Dating fender deluxe reverb amps by serial number
) For this reason, sadly (but perhaps wisely...) Fender has chosen not to invest too much on making different new bass amp models.
The good news, though, is that the ones they DO make are very good indeed! These amps are very well-priced, powerful and unbelievably light for their sizes - a triumph of design.
Of course, there'll be purists who'll say one era sounds better than the other, but it all comes down to personal opinions.
Actually, having a new reissue amp is a bit like travelling in time...These were easily the most powerful amplifiers commercially produced back then.They all had the classic features we're familiar with now: heavy steel chassis, chromed control plates, and heavy pine cases covered with tweed fabric.Unfortunately (for bassists...) it turned out to actually be one of the best GUITAR amps ever - we're talking about the Bassman, of course!Since this slightly massive change of course, Fender never again gained a reputation as manufacturer of great bass amps - even though they kept coming: another fantastic vintage model, which is much sought-after today, is the Fender Musicmaster bass amp (though, once again, it's better known because it turned out to work great with guitars - it's one of Dan Auerbach's favourite amps, used on many Black Keys recordings!