With an eye to the past while still looking forward, Fender's Bassbreaker series puts classic tones at your fingertips, with a few twists to offer up a wider palette. The Bassbreaker 45 guitar combo amp gets its voice from a '59 Bassman-style preamp and 45 watts from an EL34 power section. The variable-wattage knob lets you choose your power from 45 watts down to 1 watt. With the Bassbreaker 45, you'll bridge the Atlantic with a decidedly British take on Fender tone.
Many iconic British amps were based on early Fenders, so it's fitting that the Bassbreaker 45 harkens back to these classic designs. The Bassbreaker 45's EL34-based, Class AB power section is the secret to crossing the American/British sound barriers. When cranked, it exudes full-bodied Class AB style with harmonically rich EL34 tones.
Forty-five watts is often ideal for when you really need to get above your band but still need the amp to break up just right. And it offers plenty of headroom for working well with pedals. Is 45 watts too much? The Bassbreaker 45's variable wattage control dials in the exact amount of breakup or headroom you need from gig to gig, performance to session. You'll always be able to push your Bassbreaker 45 into its sweet spot.
In addition to the normal and bright inputs found on amps with this circuit, Fender added a Both input to make the Bassbreaker 45 even more versatile. That way each channel can be used for its own identifiable tones. Or you can bridge them together and take advantage of even more tonal shaping. By cranking one input or the other you can determine which frequency range the overdrive will hit.
Flexibility is the name of the game for the flagship Bassbreaker 45 Head, the latest evolution of the "granddaddy" of almost all amps—the '59 Bassman®. This amp delivers grit, crunch and grunt in style, along with mile-wide dynamic range and redefined dirty tube tones. This powerful, roadworthy beast dishes out plenty of authentic Fender sound with a modern twist.
There’s nothing quite like the pure, powerful sound of a Fender tube amplifier. The tonal richness and touch-sensitive dynamics of real tubes have given Fender amps an unmistakable voice for more than 60 years—defining the sound of musical recordings and performances you’ve heard your whole life.
The "Both" input combines the Normal and Bright inputs without requiring an extra cable, creating deeply complex tone with increased note definition and dynamic response.
Heard on countless recordings since the 1950s, this is the timeless guitar amp tone of the original-era tweed-covered Fender amps and their tweed descendants from every decade since, with remarkable touch sensitivity and sound that really comes alive when cranked.
The Bassbreaker 45 Guitar Amplifier Head delivers British and American tones in a package that's perfect for any stage.
|Number of Channels||2|
|Total Power||45W, variable down to 1W|
|Inputs||1 x 1/4" (normal), 1 x 1/4" (bright), 1 x 1/4" (both)|
|Outputs||2 x 1/4" (4 ohm minimum)|
|Preamp Tubes||3 x 12AX7|
|Power Tubes||2 x EL34|
|Manufacturer Part Number||2266000000|