The tube preamp is classy and simple, with black chicken head knobs sitting on top of a chrome chassis. It feels like looking down at the dashboard of your favourite muscle car, while the red jewel light glows, signifying "I'm ready to jam." Two instrument inputs provide both a normal and a padded input stage, accommodating basses of various output levels. But don?t be afraid to lean into it. The more you push these amps, the more they push back.

The Bassman TV Twelve offers 150 watts and the distinctive tone of a 12" speaker; which provides great low-end focus balanced with high-end presence. The tube preamp and passive tone stack deliver that warm Fender bass tone. The TV Twelve also includes a gain control - used to drive the preamp harder - which can help put you in the sweet spot of a mix. Beyond using the internal gain, Bassman amps also sound great when driven by overdrive, distortion and fuzz pedals.

Other features include "deep" and "bright" switches, used to boost low and high frequencies. Master Volume controls your overall output.

There is one indispensable modern luxury - an XLR output that lets you send a direct signal to recording or live performance gear. That way, you get the best of both worlds - classic Fender bass look and sound and easy compatibility with modern recording and PA systems.

Fender Bassman TV Twelve Specs

  • Type: Hybrid Bass Amplifier Combo (12AX7 Vacuum-Tube Preamp/Efficient Class-D Power Amp)
  • Output: 150 Watts
  • Ohms: 4 ohms
  • Speakers: 1-12" Celestion Green Label Ferrite Bass Speaker, 4 ohm, 200 watt Power Rating
  • Channels: 1 Channel
  • Features: 2 Inputs (Input 2 -6dB Pad), XLR Output with Ground Lift, Rear Ported Cabinet, Lacquered Tweed Covering, 12AX7 Tube Preamp/Efficient Class D Power Amp, Passive Tone Stack, Comfortable Dog Bone Handle, Chrome Control Panel, Chicken Head-Style Knobs, TV Panel Cosmetics with Modern Upgrades
  • Controls: Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble, Volume, Deep and Bright Switches
  • Covering: Lacquered Tweed Covering with Reinforced Vintage Style TV Panel Cloth Grille
  • Weight: 44.6 lbs., (20.23 kg)
  • Tube Complement: 1 X 12AX7 (preamp)

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ConditionExcellent (Used)
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  • Bassman TV Twelve
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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