Fender’s Bassbreaker range takes classic Fender circuits and moulds their sound to suit contemporary styles. You’ll still get Fender’s famed crystalline clean tones, but you can push the Bassbreaker into medium-gain crunch territory without breaking a sweat.
The 007 is the smallest in the line, with 7 watts of output powered by a single EL84 power valve. For this FSR edition, Fender have chosen a beautiful lacquered tweed finish. Vintage Fender aesthetics, classy contemporary tone!
The idea behind the 007 is that it has one channel and can get everything between crystal cleans to incredible high gain rock tones. This means you can either set it up as a wonderful pedal board rig using the cleaner settings or launch into an all in one tone machine where your guitars volume sets the gain.
Fender have even included a footswitchable treble boost circuit that gives your tone the perfect push into feedback lead tones. No matter how you are using this amplifier having the ability to boost the gain at a moment’s notice is so useful for live and home use. Another key feature of this limited edition model is the Celestion Greenback G10 speaker. This provides a smoother top-end and rich midrange, adding a little extra vintage mojo to the Bassbreaker tone.
Stage, Studio and Beyond
Rated at 7 watts you may not be able to rock up to all of your gigs and get the sound you are looking for without using a mic. However if you can mic up then you have an easily portable and incredibly versatile rig that does have a surprising amount of punch to it.
For studio work you have the option of using the ¼” line out as well as using a mic. Run this line out to a cab simulator and in to your DAW for great quality late night recording. This works great at home as well but with 7 watts of power it is entirely possible to play this amp without annoying the neighbours.
- Moderately sized, with 7 watts of big tone
- Single EL84 power tube, true class A operation
- Vintage-style treble-booster circuit switch on front panel for extra gain and harmonics (also operated by optional single-button footswitch)
- Line output (1/4") for use with recording equipment or larger amp
- 10” Celestion Greenback G10 Speaker