BOSS FMB-1 Fender Bassman

Fender amps of the '50s and '60s are beloved and coveted by guitarists around the world. Thanks to BOSS' technology and tone know-how, the new FBM-1 pedal brings the natural, fat, rich, bright tone of the Fender Bassman to a BOSS pedal. In conjunction with Fender, the BOSS FBM-1 re-creates the legendary tone of the 1959 Fender Bassman. Features include the same controls on the original Bassman amp: Presence, Treble, Mid, and Bass EQ controls. The FBM-1 pedal also functions perfectly as a "pre-gain pedal" placed before an already overdriven amp to add the tone character of the Bassman.

  • Re-creates the legendary tone of the 1959 Fender Bassman amp
  • Additional BRIGHT IN provides a brighter sound, similar to the original Bassman
  • Presence, Treble, Mid, and Bass EQ controls
  • Road-tough BOSS metal construction
  • Perfect pre-gain pedal for adding or retaining Fender tone color

I have been playing for 45 years and I am well pleased with the Boss Bassman pedal. It is a quiet pedal. My pedal chain is as follows: Strat or Byrdland guitar to the Boss Bassman pedal, Bassman pedal to a Keeley/Boss Tremolo pedal and tremolo pedal to a Digitech Hardwire Reverb pedal which has the Lexicon chip within. This goes to an Art Tubepac for more gain if needed and compression. The chain goes into a Roland keyboard amp which I already owned or direct to PA if you don't want to lug around an amp. Does it sound exactly like my boutique Super Reverb tube amp. Well no, but it's not big and heavy either. It does sound good however, does a warm jazz tone, gets the twang or strat vintage rock'n roll tones, and to most listeners will sound fine. Plus it is easy to add a mic, computer band tracks, or drum device to the second and third channels on the Roland. It makes an easy to carry, slick little rig and takes but a few seconds to set up. I use a One Spot power supply for the pedals mounted to a home grown pedal board. Simple.

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