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Running Rumble 800 head at 2ohms

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rvsty_bones, Dec 21, 2019.


  1. rvsty_bones

    rvsty_bones

    Dec 21, 2019
    Memphis, TN
    Does anyone have experience running the rumble 800 head at 2 ohms?
    I know it’s rated for 2 ohms, but I’ve searched and can’t find any info on anyone actually running it this way.

    I’ve got the 500c and love it, but I’ve found myself in a situation that calls for a lot more air to be pushed ;)

    Looking at the Rumble 800 and Mesa D800.
     
  2. G-Dog

    G-Dog What a fun place! Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2016
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    Welcome to TalkBass, rvsty.

    Ask in the Fender Rumble Club. There are several owners of the Rumble 800 HD there, and if anyone is running it at 2 ohms I'd like to hear about it, too. (And see pix!)
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  3. rvsty_bones

    rvsty_bones

    Dec 21, 2019
    Memphis, TN
    Good idea! Thanks!
     
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  4. rvsty_bones

    rvsty_bones

    Dec 21, 2019
    Memphis, TN
    Anybody?
     
  5. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    Couldn’t anyone help you in the Rumble club?

    What speaker cabinet(s) are you using?

    Going from 500W to 800W will not be that much louder. A bigger difference will be made by increasing the number of cabinets you use.
     
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  6. rvsty_bones

    rvsty_bones

    Dec 21, 2019
    Memphis, TN
    that’s definitely true! I’ve been running the 500c, which I love and intend to keep, but I’m not sure that it will give me the ability to push the air I’m needing.
    This is what interests me about the 800, not necessarily the wattage increase, but the ability to run more speakers.

    I have posted in the rumble club.
     
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  7. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    You won't even get the full 500 Watts out of the 500 combo until you add a 8-Ohm extension cabinet.
     
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  8. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    OP Can you answer the second question in my post above. :)
     
  9. rvsty_bones

    rvsty_bones

    Dec 21, 2019
    Memphis, TN
    A Rumble 410.

    I like the idea of going the head route, because it would allow for a more modular rig. I’m not married to the 500c if it means I can be more flexible. I like the series, so that’s where my question stemmed.
    For instance, if I go with the head I could supplement with a second 410. Or if the occasion ever came, a 2 ohm load with more speakers.
    It’s less of a “make or break“, and more of a “just curious” question. Sorry for the confusion.
     
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  10. Bodeanly

    Bodeanly

    Mar 20, 2015
    Chicago
    I have the 500c as well, along with a 112 Rumble cab. I have never been in a situation where I absolutely needed the cab. I usually just stacked them and used the 112 as a stand. I say "stacked" (past tense) because my bands are ampless now and my amp just stares at me when I walk by. But my question is: what kind of situation are you in where the 500c is not enough?
     
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  11. rvsty_bones

    rvsty_bones

    Dec 21, 2019
    Memphis, TN
    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    That’s awesome.
    It’s a metal band (doom/post metal stuff), loud drummer, two guitars both running two tube amps w/ 412s, and vocals.
    And yes, I love my ear plugs. :thumbsup:
    And yes, I’ve tried for a lower stage volume, but you know how that goes.
     
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