Fender goes dark! Explore the dark side with the new all-tube, electric guitar amplifier series. Full of endless grit, growl and Fender DNA with a twist. A new breed of sound that words can’t describe... but we'll try!
The Fender amp family will expand in 2016 with a new range that offers something a bit different, and darker, from the brand: Fender is usually known almost as synonymous with "clean" sounding amps. But the new range of Bassbreaker amps offer something of a departure, and they're Fender's most "rocking" amps ever. With the Bassbreaker combos and head amps, Fender is now targeting the hard-rock players who traditionally go for other brands more associated with the hard-rock guitar sound.
So far Fender has only teased us with this video:
Product details are already available (as the amps have already been released in the U.S.) so here's a bit more about each amp, which will be available both as combo or as head amps. It's interesting that each model has exclusive features different than the others, making each one of these amps very unique and special.
Bassbreaker cabs will also be available.
There's no shortage of great little recording/practice valve amps... but this one still manages to seem special! Don't be fooled by its diminutive size - this little wonder is packed with all the tone you need for the stage or studio. Loaded with complex, refined sound, the sonically agile Bassbreaker 007 includes onboard switchable vintage-style treble boost, and is fueled by a pair of 12AX7 preamp tubes and a single EL84 power tube for 7 watts of true Class-A amplification. At £280 SRP, it's great value, too!
007 Combo/Head Features:
• 7 watts
• Single EL84 power tube, true class “A” operation
• Vintage-style treble-boost circuit switch
• 1/4” Line output
• One 10” Celestion TEN 30 speaker (combo)
Breaking the mold, the Bassbreaker 15 adds three different flavors of crunch to your tonal arsenal for plenty of raw power that's pure rock-n-roll. Filled with recording-friendly features and unearthly tone, this rough-and-tumble amp is your go-to for performing and recording. The redesigned circuitry breaks the mold, adding three different flavours of breakup—the satisfying sound of pushed tubes that heralded the dawn of hard rock. Onstage or in the studio, this top-notch performer is full of raw, rocking tone.
The Bassbreaker 15 is like a rockier version of the Blues Junior... in fact, the Bassbreaker 15 Head is the closest thing to a much-requested Blues Junior head, ever:
15 Combo/Head Features:
• 15 watts
• Dual EL84 tubes
• Gain structure switch, three overdrive levels
• Recording-friendly power amp mute
• Switchable speaker-emulated XLR line output
• One 12” Celestion G12V-70 speaker (combo)
A no-frills workingman's amp, the Bassbreaker 18/30 packs two amps into a single chassis for bell-like clean tones and gloriously dirty crunch. Made for hard rock, and bursting with gig-friendly features this all-tube amp is completely at home in the studio or onstage. Powerful Brownface and Blackface™ tones coexist peacefully side-by-side in this deluxe all-tube amplifier, a no-frills amp designed for flexible tonality.
18/30 Combo Features:
• Channel switching between 18 and 30 watts
• Channel one - 30 watt Blackface Deluxe
• Channel two - 18 watt Brown 1961 Deluxe
• Four EL84 tubes
• Two12” Celestion G12V-70 speakers
A powerful, roadworthy beast, the Bassbreaker 45 delivers loads of authentic Fender sound with a modern twist. Nodding to our past while looking to the future, this pedal-friendly amp is an indispensable addition the modern guitarist's sonic toolkit. It represents the latest evolution of the “granddaddy” of almost all amps—the ’59 Bassman®. This amp delivers grit, crunch and grunt in style, along with mile-wide dynamic range and redefined dirty tube tones. This powerful, roadworthy beast dishes out plenty of authentic Fender sound with a modern twist.
45 Combo/Head Features:
• ’59 Bassman circuit
• Dual EL34 output tubes
• Normal, bright or both inputs
• 45 watts – adjustable from 45 to 1 watt
• Two 12” Celestion G12V-70 speakers (combo)
BASSBREAKER 112 AND 212 CABINETS
• Semi-closed back
• Impedance 8 Ohms
• Works with 007 and 15
• One 12 inch, 8 Ohm
Celestion V-Type speaker
• Semi-closed back
• Impedance 16 Ohms
• Works with 45 and 18/30
• Two 12 inch, 8 Ohm
Celestion V-Type speakers