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Fender Rumble 112

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ClassicJazz, Mar 16, 2014.


  1. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Pickup for only $289 a new Fender Rumble 112 cabinet. Used it the other at a gig and I must say I was pleasantly surprised on how great this cabinet sounded.

    Rated at 500W @ 8 ohms, this cabinet sports an Eminence neodymium 12" speaker and a small horn. And only weighs 23 lbs!

    I used it with my Genz-Benz Shuttle 9.0, which at 8 ohms is 500W and my Fender P-Bass Special. It just sounded awesome. Plenty of punchy low end and volume.

    Only two gripes, the cabinet only used 1/4" jacks. So I had to pick up a 1/4" to Speakon speaker cable to use it with the Genz-Benz. Also the material on the cabinet is rather smooth! So the amp kept on vibrating off the cabinet! Next gig I'll have to use the rubber street hockey pucks I normally put under each of the amp's feet. That will keep it in place!

    So if you are looking for a small portable cabinet, I recommend this one....

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  2. +100 Agreed! I own a pair of these and a Rumble 350 head. The tone is killer, and plenty of volume too. Compact and light weight, you just couldn't ask for more.
     
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  3. Precision101

    Precision101

    Sep 22, 2013
    Hey guys do you think a 350 rumble has a great sound? I love the tone of the 150 but I need more power.
     
  4. Yes I do! Tone controls are a bit different with fully parametric/sweepable mids. Rumble 350s are an incredable bargin right now! If you want one you really need to go ahead and ROMP on it right away.
    I happen to like the low-mid & high-mid controls that the Rumble 75 & 150 share. The new Rumbles from the 40 up all share this configuration. So take your pick!
    :)

    Rumbles Rock! :bassist:
     
  5. Precision101

    Precision101

    Sep 22, 2013

    Thanks dude! My b day is on the 24th so I'm totally getting the 350 and I've noticed the prices went down on the rumbles. Perfect!
     
  6. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    I am not familiar with the Rumble heads, but I do know my Genz-Benz Shuttle sounded awesome with this cabinet. Plus the Benz is 500W @ 8 ohms.

    The nice thing about the Benz is I can use it on small or large rigs. Small would be with the new Rumble cabinet I got. Medium size rig would be the Benz with my Markbass NY 212 (2x12) cabinet which is 4 ohm, which jumps the power to 900W. For even more sound I'll use the Benz with my 4 ohm SWR Marcus Miller 4x10 GoLight cabinet.
     
  7. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Well used the Rumble for the second time at a gig, still with the Genz-Benz Shuttle and this time with my Fender Jazz Fretless. I have to say, I really like this cabinet! Just sounded great! The best $289 I've spent in a long time!
     
  8. Precision101

    Precision101

    Sep 22, 2013
    I got my rumble 350 a couple days ago.i realized if you boost the treble to around 9 and bass around 7 or 8 And scoop the mids a bit you get a bright and deep sounding tone. I fiddled with it for a little and it's amazing
     
  9. Very Cool! If you're joiner come join the fun at the Fender Rumble Club. You too ClassicJazz, you're more than welcome! :)
     
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  10. Precision101

    Precision101

    Sep 22, 2013

    Awesome!
     
  11. DanGR

    DanGR

    Jan 2, 2012
    Grand Rapids MI
    Searching for a decent priced 112 and loving the nice comments on it. I bought the 2x8 for $139 to go on top of a 15/tweeter combo and I'm really impressed with it. I've never heard high mids sound so good and it has a good deal of lows for a 2x8 also.
     
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  12. DanGR

    DanGR

    Jan 2, 2012
    Grand Rapids MI
    Finally got the 112 and even though I've only tried it at home I must say I'm very impressed. It lives up to all of the great comments made about it. Punchy and very tight in the lows and low mids. Can't wait to try it out at the next gig.
     
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  13. Tori2013

    Tori2013

    Aug 28, 2015
    Resurrecting this thread. I bought an older, black metal grill version NOS Rumble 112 from Sam Ash for $150 on closeout. During informal practice the guys right away commented on how it lacked bottom end. I was using a P-Bass at that time so I wrote it off as probably the bass. During full blown practice with my regular Jazz 5 last night it was obvious again that the booty was missing. While it sounded great in the mids, and is really light, I really need it to have more bottom without excessive EQ. This one is going back sadly.
     
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  14. azfatboy

    azfatboy

    May 11, 2016
    AZ
    That is awesome. Thanks for the story. But I am confused. I was so blown away by your numbers, that I went up onto Fender's website, and looked up the Rumble 112 cab. They claim 250W @ 8 ohms (500W is program, not running watts), with a ceramic magnet speaker (not neo), and a weight of 31 lbs (instead of 23). Do you have a different cab?

    None of this makes any difference, of course. All that matters is that it works for you. I am just a lil' confused...
     
  15. RColie

    RColie Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2007
    St. Louis, MO
    Yes, two different speaker cabinets. The one he's referring to was discontinued a couple of years ago, has neo speakers, and weighs 24 pounds.

    The new 112 cabinets that are for sale now are the version 3 Rumbles, with ceramic speakers, and weigh around 30 pounds. They have the vintage look and sound somewhat different. By all accounts the new v3 112 cabinets are very nice, with a strong bass response.

    Bob
     
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  16. azfatboy

    azfatboy

    May 11, 2016
    AZ
    Wow, it seems the Rumble V2 112 cab is actually "superior" to the V3...

    Thanks for the clarification!
     
  17. Tori2013

    Tori2013

    Aug 28, 2015
    For sure. If the freq response works for you, is it very light.
     
  18. himluis1

    himluis1

    Sep 28, 2012
    i also got 2 of the v2 1x12's ... i was using them as a stack with my v3 rumble 200w head but i recently acquired a bh250 head and was using just 1 of them with it ... i have notice it sounded a bit different thru that head but also found some sounds i didn't like from the cab ... i checked all screws and metal grill but it might be that they don't pair well with that head as i tried both of them separate with the bh250 and some notes sounded like .... un pleasing just to call it that ... i don't think is the cabs or that the head is bad but i wish i could get more feedback from other owners on how they eq their cab either as a single cab or paired with another , thanks
     
  19. The V2 Rumble 112 Neos LOVE power. Gotta Feed 'em watts. My Rumble 350 spanks 'em pretty good, but go ahead and use a Rumble 500 and plenty of it. Hit 'em hard.
     
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  20. himluis1

    himluis1

    Sep 28, 2012
    i will run some test hopefully this afternoon or tomorrow ... i have done a couple of worship services with both cabs no problem either head ... is just when i try to get away with 1 cab only , makes some unpleasant sounds ... it could be the way im eq ing or other factors ... the cabs perform great paired up and i haven't got that much trouble with the 200w head and a single cab ... so ill keep u all posted ... i might end up buying a different cab for the tc , i just not looking foward to invest more money if I don't have too ... i like small / micro rigs and most of the churches i play i have pa support and in ears so ... hopefully ill find some middle ground... thanks