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RIP Rumble 500 - Humor

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by laklandplayer, May 14, 2018.

  1. I was looking at the local obits online and right in the middle it looks like a Rumble 500 died..lol upload_2018-5-14_9-59-10. upload_2018-5-14_9-59-10.
  2. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    All I could zero in on was the flexibility of the Walgreens ad...
  3. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    “Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rims at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now, to mock your own grinning? quite chap-fallen?”

    William Shakespeare, Hamlet
  4. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    I didn't even know Horatio had gibes, let alone gambols...
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  5. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    You can’t have a Rumble without gibes and gambols.
  6. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    @Linnin kept saying the tone is "dead sexy".

  7. BogeyBass


    Sep 14, 2010
    His tone last night was killing it
  8. G-Dog


    Feb 12, 2016
    When asked to comment on this, my own Fender Rumble 500 2X10" 500 Watt Bass Combo said,

    "The report of my death was an exaggeration."

    When asked to comment on the advent of the new Fender Rumble Stage 800 2X10" 800 Watt Bass Combo, my amp said,

    He is my most beloved friend and my bitterest rival, my confidant and my betrayer, my sustainer and my dependent, and scariest of all, my equal, or better."

  9. tgriley62


    Jan 25, 2011
    S.E. Mo
    I guess the argument is now settled. The Rumble 500 is the best amp for "Death" metal
    McG, ICM, Alacajun and 11 others like this.
  10. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    Geeze guys SHAME on you! Do I have to R I P you a new one?

    Lay this to rest!

  11. I looked at the next one and thought the PJ was gone, too. ;)
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  12. Oh the humanity. I guess he should've had that pounding headache checked out after all!
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  13. basslayer


    Jan 3, 2008
    Beaverton, OR
    Lay down the boogie and play that funky music til you die.
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  14. Buzz E

    Buzz E Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2014
    San Francisco, CA
    I've had 3 Rumbles mumble, stumble, tumble and ultimately crumble. Three Deaths...Tolstoy would be proud.
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  15. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    You're so shallow that way, man. All a girl has to do is put her legs over her head and you're, er, onboard with it.
    Last edited: May 15, 2018
  16. byacey


    May 16, 2008
    Alberta, Canada
    Fender tried to phase out the gibes and gambols due to costs, however there was a backlash from the buyers market, so they grudgingly brought them back.
    There was a generation of them made which can be identified by the serial numbers. They have become much sought after by collectors as an undesirable amp; The ones that used electrolytics for the filters are exceedingly rare.
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  17. Flippy


    Jun 9, 2017
    Jokes aside, it would be the first time I heard a rumble amp had died
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  18. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    I'm a guy, and I'm still alive...

    ... that's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
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  19. Mingo Sanders

    Mingo Sanders

    Mar 11, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Full parametric mids!
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  20. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Oh, most definitely... and the bottom end is to die for. 40 never hertz so good...
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