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Old 01-08-2014, 05:18 AM   #1
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fender rumble 75

Hi so I need a new bass amp and wondered people's thoughts on the fender rumble 75? Will it be able to manage small venues(150 capacity) with PA help? Also any other good amps? Don't have much money to spend on it though

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Old 01-08-2014, 11:01 AM   #2
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What's your budget? I've always found the rumble series to be rather underwhelming in tone If you are willing to go used, you can get much better bang for your buck
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:11 PM   #3
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Just about anything will work if you mic it through a good P.A., but the Rumble series is, as Anarkee says, underwhelming. 75 watts is also going to come up short when amplifying bass frequencies. What other brands are available in your area? And are you willing to go used? You can do much better than a 75-watt practice amp; particularly if you want to gig with it.
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:18 PM   #4
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Even buying brand new for the same price a peavey max 1x12" would do more in the long run. 75 watts could for work smaller gigs if a good foh system with sub bins are provided but most smaller gigs the PA system isn't as elaborate.

As above give a location, budget( would you be able to stretch a bit?), new and/or used and what for and we can probably give a handful of better suggestions.
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Old 01-09-2014, 03:34 AM   #5
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Budget probably under£300 and there's only really fender, ashdown (mainly cabinets), laney in shops around me. I don't mind going second hand
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Old 01-09-2014, 03:54 AM   #6
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Oh and I currently have a 40 watt amp by an unknown brand called soundking. It was my first amp and it about time I upgraded.
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:51 AM   #7
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There you go: http://www.thomann.de/gb/peavey_tour_tko_115.htm

400w, 220gbp. Might even be available used now too.
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:22 PM   #8
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thanks spanner but the problem is i have no shops in my area that sell it and there doesnt seem to be any decent videos of it on youtube and theres a lot of mixed opinions on it, but like i said thanks for the reply
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thanks spanner but the problem is i have no shops in my area that sell it and there doesnt seem to be any decent videos of it on youtube and theres a lot of mixed opinions on it, but like i said thanks for the reply


The mixed reviews that I've seen have been expecting it to be a €2000 ampeg and hence have unrealistic expectations. I own one, and whilst it is a bit basic and agricultural (it weighs a fucking ton) it will do the job nicely. It is extremely reliable and has a nice transparent tone, which by itself is a bit boring, but it does lend itself well for use with pedals. The EQ is a bit basic but perfectly functional. I recently bought a used Trace Elliot 4x10 extension cab and that works well too.
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Old 01-11-2014, 05:38 AM   #10
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I've had a look for the amp in my area and the only peaveys I can find are the vips and this :http://m.gumtree.com/p/guitars/peav...ombo/1043891804
Which isn't to far away so any opinions on this?

I'm tempted to just risk it and order the tko though without trying it
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:44 PM   #11
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If you're going for a relatively low wattage amp make sure that there is a DI output to into the desk/F.O.H, Bass amps don't mic up to well.
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