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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by George Mann, Sep 27, 2013.
Which one do you like better, and why?
I've never tried out the tce bg250, but I have tried out the fender rumble 150 and I thought it sounded pretty cool. it does seem to deliver nice warm sounds with punch and clarity.
The TCE BG250 is probably the best deal going in terms of versatile, useful, and loud lightweight combos. Love the Tube Drive and the Toneprint functionality, and sounds awesome even without those functions engaged.
I've seen a video demonstration on that amp and it does have a pretty cool sound. the tube drive is a pretty cool feature. it delivers tube-emulated sounds and it's very useful for playing hard rock and heavy metal music. that combo amp seem to be a pretty good choice for those who wants a combo amp with unique features.
I've not tried the TCE, but I was given a Rumble 150 combo about a year ago. I liked it quite a bit, until I hooked the line out to a 700watt Yorkville powered sub that it sits on top of. Now I really, really like it...
I have an TCE RH450 and I love it. Very flexible sound (rock, blues, jazz. Dirty, clean).Never really cared for the rumbles. Depending on where you play I would be concerned that the 250 might not have enough power. There are times I wish I had a little more but all of those have been outside events where we should have had a PA and didn't. That being said friends in the audience still said I cut through fine. I think part of my being satisfied with the RH is my Schroeder 1210L which makes every amp sound great.
Unfortunately, they appear to be unreliable.
You're like a wet blanket in every thread George.
OP, they are not unreliable. They are just as reliable as any other amp. That is to say a small percentage of them fail just like any other. If it's going to happen, it will happen very early on. If it's good after a few days then you will be fine. Again, this applies to all SS amps.
I really like the tonality of Fender Rumbles. They just simply sound great. They are extremely reliable. Either the 150 or 350 are totally gigable. I wouldn't hesitate to pick any Fender Rumble that meets your needs. My Rumble 350 head and two Rumble 112 neo cabs solidly pump out great sounding bass with complete authority.
I AM the OP! And I hope that they have sorted out their problems because I AM still interested in it.
Hajahaaahhaha! You trolled your own thread? That's awesome. Well George I've owned two of them and had no issues whatsoever. I got rid of them because I don't like 15s and the cover was too fragile and they aren't expandable except with a powered sub.
Again these amps are NO MORE LIKELY to fail than any other amp. They are not unreliable. This is not the Ampeg PF fiasco.
They sound really pretty good. Very vintage voiced. Super lightweight, cheap and versatile. The tone print is really fun to play with. Built in tuner, etc.
The Tumble is weaker, less versatile, heavier and more expensive.
Damn now they have a bunch of new ones!
Been gigging my BG250 ( I guess I have to specify 115 now!) regularly for months with no problems.
I wonder how much the 208 is going to be? 25 lbs sounds righteous.