#1
Has anyone here had any experience with the Fender Rumbles, the one I'm looking at is the 60w.

Hows the tone sounding, does it have much high end?
#2
my old bassist had the 100 Watt.

the tone on it was O.K.

It wasn't great, but not bad.
#3
No, Fender Rumbles are NOT known for their high end, hi-fi tones. It won't happen. I own a 15W combo, so it's not too... anything, but I've found the tones of the Rumble series to be very 'round' while the construction is fragile. IMO, they're nothing more than practice amps, regardless of the size.
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#4
I have one. The high end is OK, but I kind of wish I had a different amp that could do more.

So I'd get something different.
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#5
can u guys recommend anything for the same price as the 60w?

i know about ampegs but theyre overpriced as a white hooker in new zealand


how about the WARWICK SWEET 15 BASS COMBO, its only $100 more.

whats everyones knowledge on the warwick bass amps?
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#6
A few things:

1) I dont think the Rumbles are "fragile", I dropped my Rumble 15 down a flight of stairs and It worked fine afterwards.

2) A for the price you could do much better with an Ashdown, you get more prolly be able get more wattage and better tone.
#7
Rumbles, are... Hmm... Have you ever seen the movie The Matador? When you watch it, it's kind of interesting with a few things that are cool going on. It pretty much defines when people say "It's okay". The Rumbles are like The Matador. They pretty much amplify (get it, it's a play on personify.) the word okay. They don't have a great tone, they don't have a great volume, and they don't have a lot of versatility, but they do all those things okay. A better choice would indeed be an Ashdown.
#8
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A few things:

1) I dont think the Rumbles are "fragile", I dropped my Rumble 15 down a flight of stairs and It worked fine afterwards.

2) A for the price you could do much better with an Ashdown, you get more prolly be able get more wattage and better tone.

I broke 2 knobs off my Rumble 15, and I'm very careful with my gear. This was 2 separate occasions - and now my Rumble 15 has the treble cranked always!
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#9
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Rumbles, are... Hmm... Have you ever seen the movie The Matador? When you watch it, it's kind of interesting with a few things that are cool going on. It pretty much defines when people say "It's okay". The Rumbles are like The Matador. They pretty much amplify (get it, it's a play on personify.) the word okay. They don't have a great tone, they don't have a great volume, and they don't have a lot of versatility, but they do all those things okay. A better choice would indeed be an Ashdown.



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#12
any particular model ashdown? same price range as rumble 60 remember haha
#13
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#14
I've always liked my Rumble 60. Mind you, it's nowhere near strong enough for a real gig, but I enjoyed most of the sound I got out of it, and the only time I truly disliked it is when I dropped it on my car window.
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I've always liked my Rumble 60. Mind you, it's nowhere near strong enough for a real gig, but I enjoyed most of the sound I got out of it, and the only time I truly disliked it is when I dropped it on my car window.


If it comes to gigging you can just DI it or mic it anyways...
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I've always liked my Rumble 60. Mind you, it's nowhere near strong enough for a real gig, but I enjoyed most of the sound I got out of it, and the only time I truly disliked it is when I dropped it on my car window.



ahahaha what sorta tone did u use with it? what music do u play?
#18
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If it comes to gigging you can just DI it or mic it anyways...

Yeah, but you'll want an amp loud enough to hear yourself at stage volume.
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Yeah, but you'll want an amp loud enough to hear yourself at stage volume.



"Hey can I get more bass through the foldbacks?"


Simple.
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"Hey can I get more bass through the foldbacks?"


Simple.

Then why not just buy a DI? And there's a world of difference between the sound coming from your amp and the sound coming through the monitors.
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Then why not just buy a DI? And there's a world of difference between the sound coming from your amp and the sound coming through the monitors.


Yeah, but you're still hearing yourself..
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#22
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Yeah, but you're still hearing yourself..

You are, but I believe that if you're going to bring an amp to a gig, you want to hear what's coming out of it - and 60W Fender Rumble won't cut the mustard!
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#23
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You are, but I believe that if you're going to bring an amp to a gig, you want to hear what's coming out of it - and 60W Fender Rumble won't cut the mustard!


Honestly, I don't know how you can ever be heard in practice over a drummer lower than 100W. I came this this realization when I upgraded to a Ampeg 3158 and my drummer remarked he could finally hear what I was playing.

Personally, I don't like the Rumble line. They are Ok for practice amps, but the tone is vanilla, and not a good vanilla. Just really, really flat.
#24
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ahahaha what sorta tone did u use with it? what music do u play?



Classic rock, blues and jazz. High Treble, lots of mids.
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#25
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can u guys recommend anything for the same price as the 60w?

i know about ampegs but theyre overpriced as a white hooker in new zealand


how about the WARWICK SWEET 15 BASS COMBO, its only $100 more.

whats everyones knowledge on the warwick bass amps?

get it man it's gold, 150watts, nice tone and that big 15 inch speaker with horn
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#26
Compared to my Sweet 15, the Rumble series is just, okay incarnate.

It seems to me like the P bass tone in a amp, but not as good (strong bass and low mids, though it is quite muddy).
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#27
What about the 2x10 100w? Just for home practicing and maybe jamming with a guitarist? What's the tone like?
#28
Not great. Doesn't bring out the best of your bass, or make it sound good. It's a bad rock tone. Muddy, unclear and all out boring.
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#29
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What about the 2x10 100w? Just for home practicing and maybe jamming with a guitarist? What's the tone like?


It's noticable better than the Rumble 60, but for the price you can do better elsewhere. I like my Rumble 100/210 but I think I could have done better.
#30
How would the 2x10 sound with a Sansamp DI plugged in? That may help?

If that isn't a good option... what do you suggest? I'll be playing a Geddy Lee Sig Jazz and love the tone and growl out of it, and really dig his sound in Rush.