Fender Rumble Club

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


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  1. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    I know, but I've never needed even the full 200. If ya "need" most o' the 500, yer prolly gonna be through the PA anyway. FWIW, our group has not had FOH reinforcement since mid 2015.
     
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  2. G-Dog

    G-Dog What a fun place! Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2016

    I'd love to be in a gigging band where a 200 watt bass amp is overkill! Unfortunately, my country cover band required my 150 to go through the PA just for practice/rehearsals! And even my 250 was kinda iffy w/o PA. But the R500c, at just 350 w/o extension, is just right. At gigs, though, it goes to PA and I can barely hear the R500c, or anything at all for that matter. :rolleyes:

    However, my RS40 is perfect for my jams! A small electric group, always w/o drums, but with 2 or 3 acoustic rhythm guitarists/singers & as many as 5 mature lead guitarists politely taking turns, is a real blast! And an all-acoustic ('cept for me) "bluegrass" jam played by 3 to 5 guitarists/singers, 4 to 8 fiddles(!), a coupla mandolins, sometimes a banjo, or 2(!!) always gets some really sweet sounds. I try to provide a good steady tempo for that big group, but the beginner fiddles aren't always listening to anyone but themselves. And the 96-year-old fiddler occassionally forgets his place in the middle of a solo and restarts it, but he is totally forgiven by everyone 'cuz we're SO glad when he can attend.
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  3. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    And I'm thankful I'm in a gigging band that I don't need even the 200c for most gigs. I've lost enuff hearing over the years as is. If you check some our YT vids*, you'll see we play relatively small spaces and our drummer sometimes doesn't play loud enuff. I'm OK with that.

    *Driftwoods of Treasure Coast-Live(posted by John Kerrison[BIL]). In the first 8, I'm playing through an older version Peavey MAX 110-100W, 1x10.
     
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  4. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    Of course, videos 9-11 feature the Kasino, still just 200W(max)and we were through a hired[not by us] company's sound system.
     
  5. Jimmycs

    Jimmycs

    May 17, 2020
    New Rumble 200c owner here! Glad to join the crew. Stepped out of the scene for damn near 20 years and came roaring back after some of that quarantine soul searching I'm sure many of us have been doing. A LOT has changed since the 90's. Seeing the improved quality of affordable gear has been incredibly encouraging (and detrimental to my wallet :D). Picked up a Ray4 and immediately grabbed a Rumble 200. It's quite a change from the rig I used to lug around (GK 400RB+Hartke410 - loved it, with a backup peavy 18" combo - hated it) but a welcome one.
     
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  6. Gustopher

    Gustopher Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2018
    SWVA
    Post a pic, get a number and become ONE OF US...
     
  7. Jimmycs

    Jimmycs

    May 17, 2020
    OH YEAH! Hah. Here we go - Fender Rumble 200 + Ray4! I owned a 1993 StingRay 4 back in the day, purchased new. Still hate it that I sold it. I'm shocked at how capable this little ax is for a $300 bass (so much that it just makes me want one of the new ones, though :p )

    now how do I get a Number?
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  8. Yes those little Rumble 40s are so versatile! I have the R40, and the studio in my basement.when the Boss goes out they are so light I can grab one and rock out in the living room! Lol! I can’t imagine needing anything else right now !(maybe a Rumble 500)!
     
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  9. G-Dog

    G-Dog What a fun place! Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2016

    Yo, Jimbo, that's a great looking shiny new rig you got there! @Jimmycs, you are now member #1228 in the Fender Rumble Club. Congratulations and welcome to TalkBass in general and The Club in particular. Make yourself at home here with discussions and on the Rumble Club Wiki page, linked in my signature, for all kinds of Rumble info, tips & tricks. You may want to try some sounds from the Rumble Club TONE Pool of settings on your new 200, to see what all it's capable of.

    And, when you get a chance, James, tell us more of your Rumble journey and previous bass experience so we can get to know you better. And put your Rumble Club number in your signature so we can all recognize you more easily. We're glad to have you join us as we all . . . .

    Rumble On!
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  10. Nice setup, I got a Sterling Sub 5 about a year a half ago as a backup and to use when the weather forecast isn't the best for all the outdoor shows we do in Florida. Those basses are really nice. My main bass is 1990 SR5, which I bought new and actually was made 30 years ago this month. I got a Rumble 100 recently and have a Rumble 25.
     
