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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: Vintage (before 1985) / vintage cab question

cedarchoper58

62 Strat Man

Mar 3rd, 2017 09:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a 1966 2x12 black face cab with jensions. is there any way to tell if it is a Bassman, Bandmaster or Tremolux cab and does it matter for resale? thks

Ramblin Rhodes

Sportsman's Paradise

Doin' Bruin
Mar 3rd, 2017 09:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

...most likely not Tremolux...

From Fenderguru.com:

"The 2×10″ closed cabinet that came with the Tremolux is practically sized and performs well on most stages. Oxfords or CTS speakers were delivered with these cabinets in the blackface years."

Fenderguru

roadhog96

USA / Sesame St.

Mar 4th, 2017 09:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The threaded inserts for attaching the head to the cabinet are set at different widths. The Bandmaster is about 2" wider than a Bassman. I believe the Bandmaster is 25" from center to center on those threaded inserts. A lot of Bassman cabs had Jensen C12NA speakers.

(This message was last edited by roadhog96 at 11:49 AM, Mar 4th, 2017)

cedarchoper58

62 Strat Man

Mar 4th, 2017 11:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

thks is there any way to get the measurements?

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The spotlight

looks like a prison break
Mar 4th, 2017 11:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The blackface Bassman head is 22 1/4" wide.

The blackface Bandmaster head is 24" wide.

Measure your speaker cab and see.

cedarchoper58

62 Strat Man

Mar 4th, 2017 01:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

center to center of the mounting holes is 23" does that make it Bandmaster or Bassman. It does have orginal Jensons :)

Does it make any difference value wise? thks

(This message was last edited by cedarchoper58 at 03:56 PM, Mar 4th, 2017)

roadhog96

USA / Sesame St.

Mar 4th, 2017 06:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

23" would make it a Bassman. A Bandmaster is 2" wider than a Bassman so it's 25" center to center on the inserts in the cab. The actuall width of the amp head cab is narrower. There are two brackets, on on each side of the amp head that slide out to the sides and are attached to the cab with thumb screws.

cedarchoper58

62 Strat Man

Mar 7th, 2017 06:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

how much do you think its worth its in great shape and still has the original insulation, Wiring and every thing

roadhog96

USA / Sesame St.

Mar 8th, 2017 11:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's worth what someone's willing to pay. If it has the 60's brown and gold labled Jensen C12N 12" speakers I would say it could easily bring $700-$850 . I've seen a few mint ones like that go for this much. Remember you can always come down so start higher. Those speakers alone I have seen sell as high as $200-$250 each but that doesn't mean you cannot find them cheaper. I've seen them sell as low as $150 each. It's all about timing and what the seller is looking to get for them and how fast they need to sell them. I'd be interested myself but now is not the best timing for me. I've spent quit a big chunk on vintage and modern gear over the last year.

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