Fender Narrow Panel Tweed Bassman

Fender Bassman Narrow Panel 1955
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Model/Circuit Number: 5D6 ~ 1955, 5E6 ~ 1955, 5E6-A ~ 1955-1957, 5F6 ~ 1957, 5F6-A ~ 1958-1960
Years of Production: 1955 – 1960
Era:
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Chrome top facing w/ white screened labels, controls numbered 1-12
Knobs: Black Pointer
Faceplate:

  • Front: 5D6, 6E6: Ground Sw, Fuse (3A), Power Sw, Standby Sw, Pilot Lamp, Presense, Bass, Treb, Vol, Vol, Normal In, Bright In
  • Rear: None

Cabinet: Reproduction Tweed Bassman Combo Cabinet

Tolex/Tweed:

Grill Cloth:

Logo: Cabinet mounted, Script
Weight: 47 lbs
Speaker:

Effects:
Watts: 40-50 watts
Tubes

  • Pre amp: 5D6, 5E62: 2 x 12AY7
  • Power: 6D6, 5E6: 2 x 6L6G
  • Bias: Fixed; Nonadjustable
  • Rectifier: 5D6, 5E6: 2 x 5U4GA

Comments:
The 5F6 and 5F6-A had four speaker jacks wired in parallel under the chassis. A selenium rectifier was used in the bias circuit.

5 Responses to “Fender Narrow Panel Tweed Bassman”

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  1. Comment by Loaksbosco — January 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm   Reply

    This sucks. What happened to the old ampwares??

  2. Comment by telerepairman — May 10, 2012 at 4:32 am   Reply

    Does anyone out there know how to identify the two different types of baffle..i.e. I had an old 4×10 tweed bassman wherein the front baffle was only 1/4 inch thick and sprung so that it jumped back when you hit a loud power chord. All others I’ve seen have the normal thick baffle.

  3. Comment by Steve Steinle — August 29, 2015 at 10:12 am   Reply

    What can you tell me about a Bassman 135 with silverface, blue “BASSMAN 135″ lettering and black grill cloth? Looking for info. on desirability, year of likely manufacture, sound quality with standard matching cabinet (a single 18″, or possibly 15” speaker), and current value? Thanks! Steve

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