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Fender Bassman 50

Postby fakeplasticdreams » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:36 am

AM i seeing correctly that there is the word "export" on the head???

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Re: Fender Bassman 50

Postby Stratelejazzuar » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:39 am

i think so. i believe i saw an "export" model on ebay in the past few days :ph34r:

edit: yeah, a "princeton amp export" - http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-Fender-Princeton-Silverface-Export-Model_W0QQitemZ190355641505QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2c521494a1
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Re: Fender Bassman 50

Postby therizzla » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:59 am

They're export models with 220v transformers for everyone who isn't America/Canada and possibly Mexico (not sure on that last one).
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Re: Fender Bassman 50

Postby TruckstopChuckie » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:42 am

I had a Bassman 'Export' about a year ago. It's a GREAT amp, but I do think it differs from a standard Bassman 50 in some ways. It sound 'stiffer' than the other Bassman amps I've tried, and it stayed clean all the way up to about 7 on the volume knob, even with humbuckers (I know, it could have been something to do with the valves, but still, it was a CLEAN amp and not the crunchy bluesmachine that I was looking for at that time).
As any other Bassman, it loved stomp boxes.
I sort of miss it, though my Headstrong 15w really does everything that the Bassman could do, except on a much more comfortable volume setting.

When it comes to price, I've seen the Export version going for about half the price of an original SF. I payed 3500 NOK (about 600 USD according to todays currency rate) for it and that's about half of the price you've gotta give for a SF Bassman.
Fender's Export versions are not collectible compared to the non-export versions and that reflects the price they're going for.
PTP Fender amps are great modding objects, so a good amp doctor could transform it into a SF/BF and beyond.
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Re: Fender Bassman 50

Postby fakeplasticdreams » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:47 am

Thanks,

i considering this amp - i dont really NEED it LOL, but the price is good.
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Re: Fender Bassman 50

Postby TruckstopChuckie » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:38 am

If the price is good AND you can afford it...

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