Bassman Preamp
by Dylan Jordan
3.9 / 5     (7 votes)
Win64 OSX
Bassman Preamp is a simulation of the Fender Bassman preamp circuit, revision 5F6-A.

Everything is accounted for, from the input up to, but not yet including, the output valves. In addition to the basic controls of the amp, there is also basic speaker modeling and room reverb.

The plugin is in active development, with refinements and features coming down the pipeline. It is fully production-ready, able to be used in any VST3 DAW, and ripe for user-feedback based improvements.
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Jimmy Oct 30 2022
(5 / 5)
Oct 30 2022
I like this :-) It's a nice alternative as a pre using my own cab, etc. Thanks!
Ted Onyszczak Oct 30 2022
Oct 30 2022
What reference audio level input are you using?
kaihshd Oct 29 2022
(5 / 5)
Oct 29 2022
1st Marshall was an exact copy of bassman; 2 channels? it does has a bright switch; this amp sounds alright, of coz for those metal players they might need to add 3 extra dist pedals, thats all they can hear.
hozodj Oct 28 2022
(1 / 5)
Oct 28 2022
A Bassmap preamp alone makes as little sense to me as an electric guitar without pickups. But even if, a Bassman usually has two channels with two inputs, which means, four different basic voicings, where are they there? My personal experience with Bassman's sounds different.
Fred Oct 28 2022
(5 / 5)
Oct 28 2022
Adopted :) Looking forward for nice updates, but the beta is good ;)
david Oct 28 2022
(4 / 5)
Oct 28 2022
I like it, it does has a cab sim beta; the thing sounds good, eventhough I dun play Country music; gui is simple and clean, resizable, nice!, input gain is high, could lower to get a clean jazzy sound; yes I do agree with spring reverb instead, but I survive without any reverb. Thx for Your generousity
Faydit Oct 27 2022
(2 / 5)
Oct 27 2022
A Bassman preamp alone make no sense to me, as 80 to 90% of the Bassman sound comes from the interaction between preamp and power amp plus the speakers and output transfomer. So it is not surprising to me, that the tones of this plugin do not convince me very much. Also, who seriously needs a room reverb on a Bassman, a spring reverb would have been the much better choice. Real, authentic 5F6 tones (with power amp saturation) sound different to me, sorry. Although I anyway am no real Bassman or Fender amp fan. Maybe apart from a 5F2 or 5E3. But a vintage Marshall, Vox or Orange is more my sonic territory, as I do not play any Country music.
Bernard Oct 28 2022
Oct 28 2022
It's a bass amp sim not guitar. The marshall was based off this amp BUT it was made for bass
Faydit Oct 28 2022
Oct 28 2022
I do not know any bassist who seriously plays a Bassman, sorry. Any Ampeg does the job much better. A Bassman preamp alone is like an electric guitar without pickups in my opinion. Obviously you are no musician, just a technician or programmer. Then you anyway better stay away from programming audio plugins in my opinion.
Jimmy Oct 30 2022
Oct 30 2022
Bassman was intended as a bass amp, but many guitarists like it. Spring reverbs are hard to replicate, so this (assumingly) small developer did what he could.
Jon B Nov 02 2022
Nov 02 2022
If you don't know about any bassists using Fender Bassman amps, then you simply don't know much. Thousands of bassists, from small garage rock bands to huge international artists (like Paul McCartney for example), have used Bassmans ever since they were first released, and until today.