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 Post subject: Fender Studio Bass amp
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:44 am 
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I found one of these and I'm lookin for info on it. It's a blackface with black grill cloth.I'm going to play my lap steel through it.


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 Post subject: Re: Fender Studio Bass amp
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:45 am 
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Try these older 2007 and 2008 threads for basic info:

http://www.fender.com/community/forums/viewtopic.php?t=22181

http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f15/fender-studio-bass-amp-any-opinions-experience-455412/

And a review on these 100 pound monsters can be found here:

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/bass_amplifiers/fender/studio_bass/index.html

In the day, quite a few venues had these for touring groups to use during performances or as backup if the group's bass amp went down for some reason. They are still widely used in high schools, theaters, community orchestras and of course, for studio work. The EQ system is good, but the EQ controls can get 'scratchy' if not properly maintained.
If you are considering one of these, make certain that you test it for at least 30 minutes before you purchase it. Some components may be a little 'soft' after 20 + years of use.


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 Post subject: Re: Fender Studio Bass amp
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:04 am 
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Thanks, very helpful. I played my lap steel through it and it is awesome. What are they worth in good condition with one vent plate missing?


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 Post subject: Re: Fender Studio Bass amp
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:54 am 
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Since they work so well and are becoming a bit rare, when they do become available through estates or perhaps CraigsList, they can bring $400.00 to $600.00 depending upon condition and if the output tubes are all working properly. High quality 6L6 tubes are not cheap.

In the past 25 years, I have only seen one for sale as used in my local area and it was snapped up in less than a day. If you like the way that it sounds, grab it. Maintain it properly and you will get your purchase price back and then some if you decide to sell it in the future. It's a good investment IF maintenance is not needed very often.

You can fabricate your own safety-vent cover out of hardware mesh or extruded aluminum stock.

Good Luck...


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 Post subject: Re: Fender Studio Bass amp
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:41 pm 
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I use one of these- FENDER STUIO BASS - mine's been converted to a head only, using a BASSMAN head case. WICKED amp!!! Sounds superb with a big cab-810,412 etc...

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& I usually play this in to it.
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'74 Telecaster bass :D


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