Rumble™ 40

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$199.99

Model #: 2370300000
Rumble™ 40 (V3), 120V, Black/Silver

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The all-new Rumble Series is a mighty leap forward in the evolution of portable bass amps.

Re-engineered from the ground up, new Rumble amps are lighter and louder than ever, with even more power and a classic Fender vibe. A newly developed foot-switchable overdrive circuit and versatile three-button voicing palette deliver powerful tones ideal for any gig.

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Great amp for home and small gigs

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krjk2009 on October 10, 2014
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I tried this amp out in a local music store. Because the amp was only 40 watt and so light weight, honestly, I wasn't expecting much. I was so surprised from the minute I turned this amp on. Great tone, loud for it's size, vintage fender looks, super light weight, great for home use and small gigs. This amp doesn't have all of the bells and whistles some more expensive amps might have, but all I was looking for was tone.

I have used this amp a couple of times on stage during performance, no line out to pa, just the amp. Everyone in the band was very surprised with the tone and volume I can get out of this little rig. Gain set to 25% and master set to 75% and this little guys rocks out hard for it's size.

I have been playing bass for 17 years, this is by far the best 200 bucks I have every spent. If you are looking for a practice amp with great tone and something for small gigs to not think twice about the Rumble 40.

Now that I have gotten use to this amp, if it went missing I would have to replace it right away.

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Charles Gaston on September 26, 2014
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I picked up a Rumble 40 amp yesterday and did a small bar gig with it tonight. Never more than 40 people in a 40x40 room with a 15' ceiling.

In short... This thing is great! Much more natural sounding than anything I've used so far.

My bass is a 1950 Kay C1 with Spirocore S42 Mittels and a Fishman Full Circle. The amp's input impedance spec is not posted online anywhere I can find, but I did call Fender before I test drove the amp and they confirmed that it is 1 megOhm. Perfect for the Full Circle. I just plugged straight in.

The group was a 5 piece... Acoustic Guitar (DI to PA), Mandolin (mic to PA) Pedal Steel (amp only), Bass (amp only) and one guy who alternated between snare/hi hat (nothing) and fiddle (mic to PA).

At first, I had it pointed towards me, maybe 5 feet back, but after a few tunes the drummer aimed it at himself. He said it sounded great. The pedal steel player also plays jazz upright and he said he was definitely getting one.

I had the master volume set about 90%, the gain knob around 10%, and cut a little low and low mid, boosted a little high and high mid. Bright switch on. Never did I have the first hint of feedback or hear the first rattle or flub to indicate it was being pushed too hard. And it was plenty loud for that situation.

So, for low volume gigs, I couldn't be more pleased. Especially since it weighs 18 pounds. And that I got it for 207.00 including tax AND the extended "you-blow-a-speaker-and-we-fix-it" warranty from Guitar Center. I test drove this and the 100 in the store, even enlisting the guy behind the drum counter for a quick jam. Honestly, the upright sounded a bit better through the 40 than the 100, and since I could get the 40 loud enough to feed back, I figure the extra watts weren't necessary.

My only complaints are 1) I wish the DI were pre master volume and 2) I wish there were a blend control for the overdrive channel.

Test one for yourself! Don't be scared of the wattage rating. Seriously.

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Model Name: Rumble™ 40 (V3), 120V, Black/Silver
Model Number: 2370300000
Series: Rumble™
Advertised Price: $199.99
Color: Black/Silver
Amplifier Type: Solid State

Electronics

Electronics
Controls: Gain, Bright On/Off, Contour On/Off, Vintage On/Off, Drive, Overdrive On/Off, Level, Bass, Low-Mid, High-Mid, Treble, Master Volume
Voltage: 120V
Wattage: 40 Watts @ 8 ohms
Inputs: One - 1/4"
Auxiliary Input: 1/8" Stereo
Headphone Jack: 1/8" Stereo
Line Out: One - (XLR with Ground Lift)
Channels: One - (with Selectable Bright Switch, Contour, Vintage Switch and Overdrive)

Hardware

Hardware
Pilot Light Jewel: Red LED
Handle: Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
Front Panel: Painted Metal
Grill Cover: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Silver Grille Cloth
Amplifier Depth: 12" (30.4 cm)
Amplifier Width: 16.5" (41.91 cm)
Amplifier Height: 16.5" (41.9 cm)
Amplifier Weight: 18 lbs. (8.16 kg)

Speakers

Speakers
Speaker: One - 10" Fender® Special Design
Impedance: 8 ohms

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Unique Features: Classic Fender styling, soft-touch radio knobs, foot-switchable overdrive circuit and 3-button voicing palette, removable front grille, extremely lightweight, ported cabinet design

Accessories

Accessories
FootSwitch: Optional 1-Button Footswitch: Economy (P/N 0994049000), Vintage (P/N 0994054000), LED (P/N 0994052000)
Knobs: Ivory Soft Touch Radio Knobs

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