Dating a fender bassman

22 Feb

Any tube amp player should be aware of the importance of dialing in the sweet spot to achieve sustaining harmonics, tube distortion, rectifier sag and transformer sag, aka. So how do you achieve all this with specific amp not beeing too loud, too low, too muddy, too clean or too brittle? New peace of gear rarely brings anything new to the table. You want something else, either less, more or differently out of your amp and you don’t want to buy another amp.

You may get asked – why mod a classical tube amp to be some other wanna-be amp?

Why not just get another original amp with the characteristics you desire?

What you need is pure, clean headroom and speaker areal.

This is where extension cabinets come in handy offering a better stage monitoring.

But if your amp is a mint vintage peace of gear with high collector value, be careful and think through what you do.Modding collector amps will most likely ruin the amp’s value – in this case it’s more affordable to sell it and rather get the a player’s amp.Or perhaps a 1×12″ or 1×15″ extension cabinet We are the kind of people who like to feel the guitar in our pant legs.We want hear the beautiful soul from our closely selected bouteeqe speakers and not from the monitors.