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  11. Jimmycs

    Jimmycs

    May 17, 2020
    Thanks, Marc! I priced 90's era SR and I'm still angry at myself for selling mine - I still remember how that "transparent teal" finish smelled. I was tickled to find out they were offering an entry level ax... and that it actually played really well! I can't wait to get a classic and I'll still keep this one when I do, no doubt. Feels like coming home!
     
  12. I liked the trans teal color they had back in the day, which came out after the black/maple SR5 that I have. For my Sub5 I got the trans blue, which isn't as fancy looking, but nice. I would like to get a Special SR5, when we get to playing more again and when a few other things fall into place.
     
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  13. Inky13

    Inky13

    Nov 13, 2016
    Buffalo NY
    I tried to get a new jack for my 500H last year. Unfortunately, it’s soldered directly to the board, and I was told that warranty work just replaces the entire board. Mine was out of warranty and you can’t get just the jack. It’s not like old amps that are mounted to the front control plate. It’s a chunk of plastic with solder points.
    It still works fine, I’m careful to not stress it. A higher quality cable also helped. Just my personal experience.
     
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  14. Inky13

    Inky13

    Nov 13, 2016
    Buffalo NY
    I tried to get a new jack for my 500H last year. Unfortunately, it’s soldered directly to the board, and I was told that warranty work just replaces the entire board. Mine was out of warranty and you can’t get just the jack. It’s not like old amps that are mounted to the front control plate. It’s a chunk of plastic with solder points.
    It still works fine, I’m careful to not stress it. A higher quality cable also helped. Just my personal experience.
     
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  15. Inky13

    Inky13

    Nov 13, 2016
    Buffalo NY
    Sorry. Things are kinda glitchy lately.
     
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  16. Bottom Octave

    Bottom Octave

    Dec 12, 2014
    none
    I order Fender amp jacks from Parts Is Parts (Fender Amp Parts | Parts Is Parts - Guitar Parts, Amplifier Parts, Korg Keyboard Parts). They're not very expensive. You'll need a solder sucker (and iron of course) to desolder each pin from the circuit board one at a time, but that gets easier after you've done it once or twice. Sorry for the crummy photo, but here's one such jack in its original packaging:

    Fender mono amp jack 20200623_133717.jpg Fender amp jacks from Parts Is Parts.png

    You can also get it here for $7.95: Fender Jack Rumble - stereo 0062765049 0062765000

    Don't let the "stereo" descriptor throw you off. It's just an extra set of contacts for grounding the input when nothing is plugged in.
    [Edited for completeness]
     
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  17. Gustopher

    Gustopher Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2018
    SWVA
    Just got my single button footswitch, excited to use it with my 500c... if I can't get a great sound from the drive channel at least I will have a sweet mute. :)
     
  18. Bottom Octave

    Bottom Octave

    Dec 12, 2014
    none
    Here's mine: the dead batteries are hot-glued into it just for ballast and to give it some rigidity. It's all passive: one DPDT latching footswitch, one red LED & holder, one 1/4" open frame jack, some wire and a candy tin. The current to illuminate the LED comes from the amp. Using a heavier enclosure would be better, but it's all I had on hand at the time.

    Overdrive footswitch 1 20200428.jpg Overdrive footswitch 2 20200428.jpg
     
  19. iagtrplyr

    iagtrplyr Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Clinton, IA
    I haven't posted in the Rumble Club for a light-year or two, but I'm so happy with this new pairing I thought I'd show it off. Maybe someone else has updated a Fender grill as I did, but it's still cool and meets exactly what I wanted out of it.

    I purchased a Rumble 115 cabinet late last week, knowing the 210 cab would size up perfectly and look like a twin, but decided that I wanted the 15 because I love 'em and thought it'd work perfectly with my new Orange Terror Bass amp. That being said, I still would like to use it with the Stage 800, but not with the grill looking the way it did. It's like wearing white loafers with black pants. I quite pleased how it turned out, but the best question came from my wife this afternoon when she came into my music room and asked, "Is this gonna be loud?" :help:

    I stuck my PJB Double Four in there for scale. Rumble Rig 6.23.20 02.JPG Rumble Rig 6.23.20 01.JPG
     
  20. G-Dog

    G-Dog What a fun place! Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2016

    Attention: Rumble Club Wiki Edit Alert!

    Thanks, iago! @iagtrplyr, your pic showing a Rumble Stage 800 on top of a Rumble 115 cab with a matching black grille cloth has been added to the Rumble Club Wiki page near the top of the Rumble Artwork section. That is an absolutely beautiful rig! And it's so creative of you to change that grille on a 115!

    Thank you again, iago, for sharing this awesome looking setup. :thumbsup: Now go forth and . . . .

    Rumble On!
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