Fender ’57 Bandmaster Reissue

Model/Circuit Number: Fender ’57 Bandmaster Reissue
Years of Production: 2013 – Present
Era: Custom Shop
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Chrome top facing w/ white screened labels numbered 1 through 12
Knobs: Black chickenhead w/ white pointers

  • Front: 3A fuse, Power switch, Standby switch, Presence, Bass, Treble, Inst Volume, Mic Volume, Inst In 1 & 2, Mic In 1 & 2
  • Rear: Internal speaker jack, external speaker jack


  • Dimensions: 20.87″ H X 20.37 W X 10.87″ D
  • Handle: Brown vintage leather strap w/ nickel mounts
  • Feet: Glides

Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: Lacquered diagonal tweed
  • Grill Cloth: Oxblood with Gold Stripe

Logo: Cabinet mounted script “Fender Bandmaster” brown rectangular tag
Weight: 45 lbs.
Speakers/Load: 3 x 10″ / 2.6 ohms

  • Speaker Model: Jensen Special Design P10R-F alnico
  • Effects: None
    Watts: 26 Watts

    • Pre amp: 3 X 12AX7 preamp
    • Power: 2 X 6L6GC

    Bias: Fixed
    Rectifier: 1 X 5AR4


    4 thoughts on “Fender ’57 Bandmaster Reissue

    • December 20, 2017 at 9:45 am

      New Bandmaster making wind like noise when volume is turned up past 3 on the instrument channel or anytime the mic channel is turned up. I have not changed tube as of yet, but I have removed all of the tube and cleaned the tube sockets, no resolve. Next I guess I will start be replacing the Preamp tube one at a time, any other suggestions?

    • February 15, 2019 at 6:14 am

      I found the problem, it was the Rectifier tube, replaced it, no more problems.

    • January 15, 2020 at 2:40 pm

      Got it about a year ago. Killer amp. Touch sensitive en very well built. Like a tank so to speak. Play rockabilly using a Gretsch and a slapback echo. Since I`ve got this amp I`m using less and less pedals. The tone is truely in the guitar, cable ( or wireless ) and amp.
      With this amp realy every guitar sounds better. The best sound besides my Gretsch is a`62 AV vintage telecaster. Never heard that guitar sound so clear and crisp.
      Amp sounds clean and crisp till about 3-4. Above it`s getting more beautiful. It`s realy an instrument by itself. The weight is another plus. After carrrying a Bassman or a Koch Classictone this realy is a portable amp!

    • October 30, 2020 at 7:06 am

      Hi All,

      The serial of my Bandmastr Reissue is AB034684
      Can you please help me find the year of manufacture ?

      Thanks in advance.




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