Up for sale, a 1967 Fender Bassman head, freshly serviced and in excellent condition. This transitional Fender amp has a Silverface faceplate with "drip edge" aluminum trim, and is one of the earliest examples of this model, retaining the AB165 circuit and identical componentry to the Black Panel-era Fenders produced in the weeks prior to this Bassman. The perfect platform for players who use a variety of pedals, the Bassman delivers a robust and dynamic clean tone that offers both sparkle and muscle. Beyond around 5 on the Volume dial, the amp starts to push into smooth, lightly compressed tube overdrive.
Freshly serviced, the circuit features original Schumacher transformers that date between the 34th and 39th weeks of 1967, along with original Stackpole pots which have visible date codes from the 18th week of '66. The chassis stamp also dates to 1967. The preamp is untouched and the circuit identical to a "Black Panel" Bassman, retaining the blue molded Ajax capacitors essential to the sweet, musical tonal color of Fender's golden age circuits. The bias supply has been converted to Black Panel specs, and a new bias cap has been installed as well. The power supply has also been fully recapped with new Sprague and F&T capacitors. The original two-prong power cable is intact. The tube complement includes a fresh pair of properly biased JJ 6L6 power tubes, along with original matching RCA-branded preamp tubes. The original tube chart is also present inside the head cabinet.
The original smooth black tolex and silver sparkle grillcloth with turquoise stripe are intact and in great shape, and the stock aluminum trim is present as well. The stock corners, handle caps, sphinx glides (feet), and piggyback clip bars are all intact.