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New range Of Fender Bass Amps!

Published: Mon July 21, 2008  News Feed

Fender Bass Amplification was born in 1951 with the creation of the Bassman® amplifier, specifically designed to support the Precision Bass®. These two inventions gave birth to a new kind of musician, the electric bassist.

Classic Fender bass tone has always been a studio favorite, and can be found in every software amp-modeling product made for bass. Now Fender once again offers roadworthy packages complete with modern enhancements and the wallop required by modern professionals.

FENDER BASS AMPLIFICATION – PRO BASS AMPS:
2008’s bass lineup starts with a pair of powerful new amplifiers—the TB-1200 and TB-600 heads. The “TB” stands for “tube bass,” and Fender’s TB family provides just that—the thick, natural and balanced tube bass tone that sits perfectly in the mix onstage and in the studio. Both amps are based on Fender’s acclaimed TBP-1 tube bass preamp. The key to their great sound is a passive tone stack which delivers big, warm notes representing the instruments natural sound, the sonic backbone of classic Fender amps. Beyond the first stage are some key features designed to address the needs of modern players.

The TB-1200 is a hybrid head marrying a tube preamp to a massive 1200-watt power section for the perfect balance of warmth, attack and headroom; ideal for filling large venues. Its versatile tube overdrive creates everything from subtle bite to a full-on roar. Vari-Q™ is a smart semi-parametric EQ that provides precise tonal control. The effects loop has an attenuator, allowing it to also function as a boost control. All of these modern features are accessible using the four-button TBFS-4 footswitch (including a mute function and built-in tuner). The TB-600 head provides the same tube preamp married to a 600-watt solid-state power amp. "Room Balance" is a secret weapon, allowing players to adjust their overall stage tone from one room to the next without affecting the signal to the soundman. The TBFS-4 footswitch is included with the TB-1200 head; sold separately with the TB-600 head and combo.

Also new in 2008 is the TB-600C Combo; a TB-600 head rack mounted inside a solid 2x10 combo. Expertly designed for use as a high-powered professional combo, it’s expandable to support an additional 8-ohm cabinet for increased power and volume. Its “convertible” design allows the player to remove the TB-600 head for use with larger cabinets to fill bigger venues. Two Fender Special Design Eminence® cast-frame 10” drivers and a Foster compression driver horn provide warm, full-range tone with smooth highs.

The TB-600C combo delivers 400 watts to its internal 8-ohm load (600 watts when paired with any 8-ohm external cabinet). Its overdrive, Vari-Q™, effects loop and mute features are all accessible using an optional TBFS-4 footswitch.

FENDER BASS AMPLIFICATION – PRO BASS CABINETS:
Fender’s three new PRO series speaker cabinets can take all that great tube tone and raise the roof with it, if not shake the very earth. Biggest and baddest is the venerable 810 PRO Cabinet, now refined with four chambered and ported 2x10” sections armed with pulverizing Fender Special Design Eminence® cast-frame drivers. The high-frequency compression driver horn is easily adjusted using the attenuator on the back. At 2,000 watts program (1,000 watts continuous), the 810 PRO packs a knockout punch, and the rear slide rails and conveniently placed handles and wheels make moving and vehicle loading/unloading easy.

The 610 PRO Cabinet takes its cue from the 810 PRO model, delivering seismic sonic power in a package small enough to transport in most vehicles—perfect for bassists who find an 8x10” rig too large for medium-size venues. The 610 PRO has three chambered and ported sections, each loaded with two punchy 10” Fender Special Design Eminence® cast-frame drivers, and an adjustable high-frequency compression driver horn. At 1,600 watts program (800 watts continuous), the 610 PRO delivers stadium power and easy portability—rear slide rails and conveniently placed handles and wheels make moving and vehicle loading/unloading simple.

The 215 PRO Cabinet, with the same footprint as the 610 PRO, delivers the gigantic wallop of two 15” Fender Special Design Eminence® cast-frame drivers—the huge, round sound of old-school rock. The high-frequency compression driver horn adds brilliance and is easily adjusted using the attenuator on the back.

Rated at 1,600 watts program (800 watts continuous), the 215 PRO will move mountains without breaking your back—it too has the rear slide rails and conveniently placed handles and wheels that make moving and vehicle loading/unloading easy.

“These amps are the real deal,” said Jay Piccirillo, senior marketing manager of Fender Bass products “The Fender sound is ingrained in our DNA; it's what we hear when we hear bass. These new heads and cabinets deliver our tone for today’s bassist in search of big warmth in high-volume situations.”

 
 
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