Fender Blonde 6G6-A Bassman

Model/Circuit Number: 6G6-A, 6G6-B
Years of Production:
1962 – 1964
Era: Blond
Configuration: Head and 2×12 Extension Cabinet
Controls: Brown ~ 1962-1963, Black ~ 1963-1964 forward facing w/ white labels, controls numbered 1 – 10
Knobs: White Barrel Knobs
Faceplate:

  • Front: Bass: In, In, Vol, Treb, Bass – Normal: In, In, Vol, Treb, Bass – Presence – Pilot Lamp
  • Rear: Ground Sw, Fuse (3A), Power Sw, Standby Sw, Speaker Jack, Ex. Speaker Jack

Cabinet:

Tolex/Tweed:

Grill Cloth:

Logo: Grill mounted, flat Brown or raised (64), chrome & black, script
Weight:
Speaker:

Effects: None
Watts: 50 watts
Tubes:

  • Pre amp: 4 x 7025
  • Power: 2 x 5881
  • Bias: Fixed; nonadjustable
  • Rectifier: Solid State

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7 thoughts on “Fender Blonde 6G6-A Bassman

  • May 22, 2014 at 4:51 am
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    Just a quick point here for information sake as that the 6G6 and 6G6A Bassman also came with a single 12″ speaker cabinet in 1961 and early 1962 which should be listed as well. They also came in both tube and Solid State rectifier versions.

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  • December 1, 2014 at 6:14 am
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    I have 2 Blonde Bassman amps in the shop right now, so I just wanted to add some additional details on handles, logos and grill cloth for these 2 samples.

    1962
    – 6G6-A Circuit
    – Ox Blood Grill Cloth
    – Brown Plastic Dog Bone Handle
    – Flat Logo

    1963
    – 6G6-B Circuit
    – Beige Brown Grill Cloth
    – Black Plastic Handle
    – Raised Chrome & Black Scrip Logo

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  • July 23, 2015 at 5:10 pm
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    I have a ’64 smooth blonde tolex head and cab. Tube Chart Date NF (June 1964).
    Chassis is ink stamped inside with TC2364 (June ’64),
    Filter cap board stamped FA2064 (May ’64).
    Tube Chart on the 6G6-B label shows 6L6 power tubes, not 5881.
    Also the original cab contains a pair of Utah 12″ stamped 328614.

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  • February 7, 2018 at 11:26 am
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    My ’63 ser# BP05546 came original with the lower B+ 125P19A PT. I understand a few twins were fitted with 7591’s used that PT. Anything is possible in Fenderland.
    I subbed a 125P7A clone while the original was rewound/reverse engineered but the sound was too clean & stiff for me. When the 125P19A came back so did the incredible tone/feel.
    IHOP a lower B+ with 120+ AC probably mimics the factory spec PT with early 60’s 110V.

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  • February 7, 2018 at 11:50 am
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    Edit to above: the rare twin referenced above used 7355 power tubes, not 7591’s. I guess when that twin didn’t work out the PT’s were put in some G6G-B’s.
    If your bassman has the factory spec PT try a variac at 110V…….

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