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Fender Bassbreaker 45 Combo Posted on 20 May 15:36


Here it is, Fender's Bassbreaker 45 Combo, flagship model of the Bassbreaker series. While It's origins can be traced back to the ’59 Tweed Bassman, Fender takes the Bassbreaker 45 Combo in a fresher direction with the addition of two EL34 power tubes, along with the traditional three 12AX7 preamp tubes. It also comes equipped with two Celestion G12V-70 speakers, and features an Output knob that allows you to pull back the power section from 45-watts to 1-watt. Guitarists can adjust the power section for any performance or recording environment.

The Bassbreaker is rugged and built for heavy gigging: Its birch-ply construction, grey tweed, black grill, and aluminum trim comes with a protective covering. Weighing in at 55lbs, it's substantial enough to reassure you of its great durability and quality, but not heavy enough to tire you out before the gig even starts having to lug it onto the stage.

Fender offers plenty of functionality with the Bassbreaker, including three Inputs. Normal, Both, and Bright Inputs avails the guitarist a variety of tonal options. The Normal and Bright Inputs have their own Volume controls, while the Treble, Bass, Middle, and Presence knobs are positioned close to the Output control. Main Speaker and Extension Speaker Inputs and an Impedance Select are positioned in the rear of the amp.

The ability to blend both Normal and Bright Input channels is the key to getting a plethora of rockin' tones. Adjusting the Output knob along with the Volume controls offer all kinds of blues, rock, pop, or country tonalities. It’s voiced to replicate the best qualities of a Fender Tweed Bassman and a Marshall Blues Breaker... and succeeds.

The Bassbreaker’s power section allows you to get a variety of blues-rock crunch at manageable volumes, or louder clean sounds minus the grit. The Normal Input and control knob adds low-end girth, while the Bright Input and control knob adds top-end bite and dirt. When plugged into the Both Input you can mix these sounds to taste.

In the context of a band it offers thick rock and roll heaven, yielding old school vibe and personality. Best of all, it provides an even tonal palette for stomp boxes with plenty of clean headroom, and Fender's characteristic luster. The Bassbreaker 45 Combo unleashes big American sounds with a touch of British heat. It's easy to use, articulate, touch-sensitive, and offers the discerning guitarist a large array of tones at a price point that makes it easy to take home.

Price: $999.99


The Fender Elite Series Posted on 18 Feb 16:11


The new Fender American Elite series of instruments is at the top of the food chain reigning supreme amidst a fantastic line of great products. It’s still your grandfather’s Fender, except it’s loaded with modern high-performance enhancements so you can play better, sound incredible, and be inspired to make cool music.

An already supremely comfortable 9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard featured on the discontinued Deluxe series makes a welcome return, except now it comes paired with a new and improved neck shape that begins with a C shape at the nut, and gradually morphs to a D shape at the heel. The rear heel has also been radically modified for ease of use to allow greater access to the higher frets. If that wasn’t enough, the dual-action truss rod has been redesigned with a wheel that’s easier to adjust. It’s positioned just above the neck pickup, and right below the fretboard so it’s easy to reach.


The coolest thing about the Elite series are definitely the pickups. They’re 4th generation Noiseless pickups, and Fender has unleashed some serious black magic to re-create the warm, clear, vintage, bell-like tones that we all know and love. It also cancels that dreaded 60-cycle hum. Even when plugged into a high-gain amp, the Elite is silent but deadly. Modeled after 60s style vintage pickups, it truly accommodates the forward-thinking 21st century guitarist who craves clear, sensitive, organic tones. It’s the perfect marriage of old school tonal succulence and modern technology.

The Fender Elite series will offer you an abundance of aural possibilities from guitarists as diverse as Keith Richards, Brad Paisley, Tom Petty, Albert Collins, and Wic Coleman - but it’s malleable enough to allow you to create your own unique thumbprint. Visit Truetone Music and hear it for yourself. We think you'll be very pleased.