Fender Bassbreaker 15 Review

A tube amplifier is necessary to generate the richest sound out of your electric guitar. Fender's Bassbreaker 15 has been described as 'a box of tones' and, as you would expect from Fender, there is something unique about the quality and range of tones it provides. There are two EL84 tubes inside the amplifier, which means you can get very good, fiery midrange sounds out of it, and, of course, you get that distinctive tube warmth, as with any tube amp.

This is a five-star amplifier, made in the music industry by one of the most admired makers. It's extremely flexible at 15 watts, as it will give you enough strength for band rehearsals, but it will also suit home playing. If you're looking for a guitar amp on which to record, then it's also perfect. The internal speaker can be muted so that you can then only use the XLR, which allows for silent use.

No guitarist wants their amplifier to become limited. When you have a Bassbreaker 15, there's nothing to think about. From flawless, clean sounds, to grungy distortion, all the way to heavy metal tones, the three distinct gain stages mean you can accomplish something. Luxurious and lush sounding, and only one fantastic feature of this excellent amplifier, is the hall reverb.

Fender Bassbreaker 15

Key Features

This Fender mid-range guitar amp comes loaded with loads of extras that highlight its quality and value for money. Here are the Fender Bassbreaker 15's main features:

Structure Turn: This enables you to switch between three distinct tone flavors quickly.

Tube Circuitry: As Fender's tube amps have done for thousands of other guitarists, the tube gives you a deliciously warm, rich tone which will define your sound.

Effects Loop: For outboard effects, this can be used.

15-Watts of Power: Enough for your band to jam, and also ideal for home rehearsal, or studio recording.

XLR Line Output: This may be used when connecting to a recording device or speaker system.

Celestion V-Type Speaker: With a modern twist, the v-type gives you a retro sound that is both transparent and airy.

This useful function may mean that a speaker is disabled, which is perfect for silent recording. Flashing pilot light.

Pros

+ It is a full tube amplifier, which means an incomparable tone with an immense reach and range, regardless of genre, for producing distinctive sounds.
+ The XLR out means that the recording studio is well-suited to the Fender Bassbeaker 15.
+ For guitarists who use drive pedals while playing lead riffs, it provides enough range.
+ Despite being a very small tube amp, it is capable of creating an offensive sound.

Cons

-The tone can be a little 'boomy' sometimes, but this can be counteracted with some determined fiddling with the knobs.

- It is not the most powerful amplifier available at 15 watts. Then again, it's great for rehearsing, performing at home, or even filming, even though it won't be sufficient for a major gig. And if you turn the high gain right up the road, you're going to find out how loud this amplifier can go.

Who Is It Suitable For?

This amplifier's versatility ensures that it is ideal for a wide variety of guitarists. You will find the Bassbreaker 15 a useful accomplice, whatever your style is. The mid-range price means that it may be suitable for beginners looking for their first full tube amplifier, or for more experienced players looking for a high-quality amplifier at home or in the recording studio for practice.

Why We Like It

The beautiful tone that the Fender Bassbreaker 15 gives is hard not to love. And it doesn't just give a tone, but a vast array of tones. Versatility is this amplifier's greatest function. That means that when you use it for recording purposes, you can be sure that your playing will sound fantastic. If you're a heavy metal guitarist searching for the most anguished, aggressive sound, or a funk guitarist who wants a clean, reverb-rich tone, you're going to love Bassbreaker 15.

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