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Fender Guitar Amps: A Brief History

It is no secret that the very first musical instruments to bear the Fender name were amplifiers and have been knocking about since as far back as early 1946. Back in the day you could choose from the Twin, Pro, Super, Deluxe, and Princeton from high-end to beginner. Legendary players have used Fender amps across countless classic recordings including Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Tom Petty, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck and so many more. Today the likes of Albert Hammond Jr., Gary Clark Jr., and Dave Navarro are among just a few who rely on Fender for their signature tone.

Along with electric guitar amps Fender have extensive knowledge in the building of bass amps too. When the Precision Bass was released back in 1951 to first dedicated bass amp, the Bassman, was released at the same time to complement the bass guitar. Over the years we have seen the Bassman Pro and Rumble tube amps, and the Bronco representing solid-state.

Not only that but Fender have even built acoustic amplifiers too! The Acoustic Pro Series amps offered the Acoustic Pro and the Acoustic SFX (Stereo Field Expansion), each of which combined ground-breaking circuitry and cabinetry design that gave acoustic performers the perfect amps for larger stages.

Many guitarists will have begun their music playing journey with a Fender Champion model but in recent years Fender has treated us to fair few affordable models that cover all bases for contemporary artists such as the Mustang series of modelling amps, and the Tone Master series that resurrect classic tones with performance that outstrips the competition. Add to that the availability of limited editions of iconic Fender amps and you’ve got options to suit your every desire.