, unlike most Fender Products.