Fender Silverface Bassman 10

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Model/Circuit Number:
Years of Production:
1972 – 1982
Era: Silverface
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Silver forward facing w/ blue labels
Knobs: Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 – 10
Faceplate:

  • Front: Bass In, Normal In, Deep Sw, Vol, Treb, Bass – Bass In, Studio In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Mid, Bass – Master Volume – Pilot Lamp
  • Rear: Ground Sw, Fuse, Power Sw, Standby Sw, Speaker Jack

Cabinet:

Tolex/Tweed:

Grill Cloth:

Logo: (68-74) Grill mounted, raised, chrome and black script with tail
Weight: 75 lbs
Speaker:

Effects:
Watts: 50 watts ~ 1972-1976, 75 watts ~ 1977-1982
Tubes:

  • Pre amp: 2 x 7025 ; 12AT7
  • Power: 2 x 6L6GC
  • Bias: Fixed
  • Rectifier: Solid State

Comments:
Some later Bassman 10’s had a MID control on the bass channel. Bassman 10’s produced between late 1980 and 1982 have a black control panel and Black White Silver grill cloth. Output increased to 70 watts when CBS switched to an ultra-linear output transformer.

21 Responses to “Fender Silverface Bassman 10”

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  1. Comment by Dltl — June 26, 2011 at 4:25 pm   Reply

    what are these amps worth

    • Comment by Bryson Faggart — June 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm   Reply

      On the previous version of ampwares there was a module that queries ebay results and posted an average of the ending prices. The service that maintained the module stopped in may. I will be working in the near future to build a similar module for this version of the site.

  2. Comment by Hj48jg — July 19, 2011 at 5:51 am   Reply

    FYI
    The 4-10″ speakers are 32 Ohm

  3. Comment by Andrew — July 20, 2011 at 4:18 pm   Reply

    Actually, the final impedance for those amplifiers is 8 ohms total.  (4) 32 ohm speakers wired in parallel for a total 8 ohm load.

  4. Comment by oregon blooz — August 30, 2011 at 1:31 am   Reply

    just had one restored by a reputable shop last winter and am loving it as a decent bass amp, a fair guitar amp (lacks break up that I desire in a tube circuit but makes up for it in power for low end crunchiness) and even as a surprisingly toney piano amp. Wish I had a Rhodes, the Roland sounds GREAT through it.

    • Comment by Heavymental — December 2, 2011 at 7:14 am   Reply

      If it was restored the tubes were replaced with equivalent of the originals, if you replace the first tube (V1) with a chinese made 12AX7 and move he original 12AX7 to the 12AT7 socket you will get more break-up, but the Chinese tubes won`t last as long

  5. Comment by AL — September 10, 2011 at 4:25 pm   Reply

    Hi all,
      I’m looking for a replacement face plate and treble pod for the  (1st channel bass) for my early 70’s bassman 10.  Email AL
    althedj@gmail.com

  6. Comment by Charles — November 18, 2012 at 8:30 am   Reply

    I have a Bassman 10 that I bought new in 1972. It still works great and I’ve never had a problem with it. Everything is still original, never had to change a tube or anything. Could anyone tell me what it’s worth now?

    • Comment by George — August 22, 2014 at 8:35 am   Reply

      Being the original owner and if you kept it in good condition. You have approx. $850.00 value.
      $500 fair condition and $300 poor condition.

  7. Comment by Capt.GourddelFunK — February 13, 2013 at 9:37 pm   Reply

    Looking for a road case for one of these…anyone help?

  8. Comment by bob — March 2, 2013 at 6:54 am   Reply

    i am looking for a fender bassman 10 owners manual to download? thank you, bob

  9. Comment by Charzard — September 12, 2013 at 4:08 am   Reply

    I recently bought a 79 bassman ten, and its been blowing fuses like crazy. Any word of advice?

    • Comment by antoine — April 19, 2014 at 2:05 am   Reply

      Hi, Probably faulty power amp tubes. Can have intermittent short. Changing it may be the cure. If not, the amp is good for a professional check/overhaul… Pretty basic advice indeed, but i hope it will help.

  10. Comment by Alex — October 23, 2013 at 6:57 pm   Reply

    Does anybody know if Fender produced in the past years a “head” version of the “Ten” Silverface ??
    I’m asking ‘cose there’s one here where I live, and I couldnt find any info in the .net about it. Everything look original. Its owner says its been made in early 70’s (1972). However I’m now tryin’ to find help in here. I have the budget, but … is it a real “Ten” head ??
    I would apreciate any advice. Thanks

  11. Comment by Jack — February 26, 2014 at 10:45 am   Reply

    amps made between 1977-82 are 4 ohm – four 10” speakers are 16 ohm wired in series

  12. Comment by Dwight — May 28, 2014 at 9:05 am   Reply

    I am looking for a new blackface faceplate for a bassman 10 Dwight

  13. Comment by Chris — September 26, 2014 at 2:29 pm   Reply

    I acquired a bassman 10 ,4×70 amp. the guy I got it from had cut the top off the amp, and tried or actually made a two piece amp. In other words, he tried to make a head with a 4×10 cabnet. I want to put it back the way it was. Where can I find a cabnet? please help…….

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