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How Do You Like Your fender Rumble 75?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by ZenG, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. ZenG

    ZenG

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    Was thinking of buying one of these.

    Local music store has them but said they've had a couple,of returns on these due to electronic malfunction.

    It might have been because the guys that bought them are trying to pretend they are a 600 watt amp and driving the crap out of them...or not.

    Had any issues with yours ?
  2. Linnin

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    I love mine! :hyper: Going on a year and a half with no issues what-so-ever. :cool: Perfect for personal practice. I also use it live in a jazz guitar & bass duo at restaurants. It has excellent tone, and is louder than you might think. :)
  3. Zoa

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    Rumbles are pretty low quality equipment. If you are looking for a practice amp, the Peavey Max series, the Ampeg BA-108, or the Acoustic B20 will do you fine. If you are looking for something to gig with, get something with at least 200 watts and a 15' speaker, depending on how loud you want to get.
  4. WJGreer

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    I borrowed one for a gig in another town earlier this year. It sounded fine, but it was unbelievably heavy for what it was.
  5. ZenG

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    I was considering the Rumble 75 because it has that extra mid-tone equalization switch on it.

    Right now I'm practising through a Marshall MB15 with an 8" speaker.

    It's ok but I'd like something with a bit more tweakability.

    I wouldn't be gigging the 75.......strictly practise at this point in time.

    I play an SR300 Ibanez with half rounds on it.

    Figured with the 75 I could make it sound even warmer.

    Looked at the Ampeg BA115 which has those "shaper" settings but I wasn't impressed looking at YouTube demo vids of it...plus it supposedly hisses like all getout.
  6. Linnin

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    One of the best things about the Rumble 75 is that it shares the very same front end (pre-amp) as it's big brother, the Rumble 150 (the best selling bass combo on the planet). Having both low-mid & high-mid tone controls is a great big plus. It's easy to dial in great tone that is warm; thick, and rich. The Fender Rumble 75 is easily the best sounding bass combo in both it's wattage class & price range. Extremely well designed; well built & very reliable. It's world class in every respect and a great choice.
  7. shaginwagin

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    Wow, that's quite the complement!

    I found it kinda boring sounding with almost no bottom end power. It sounded full, but full of blah. On top of that it's heavy as hell. It's shaped really funny so it's hard to carry.

    On the other hand, it is loud. And it worked flawlessly and was nice to look at.

    I had mine for a about 4 months. I would rather practice through headphones or on a better/bigger rig.

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