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Old 10th November 2011, 04:13 PM   #1
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Default 59 Fender Bassman

I'm looking for a 59 Bassman or rebuild.
Anyone have the original?
What is the cabinet type? Is it a ported or closed box design?

Some are a single 15", others are 4x10".

The original circuit was reportedly the best and most responsive, but no schematics were drawn for it.
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Old 11th November 2011, 02:28 AM   #2
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I'm looking for a 59 Bassman or rebuild.
Anyone have the original?
What is the cabinet type? Is it a ported or closed box design?

Some are a single 15", others are 4x10".

The original circuit was reportedly the best and most responsive, but no schematics were drawn for it.

The original TV front I have nothing on,

The Wide Panel 1 X 15
Schematic Bassman 5B6
Layout 5B6

By far the most popular Bassman was the 1959 5F6-A

Schematic & Layout

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Old 14th November 2011, 08:16 PM   #3
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I have a 59 bassman, it is the one you speak of with 4x10" speakers and the 5F6-A layout. Looks kind of like a marshall on paper with a cathode follower driving the tone stack. I was thinking about doing a cap job and replace the selenium rectifier for the bias supply. And maybe add a modern grounded power cable. Oh and the cabinet is an open back design.

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Old 15th November 2011, 07:11 PM   #4
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Yes thats the one using Eminence woofers.
Do they go down to the open E string on the bass? That would be around 41.5 Hz.
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