Fender Rumble LT25, Studio 40 & Stage 800

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by G-Dog, Jul 30, 2019.


  1. iagtrplyr

    iagtrplyr Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Clinton, IA
    Dooks, that rig looks really nice. Very vintagey, I must say. Four tens and 800 watts...I'd say you're good to rock the nearest bedroom in the house!
     
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  2. Diver

    Diver

    Feb 14, 2020
    Looks awesome! Also this pic is pure bass porn to me, these are literally the two basses I wish to acquire next!
     
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  3. Droopy_TX

    Droopy_TX

    Jul 17, 2016
    Houston
    Odd that it’s dated May 5th. I know I checked just a day or so ago and it was still listing the March 18 rev as the latest.

    And, great job on the cab screen!!! :thumbsup:
     
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  4. lizardking837

    lizardking837

    Jan 28, 2009
    Nice rig, btw. I've got a similar set up with my VI and my Stringray
     
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  5. I fell in love with that Jag at first sight. It was the second I came across in one weekend. The first was a mess of "customization" I found in a Nashville shop. A store in my town had another for ages but I couldn't ever talk the owner down on price.

    It's odd that there seems to be a direct correlation between Jag bass and VI fans. Everyone I know that owns one has both.
     
  6. Droopy_TX

    Droopy_TX

    Jul 17, 2016
    Houston
    What do all those switches do? Six switches seems like a lot up permutations.

    I have a Squier Jaguar with a P-J pick-up config. It just has separate volume knobs, a tone knob, and a bass boost.
     
  7. The three lower switches are pick up on/off and a series/parallel. The upper selector switch is passive/active and the sliders are treble and bass boost. I don't know why fender didn't keep this set up in production.
     
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  8. Diver

    Diver

    Feb 14, 2020
    Yeah @Droopy_TX , Look up Jaguar "Deluxe", even Squier made some in this configuration I believe. I think that like many bolder designs that disappeared, these came out of Japan.

    I tried it once and I liked the idea of having pots just for the basic controls that I access a lot (Tone, Volume) and more discreet sliders and switches for the stuff I usually "set and leave" during a song or a set.
    I got one of those fancy active/passive Jazz bass (4 stacked knobs in line) and I cannot tell you how many times I hurt my fingers occasionally strumming down against the the large knobs below the pick-guard. This solves that without the need to develop a better technique, who's got time for that? :p

    I personally have no interest in "P pickups only" basses for what I play, so that Jag always looked like the best of both worlds to me if I ever had to enter the realm of thumpiness while keeping the J tone in it. Great for slapping imo.

    Also, let's be honest, anything that looks like a 60's mission control panel will always find justifications to be the coolest thing...
     
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  9. G-Dog

    G-Dog What a fun place! Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2016

    I plead "guilty as charged"! When I fist saw my 2009 CIJ Jaguar I think I heard a whisper in my head saying, "You shall be mine!" And it did, indeed, come to pass. And, well, the Squier VM Bass VI was just too authentic, being a Beatles and Cream fan, and at too ridiculous a price to pass up. (Yeah, when I read the headstock it says, "Fender VI" to me!) Love 'em both!
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    I love simple flexibility! But I have "cheat sheet" diagrams on my phone of some of my gadgets, like the Jag controls. Probably started with my 6-string guitar pedals and amps, culminating with my Cyber-Deluxe. Then came my Variax 5-string bass, followed soon by the Bass Pod Live XT! Then the Jag & VI, culminating (so far) with my Rumble Studio 40! :smug: (See how I deftly tied this seemingly off topic post into this thread's stated topic?)
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  10. Diver

    Diver

    Feb 14, 2020
    I am looking for a Squier Bass VI, but the VM seems to suffer from a bad rep (on TB) in regards to intonation. Something about the bridge/saddles was changed apparently in the Classic Vibe version.

    Wondering as to what you think about that? I am a sucker for the Olympic White/Tortoise PG model, but it only comes in the VM version. The sunburst looks cool too, but I was wondering as to what I was really sacrificing if I was to pick a VM instead of a CV today.
     
  11. G-Dog

    G-Dog What a fun place! Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2016

    Speaking of "Mission Control" did the modern flat screens on simple tables of the latest SpaceX launch Mission Control impress anyone else? And the astronauts' touchscreen control panel! Even the astronauts' new, sleek spacesuits look SO sci-fi, and the vertical landing of the reusable first stage main engine(!!!) I could almost believe it was all faked by Hollywood, it was so slick!!
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  12. Diver

    Diver

    Feb 14, 2020
    Definitely! I also read that their gloves had controls inside, responding to pressure on the fingertips and some sort of other voodoo. When I heard that the only thing I could think of was this: 10265-powerglove.jpg
     
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  13. G-Dog

    G-Dog What a fun place! Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2016

    Maybe I was just lucky. I never had a moment of trouble with my Squier VM VI, though almost everyone else posting here in The Squier VM VI Club seemed to have all kinds of problems, the intonation being most common, seconded by a floppy low E string. A few early adopters returned theirs and waited a while before re-buying and said they had improved considerably. Perhaps I just happened to get one of the first good ones.

    I think that, certainly by now, the kinks are worked out, or at least most of them. There could still be some variety in fitness, perhaps. I'd say they are definitely worth a try. Even if you get a lemon, return it for another before giving up on it.

    HTH
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  14. iagtrplyr

    iagtrplyr Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Clinton, IA
    Flat Earther! :spit:
     
  15. G-Dog

    G-Dog What a fun place! Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2016

    It's true! Look it up! Actual footage:

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  16. SoulReflection

    SoulReflection

    Nov 18, 2017
    NorCal
    What??? You were there?
     
  17. G-Dog

    G-Dog What a fun place! Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2016

    Well, some mornings I feel that old. :atoz:
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  18. iagtrplyr

    iagtrplyr Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Clinton, IA
    No wonder the dinos all perished; they were hit by an asteroid about every eight seconds. Thanks, ‘Dog, for the undeniable proof!
     
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  19. Diver

    Diver

    Feb 14, 2020
    Hello Rumblers, I wanted to share the following tip since a lot of people use the Stage/Studio for recording and I doubt Fender Tone will ever be built for Windows.

    When at home, I have my amp next to the PC for recording and having to use my Android phone on top of the DAW on the PC has become really annoying, on top of that, my finger digits are completely ruined for touch screens due to...bass. To top it off, my son has officially taken over my iPad...

    I found this little free and open source app that mirrors the screen of my Android onto my PC and allows me to control the app with the mouse from my desktop. It sits next to the DAW on my desktop screen. Also, it doesn't require to install anything on your phone.
    Genymobile/scrcpy (You have to scroll down, find the windows version, download it, extract it and run scrcpy.exe).

    There are paid apps that do that, like Vysor or ApowerMirror, but the price is way high and they want access to your files, location etc.

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    Cheers!
     
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  20. G-Dog

    G-Dog What a fun place! Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2016

    Au contraire, mon cherie! The Fender TONE App is indeed available for Windows and MacOS! It's the only way to update the firmware in the Rumble LT25.

    It, supposably, doesn't work on the Stage or Studio, but I wouldn't be surprised if some software wizards here find a way around that. :whistle:
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