Vintage Rivera Era 1983 Fender Bassman 20 Guitar Amp 1x15" Combo
What a great amp and an amazing chance to grab yourself one of these classic point to point wired tube Fender Rivera era amps!
Some say the tone sounds like a Blackface Deluxe. The circuit is described as being similar to a 5F11 Vibrolux. Really fat, sweet cleans like the Vibroverb Billy Gibbons is rumored to have used for the Tres Hombres and Deguello albums (ZZ Top-like tone, all you need is a good reverb pedal and you're there).
Breakup comes late, but is fully there when dimed. Use an overdrive pedal and you get loud, harmonically rich tone, Takes pedals extremely well, and as with any hand wired amp, it is responsively touch sensitive.
Year of Production: 1982-1983 (made for only one year)
Serial Number: F206516
Controls: Black forward facing w/white labels
Knobs: Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 – 10
Faceplate: Blackface, White Lettering
Front: In, Vol, Treb, Mid, Bass – Power Sw, Pilot Lamp
Rear: Power, Fuse, Speaker out, Line out, Hum Balance
Cabinet: Closed-Back, Solid Finger-Jointed Pine Covered With Tolex
Baffle: Fixed, Plywood
Dimensions: 24 3/4″ T x 17″ W x 11 7/8″ D, Tapered
Hardware: Small Chassis Straps 3 5/8″, Chrome Corners
Handle: Black strap handle with Chrome ends
Feet: Chrome Fender Sphinx Glides
Tolex: Fender Black Tolex
Grill Cloth: Black/White/Silver
Logo: Grill Mounted, Raised, Chrome & Black, Script, USA Below
Weight: 38 Lbs.
Speaker: Stock Fender, Ribbed Cone
Speaker Size: 1 x 15"
Impedance: 8 ohms
Watts: 18 watts
Pre amp: 2 x 7025 (12AX7)
Power: 2 x 6V6GTA
Rectifier: Solid State