#1
So I'm in a pop-punk 3 piece band and I'm looking to upgrade from my beginner amp. I've been looking at the Fender Rumble 350 combo for a while now.

Link here: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/fender-rumble-350-350w-2x10-bass-combo-amp/584203000001000

Would this be a good purchase? I'm playing with a P-bass Special, and I'm going for an early Green Day sound with just a touch more punch.

If not, what would be a good amp for the same price ($500 USD)?

Thanks in advance!
#2
Dude! Get the Fender Rumble 150 head and the Fender Rumble 4x10 cab. I believe it will be louder and just about the same price. :3

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/fender-rumble-150-150w-bass-amp-head/h70092000001000
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/fender-rumble-410-4x10-bass-speaker-cabinet
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Douglas Sculptor 825 NA Fretless 5


Main Rig:
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Last edited by NatePlaysBass at Jan 24, 2012,
#3
Used.

I've played many flavors of punk for about 15 years now. When i first began touring heavily, i knew my old Fender 1x15 combo wouldn't cut it. I had $450 to get me something to tour with.

I ended up with a Sunn Coliseum head, and an Ampeg 2x15 cab.


When it comes to new gear, until you get to the stuff that costs well over $1000, it's just not worth it.


Anywho... look for a head that's at least 150ish watts. I highly recommend a 2x15, but a 4x10 or 1x15 are fine, and can be expanded on later.
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#4
Quote by NatePlaysBass
Dude! Get the Fender Rumble 150 head and the Fender Rumble 4x10 cab. I believe it will be louder and just about the same price. :3

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/fender-rumble-150-150w-bass-amp-head/h70092000001000
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/fender-rumble-410-4x10-bass-speaker-cabinet

In what universe would an amp of the same model, with 200 watts less than the other, be louder? Even if the lower wattage one WAS going through a 410.

Do what Din said. Buy used.
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#6
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In what universe would an amp of the same model, with 200 watts less than the other, be louder? Even if the lower wattage one WAS going through a 410.

Do what Din said. Buy used.


Dat air.
Main Basses:
Warwick RB Corvette 5
Douglas Sculptor 825 NA Fretless 5


Main Rig:
Sansamp>GK Backline 600>2 GK BLX 210 Cabinets
#7
No.
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Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
#8
Are you sure?
Main Basses:
Warwick RB Corvette 5
Douglas Sculptor 825 NA Fretless 5


Main Rig:
Sansamp>GK Backline 600>2 GK BLX 210 Cabinets
#9
Quote by consecutive e
No.

Actually, he may have a point. It's going through 4 speakers, and even though 150w is half of 300w, it doesn't mean it's half as loud. Hell, the 1x15 Fender rumble combo I use at school is pretty loud, so I imagine it'd be pretty loud through a 410 cab.
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#10
Regardless of the fact a brand new 350 or 150 with 4x10 is way over priced and used is better.

350 watts through 2 10's is loud and carries a good deal more head room.
#11
Quote by NatePlaysBass
Are you sure?

More speakers isn't going to get you more headroom. And there's a big difference there.
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
#12
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More speakers isn't going to get you more headroom. And there's a big difference there.

I would only get a combo that has an add on cab facility, having looked at the spec on the Rumble 350 this is something you cannot do, there is no way that 2x10s will move enough air in a band above small room situations, anything bigger will require an extension cab or di-ing into the the PA system, as you cannot add an extension cab leave it.
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#13
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More speakers isn't going to get you more headroom. And there's a big difference there.

More speakers will move more air hence more volume of sound.
G&L L2500
Squier Affinity Jazz Bass 5
Ashdown RPM pre-amp
Ashdown Little Giant 1000
300 watt 15" powered cab
450 watt 15" powered sub bass cab
2x10 + horn
1x15x10 + horn