N Rumble D!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by verycoolname, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. verycoolname


    Jan 28, 2013
    My Rumble 200 arrived today, and it takes up a lot of space in my tiny apartment! I haven't even cranked it up 50% of the way yet — super loud. There's a little bit of a hum, especially with the tone control on my bass turned up, which might be because it's next to a lot of my other electronics (my WiFi router is right above it). I was able to kill it my playing with the amp settings and rolling tone off a little bit.

    Overall, I'm super happy! It showed up in better condition than I expected (the seller only posted four not-very-good photos of it) and was a decent deal at $315 including shipping, IMO. Definitely a step up from the Rumble 15 I sold a few months ago.

    What are some settings y'all like on these? And do they take pedals well? Looking to get into effects more, and now that I'm good on the bass/amp front it seems like that's what I'm going to sink my money into. :smug:

    Anyway, here she is (with my Mustang and Gretsch)

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  2. CallMeAl


    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    Awesome! 315 shipped seems like a steal, based on the prices I’ve seen. :thumbsup:

    on my 100, I’ve become very fond of 10/2/2/10 EQ. Seems to counteract the baked in scoop nicely. At the very least, roll the bass back to 11, the Rumbles are a little bass-heavy.

    Enjoy! :D
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  3. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass Inactive

    Apr 9, 2009
    The hum might be from the Mustang's single coil bridge PU. Tune that out and see if there's still hum. Setting I prefer are bass at noon, low mid at 1:00 - 2:00, mid at noon, high mid at 1:00, highs at 10:00 - 11:00.
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  4. flatrat


    Jul 8, 2017
    I have hum issues too (even with humbuckers) and I've read that it could be due to a number of reasons ranging for amps to home wiring. I've learned to live with that.

    I like to keep the EQ settings flat and adjust the tone via the controls on the bass or pedals. Occasionally engage the Vintage button. I use a number of effects pedals and the Rumbles take them pretty well. The ones I use most frequently are Tech 21 VT Bass DI, EHX Deluxe Bass Big Muff and Dunlop Cry Baby Bass Wah. I have a few other pedals that I use infrequently. My favorite is the Bigg Muff + Wah, like Jimi on bass. :)
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  5. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    If you stand or sit too close to your amplifier even hum buckers will pick up noise from the amp's power supply. Move away is the cure.:)
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  6. Al Kraft

    Al Kraft Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    Cell phones can find a way to mess you up as well.
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  7. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    We should jail them cell phones!!! :)
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  8. G-Dog

    G-Dog What a fun place! Supporting Member

    Very cool rig, namey. Come show it off in The Rumble Club and join up with us. We love helping other Rumblers with tone settings and pedals!
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  9. verycoolname


    Jan 28, 2013
    Missed all these replies!

    I thought it was a steal too! The one I originally ordered from GC (which they ended up canceling, for some unknown reason) was closer to $360 shipped. Lucky I found this guy on Reverb! I have found that it's a little bass heavy, but I've been mostly playing around with my bass tone controls and leaving the amp flat. Will try out these settings!

    Yeah, when I played with the Gretsch I didn't get a lot (if any) hum, so I think it's the J in the Mustang. I was thinking of replacing it anyway, so now I have more incentive. I'll give those settings a try!

    I do the same thing (leaving it on flat). I like the Vintage best out of the three settings on there, definitely. I'm looking at getting a Muff (or Muff clone) plus a chorus of some kind — I really like the sound of a fuzz into chorus. I expected a little hum, I figure it's inevitable, but I was REALLY surprised at how noisy this was when I first plugged in. I think it might also have to do with the jack being loose, which I will fix (or, more likely, ask a more skilled friend or relative to fix for me. I'm not super comfy mucking around with electronics.)

    Man, I wish you could see how small my living room (where the amp lives) is. When I first toured this place I was floored at how small it was. I think it used to be an outdoor porch that they converted into the living room for a basement apartment, just based on the layout of the place. Rent is cheap for the area though, so it's something I have to live with. Moving away might not be an option right now, but I'll keep that in mind!

    I will throw my phone into the sea, thanks for the tips!

    Oooooh, will do. Thanks!
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  10. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    I MEANT move away from the amp!!! LOL
  11. dlb1001


    Jan 30, 2007
    Also, fluorescent lights will cause the hum.
  12. iagtrplyr

    iagtrplyr Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Clinton, IA
    vcn, congrats on your sound (pun intended) purchase. Tone choices are in the ears of the beholder, but with my Rumbles I like a cleaner, less boomy tone where bass and lower mid-bass are at about 10:00, higher mid-bass at 2:00, and highs between noon and 1:00. Try different settings to see what works for you, your room or headphones, and your neighbors.

    Speaking of clubs, after you check out the Rumble Club, search for the Combo Club, post your cool amp pics, and if you hurry, I’ll make you our 200th member! We specialize in owning combos and are a great source of info. Enjoy!