Fender Rumble 200 or Mark Bass 121p indonesia

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by NicoMoli, Jun 20, 2020.

  1. NicoMoli


    May 15, 2020
    Hi guys!
    I now own a fender rumble 200 (for home use) and now thinking to swith to a MB 121p combo from Indonesia
    Do you know if there is much difference between them?

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  2. TrevorG

    TrevorG Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2012
    Going to stick my neck out and say no one is answering because they don’t want to concede that the rumble is not on Markbass’ league.
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  3. Papuzzo


    Dec 11, 2017
    Milan, Italy
    I really think you have to try the Markbass combo in person. I think it will have a different tone than the rumble. Markbass gear has a certain sound that you either love it or hate it. I love it and find it perfect for jazz, jazz fusion and jazz funk. I wouldn't play metal with it, and probably not rock either.
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  4. NicoMoli


    May 15, 2020
  5. NicoMoli


    May 15, 2020
    yes, I will try to play it and decide
    Thank you very much!
  6. TrevorG

    TrevorG Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2012
    I tried it with a rock band. It's not Ampeg but my K1 kept up with a guitarist playing through a Marshal so loud it made my ears bleed and I did find a tone that just about worked.
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  7. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef is modulating in time. Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Southern California
    I’ve played gigs with both. CMD 121P wins and will still sound clean at the point the Rumble is farting. There’s a reason it’s twice the price new.
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  8. CallMeAl


    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    I went from a Rumble 100 to an (Italian) CMD 121p. No love lost on the Rumble, I do like the tone and still use the amp for my bluegrass band. But the Markbass feels like an upgrade. The headroom is nice, but the clarity is the big selling point. Just easier to hear on stage, cleaner in the lower register (4 string.) The VLE and VPF give great flexibility and I can get tones to fit my (other) bands set of blues, classic rock, jazz and country.
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