The classic American amplifiers of the ‘50s and ‘60s inspired us to create the, errrrr, American Classic series.

The Ceriatone 5F6-A amplifier is based on the tweed-covered amplifier of the same designation.  This amplifier was made in the ‘50s, and was available as a 4x10” combo.  This is, in our opinion, perhaps the most important amplifier ever produced, as it served as the foundation of a specific British company that forever changed the sound of music with the JTM45 amplifier.

The 5F6-A is different in topology than our other American Classics.  It uses a single 5AR4 / GZ34 rectifier with a pair of 6L6 tubes for around 30-35W, depending on your selection of output and rectifier tubes.  The preamp and tonestack are also different, and in particular laid the foundation for Treble-Middle-Bass tonestacks that came after.

The use of the quad of 10” speakers lent a signature flavor to the sound, and we recommend pairing it with one for authentic 5F6-A tones.  Speaker configurations aside, you’ll find this amplifier is very similar to the JTM45, and can be made even more so by substituting a 12AX7 for V1.

Like other Ceriatone amps, we have labored carefully to select the finest components to suit the design, and the 5F6-A uses our specially designed custom transformers for superior reliability, frequency response, and feel.

Power: 30+ watts
6L6 x 2, 12AY7 x 2, 12AX7 x 1, GZ34 x 1 
Inputs: Normal x 2, Bright x 2

Note: PPIMV mounted on Front Panel will be either mounted in place of pilot lamp (Marshall styles) or a hole will be drilled (OTS styles).
          PPIMV mounted on Rear Panel will always be in place of a Speaker Output Jack.

5F6-A BassMan Configuration Options:

  • Chassis I - $761.50
    (Fully working chassis. Tubes not included.)
  • Chassis II - $856
    (Fully working chassis. Tubes included.)
  • Amp Head I - $1,002.50
    (Fully working chassis installed in a head cabinet. Tubes not included.)
  • Amp Head II - $1,097
    (Fully working chassis installed in a head cabinet. Tubes included.)
  • 112 Combo Amp - $1,203
    (Fully working chassis installed in a 112 combo cabinet. Tubes included. Speaker not included.)

Main photo is for illustrative purposes only and base pricing is for Chassis I. Photos may include options that are not included if you order the standard version of the amp or don't order all options available. We also may not offer all options available and/or shown in main illustrative photos. Photos are of products assembled by Ceriatone. We no longer sell kits. You must order all kits direct from Ceriatone Malaysia.

Ceriatone amps are custom made, 100% hand-built, point to point hand-wired amplifiers. Each amp is thoroughly tested and burned in before it is shipped to you. For this reason, the build lead time is approx. 11-14 weeks for custom hand-built amplifiers and 5-10 days for pedals and buffered effects loops.

Pricing shown on includes the shipping cost to the USA only. We only ship to the USA, Canada and Mexico. Shipping to Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands will have additional shipping. We'll invoice the difference in shipping and it is due at the time the order is placed.

Note: We ONLY ship to PayPal verified addresses if paying via PayPal. No exceptions.

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Bassman 5F6-A

  • $761.50

Available Options

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