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Cab for Genz Benz 500? Fender Rumble?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Machiavelli, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. Hello,

    I know very little about amps in general, so I just want to check before I purchase. Long story short, I have this discontinued combo amp (Genz Benz 500 210).

    I'm interested in getting a cab that can bring the whole thing up to 500w. Obviously, the cab that's supposed to be paired with it would be ideal.

    Unfortunately, it is no longer in production. Ive looked used, but haven't seen it. Also, I prefer new anyway as I've had bad experiences buying cabs used.

    So, I like the Fender Rumble combo amps and I thought I'd look at the cabs. I just wanted to make sure that Rumble 210 Cab (8ohms) would work ok.

    So, my questions are:
    1. Will these work together safely?
    2. Is there a better option for the pairing? A different Fender Rumble cab? Something else entirely?

  2. Any help would be appreciated.
  3. Linnin


    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    Yes the Rumble 210 will work just fine with no impedance issues.
    The speakers are not the same and may or may not sound good together. You'd have to try them out together to know for sure. The Fender Rumble 115 cabinet may be a better choice, as 2x10 + 1x15 almost always play well together.
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  4. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    The 8 ohm Rumble 210 should work fine and sound pretty good in combination with the Contour 210.
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  5. basso_profundo


    Mar 12, 2012
    Denver, CO
    Any thoughts on the Fender Neo 1x15" and the Contour 500 2x10"?
  6. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    You know the mixed cab police will be here soon. Either way you are mixing cabs. No one here knows Benz products better here than @agedhorse . If you want to hear feedback on the two Fender cabs, find the Rumble club thread.
  7. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    Should be reasonably close (not as close as finding either a Contour or Focus series cabinet however), as there is some common blood between the two brands.

    The Contour and Focus are essentially the same product with different cosmetics to match either combo or stand alone. These will also match up reasonably well with the Shuttles (210 and 115), NeoX (210 and 115) but not so well with the Uber or XB series.

    Hope this helps.

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