Dating fender vt bassman cabinet
The lowest serial number known to still exist is 0013 (Frank Roy), 0035 (Albert Talley), 0075 (Jim Cornett), 0077 (Perry Tate), 0089 (Mark Grandfield), 0701, 0745 (Walter Horton), 0769 (Hayes Kolb), 0780 (sold on e Bay Nov 2006), 0783, and 0785 (Hayes Kolb) are among those still known to exist.
Fender began making other models with tweed covering, a similar open backed cabinet with a rectangular grill cloth and a narrow (just over an inch wide) tweed covered panel at the top and bottom.
The 6G6 model was covered in rough Blonde colored Tolex material with Oxblood colored grill cloth.
It had a single GZ34 rectifier, two 5881/6L6GC power tubes and four 12AX7 preamp tubes.
Initially intended to amplify bass guitars, the 5B6 Bassman was used by musicians for other instrument amplification, including the electric guitar, harmonica, and pedal steel guitars.
Besides being a popular and important amplifier in its own right, the Bassman also became the foundation on which Marshall and other companies built their high-gain tube amplifiers.
Similar preamp changes were also incorporated in the 5F8 Twin Amp at about the same time, but not on other large size Fender amps.
It was designed to generate 26 watts at an 8 ohm impedance load, and offered a cathode-based bias.Many professional music industry analysts have heralded the 1950s Fender 4×10 Bassman amps as the greatest guitar amp ever.