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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BumbleB, Mar 25, 2013.
Gravedigger Dav said:
Thanks Gravedigger Dav for sharing the information.
OK, will do.
Today’s Rumble Talk puts the spotlight on the history of Fender’s Rumble line of bass amplification.
The very first Fender Rumble was a 300 watt all tube tone monster in blonde from Fender’s Custom Shop. Available from 1995-98. Fender Rumble Custom Shop
The first solid state Fender Rumble bass amps were released in July of 2003. They were all value priced combos: 15 watt 1x8; 25 watt 1x10, 60 watt 1x12, and 100 watt 1x15. These were covered in the black carpeting popular at that time along with black metal protective grills along with unique ‘Fender Bass Amplification’ badging for a modern industrial look. Both the 60 & 100 shared the same four band active EQ that gave the Rumble line its reputation for excellent tone. The entire line proved to be very rugged and solidly reliable. Sales were strong.
The Rumble 100 2x10 combo was released in 2006, and was produced concurrently with the 100 1x15 combo.
The second generation (or version 2) of Rumble combos were released Jan 15, 2010 at Winter NAMM. They were: 15 watt 1x8; 30 watt 1x10, 75 watt 1x12, 150 watt 1x15, and 350 watt 2x10. Gone was the black carpet covering and new was a textured black vinyl covering with bright metal corner hardware. The black metal grill along with the ‘Fender Bass Amplification’ badging was retained.
The new 30 and 75 combos were ‘kickback’ monitor style designs that were great for personal practice. My first Rumble was a 75 that I still have and use daily. I also used it to play out in an electric bass & guitar jazz duo. Some listeners were openly shocked to hear such deep; rich, and clear room filling tone from a Fender Rumble 75.
The Rumble 150 and 350 were the first to be D-class powered. The Rumble 150 and 75 shared the same four band EQ section, while the Rumble 350 had a unique fully parametric midrange. All three shared a brand new blendable Overdrive circuit that was very musically pleasing as it distorted on the even harmonics just like tubes. It proved to be very versatile.
The Rumble 150 combo became a run-away best seller. They were plenty loud enough for a jam band and for playing out in your typical bar. They sounded great too and soon had the reputation for being nearly ‘teenager proof’. Known for their solid reliability and rugged build quality along with gig-worthy tone; sound quality, and volume, the Rumble 150 went on to become the best-selling bass combo worldwide.
The Rumble 350 was and still is a powerhouse of a 2x10 combo that proved to the bass playing world that Fender Rumbles were serious contenders for professionals. Rumble 350 and 150 heads were officially announced on Jan 13, 2011 along with the brand new Rumble 410; 112 Neo, and 2x8 Neo cabinets. The 350 head on top of the new 4 ohm 410 cab were an unbeatable combination at just $700. Yes, they sold well. The Rumble 410 cab proved to be exceedingly popular and sold hand-over-fist as its reputation for exceptional sonic quality soared.
All this happy success amidst the economic backdrop of ‘The Great Recession’ that still grips part of our economy today even though it is officially over as far as the stock market is concerned.
Fender announced their new version 3 Rumble line on Jan. 24, 2014 at Winter NAMM with much fanfare. The new Fender Rumbles are selling faster than Fender can make them due to great acceptance, and demand by bass players worldwide. Make no mistake Fender Rumbles are the worldwide market leaders in their price range and beyond.
Since the latest of the Fender Rumbles are really current events and there is plenty written about them already, I’ll skip the overview. I’ve also written quite a lot about the new features of the V3 Rumbles in previous ‘Rumble Talks’.
I'd gladly buy another rumble if I had the money. Love these so much. I tried other amps that are in my budget range. While amps like the orange 50W combo amp and the ampeg ba-112 sounded nice, the rumble won me over hands down.
Good job, Fender. For once.
I gotta wait till mid to late december to get a 500 combo. Just check with the major music chain here and they contacted fender. fender said they won,t be shipping any out until Dec.
These things must be selling pretty hot.
The Rumble 100 v3 is 100 watts into an 8 ohm Chinese-made Eminence 12" speaker.
Can I add an external 8 ohm cab by installing a output jack that is parallel to the amp's ouput to the internal speaker?
You can do that only if you change the internal speaker.Your amp MUST see every time 8 ohm speaker.If you have a 4 ohm cab,you must find a 4 ohm speaker for inside and you must connect them in series.
If you have a 16 ohm cab,you must find a 16 ohm internal speaker and connect them parallel.And after that combinations,you can't work alone the amp without the cab.
Another think you can do,is to connect only the external cab with the help of one output jack that when you connect speaker in,isolates the internal speaker.With that way you can find a 1x15" or 2x10" or 4x10" cab with 8 ohm and make some db more.When unplug the cabinet you can still use the internal 12" speaker.
IMO the 410 with the 500 head sounds great!
TitaniumRX and Linnin,
I'd like to thank you guys for the info.
I'm definitely going to pick up a pair of the Rumble 115's then eventually pick up another 1 or 2 in the future.
Gentlemen I apologize for having used the term B115's.
I don't know how that got mixed into all this.
Once again Thank You,
By the way Linnin,
When I get the Rumble 115 cabinets does that make me eligible to become a member of the Rumble Club?
Hey Guys - looking for a super lightweight combo for taking to band practice where we use a snare/hi hat, acoustic guitar/mandolin and me with an electric bass. So quiet we don't use any kind of PA for vocals. I know the Rumble 40 has rave reviews but I don't need the volume or the over drive, contour, etc. Would the Rumble 15 do it and does anyone have a hands on review of the Rumble 15
Not even mention it
Try the 30. The 15 will be too quiet I think.
Well you could try it and see. I think you would be better served with the new V3 Rumble 25 1x8 combo for only $20 more. I wrote a review at Fender.com http://www.fender.com/series/rumble/rumble-25-v3-120v-blacksilver/
YES Indeed it does, Gee Phil!
Im back in this thread just cuz the cool stuff Linnin posts, even though I sold my rumble. It was a good amp
Same in the UK. I ordered mind back in early sept. Still nothing.
To all Rumble owners.
Which would you prefer:
- Rumble 500 COMBO (2x10)
- Rumble 500 Head + 115 Cab
Could you please explain.
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