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This 1959 Fender Bassman 5F6-A was lightly played and wonderfully preserved throughout its lifetime. It retains its original tweed, original dogbone handle, grill, transformers, baffle and speakers. The amp plays nicely with strong output and very low noise. The amp was purchased and then serviced about 4-5 years ago with new filter caps (original Astron filter capacitors cardboard placed over the new caps for aesthetics). 4 signal caps replaced with High quality Jupiter yellows. The original 3 yellow Astron .022 and .1mf as well as the original 2 prong cord included. A three prong power cord added for safety, but it is grey and looks the part. The original Jensen P10R speakers sound strong with the original smooth cones, all 4 date code matched 220934. The chassis face is clean and with only minor pitting. The tweed is in nice vintage condition but does show wear on the bottom corners. No musty or dirty odors, no extra holes. “Billie” wired this amp at the factory in August of 1959 and her name is still visible on the small piece of masking tape on the inside of the chassis. IH is stamped on the tube chart.

Bassman 5F6, 5F6-A (tweed) serial numbers BM00001 to BM00400 – 1957 , BM00400 to BM01500 – 1958 , BM01500 to BM03100 – 1959   (1600 made in 59)

Serial number BM 024xx, August of 1959, IH stamped on tube chart.

Transformers numbers-Output 45249, Choke 14684, Power 8087

The Fender Bassman 5F6-A made from 1958 until 1960 is one of the most desirable and collectible amplifiers that Leo’s company ever produced. Clean and original examples of this model and specific circuit have become scarce because many of them were used and abused for 50+ years. The 5F6-A circuit was the pinnacle of the tweed Bassman’s with updates in output and presence control. Jim Marshall was so impressed with this circuit that he essentially copied it for his early Marshall JTM-45 amplifiers.

This amp will be packaged robustly and insured. Customer satisfaction is important. The video confirms the amp is in working condition. Vintage amplifiers with glass tubes are delicate items and may encounter problems during the shipping process. I recommend all vintage amps that are shipped be taken to a competent amp technician for servicing upon arrival. All amplifiers are sold as is with no warranty, and no approval. If there are any questions please contact me through reverb message system. I do not ship outside of the continental US


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Excellent (Used)
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Brand Fender
Model Bassman
Finish Tweed
Year 1959
Made In United States

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Fender Bassman 1959 Tweed 5F6-A Original and Clean
$10,750
+ $100 Shipping