Dating fender bandmaster
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Speakers The Bandmaster’s 2×12″ speaker cabinet was from the Fender factory loaded with either Jensen C12n or Oxford 12T6.Personally we favor the Jensen C12n for their natural and transparent “Fendery” tone and, most importantly, for not being to bright and harsh.
The Bandmaster Reverb head is therefore quite similar to the amps in the Pro Reverb and Vibrolux Reverb, just without the speakers.
This makes it possible to adapt to small and big stages and gigs just by configuring the speakers.
Most of the maintenance and mod tips below will make the amp break up earlier, reaching the sweet spot at a lower volume.
Summary The Bandmaster came with many different circuits during the blackface and silverface eras.
The blackface head had a diode recifier, one normal channel and a vibrato channel with no reverb.
The following chart, was originally printed in VG magazine, by Gerald Weber.
If you see any data that is not listed here or notice any errors, for 1970’s and earlier Fender amps, please send us an email and we will update the chart.
The blackface Bandmaster is therefore ideal for those who look for a pure Fender clean sound without making ones ears bleed.
The blackface and silverface Bandmasters are medium/big sounding amps with a flexible speaker impedance of 4 ohm, allowing anything between one and four speakers (8 ohm each) to be connected via the main and/or external speaker jack.
The Bassman has a slightly bigger output transformer resulting in a firmer tone and more attack.
A smaller output transformer will introduce sag and compression in the power amp section.
Electronic components such as transformers, potentiometers, speakers, and some capacitors are often stamped with a date code, which indicates the manufacturer and the manufacturing date.