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Fender Rumble 40 v3 Schematics

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassliner50, Oct 26, 2016.


  1. Hi all, my Fender Rumble 40 v3 developed an intermittent problem, where the sound of my bass goes from normal to much lower and distorted then back to normal, then low. I bought this amp used so it is not covered by any Fender warranty. I'd like to repair it myself. I suspect the problem resides on the preamp board and may be caused by a bad solder joint or intermittent op-amp chip. A schematic would be so helpful in the diagnosis of this issue. Does anyone know where I could obtain one? Thanks..
     
  2. Linnin

    Linnin

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    F.M.I.C. hasn't released any of the V3 Rumble schematics online yet, as I'm sure you've noticed. Have you called Fender and asked for a pdf? If you know someone at an authorized Fender service center they might run off a copy for you, or just call the service center and ask, but that's about it.
     
  3. Thanks for your response Linnin. Sure I did hunt online for a schematic.pdf, also I emailed Fender customer service for the same, but have not received a response. The way my amps problem comes and goes frequently makes me think there is a ratty solder connection some where. Close examination and poking around while running an audio signal has not uncovered anything. Pretty sure the problem resides in the preamp section. Flakey op-amps could cause symptoms like this but I am inclined to think the problem would be of a longer duration and not so intermittent if it were a failing IC. The search continues...
     
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  4. Linnin

    Linnin

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    None of my 8 Fenders over the past 46 years have ever given me a problem.
    But when life gives me problems I do drink heavily. It doesn't help, but it is fun. For a while.
     
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  5. (reaches for the Cabernet.)
     
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