Fender Bassbreaker 15 Combo
Fender’s alternative mini-powerhouse
So what’s the Bassbreaker 15 all about?
It’s part of a nine-strong range of ‘alternative’ amps introduced by Fender in 2016. The Big F departed from its traditional designs and came up with some unique heads and combos that are perfectly in step with the trend towards simpler, non-master volume amps and the boutique pedal boom, which continues unabated today.
Which features make the Bassbreaker 15 special?
The Bassbreaker 15 is a deceptively simple single-channel amp with a very ‘boutique’ three-stage gain switch that can go from spanky cleans to bone-crunching distortion, with a highly-usable, medium gain choice in between. There’s also a very nice medium-sized hall digital reverb, which is as good as any mid-priced studio effect.
What other features does the Bassbreaker 15 have?
Like all of the amps in the Bassbreaker range, the BB15 is deliberately stripped down to the essentials, for strongly defined tones that are on the same level as many boutique brands. However, you’ll be very pleased to hear there’s an effects loop and a properly balanced recording output with ground lift and speaker emulation.