The Fender Bassman can be a tonal gateway for Hendrix fans. Hendrix often played a Marshall JTM45, which has a circuit almost identical to early Bassmans from 1958 to 1960.

How to make a Bassman, Twin, or Super Reverb sound more Experienced.

In my July column about achieving classic sounds with various Fender amp and guitar pairings, I briefly mentioned the black-panel Bassman as a tonal gateway for Hendrix fans. Let me go a bit deeper into the topic of chasing Jimi's tones with Fender tube amps.

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