Fender® '59 Bassman®

Fender Bassman Pedal

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The Pedals that Make the Tone
With their unmistakable killer tone, BOSS pedals continue to define the sound of today's rock music.

(January, 2007)
Three Legendary Pedals
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Fender Bassman Pedal

Fender amps of the ’50s and ’60s are beloved and coveted by guitarists around the world. Thanks to BOSS’ technology and tone know-how, the new FBM-1 brings the natural, fat, rich, bright tone of the Fender Bassman to a BOSS pedal. In conjunction with Fender, the new BOSS FBM-1 recreate the legendary tone of 1959 Fender Bassman. Features include the same controls on the original Bassman: Presence, Treble, Mid, and Bass EQ controls. The FBM-1 also functions perfectly as a “pre-gain pedal” placed before an already overdriven amp to add the tone character of the Bassman.

  • - Recreates the legendary tone of the 1959 Fender Bassman amp
  • - Additional BRIGHT IN provides a brighter sound, similar to the original Bassman
  • - Presence, Treble, Mid, and Bass EQ controls
  • - Road-tough BOSS metal construction
  • - Perfect pre-gain pedal for adding or retaining Fender tone color
  • Officially licensed by Fender®
    Fender® Corporation licensed the use of “Fender® Bassman®” to the BOSS FBM-1, “Fender® Deluxe Reverb®” to the BOSS FDR-1, and “Fender® Reverb” to the BOSS FRV-1. No other pedals carry this official license.

Nominal Input Level
-20 dBu
Input Impedance
1 M ohm
Nominal Output Level
-20 dBu
Recommended Load Impedance
10 k ohms or greater
Pedal switch, PRESENCE knob, MIDDLE knob, BASS knob, TREBLE knob, GAIN knob, LEVEL knob
CHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)
INPUT jack, BRIGHT IN jack, OUTPUT jack, AC adaptor jack (DC 9 V)
Power Supply
DC 9 V, Dry battery 6F22 (9 V) type (carbon), Dry battery 6LR61 (9 V) type (alkaline), AC Adaptor (PSA series: optional)
Current Draw
36 mA (DC 9 V)
Expected battery life under continuous use
Carbon: 3 hours, Alkaline: 10 hours * These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Owner's Manual, Leaflet (USING THE UNIT SAFELY, IMPORTANT NOTES, and Information), Dry Battery 006P/9V (6LR61)
AC Adaptor (PSA series)

Size and Weight

Width (W)
73 mm2-7/8 inches
Depth (D)
129 mm5-1/8 inches
Height (H)
59 mm2-3/8 inches
440 g1 lbs.

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
* The battery that is supplied with the unit is for temporary use,
intended primarily for testing the unit's operation.
* We recommend that alkaline battery be used when replacing the battery.
* Fender(R) and BASSMAN(R) are the trademarks of FMIC. All rights reserved.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

BOSS/Roland is proud to announce the new Legend Series FBM-1/FDR-1 earned Best in Show honors at the Winter NAMM Show in January 2007. The popular Best in Show panel capped NAMM University’s free breakfast sessions offered during the show, held January 18-21 in Anaheim, California. A group of industry experts were invited to shop the show on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, pick their favorite companies, products and services and present the winners in five categories during the Sunday morning panel. The Legend Series FBM-1/FDR-1 earned Best in Show accolades.

Fender lisensed LogoFENDER® and Bassman® are the trademarks of FMIC. All rights reserved.


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