fender rumble 60w amp big enough to play a gig?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by manoverboard24, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. manoverboard24


    Jul 9, 2009
    in a medium sized room?

    i need a new amp, right now i have a 15W with a yamaha rbx170 bass. i need a bigger amp. i was thinking about getting a 60W or a 100W but most likely 60W

    tell me about this amp:hyper::hyper::hyper::bassist:
  2. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Look into Acoustic brand amps. They are great amps for the price.
  3. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    I don't think so, and I gig with a very small amp - especially for TB. I used one (they sound very nice) for a rehearsal with guitar keys and drums and it held it's own and that's it. I wouldn't gig it.
  4. I love the sound of the Fender Rumble 60. My teacher has one and I use
    it there.

    However, I don't think it's going to have the power you want. You'll end
    up wanting more. You'll probably have it cranked all the way up and
    you'll be getting speaker farts. I would set my lower limit on power to
    100 watts.
  5. ChrisB2

    ChrisB2 Bass... in your fass Supporting Member

    Feb 27, 2008
    TalkBass > Off Topic

    I own the Rumble 100/115, and only use it for home practice. Well, I just tried it at church Sunday ... and got some people asking what happened to my bass tone. Usually, I have either my GK 400 or my Ampeg pre/power rig driving avatar cabs. I wanted to try the rumble just to see how it would hold up, and it ... just... doesn't.

    I used to try using it for rehearsal in my cover band, and it just won't hold up to a live drummer... and that's in a very small practice room.

    I like the tone, but when you try to get gig volume, it just dies.

    It's hard to describe. It seems to have plenty of power, but when you get going with a band, it is surprisingly just not there anymore.

    If you want a decent sounding home-practice amp, it might be a good choice. But don't expect to gig with it. At least, not and sound good/loud.
  6. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Two threads? Well, it's interesting anyway. I responded to the "other one", consider this a bonus. Save your money and buy a real bass rig later on. Focus on playing your bass for now. Or, if you're really about to start gigging, try the Acoustic amps mentioned above.
  7. Acoustic B200.

    Got it. Love it.

  8. Outlaw_son


    Mar 8, 2007
    I had to suffer over a year using the rumble 60 in band practice. No way will it compete with a drummer, singer and LOUD ass guitar player:mad:. It gets drowned out quite easily.

    That being said, I use my rumble 60 for home practice only and it provides an exellent tone and volume, more than enough for solo practicing. Plus the "knight rider" lights are fun to watch in the dark!

    IMO youll need more than 200 watts for a medium sized room.