Fender Bassman 1959 Reissue

Model/Circuit Number: 217-1000-010
Years of Production: 1990 – Present
Era: Vintage Reissue
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Chrome top facing w/ white screened labels, controls numbered 1-12
Knobs: Black Chicken Head

  • Front: Ground Sw, Fuse (3A), Power Sw, Standby Sw, Pilot Lamp, Presense, Mid, Bass, Treb, Vol Bright, Vol Normal, Bright Hi-Gain In, Bright Lo-Gain In, Normal Hi-Gain In, Normal Lo-Gain In
  • Rear: None



Grill Cloth:

Logo: Cabinet mounted, Script
Weight: 53 lbs

  • Size: 4×10
  • Impedance: 2 ohms
  • Model: Original Reissue (Made in USA) – Fender badged Eminence blue frame 1028K Legend alnico speakers, LTD (Made in Mexico) – Jensen P10R (For more info, check out the Jensen Replacement Speakers)

Watts: 45 watts

  • Pre amp: 3 x 12AX7
  • Power: 2 x 6L6GC
  • Bias: Fixed
  • Rectifier: Original Reissue (Made in USA) – Solid State, LTD (Made in Mexico) – 5AR4

Fender says… * Genuine lacquered Tweed covering * Solid finger-joined pine cabinet for woody, resonant tone * Original spec 5AR4 rectifier tube for natural compression when you play hard * Internal bias pot making it easier to experiment with various output tubes * Two US-made GT-6L6-GE Groove Tube output tubes * Three improved 12AX7 preamp tubes * Fitted cover is included

4 thoughts on “Fender Bassman 1959 Reissue

  • January 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    HI my name is RJ. I need a fitted cover for my Fender 59 Bassman Reissue. Please let me know if this available.

  • February 29, 2012 at 7:20 pm

     Does anyone know when they started making them in Mexico? It does not say Made in USA like the 90’s version so I assume
    they make it There. And by this I mean the LTD version. Thanks

    • April 18, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      I read somewhere that it was in 2003, but I kinda doubt it was that late. More like late 90’s sometime.

  • July 3, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Made in USA Reissue (solid state rectifier) from 1990-2003, Made in Mexico LTD (tube rectifier) from 2003-present.

    Easiest way to tell is this: if there’s a ground switch next to the fuse on the top panel, it’s a Reissue.


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