Fender teases new Bassbreaker amps with all-star video

The rumour mill has been grinding up a storm, but Fender has finally revealed the first official glimpse of its new Bassbreaker amp series in a star-studded video.

Pro guitarists including Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction), Mark Hoppus and Matt Skiba (Blink-182), Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro), Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes), Rob Ackroyd (Florence & The Machine), Phred Brown (Bruno Mars), Dave Keuning (The Killers) and Joff Oddie (Wolf Alice) all - as you'd expect - profess their love of the new amp in the 30-second clip.

From the video, we can determine the amps will be valve-based, with clean and dirty tones on offer, and they'll pack Celestion speakers - a 10" Ten 30 is depicted in the video, which points to a variety of configurations, from practice to stage combos.

Our sources say the Bassbreaker will be launched at NAMM in January - keep your browsers set to MusicRadar for more updates.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.