#1
I know it originated as a Bass amp, but i seem to hear people all the time claiming use as a Guitar amp, whats the deal?
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#2
Loads of guitarists use the Bassman as a guitar amp aswell and if i remember right some of the old Bassman series where made for guitar aswell. It sounds really great, but if you want to get some distortion out of the bassman you would need to boost the signal or link the channels on it or something
#3
Yes, infact the Jtm45 was modelled on a Bassman. AS far as sound goes its a very nice, woody, deep, thick, clean tone.
#4
The current line of amps called the "Bassman" are just bass amps. But the 4x10 tweed reissue (THE EXPENSIVE ONE, btw) and 60's and 70's silverface models are all usable guitar amps, and for the most part, were popular being used as such.
#5
At one point Hendrix was using Bassman's
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#6
All Bassmans from up to about 1968 were better for guitar than for bass (the '59 reissue is obviously an exception). Some of the models (or just one, depending on how you look at it) are considered as some of the greatest guitar amps ever made.

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Loads of guitarists use the Bassman as a guitar amp aswell and if i remember right some of the old Bassman series where made for guitar aswell. It sounds really great, but if you want to get some distortion out of the bassman you would need to boost the signal or link the channels on it or something


No, you just turn it up; like any other amp.