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Identify rumble 500 combo v3

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by cdaniel, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. cdaniel


    Nov 29, 2003
    What makes a Rumble 500 combo amp a "V3"? How can you tell?
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  2. Linnin


    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    Very easily! The Rumble 500 didn't exist until the third generation of Fender Rumbles. The V3 Rumbles were first introduced at Winter NAMM 2014.
  3. iagtrplyr


    Apr 1, 2013
    Clinton, IA
    A number of things if you're talking cosmetics. The V3 is styled in the classic Fender look; the panel is top-loaded instead of the V2's front face; cream-colored knobs; model numbers reflect wattage and they're also different from V2; 1/8" aux jack instead of RCA inputs, but the most obvious distinction is after you hoist one up and realize it weighs nothing.
  4. cdaniel


    Nov 29, 2003
    Got it thanks to all!
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  5. G-Dog

    G-Dog What a fun place! Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2016

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