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All this Fender talk...Why haven't they RI'd any '60's Piggyback amps?

27sauce

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I would think they could do well with a faithful repro of a blonde Bassman, or even a BF Bassman. Super simple designs, and I bet they'd fly off the shelves. Even the higher end stuff like the Showman. Dont ya think?
 

Tonebender

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I've often wondered the same thing. Particularly as to the blonde Bassman and the blonde Showman. After the tweeds those were my favorite Fenders.
 

MikeSlub

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I agree. Bring on the blonde piggybacks! A late blonde Tremolux worked for Blind Faith! :dude:

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68goldtop

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hi!

...Super simple designs, and I bet they'd fly off the shelves...

mh, I don´t think so...
see, you can buy almost any ORIGINAL bf head for under a grand any day of the week.
the blonde heads are a tad higher generally - but even those can be found for reasonable prices.

or take a look at the prices for sf Bandmaster REVERBS vs. any of the sf combos with REVERB - the heads just don´t sell...

i just don´t think there´s a market for Fender-heads ;-)

cheers - 68.
 

Scott L

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Vintage Baby Boomers with bad backs, heart conditions, and tinnitus are putting the hurt on the bigger rigs.... The young guns want a Line 6 with all the dang fangled buttons..
 

sonar

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Marsh is offering a Blonde 6G6B Bassman kit, so I wouldn't be surprised if a reissue is offered by Fender sometime in the near future. Of course I'd like to see a handwired version.
 

goldtop0

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I agree. Bring on the blonde piggybacks! A late blonde Tremolux worked for Blind Faith! :dude:

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Yep they just look so spunky and ooze mojo imo.............I've yet to play one of these setups...none around my neck of the woods.
 

68goldtop

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hi!

Yep they just look so spunky and ooze mojo imo...

actually, Fender did get pretty close in terms of the LOOKS with the Tonemaster and Supersonic heads.
so it´s not like they don´t like them themselves ;-)

cheers - 68.
 
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Mr. Papa

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That Supersonic is a wolf in sheep's clothing, IMO. I found it to be way more impressive than I expected--very direct, punchy, present tone.
 
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