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Fender Rumble Club

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BumbleB, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. NeilNS


    Jun 14, 2017
    Hi all, I have just acquired a Rumble 500 Combo. Have turned it on once at home (seemed to set some dogs barking when I put my ancient Casio piano through it!) but I liked the sounds from my bass guitar, except I decided it was time for some new strings. Anyway, I would like to know how to get the best from the amp and joining this club should help. What do I do next? Thanks, Neil
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  2. Michael B

    Michael B Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2015
    Lowell, MA
    Welcome! That's a fine amp that many of us have used with great success.

    Check this out:

    Fender Rumble Club | TalkBass.com
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  3. SoulReflection

    SoulReflection Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2017
    I thought it was funny!:thumbsup:
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  4. emblymouse

    emblymouse Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    Lakland Artist Endorser
    Now that I've invested in the footswitch I am committed to my Rumble rig. May I have a club number?
  5. Do I even have a club number?
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  6. dlb1001


    Jan 30, 2007
    For my needs, I just add a little lo-mids on my Rumble 500 and maybe tweak back the treble a small bit. If I turn on the Vintage switch, I would set all of the controls to flat since the Vintage brings out the low end...perfect for blues.
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  7. Ryeguy63


    Jan 2, 2018
    I would definitely experiment with the overdrive. Lots of tonal possibilities await you. I find the vintage mixed with a little overdrive to be the Rumble's magic combination IMHO.:thumbsup:
  8. ^^^That works really well.^^^
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  9. YOU DO! Send your request to @Gravedigger Dav
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  10. Bass Man Dan

    Bass Man Dan Endorsing Artist: Ned Flanders' Bass-a-Reeno Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2017
    Got my 500 combo today, first impression is I like it a lot! Need more time with it, though. Dig the simplicty and the sound. I would say volume-wise it is as loud at 9 oclock master as my mb115 is at about 11 oclock. If anybody needs a deal on one or a stage 800 (my seller says mid-August on those), pm me and I'll give you info on where I bought it. The quote he gave me on a Stage 800 was over $60 less than open-box ones I've seen priced.
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  11. Michael B

    Michael B Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2015
    Lowell, MA
    New amp day!!!!
    An unboxing. Sound demo in next video.

  12. Rumbledore


    Jun 2, 2018
    i love dynamic players more than non dynamic players happy to hear you're committed and are going to be switching channels out front :thumbsup:
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  13. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Welcome Rumbler #935! Do you even have pics? Tell us what you have and Rumble On!
  14. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Welcome Rumbler #936! Check out all the info in the Fender Rumble Club wiki page. Be sure the try some of the settings in the Fender Rumble Tone Pool. There is some really good stuff there. Rumble on!
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  15. MCF


    Sep 1, 2014
    Nice way to start. The 40 should serve you well..
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018 at 9:44 PM
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  16. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Welcome Rumbler #937! The 40 is a great starter amp. It is small enough for home practice and you can play it on smaller gigs. I use my 40 for two small P&W sessions a week. It is all acoustic. There will be 2 or 3 guitars, fiddle, mandolin, and flute. The 40 is plenty for that. So get to practicing so you can Rumble On!
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  17. Thanks for your unboxing of the new Fender Rumble Stage 800 @Michael B :woot: Looking forward to your demo video. :bassist: :cool: Rumble On! :cool:
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  18. badRocks


    Jun 11, 2018
    Longs, SC
    The Studio 40 made it's maiden voyage last night. It was awesome. I played most of the night on the Fat Bassman preset (21). I'm a happy camper!! :hyper::cool::D
  19. iagtrplyr

    iagtrplyr Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Clinton, IA
    Congrats on the new combo, Michael B. I'll be interested in hearing your take on the Stage 800, especially when playing with your band. I'm curious to how it'll sit in the mix. Stop on by the Combo Club, grab a membership number, and tell us more about your new purchase. Thanks!
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  20. G-Dog


    Feb 12, 2016
    ??? So, there is no written information on what the default Stage & Studio presets are made up of? Does that point to a need for something like the existing Fender Rumble Club TONE POOL?

    If anyone has a start on that I'd be happy to add a link on the Fender Rumble Club Wiki Page | TalkBass.com

    Would such a thing be a good orientation for new users? Maybe also provide a beginning to preset mods to share in the same way?

    IDK. What you think?
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