TUBETEK 80 SPECIAL FEATURES
Amplifiers are all valve based, hand built throughout, even to the fibre component
boards, with a vintage line; and a newer concept, the Tubetek range, that feature
standard valve circuits for guitars but with upgrade in design, electronics and
appearance. The vintage range are normally supplied in tweed or tolex, with the
tubetek range in tolex. Castors are also offered, that are removable. Thus a
choice can be made between a vintage tweed Bassman that is the classic sound,
or a Tubetek upgraded model that has the original sound characteristics but with
reverb and tremolo if needed.
- 80 watts (Hi-Lo switched)
all tube ultra linear.
2x12 or 1x12 speaker configurations.
Black Tolex covering.
Reverb, Drive, Tremolo.
3 button footswitch - both
facia and footswitch operation.
All amplification and cabinets are hand built,
we even wind our own transformers!
Fender brought out the Bassman using a standard circuit 'borrowed' from A T and
T in the US, and the main improvement was the use of 4 10" Jensen speakers
in parallel to give a fuller sound. The result was a very popular amplifier but
lacking reverb. This was remedied with the launch of the all-tube reverb which
is a front end addition to the bassman. (All tube reverbs are offered with tubetek
Bassman amps). A special order see- through Bassman + tube reverb is also on
It is difficult to add reverb in it's normal form to a standard Bassman circuit
due to impedance mismatch at the take off and recovery points,but Tubetek technology
solves this without degradation of the Bassman sound.
The Tubetek 80 is an advanced concept of the valve amplifier with reverb, tremolo
and super drive distortion - 80 watts but not over heavy.
All amplifiers are built by hand in single units to spec and as such are themselves
unique. All wiring is point-to-point.