New Fender Rumble Combo amps - NAMM 2014

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Thornton Davis, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Attention Fender amp fans!

    To the best of my knowledge these haven't been formally announced yet, but Fender has redesigned their Rumble line of combo amps. They now have the traditional Fender look (like the Super Bassman 300 and Bassman 100) and consist of;

    Rumble 500 Combo - 500 watts Class D amp, 2x10" + horn. List price $699.99

    Rumble 200 Combo - 200 watts Class D amp, 1x15" + horn. List price $549.99

    Rumble 100 Combo - 100 watts Class D amp, 1x12" no horn. List price $399.99

    All speakers are Eminence Special Design Ceramic-Magnet. No physical dimensions or weights are given.

    If you pickup a copy of Fender's new 2014 Illustrated Pricelist you'll find photos and full feature description of each model on page 157. As I post this, I've checked Fender's website and they haven't updated it yet to show this new updated line of Rumble Combo's.

    UPDATE - Here's a image of the new Rumble 500 Combo from the new Fender 2014 Illustrated Pricelist catalog. The image is courtesy of FMIC.


  2. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    Anyone else think "Rumble" is a bad name for a bass amp? Image = mud?
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  3. I wonder if our favorite Genz Benz people have there finger prints on these designs.
  4. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    Would be cool. I'm going Friday, will look for Jeff and Andy.
  5. They're not up on the fender site yet, love to look at them. The Rumble line is pretty darned good for the market they were designed for. My Rumble 350 head is a great practice amp and has been solid as a rock, so they have the build quality aspect down. On the other hand, the Ampeg PF line and the GK MB line both blow Rumbles away in sound quality at a similar price point, IMHO, though that is very much a personal preference.

    I hope this new line of amps ups Fender's game in that price space. I'd love for GK and Ampeg to get some more intense competition from Fender sound quality-wise at that price point - that can only help us.

    Cheap awesome amps for everybody!
  6. Sigh - I wish I lived in CA.
  7. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    Nah. I've got one and it sounds pretty good, actually. Got the 350 watt about 3 years ago. It's a good amp.
  8. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    I'm just talking the name for marketing purpose. "Rumble" to me is something my stomach does. I would have gone with another name.
  9. dream_theater


    May 8, 2012
    Santa Barbara
    Instrumental Music
    Their Rumble line looks much more promising. Don't know what the ohm ratings are for any of them....

    They have-

    500 head- Class D 500w
    200 head- Class D 200w
    410 Cab- 500w cont
    115 Cab- 300w cont
    500 Combo- 2x10 500w
    200 Combo- 1x15 200w
    100 Combo- 1x12 100w
    40 Combo- 1x10 40w
    25 Combo- 1x8 25w
    15 Combo- 1x8 15w

    I'll be getting a 200w head through my Fender Bucks program. I'll keep you guys updated but many of you may get them before me :)
  10. MIMike


    Jan 1, 2013
    West MI
    I always liked the "Bassman" name...very appropriate.
    Too bad the guitarists stole the bassmans from us right from the beginning.

    I'll be at NAMM for the whole show. Look me up Mastermold and tell me how that P-Bass sounds.
  11. ¨Bassman¨ sounds way cooler than ¨rumble¨ !
  12. Fabulous!


    Rumbles Rock!

  13. Apolicious


    Jan 16, 2014
    I dunno, am I the only one who thinks Class D amps all sound - fundamentally - the same?
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  14. southpaw723


    Oct 20, 2013
    I hope this means a price drop on the 350! Probably not though.
  15. eude


    Apr 13, 2006
    Been quite excited to find out what Fender are going to put out this Namm, after they shut Genz Benz down, can only assume their expertise would be employed effectively in Fender's next bass amp lineup.
    If anyone finds any pics of this stuff I'd love to see it!

  16. Jwood

    Jwood Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Richmond, Va
    Nice, I'm in the market for a nice practice amp. I've been impressed with the current rumbles that I've plugged into at various stores.
  17. pastorjamesc

    pastorjamesc Cheap Ability, Expensive Taste Commercial User

    Jun 26, 2012
    Waco Texas
    Owner/Operator of Cotten Patch Sound Design. Burns of London Guitars and Basses retail. I do sound design, resetting, and education for churches, organizations, and small venues with no Sound personnel. Studio for "self-produced" rental use.
    I never did like the Rumble 75 combo. It just sounded muddy and over-driven to me. I see that they dropped that one from the list so hopefully they'll do some upgrading.
  18. Nice aesthetics! What do the amps look like? :)
  19. Better question: What does it sound like? I had a Rumble 75 combo and it's the most scooped amp I've ever played. DID NOT MATCH WELL with my P/flats. All became boomy undefined stuff.

    So if they finally have a nice good touch of mids, I might consider them.
  20. dream_theater


    May 8, 2012
    Santa Barbara
    Instrumental Music
    The Rumble series is completely redone. The combos are are Class D from what I remember.