Fender Brownface Bandmaster

PModel/Circuit Number: 6G7
Years of Production:
1960
Era: Brown
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Brown forward facing w/ white screened labels, controls numbered 1-10
Knobs: Brown Barrel
Faceplate:

  • Front: Normal: In, In, Vol, Treb, Bass – Bright: In, In, Vol, Treb, Bass, Speed, Intensity – Presense – Pilot Lamp
  • Rear: Ground Sw, Fuse (3A), Power Sw, Standby Sw, Speaker Jack, Vibrato Jack

Cabinet:

Tolex/Tweed:

Grill Cloth:

Logo: Fender Brown Flat Logo
Weight:
Speaker:

Effects: Tremolo
Watts:
Tubes:

  • Pre amp: 7025
  • Power: 2 x 6L6GC or 5881
  • Bias: Fixed, Unadjustable
  • Rectifier: Solid State

Comments:
Part of quintet of amps that Fender called “the Professional Amplifiers.” The series included the Bandmaster, Concert, Super, and Vibrosonic. Within a year the Bandmaster evolved into the Blonde piggyback head and 2×12 cabinet. The controls on the early Brown Bandmaster changed from the “Center Volume” faceplate to “Volume, Treble, Bass” faceplate in the spring of 1960.

8 thoughts on “Fender Brownface Bandmaster

  • October 12, 2014 at 11:43 am
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    I own one of these brown face amps–in mint condition. I’m curious what their value is on today’s market.

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  • April 4, 2015 at 8:42 am
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    the “Vintage Guitar Boutique” in Bethnal Green has one for sale at £7500 … seems a bit expensive as I sold mine three years ago for £1800 …they also have a brownface 2 x 10″ Super Amp for £4500 … London Prices…

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  • May 23, 2017 at 10:05 am
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    The one in the picture is a refab with aftermarket cabinet and tolex. The originals are in light brown / tan tolex

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  • May 23, 2017 at 10:17 am
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    also note the dimensions are missing from the description: they should read as follows— 22 5/8 H x 24 W x 10 1/2 D

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  • April 28, 2018 at 6:11 am
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    Would like to remake my 1961 Bandmaster piggyback amp head into the 1960 Bandmaster 3×10 combo. Is the output tranny impedance 8 Ohms on both the same or the impedance listed here is impedance of individual speakers?
    In case of connecting 3 speakers to piggyback 1961 output tranny I gues I should use 16ohm speakers, or were 8Ohms used originally (if OT built for 8Ohms can handle less then 4?!)

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    • September 23, 2018 at 12:12 pm
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      Please don’t do this. Don’t ruin the value of your amp.

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