Is this a good trade for me? An Epiphone El Capitan bass for a Fender Rumble 150 amp

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dogwillhunt80, Jan 28, 2014.


  1. dogwillhunt80

    dogwillhunt80

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    Someone offered me their Fender Rumble 150 bass amp for my Epiphone El Capitan acoustic/electric bass.

    Is this a good deal for me?
  2. jonnybass1

    jonnybass1

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    It depends do you need an amp? If so it is a very good amp and I am sure you will get more use of the amp than you will get from your acoustic bass. And value wise they are almost the same.
  3. dogwillhunt80

    dogwillhunt80

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    Yes I do need an amp. I recently obtained an Ibanez SR500, which is a much better bass and what I'm looking for, as opposed to the El Capitan.

    The amp I currently have is actually a Fender Rumble 15. And now that I have a better bass, I want a better amp so I was looking for a trade at least anyways. The SR500's active pickups are a little too much for the 15 I have as well.
  4. awilkie84

    awilkie84 Supporting Member

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    In my experience, the Rumble is kind of a basic amp as far as tone goes. It will get the job done, but don't expect the replicate any tube type sounds.
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  6. dogwillhunt80

    dogwillhunt80

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    I guess what I'm asking is as far as value is concerned, comparing the Fender Rumble 150 to the Epiphone El Capitan, am I getting the better deal here? I know they have discontinued the El Capitans and I was trying to find the retail price for them online but haven't had any luck finding any reliable info on that.

    I know a local music store in my area sells the Rumble 150 for $370 + tax. I THINK I paid less than that for the bass but I am having a hard time remembering.
  7. jonnybass1

    jonnybass1

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    From what I remember the El Capitan was running about $300-$350 but I can't remember for sure sadly.
  8. awilkie84

    awilkie84 Supporting Member

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    The Epi El Capitans generally go for more than that new. I remember looking at them and it was closer to $500 for the Capitan. The Segundo was closer to $400
  9. jonnybass1

    jonnybass1

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    Guitar center online has 2 used $199 and $299
  10. rtslinger

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    What condition is it in? makes a difference in the value of course I have a Segundo I paid 385.00 + shipping and a case the Captain was more back then new both quality instruments both discontinued so you need to way that in your decision if yours is in excellent condition I see one of ebay 499.00
  11. dogwillhunt80

    dogwillhunt80

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    Well, mine is like new and his amp is like new as well.

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