The Bassman 500 combines Fender’s world-standard "blackface" tube preamp with a lightweight 500 watt Class D power amp. Its dual-channel design uses modern technology to maximize classic technology, with classic Fender '60s "blackface" styling and a wealth of innovative features on the front and rear panels. A vintage channel that delivers the full, warm sound of classic Fender amps with passive tone stack and an overdrive channel that delivers the aggressive and responsive sound of a modern active tone stack (choose between channels with included footswitch). The Bassman 500 mates perfectly with Bassman Pro Series Neo speaker cabinets and Rumble V3 410/115 cabinets.
Fender Bassman 500 Head Features:
Overdrive channel: Huge bass tone is one thing. Huge bass tone with the grittiest, most viscerally satisfying and aggressive overdrive you’ve ever heard is quite another.
Deep/bright pull switches: For even greater tonal definition, this powerful bass head’s two “bass” control knobs double as“deep” pull switches that emphasize the low end with pronounced power and clarity, while the two “treble” control knobs double as “bright” pull switches that emphasize the high end with singing brilliance.
XLR line output: For easy compatibility with external stage and studio performance and recording systems, this pro bass head features a rear-panel XLR line output with level control knob, ground liftswitch and pre/post EQ switch.
500 watts of tube/Class-D hybrid power
Lightweight design (only 17 lbs)
Switchable tube overdrive
XLR line out with ground lift, level control and pre/post EQ switch
Pull "Mute" for silent tuning
Fender Bassman 500 Head Specifications:
Footswitch: 1-Button Footswitch Included
Wattage: 500 Watts at 4ohms - 350 Watts at 8–ohms
Vintage - VOL, BASS (pull DEEP), MID, TREBLE (pull BRIGHT)
Overdrive - GAIN, BLEND, VOL, BASS (pull DEEP), MID FREQ, MID LVL, TREBLE (pull BRIGHT); MASTER (pull MUTE)
Channels: Two - (Vintage, Overdrive)
Inputs: Two - (1/4", Input 2 is at -6dB)
Speaker Jack: Two Speakon 1/4" Combo Jacks
Effects: Tube Overdrive
Effects Loop: 1/4" - (Preamp Out, Power Amp In)
Line Out: One - (XLR with Ground Lift, Level Control, and Pre/Post EQ Switch)
Cabinet Material: 7-Ply 5/8" Meranti Plywood
Amplifier Covering: Black Textured Vinyl
Grille Cloth: Silver
Amplifier Jewel: Red LED Jewel
Front Panel: Black
Handle: Molded Rubber "Dog Bone" Style
Preamp Tubes: 2 x 12AX7
Power Tubes: Lightweight Class D Power Amp
Rectifier: Solid State