Fender Bass­breaker 15 Combo

Fender’s al­ter­na­tive mini-pow­er­house

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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.

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