The Boss FBM1 Fender Bassman Amp Distortion Pedal is based on the toneality of the '59 Fender Bassman amplifier!
The FBM1 delivers the natural, fat, rich, bright tone of the Fender Bassman in a BOSS pedal.Fender amps of the '50s and '60s are beloved and coveted by guitarists around the world.
In conjunction with Fender, the new BOSS FBM1 recreates the legendary tone of the 1959 Fender Bassman. Features include the same controls on the original Bassman: Presence, Treble, Mid, and Bass EQ controls. The FBM1 also functions perfectly as a pre-gain pedal placed before an already overdriven amp to add the tone character of the Bassman.
Boss FBM1 Features
Boss & Fender Join Forces to Create Vintage Amp Pedals
- Recreation of the legendary tone of the 1959 Fender Bassman amp
- BRIGHT IN input for a brighter sound similar to the original Bassman
- Presence, Treble, Mid and Bass EQ controls
- Road-tough BOSS metal construction
- Can be used as a pre-gain pedal for adding or retaining Fender tone color
Los Angeles, CA: January 18, 2007 - Fender's amps of the '50s and '60s are beloved and coveted by guitarists around the world. BOSS and Fender have teamed up to give guitarists unique Fender tone combined with BOSS technology, sound quality, and reliability. Thanks to BOSS’ technology and tone know-how, the FBM-1 bring the natural, fat, rich, bright tones of the 59 Fender Bassman to a BOSS pedal format.
The FBM1 includes the same controls as on the original Bassman; Presence, Treble, Mid, and Bass EQ . In addition to the true tone quality and durability, this new pedal offers BRIGHT IN providing an even brighter sound, similar to the original Fender Bassman.
This pedal also functions perfectly as a pre-gain pedal
placed before an already overdriven vintage or modern amp to add the famous tone character of the Bassman.
Fender's Ritchie Fliegler states:
We're constantly being asked… Of the many distortion devices out there, which one do we recommend to bring out the overdrive in these classic amps and keep that Fender tone intact. Frankly, they've all left us a bit cold in some way or another. After working with BOSS on this project, the answers are the FBM1 and FDR1.
These new pedals fall under the class of a new series of BOSS pedals called the Legend Series, products based on legendary products of the past.
By combining Fender tone with BOSS technology and sound quality, the FBM1 59 Bassman provides a road-ready stompbox that gets to the true core of guitar tone.