NAD: A Frickin' Bassbreaker 45

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Huge shout out to @FracStrat for helping make this happen and providing a good home for my former Vintage Modern 2266H.

I noticed this amp showed up recently at my local guitar store, I've been reading about them and really liked the idea and concept behind it. So when I saw it sitting there I just had to take it for a spin... Well.... I'm sure you guys know how that goes! I fell in love with it and began dreaming about it, the usual "oh yes, it will be mine" but I had just bought some pedals and had to adult... So I decided to sacrifice my Vintage Modern and take a chance on the Bassbreaker 45.

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Well I couldn't be happier, the Bassbreaker 45 really "nails" those Bassman/JTM45 tones and being the Hendrix worshipper that I am, this amp just sounds perfect for my obsession. Paired with my Fuzz Face clone, I am getting goosebumps with the Hendrix tones I am achieving.

OH YEAH!!! The coolest part is the built in attenuation, just an awesome feature I feel every amp should have standard, you can dial from 45 watts down to 1 watt... Just super versatile for a NMV amp, you can dial in the headroom exactly as you need.

Ok guys, I'm ready for my flogging but go easy on me, atleast I chose the Fender Marshall!
 

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Thanks guys!!!

Couldn't be happier! I feel guilty it doesn't say Marshall on it but I assure you it sounds like a Marshall! Haha but it does feel like cheating considering I sold the VM to fund it.

I find it quite interesting and a very cool concept from Fender, whoever came up with the idea at Fender is brilliant. The '59 Bassman and it's English clone are legendary and spawned a whole era of rock and roll. This amp in my opinion is near perfectly executed, a faithful reincarnation of the Bassman/JTM45 with a few modern features that make for a versatile and very practical amp. Even tho it is a Fender it sounds like a JTM45 to me, it has the Bassman sound but so does the JTM45, the choice of EL34s and Celestion G12V type seal the deal on the British tone.

I have no idea how the little ones sound, I've barely heard about the 45 watter and generally see and hear the 007 and 15 spoken about or reviewed. I think if you want a genuine Bassbreaker/Bluesbreaker experience you need the 45 and with the built in anntenuation, why would you choose the small bottle version?

Thanks again guys!

Thank you again @FracStrat ! You made it happen and I owe you!
 

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Thanks guys!!!

Couldn't be happier! I feel guilty it doesn't say Marshall on it but I assure you it sounds like a Marshall! Haha but it does feel like cheating considering I sold the VM to fund it.

I find it quite interesting and a very cool concept from Fender, whoever came up with the idea at Fender is brilliant. The '59 Bassman and it's English clone are legendary and spawned a whole era of rock and roll. This amp in my opinion is near perfectly executed, a faithful reincarnation of the Bassman/JTM45 with a few modern features that make for a versatile and very practical amp. Even tho it is a Fender it sounds like a JTM45 to me, it has the Bassman sound but so does the JTM45, the choice of EL34s and Celestion G12V type seal the deal on the British tone.

I have no idea how the little ones sound, I've barely heard about the 45 watter and generally see and hear the 007 and 15 spoken about or reviewed. I think if you want a genuine Bassbreaker/Bluesbreaker experience you need the 45 and with the built in anntenuation, why would you choose the small bottle version?

Thanks again guys!

Thank you again @FracStrat ! You made it happen and I owe you!
What a Blast getting to meet you today too !!
You don’t owe me nuthin !! Lol
We gotta just keep Rockin !!
 

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What a Blast getting to meet you today too !!
You don’t owe me nuthin !! Lol
We gotta just keep Rockin !!
Shit yeah! I kept meaning to put that in one of my replies lol too much excitement today!

It was a blast and I'm glad you joined along into the shop. I don't get to talk guitars, music and gear like that often, it's amazing when someone thinks thinks and speaks the same language haha!
 

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Congrats on the new BB45, that thing is a beast! I owned as many as 3 different BB models at one point (007, 15, 30r), sold the 15 to buy the 30r, giggled a year with the 30r, sold the 30r to fund my Marshall SV20H. Still have the 007, I know it's the little guy but out of all of the ones I had, this one really has the sound for me.

Hope you experience many happy days playing your amp!
 

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Huge shout out to @FracStrat for helping make this happen and providing a good home for my former Vintage Modern 2266H.

I noticed this amp showed up recently at my local guitar store, I've been reading about them and really liked the idea and concept behind it. So when I saw it sitting there I just had to take it for a spin... Well.... I'm sure you guys know how that goes! I fell in love with it and began dreaming about it, the usual "oh yes, it will be mine" but I had just bought some pedals and had to adult... So I decided to sacrifice my Vintage Modern and take a chance on the Bassbreaker 45.

full


Well I couldn't be happier, the Bassbreaker 45 really "nails" those Bassman/JTM45 tones and being the Hendrix worshipper that I am, this amp just sounds perfect for my obsession. Paired with my Fuzz Face clone, I am getting goosebumps with the Hendrix tones I am achieving.

OH YEAH!!! The coolest part is the built in attenuation, just an awesome feature I feel every amp should have standard, you can dial from 45 watts down to 1 watt... Just super versatile for a NMV amp, you can dial in the headroom exactly as you need.

Ok guys, I'm ready for my flogging but go easy on me, atleast I chose the Fender Marshall!
Congrats man! :applause:

Don’t think you’ll get much flogging here,...

... ‘as he sniffs the cork from his bottle of wine’. :D
No worries about flogging from me buddy, I grew up on Fender amps, albeit vintage Fenders.

And these Bassbreaker sound great, and quite Marshall-like. I think they are the best sounding non-American made Fender amps.

Some members saw this coming after the sale of your VM to @FracStrat. :agreed: This turned out great for you guys, you both got an amp you wanted.

Almost nothing better than getting new gear imo. :thumb:
 

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Congrats man! :applause:

Don’t think you’ll get much flogging here,...

... ‘as he sniffs the cork from his bottle of wine’. :D
No worries about flogging from me buddy, I grew up on Fender amps, albeit vintage Fenders.

And these Bassbreaker sound great, and quite Marshall-like. I think they are the best sounding non-American made Fender amps.

Some members saw this coming after the sale of your VM to @FracStrat. :agreed: This turned out great for you guys, you both got an amp you wanted.

Almost nothing better than getting new gear imo. :thumb:
Haha yeah! He met me at the guitar shop where I found this Bassbreaker, I said my goodbyes to the VM and he tagged along as I purchased the BassB. It was a pretty fun experience, got to meet one of the MFers, talk Marshalls, guitars and gear then the experience of a NAD for both of us... Pretty sweet day!

I have to admit it's kinda strange not seeing the VM perched atop of my 1960A but I have been loving every second playing the BassB, I love it for playing Hendrix.

Between the Bassbreaker 45 and the Origin20c I got plenty of tone variety.
 

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