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Fender Rumble 100 Bass Combo

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Fender has designed the Rumble 100 Bass Combo to meet the needs of the beginning bassist. By building in all the essentials then holding the line on ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Built-in compression and mid scoop for powerful tone shaping!

Fender has designed the Rumble 100 Bass Combo to meet the needs of the beginning bassist. By building in all the essentials then holding the line on price, they've made it accessible to most anyone. The ported bass design holds a 15" special driver and horn driven by a 100W amp. Exclusive red stage light pulsates with your playing. The carpeted, ported cab has oversized corners and a metal grille.

FEATURES
  • Ported bass design
  • 100W
  • 15" special driver and piezo horn
  • Carpet-covered cab
  • Oversized corners
  • Metal grille
  • 4-band EQ
  • Mid scoop switch
  • Effects loop
  • XLR line out
  • CD input
  • 4-band EQ
SPECIFICATIONS
  • 21"W x 25"H x 13"D
  • 60 lbs.
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4.7

(based on 208 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid performer, economical, reliable

I got mine three years ago and have gigged with it constantly. Over the last year, I have used it in a classic rock band at full volume to keep up with the guitarist...Read complete review

I got mine three years ago and have gigged with it constantly. Over the last year, I have used it in a classic rock band at full volume to keep up with the guitarist and a thumpin' loud drummer. It has never failed despite that abuse. After three years, I did lose a caster, but other than that... no problems.The adaptive compression works well at various volumes.Tone controls are simple and effective.XLR line-out is a big plus.The light is cheezy, but fun when drunks see it.As always, Fender is more concerned with short-term profit than long-term customer satisfaction, so they are going to discontinue this model which is why it is on clearance. What Fender will really do: sell the same thing at a higher price with a different name. So if you want a good solid portable amp for small venues, get this now before the giant corporation flexes its greed-muscle.

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lightweight

This is the rental amp I used last night on a Jazz gig. It barely kept up.It is muddy and indistinct in the low end. That is undoubtedly due to the cheap speaker,...Read complete review

This is the rental amp I used last night on a Jazz gig. It barely kept up.It is muddy and indistinct in the low end. That is undoubtedly due to the cheap speaker, cheap piezo tweeter and the full-time compression. Cheap amps like this one absolutely need compression to protect the Weak components. If this amp is reliable, it is not because it was properly engineered. Its dependability comes from the low-power amp with an over-compressed protection circuit mated to a cheeze-ball speaker. I have not seen the speaker specifications for this amp, and Fender does not publish them. I can tell you from experience though, its "Fs" or "resonant frequency" is not suited to good clear bass. It has strange artifacts from low E up to Ab, which indicates the Fs is too close to 41 Hz. The speaker reacts erratically so that low notes are unintelligible. The effects is so pronounced that several times during the night I had to look at my fingers to make sure I was playing in the right key.This amp has simple controls that are easy to understand. That's good. It has Red Lights in the slotted port that react to every note. That is either cool or cheezy depending on your age and mindset. It has a switch in the back to turn the lights off. That's good. The fact that it has a line out is definitely good, because this thing can't produce much volume, even for a Jazz gig at a small nightclub. One look at the tiny transformer case on the back of the amp will tell you; this is NOT a heavy duty amplifier. The power rating is undoubtedly hyped by rating it at peak output into 4 ohms, instead of RMS output into 8 ohms. The only advantage to that arrangement is that this is a lightweight amp and with the provided wheels, it is very easy to move. I play standard four string and acoustic upright. If you play rock music with dropped tunings or a five string, this is not the amp you want.If you can get one cheap and never play low or loud, it will probably do OK.As it is, this is just another example of how Fender imports cheap gimmicky products that are grossly overpriced. However, that is not to say this amp doesn?t have a use! Because of its compression circuit and speaker Fs, it could serve as a decent guitar amp for clean sounds, or as the monitor for a guitarist that uses a digital preamp.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid performer, economical, reliable

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I got mine three years ago and have gigged with it constantly. Over the last year, I have used it in a classic rock band at full volume to keep up with the guitarist and a thumpin' loud drummer. It has never failed despite that abuse. After three years, I did lose a caster, but other than that... no problems.The adaptive compression works well at various volumes.Tone controls are simple and effective.XLR line-out is a big plus.The light is cheezy, but fun when drunks see it.As always, Fender is more concerned with short-term profit than long-term customer satisfaction, so they are going to discontinue this model which is why it is on clearance. What Fender will really do: sell the same thing at a higher price with a different name. So if you want a good solid portable amp for small venues, get this now before the giant corporation flexes its greed-muscle.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Dissapointing

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

So first off, this amp sounds amazing. it has a very clear tone and a great deep sound. unfortunatley the tweeter buzzes very loudly at any volume, louder than the bass in fact, and it never stops, its just a constant hum on top of what you're playing. another problem is that for some reason the volume will be really loud one day and very quiet on another even though its always on 7. for these two reasons, i am very dissapointed in the amp, no matter how good it sounds.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Hiss hiss hiss

By starvinzombie

from Los Angeles, CA

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The amp is very solid and the headphone feature is invaluable. The 15'' speaker really does give you a rumble. It can handle effect pedals and won't distort crazy on higher volumes. But the amp's tone and volume really come out when you have a good bass. When I first started playing I had a less than descent bass and eager to try this out at practice, with it boasting 100 watts. I was only audible with near max out volume, poor thing was drowned out at 7 and 8 settings. I was terribly dissapointed and when I was forced to go into higher volumes this hiss started screaming out of the poor thing. After messing with the EQ I found out if you have any levels of treble it hisses like no tomorrow. Reading more reviews I found out it had something to do with the amps tweeter. I'm stuck with the amp now since my return day policy is long been over, it's not bad, but I wish I would've just waited and saved more money for a better amp. Even with a better bass that hissing just drives me crazy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender Rumble 100

