The Best of American and British Tone
With an eye to the past while still looking forward, Fender’s Bassbreaker series puts classic tones at your fingertips, with a few twists to offer up a wider palette. The Bassbreaker 15 guitar amplifier head gets its 15 watts of Class AB from an EL84 power section, and three distinct voicings offer up clean to high-gain tones, giving you a ton of sonic territory to explore. And the Bassbreaker 15 is a stellar choice for studio work. You can push it to saturation at ear-friendly volumes or use the XLR line-out with switchable speaker emulation and power amp mute to capture true tube tones straight out of the amp. The Bassbreaker 15 is a classic Fender with a British twist.
Fender Bassbreaker 15 Electric Guitar Amplifier Head at a Glance:
- Crossing the pond
- Wattage that wants to be cranked
- Onboard extras
Crossing the pondMany iconic British amps were based on early Fenders, so it’s fitting that the Bassbreaker 15 harkens back to these classic designs. The Bassbreaker 15’s EL84-based, Class AB power section is the secret to crossing the American/British sound barriers. When cranked, it exudes full-bodied Class AB style with harmonically rich EL84 tones.
Wattage that wants to be crankedFifteen watts is often the perfect amount of power. At small live gigs, you can crank it up and not overpower the rest of the band. In the studio, it’s low powered enough to get the power section really cooking, giving you amazing breakup and feel. Whenever your power tubes are working that hard, it adds a level of touch sensitivity to your amp’s performance – and Sweetwater guitarists know that’s often difficult to attain at a reasonable volume.
Onboard extrasFender added a 3-way Gain Structure Switch that gives the Bassbreaker 15 three boutique voices. Each voice has more gain than the one before, in essence giving you three amplifiers in one. And the XLR output carries a selectable speaker simulator for direct recording or performing. You can also mute the power section to get recording tones in an apartment without waking the neighbors. And the digital reverb adds the ambience you need.
Fender Bassbreaker 15 Electric Guitar Amplifier Head Features:
- 15-watt tube combo amp with a British flavor
- Class AB, EL84 power section adds chime and body
- 15 watts of power is perfect for most gigs, recording, and rehearsal
- 3-way gain structure switch offers different amp voicings
- XLR output with selectable speaker simulation
- Power amp mute allows for silent, direct playing
- Onboard digital reverb
The Bassbreaker 15 head delivers British and American tones in a package that’s perfect for the stage or studio.
- Type: Tube
- Number of Channels: 1
- Total Power: 15W
- Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7
- Power Tubes: 2 x EL84
- Reverb: Yes
- EQ: 3-band EQ
- Inputs: 1 x 1/4″
- Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ (speaker out), 1 x XLR (line out)
- Effects Loop: Yes
- Construction Material: Particleboard
- Power Source: Standard IEC AC cable
- Height: 9.75″
- Width: 19.56″
- Depth: 8.81″
- Weight: 25.5 lbs.
- Manufacturer Part Number: 2263000000