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Playing Bass Through a Jansen Bassman

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NAD - a 72 Jansen Bassman. Looks like it's been well looked after too.

I have a 6/40 for guitar duties, so I am planning to use this as a bass amp. Has anyone had experience in this? I still haven't got a cabinet, so should I get a 4x10, or a 1x15?
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crowbgood1 wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:33 am NAD - a 72 Jansen Bassman. Looks like it's been well looked after too.

I have a 6/40 for guitar duties, so I am planning to use this as a bass amp. Has anyone had experience in this? I still haven't got a cabinet, so should I get a 4x10, or a 1x15?
Nice amp! I use one for guitar.

I used a 4x10 for years which was really nice and punchy in the low mids, but lacked a bit of bottom end when it was turned up.
But when I tried a 1x15 it lacked a bit of punch....

So the moral here is get both if you can :thumbup:

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I had a Jansen Bass 75 & used it with a 12" PA speaker cab - it sounded good with both bass and guitar. It was a bit of overkill for church duties so it got moved on. Having independent channels and EQ worked well especially with my double neck.
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I personally have always had more luck adding midrange to a 15-inch speaker than adding sub-bass to 10-inch speakers.

But yeah probably just buy one of these https://reverb.com/item/6753398-mesa-bo ... ogie-black

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I think of these as bass amps. Owned several and played through many, and never heard one that sounded "Fendery" for guitar. They lack chime/sparkle in my opinion, but I think that also lends them well to bass rather than guitar. The larger ones (75 / 100) are especially suited. Enjoy!
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Agree with above. Crank it hard and just play bass fuzz till the speaker cone flies off or the the grid resistors vaporize. Enjoy

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Did Jansen make base cabinets? Maybe I could get our resident can builder to commission one?
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crowbgood1 wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:30 pm Did Jansen make base cabinets? Maybe I could get our resident can builder to commission one?
Jansen amps can be very cool. Their cabs and speakers, not so much IMHO.
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Slowy wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:52 pm
crowbgood1 wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:30 pm Did Jansen make base cabinets? Maybe I could get our resident can builder to commission one?
Jansen amps can be very cool. Their cabs and speakers, not so much IMHO.
Agree with this, especially for bass

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some of those old jansen cabs had Phillips speakers. they have a strange top end to my ears.

love playing bass through those old tube amps

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crowbgood1 wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:30 pm Did Jansen make base cabinets? Maybe I could get our resident can builder to commission one?
Happy to make you a fender bassman cab.... just finishing one up for a forum member ;)
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Bg wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:55 pm
crowbgood1 wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:30 pm Did Jansen make base cabinets? Maybe I could get our resident can builder to commission one?
Happy to make you a fender bassman cab.... just finishing one up for a forum member ;)
You got pics?
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crowbgood1 wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:40 pm
Bg wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:55 pm
crowbgood1 wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:30 pm Did Jansen make base cabinets? Maybe I could get our resident can builder to commission one?
Happy to make you a fender bassman cab.... just finishing one up for a forum member ;)
You got pics?
later this weekend, just finishing the back :)
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Bg wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:55 pm
crowbgood1 wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:30 pm Did Jansen make base cabinets? Maybe I could get our resident can builder to commission one?
just finishing one up for a forum member ;)
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And if Auckland stays in Level 2 I can pick it up this weekend.

And then show y'all pics of the MikeC Deluxe Reverb head on top of the BG Bassman 2x12 :congrats:

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MogwaiBoy wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:12 am
Bg wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:55 pm
crowbgood1 wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:30 pm Did Jansen make base cabinets? Maybe I could get our resident can builder to commission one?
just finishing one up for a forum member ;)
:mental:

And if Auckland stays in Level 2 I can pick it up this weekend.

And then show y'all pics of the MikeC Deluxe Reverb head on top of the BG Bassman 2x12 :congrats:
I will look forward to it!
I was so much younger then, I'm younger than that now.

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