Up for sale, a 1969 Fender Bassman head in excellent condition and in perfect working order. This exceptionally clean and 100% original vintage Fender head has transitional "drip edge" aluminum trim and an early Silverface faceplate, although under the hood the amp still boasts a Blackface AB165 circuit! Freshly retubed and biased with a pair of JJ 6L6 power tubes, this amp has a clear, powerful Fender tone that's ideal for use with guitar or bass. The preamp has been carefully voiced with a host of vintage USA made tubes as well from the likes of RCA, General Electric, and Amperex for optimal sweetness, clarity, and headroom. The perfect platform for players who use a variety of pedals, the Bassman delivers a robust, clean, and dynamic tone, and after around 5 on the Volume dial the amp starts to push into smooth, lightly compressed tube overdrive.

The circuit is 100% original and untouched, with stock Schumacher transformers that date between the 23rd and 31st weeks of 1969. The original CTS pots are present as well (also dating to mid '69), and the amp retains all of its stock capacitors in both the preamp and power amp. The chassis itself is very, very clean, with a stunning silverface faceplate, turquoise lettering, and original black witch hat knobs. The original tube chart is also present inside the head cabinet, with crisp corners, unfaded paper, and only the faintest wear on the top edge.

The original smooth black tolex and silver sparkle grillcloth with turquoise stripe are intact and in great shape, and the stock aluminum trim is present as well. The stock corners, handle caps, and chrome piggyback clip bars are present as well and all very clean. Cosmetically, there is very little wear to report, with a couple tiny scratches near the input jacks and a light scuff or two on the enclosure, but as the photos show, this is an extremely clean, 100% original and well cared for vintage Fender Bassman head!
Year Condition Color Case
1969 Near Mint Silverface Drip Edge None


Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar
Michael John Ball
Seattle, WA
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We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, USPS Money Orders and Bank Wire Transfers. We buy, sell, consign and trade and are always willing to work with you to find a creative way to complete your purchase. We offer a 30 day layaway with a 25% non-refundable deposit. We’re also willing to extend layaways beyond 30 days on a case by case basis.

Orders within the Continental USA are shipped USPS Parcel Select unless they weigh over 70lbs, in which case we ship FedEx Ground. International orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail International, and in some cases Global Express (where Priority is not offered). We are happy to oblige our buyers and use more expedited shipping services if requested and all orders are shipped within three business days or receiving cleared payment.

We are happy to offer a 48 hour approval period after delivery on all of the items sold through Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar. We will accept returns only if the item has been misrepresented in regards to originality and condition. We do our absolute best to accurately describe the tonal properties of our instruments, but will not accept returns based on the subjective nature of "tone," In the event of a return, the customer pays all shipping and insurance costs and any other credit card or Paypal fees associated with the transaction. With that said, we go to great lengths to ensure with 100% confidence that you are getting the exact item you purchased in the condition and originality described.