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Fender Rumble 60 for small gigs?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by djole94hns, Mar 4, 2014.


  1. djole94hns

    djole94hns

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    Hello there,
    I am wondering if Fender Rumble 60 can cope with small gigs at the clubs? Can a line out to a mixer make the sound a bit louder? I am wondering because I am planning on buying it since I am currently amp-less. I have a budget of 150 euros, and it is the most powerful amp I could find in that price range. I also found a couple of old Yugoslav amps, namely Melodija Mengeš Bass Sound 200W, Čajavec GA-186B 150W and GA-183B 150W.
    Suggestions?
     
  2. djole94hns

    djole94hns

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  3. Linnin

    Linnin

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    Wow djole94hns, I have no idea what those other amps are, and you being in Serbia.

    I have had nothing but positive eperience with Fender Rumbles. I have a friend with a Rumble 60 that he swears is "indestructable", but of course anything can be destroyed.

    I've got a Rumble 75 that I adore, and use for small bar and restraunt gigs in a smooth jazz duo. Great tone but it's just not enough volume for use in a rock band with drums. Jazz maybe, but that is really pushing it.

    Too bad they don't have a Rumble 150 as that is what you'd really need volume wise. Best of luck to you. :cool:
     
  4. Linnin

    Linnin

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    Oh! Yes you can use the line out to patch into a mixingboard or also into another bass amp for added volume.
     
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  6. Martin89

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    I had a rumble 60 and really enjoyed it, pretty much suitable for any gig a 112 will work in. I played it with a drummer and guitarist with a 212 frequently for a church youth band with no PA support, if the drummer was loud it was difficult but otherwise pretty good small gig amp and you can always get the line out support. Coffee house/pub gigs wouldn't be a problem. Drummers/guitarists you play with will always be the factor on whether an amp is loud enough. Just find ones with good dynamics/control that let the house do their job and know it's not about volume wars.
     
  7. djole94hns

    djole94hns

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    Well, I guess I'm taking a Rumble. I will make another post to see if there is anyone who knows the sound of ex-Yugoslavia amps, because even though i live in the ex-Yu country, I have never heard the sound of those things. But it is probably the smartest choice to get a good quality Fender amp. I don't trust the communist era electronics, even though we made pretty good instruments back then :) (Socialist actually, but pretty close)
     
  8. Martin89

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    I think you'll be happy with it, it is solid and sounds like a bass. The ex-Yugo stuff would be cool to have but I would rather have it for conversation and not my main amp.
     
  9. djole94hns

    djole94hns

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    Totally agree. They call them "washing mashines" here because they are built like a tank. You probably need a forklift to take it to the gig :p:bassist:
     
  10. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Gold Supporting Member

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    What is wrong with Communist era electronics? Where else could you find an amp that delivered sound and microwaved your dinner at the same time? :D
     
  11. djole94hns

    djole94hns

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    It it even good for getting in shape, considering they weigh a metric ton :)
     

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