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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BumbleB, Mar 25, 2013.
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Let's try this again.....
Seriously, how did I wait so long to buy one? I'm playing a 3 band Stingray, a Stingray Classic and my beloved Jazz and they all sound wicked. The J with Contour on really sounds great!
Beautious, Clyde! That Rumble Stage 800 woth 210 extension will handle any venue you take it to. @Clyde_Simpleton, you are now member #1256 in the Fender Rumble Club. Congratulations and welcome. I know you've been considering this acquisition for quite some time, so you probably know what to expect. But be sure to familiarize yourself with the Stage & Studio Links, Videos, and TONE App Support sections of the Rumble Club Wiki page, linked in my signature, for info about your very versatile amp. Also, see the Rumble LT25, Studio 40 & Stage 800 club sub-thread for discussions on these extra special bass modeling amps.
Hail and well met, Mr. Simpleton! Tell us of your bass experience and Rumble journey. Then may we all merrily. . . .
Ok, Drew! Glad you figured out that Apple stuff. @BigDrew, you are now member #1257 in the Fender Rumble Club. Congratulations and welcome. We usually prefer to see your Rumbles, literally, "outside the box" but we'll make an exception this time. Yes, it's amazing what the little Rumble 40 can do!
Introduce yourself, Biggie, and let us get to know you. For we all love to . . . .
I got my 40 about three days ago, really liking it for both bass practice and some standard electric guitar, I simply move the eq a bit and turn on my zoom multi pedal for verb or what ever...sounds great, I am playing (attempting) some jazz guitar, both bass and treble electric and the 40 is good for both, to my humble ears...sorry no pic but between this one, my lt25 rumble and my other larger head and cab (as yet unnamed) I am covered (oh, and the 4 or 5 smallish guitar amps, never too many you know)...
I have had both the 40 and the studio 40
both are amazing amps
Great for practice and small gigs
The Rumble series have all great to me
I have had the pleasure of owning:
Rumble 25, 40, studio 40 and currently the stage 800
The Blackstars sound OK, but I couldn’t really live with the practice amp features, more specifically the weird way they implemented the «AUX in» function. I ended up selling mine, and going back to Rumbles. Haven’t looked back.
Yeah. I'm always willing to look at other stuff that comes out, but reviews/demos tell me I'm right where I wanna be with the Rumbles. For example, I looked at the Orange 50W, but from what I learned, they're too mid range-y for me. AFA Blackstar, no one in my area had one to try and I didn't feel like tying up the $$ to buy one and send/take it back.
I hear that. The only reason I got a Blackstar was that my Rumble 40 had given up the ghost, and the shop I got it from had gone belly-up so I couldn’t get a replacement.
I got the Blackstar because I got a good deal on it, didn’t enjoy it that much, and sold it within a month and got a Studio 40 instead, which I’m very happy with.
Three months ago, I thought I’d rifle the old Rumble 40 for parts and chuck the rest away. I started dismantling it, but after some thought I put it together again and plugged a bass into it. Lo and behold, it worked! Played it for an hour without problems. I now keep it as a backup amp. Apparently this Rumble refused to die!
Perhaps it had a touch of "what's going around" and needed to recover.
Possibly, though it did get sick before the pandemic. I suspect something was loose somewhere, and taking it apart and putting it back together fixed it.
Just so it works.
As of today, I am a proud owner of a Fender Bumble 500 V3. Sounds great, IMO.
I had borrowed a friend of mine's 100 with the 12" speaker and thought it sounded very bloated and thumpy, like a cheap home stereo subwoofer. Not this one. Nope, this had tone for days! Maybe even WEEKS!
Indeed. And if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But if it is, well...
My first job out of college was Asst. Crew Chief on the Neutrino Beam Line at the Fermilab in '78. My crew chief was to show me the ropes. Okey dokey.
We worked midnights, and he brought stuff in with him to work on during quiet times. One time, he brought in his stereo receiver which was dead in the water. He had it opened up, upside down on his work bench to 2 (two; that's TWO) nights, probing all over the amp, with no success.
Then he checked the fuse. Blown.
I got a really good laugh out of it. He made me promise not to tell anyone.
Just broke that promise. 42 years later.
Why now? Well, 42, you know. It's the answer to everything!
Glad your 40's rumblin' again!
Maybe we should call it the Rumble 42.
Spillin' the beans on v4 Rumbles!
I love my Rumble! I've been gigging with it for almost a year now. I just made a video about some settings that get pretty close to some more well-known sounds.
Great video - I really enjoyed it! The production and sound quality is very good and you've got a great personality and seem very comfortable in front of the camera. Thanks for sharing!
I agree with bhendrix, that is a very nicely done video.
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