Dating fender bandmaster reverb

The Bassman has a slightly bigger output transformer resulting in a firmer tone and more attack.

A smaller output transformer will introduce sag and compression in the power amp section.

Five fundamental tricks to create the holy grail of Fender tone Here is a video demonstrating the effects of some of the mods and tricks described here.

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This makes it possible to adapt to small and big stages and gigs just by configuring the speakers.

Most of the maintenance and mod tips below will make the amp break up earlier, reaching the sweet spot at a lower volume.

Yes of course some have the mid knob and bright switch while others don’t.

All these ab763 amps with reverb has the gain stage in the reverb recovery circuit which the non-reverb amps don’t have.

Not only is there more action in the preamp section, the silverface Bandmaster Reverb also has less attack and less clean headroom in the power amp section due to the tube rectifier.

The Bandmaster Reverb head is therefore quite similar to the amps in the Pro Reverb and Vibrolux Reverb, just without the speakers.

Speakers The Bandmaster’s 2×12″ speaker cabinet was from the Fender factory loaded with either Jensen C12n or Oxford 12T6.

Personally we favor the Jensen C12n for their natural and transparent “Fendery” tone and, most importantly, for not being to bright and harsh.

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