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Mike Dirnt of Green Day Discuses His New Fender Bassman 800 Amp

Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt is giving fans an exclusive 'behind-the-scenes' peak at his bass rig, which just happens to include a new bass head designed by himself and Fender, the Bassman 800 head.

During the video Mike also touches on the task of balancing fatherhood with playing in one of the biggest band's in the world today, his musical influence and his role as the bassist in Greenday.

"I'm a dad, Mike says. "I get up. I'm awake before my whole family. Take the kids to school. Kids will balance you from being a dad and a rockstar. They'll humble you real quick, but they keep you young. Kids look at everything like it's the big picture."


For those not aware Mike continues to give back to the music community in Los Angeles. With Fender's support, Mike recently donated 12 bass guitars to Los Angeles Unified School District, broadening student access to quality musical instruments, so kids can continue to learn and grow their music abilities.

Fender describe the new Bassman 800 Amp on the website as;

Combining the best of authentic Fender bass sound with modern power, the Bassman 800 Head is an easily portable powerhouse with flexible, thunderous tone. Designed for the ultimate bass playing experience, it offers two versatile channels, classic good looks, and ultra-musical Fender tube tones—all in a lightweight chassis (only 17 lbs.) that mates perfectly with Bassman Pro Neo speaker cabinets to create a tonal monster.

 Mike Dirnt on The Fender Bassman 800 Head

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