Fender Blonde Bandmaster

Model/Circuit Number: 6G7-A
Years of Production: 1961 – 1963
Era: Blonde
Configuration: Piggyback
Controls: Brown forward facing w/ white labels, controls numbered 1 – 10
Knobs: Cream Barrel


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



Grill Cloth:

Logo: Flat Brown Logo

  • Size: 1 x 12 ~ 1961, 2 x 12 ~ 1962-1963
  • Impedance: 8 ohms ~ 1961, 4 ohms ~ 1962-1963
  • Model: Jensen C12N, Oxford 12K5R-1, Oxford 12M6-4, Oxford 12L6N-12(For more info, check out the Jensen Replacement Speakers)

Effects: Tremolo
Watts: 40 watts

  • Pre amp: 4 x 7025, 2x 12AX7
  • Power: 2 x 5881
  • Bias: Fixed; Unadjustable
  • Rectifier: Solid State (Silicon)

The 1×12 Extension cabinet produced in 1961 included a tone ring or what Fender called the “Projector ring.” This was employed to “eliminate cancellation of front and rear radiation, thus permitting greater speaker efficiency and optimum performance of the enclosure.”

5 thoughts on “Fender Blonde Bandmaster

  • March 30, 2012 at 6:28 am

    When I was in the United States Air Force, a kid from transportation sold me an old Fender Bandmaster with the one 12″ speaker cabinet for $30.00.  I never realized how rare it was.  I am so glad that I kept it!

    • February 11, 2019 at 12:14 pm

      I’m glad you kept it too! What a deal…Is it still running fine? You still own it?

      • September 20, 2020 at 7:13 pm

        Absolutely!! The saturation, (compression), and sustain is just wonderful. Better than any amp I’ve ever used.

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  • September 25, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    I have a 6G7 A blonde Bandmaster with a the 2 12 cabinet. I am wanting to run another extension cabinet at 4 ohms. Does anyone know if the is is safe?


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