1 giffenf 1 year ago Wondering if I’ve overlooked a tonal goldmine in my many years of amp flogging.I’d seen the Bassman reissues, the LTD version, and I’ve heard people play through them, but I only occasionally plugged into one to try it out, and usually dismissed it because, of all reasons, it didn’t have reverb. But this week, I played a gig where there was a backline provided, and the choices were a Hot Rod Deluxe, Twin Reverb Reissue, or a tweed Bassman 410 reissue.The Bassman was on my side of the stage, so while waiting for the sound crew to finish moving the bass rig to where it needed to go, I looked at the Bassman and thought “wonder what it sounds like?” So I plugged into it and fired it up, and really liked the sound. I mean, REALLY liked it. Since I have a reverb pedal in the Rackabilly, I opted to give it a shot. And I got to play it pretty loud, so I got to hear it break up nicely, so much so that I wondered how much clean volume I could get out of it, and though I didn’t have much time to experiment, I just had to back off the volume on my SSL-NV and it cleaned right up.After the show, my wife commented, unsolicited, mind you, which doesn’t happen often, that my guitar sounded really good, and in the videos I’ve watched of the show, I had to agree. Then I heard Buddy Dughi play his Duo Jet through the same amp at his show yesterday, and my concerns about clean volume were allayed, as he made it sound just plain great.So it made me start to ponder, should I consider using one of these? Is there a significant difference between the standard Bassman reissues for sale everywhere or the LTDs? Is Victoria’s version (there’s one available nearby at a reasonable price) a comparable or better option? I have an open-back 4x10 cabinet (it’s even tweed!), could I get anywhere close to the same sound with that and an amp head I already have? Should I just take a deep breath and calm down? Advice appreciated.