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Fender Rumble 100 v3 Bass Combo Amplifier

4.3/5, 4.3 from 7 reviews
Bass Combo Amplifier
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Reviews Summary
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Overall Rating:
4.3/5,
Sound:
4.57/5,
Build Quality:
4.43/5,
Features:
4.29/5,
Value:
4.71/5,
  1. azfatboy
    Great amp, big sound, light package
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Feb 10, 2017
    Sound:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Features:
    5/5,
    Value:
    4/5,
    Pros
    • + super light sounds great plenty of tonal options
    Cons
    • - almost a "no-mans-land" amp--overkill for home use, yet too small for most gigs
    When looking for a home practice amp, I zeroed in on the Fender Rumble line fairly quickly. Even limited to the less-than-ideal testing environment of a Guitar Center, the awesome sound of the Rumble cabs was evident, and the deal was sealed when I picked them up. 22 lbs for a 100W combo amp? Ridiculous! And seriously, it seems even lighter!

    I considered the 25 and 40 as well, and indeed I think I would have been quite satisfied with the 40, but in my naivete, I just wanted something that was at least "100 watts", so I got the 100. And in hindsight, even if it is overkill for home practice, I am still glad I chose it. It is still quite small, and so light that transport is a breeze. And so far it has kept up just fine with mid-sized guitar combo amps (Fender, Marshall, etc), so at least in my situation, it is the perfect "rehearsal" amp, which doubles quite nicely as a killer home practice amp!

    All my guitar/bass-playing friends have been uniformly impressed with the sound and flat-out amazed when they picked it up.
    Price Paid:
    $299
  2. Naplesllew
    More than I expected!
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 10, 2016
    Sound:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    4/5,
    Features:
    4/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros
    • + Puts out a lot of sound with little buzz or distortion when used with my Stagg EUB or with my Kay piezo pickup.
    Cons
    • - None so far!
    Have been using the Rumble for 2 years now and am very pleased. I thought I would be limited to tiny venues in gig mode, but have used it successfully with a Stagg EUB in an airport hangar and in a large church hall and country club hall. Of course, the light weight is a real benefit to this 76-year-old bass player who is often "SHERPAing" EUB, amp, tall folding stool, notebook with RealPro, and a music stand in single trips! One of my best purchases; I highly recommend it.
  3. Honch
    Good all around combo lightweight with great sound
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jun 28, 2016
    Sound:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    3/5,
    Features:
    4/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros
    • + Good Sound, Lightweight, Classic design, easy to get instant good sound out of. And: NO FAN!
    Cons
    • - I am on my third, during warranty period. Repaired (or swapped out) 2 times. The master volume affects the line out Direct to PA which is a HUGE no-no in my book
    I find this a great all around - multipurpose - combo perfect for small trio gigs, and rehearsal. Easy to get a good sound of right from the start. A "no problem" amp. However, I am on my third now, within a warranty period. Had to change out mine 2 times, when it started to buzz/fizz for no reason. They swapped it out for a new one. No use or worth to repair.

    When the "vintage" knob is turned on, it acts as a low mid boost, with a slight compressor sound to it. It starts to mimick 60s Ampeg fliptop amps a bit. Thicker sounding with a small tad of air around it, as if there's some added cab or room sound to it.

    Live on a gig, you have to line it out if venue is big enough. However, the Master Volume affects the line out Direct to PA and is quite useless in my opinion. If you have NO monitors on stage, the stage volume is set by the master on this combo. However it affects the volume out to PA too, so it's bad conduct IMHO. Not so minor quibble in my book.

    Most lightweight amps has fans in them. This has too low wattage so no fan is needed. Bedroom practice at low levels makes this a charm. The other ones 200W and 500 has built in fan. Ok, this means that this one has absolutely no fan noise at all. Which works a charm.
    Price Paid:
    299
  4. BobDeRosa
    You really can't go wrong with it
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jun 15, 2016
    Sound:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Features:
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros
    • + Very light, great sound.
    Cons
    • - For the money, none. Just remember it's not an SVT.
    I play upright as well as fretted and fretless electric. For the gigs I do -- jazz from duo to septet and roots/rock/Americana trio with two guitars -- this amp has been perfect. Great sound spectrum and never a problem with volume, either standalone or through a PA. I just wish all combo makers offered a kick-back type feature so we could keep the amp anchored solidly on the floor for sonic purposes and still be able to hear ourselves on small stages. If you've got 10 feet between you and the amp, no problem.
    Price Paid:
    $279 new
  5. chrisSTARSCREAM
    works great for me
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jun 4, 2016
    Sound:
    4/5,
    Build Quality:
    4/5,
    Features:
    5/5,
    Value:
    4/5,
    Pros
    • + Lightweight....biggest pro ever. Good tones Vintage mode and overdrive are nice Much louder than expected
    Cons
    • - I find it a struggle when using with a drummer. But that's why I have large rigs for when needed.
    For basic practice(no drums) works perfect
    Nice tones and really like the vintage and overdrive. Not quite loud enough for full band jams, at that point, youd need to back it up through pa.
  6. Toddbass65
    Rumble 100 Combo
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed May 26, 2016
    Sound:
    4/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Features:
    4/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros
    • + LIGHT - weighs almost nothing. Easy to gig. Louder than what you think it could be.
    Cons
    • - DI is ok, but not the best. Not much else to say bad really.
    Great little combo - works in a small room with PA support no problem...or even a medium sized room depending on the band. One of the best small combos out there I'd say.
    Price Paid:
    200 used
  7. darwin-bass
    Very good amp with some shortcomings.
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed May 26, 2016
    Sound:
    4/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Features:
    3/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros
    • + Very light, very portable, Warm sound, not noisy.
    Cons
    • - DI output is only post-EQ, Amp gives colored tone (warm).
    I've had the amp for about 6 months. I use it for home practice and for occasional small gigs; usually with just acoustic gtr and voice, sometimes with a full band (drummer behind sound shield) with full PA support.

    The amp has plenty of power for either of these situations. Tone is rich and warm, not overly deep though. Rather than giving a flat full range response this amp colors the tone enough that all basses sound somewhat the same played through the amp. Fortunately it is a good sound, but still.

    Unfortunately the DI out is only post vol, post EQ so getting a clean uncolored signal for the FOH is not possible. Drat.

    Great amp for solo practice, rehearsals and as a stage monitor for gigs where you have PA support. Not ideal if you really want to monitor yourself for tone as it pretty much give 100 variations of "warm".
    Price Paid:
    $299 at a local non-chain store.
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