By oldforgerider

from Undisclosed

I bought this amp about 4 years ago. First let me say that this amp is built pretty darn good. Mine has fallen off buses, fallen over numerous times, left in the heat, the cold, in the car, being ridden down the hallway...etc etc. It has yet to fail me. However, the only thing that has happened is that after numerous practices, gigs, and comps, the wheels have fallen off the bottom, not slipped out, but the screws were ripped out of the bottom. Other than that, it has never let me down, and for that i am grateful. Now, on to tone. This is where this amp slightly lacks for me nowadays. Before, it sounded fine, but being a music major has changed my ear greatly, and to me this amp leaves alot to be desired overall. To me, the amp sounds 'scooped'. Like its all mids, the bass is boomy and the trebles are exaggerated. The EQ is decent, but doesn't yield great results. I use an Epiphone Accu Bass Jr and a Fender Deluxe Active Jazz. Both suffer from the same charateristics of the amp. The volume is satisfactory for practicing and jamming with my band. We play hard rock and metal, so it needs to provide. Also, I've used this amp in jazz bands with my double bass and electric bass and there is plenty of volume here, so its good that way. Overall, its durable, has satisfactory volume, and ok tone. Its priced a bit high, but I'd say check it out first and see if you dig it then make a decision.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big Rumble, Little Amp

By FenderJPete22

from Boston, MA

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I have an SWR workingman's 4x10 half stack at my parents house and wanted a smaller amp for college. I've been playing in a few bands and need a small combo for bars, jazz gigs, and coffee houses. This fender sounds amazing. It has big bottom, rich mid range and all in a small package. I play my Fender jazz through it and it sounded just as good, if not better than my SWR. The plucked lows sound thick and the slap is crunchy and really cuts through. This amp is a win for sure. I trust the fender name because there stuff is top notch, even the entry level.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

READ THIS BEFORE BUYING PLEASE!!!

By Poltergeist

from Portugal

I bought this amp about 2 years ago, its a pretty reasonable for a combo especially for the price. The thing is, this amp IS TOO WARM FOR ME, its amazing for Jazz and Blues or any warm tones.I play in a very agressive lead bass approach (kind of like Cliff Burton) and i play with my fingers, and this amp just cant cut that. it sounds ok with distortions, but if you need a clear and/or bright sound, this is not for you, even though it has a tweeter (its not a very good one).This definitly can handle smaller ou medium-small gigs.If you like a warm sound and/or play in a regular bass approach, go for it, if you need a bright, clear, defined tone, look somewhere else.

 
4.0

Fuzzy Blinky Light Machine

By J wright

from North Alabama

This has turned out to be a nice amp for the money. It's pretty well built and something I haven't seen a lot of people mention that is fairly light for a bass amp. I have a Peavy 75W Keybaord amp that is probably 20lbs heavier. The tone is very nice and holds tight all the way to 10. The horn is a little too loud and adds a little too much sizzle, but you could eq it out. The active EQ is very powerful and can give you a million shapes. I personally don't like the red LEDS but so far even my band members think it's kinda cool, even for a bunch of late 30-somethings. It is loud engough for a band playing with no PA but the line out w/level is great for going to the PA or a bigger amp.

 
5.0

Good amp

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Very nice amp for the price. Very good for players lookin to gig in small garages or shows. Loud enough to drown out a 120 watt guitar amp or maybe even a stack. Not too many features, I wish it would have the two inputs (passive and active) like the 60 watt rumble, but it has a switch for that to switch them. Really good sound, you can get so many different sounds out of this amp, good for any kind of music. You can either have a trebley sound or a really bassey tone. Durable amp, dropped it a few times and its still good and loud. Overall really good amp for the price. Buy it!

 
5.0

A great amp at a great price!

By SkareKrow

from Leitchfield, KY

Excellent value, good tone, everything you could possibly need fromn a bass amp.

 
4.0

Not bad for a first amp

By waboynton21

from Pikeville, TN

This amp worked great until I started using it all the time. I've had it for a little over a year now (long enough for the speaker warranty to run out) and it still sounds ok. I'm noticing some wear in the speaker. It sounds like an amp that has been played hard when really it's never been past halfway. For somebody starting out that will play some small shows or shows where everything is run through the PA it doesn't sound bad but when you start playing it at about half volume on a regular occasion the speaker goes downhill fast. I recommend the Ampeg BA-115 for $20 more.

 
3.0

fenderR amp

By Danny B.-s0s.H

from Acworth ,Ga

Great amp. has a lot of power. Great for playing in small gigs.

 
5.0

WHOO HOO!!!

By Master Basser919

from T-Town, Kansas

After using a little 8 inch amp for half a year this amp is awesome. No problems excepr to it so you can hear it next door. It ist for that my parents get mad at me playing too loud. I love the lights and I love plugging in my cd playe on the heavy side but thats what my guns are for. Overall this was a great choice.

 
5.0

Fender

By SuperDooperBassPlayer

from Goodyear, AZ

Ive had this amp for about a year, and well it still beats any 100 watt amp out there. This amp gets soo loud, but the bass is so powerful that when its up high it just shakes everything and u cant even tell what note your playing..The only thing i wish they put on was side hands..this thing is a monster and the one handle at the top doesnt cut it...Fender has deff done a great job on this amp

 
5.0

GOOD AMP!

By Robert Deleo

from A desert in Texas

This is really good amp! I was really suprised how large the amp was for such a small price. The price is well affording and you get such a loud sound. I suggest anyone buy this for their first amp!

 
5.0

Sweet tone and loud

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I was debating between the Rumble 100, the GK Backline 112 combo and the Ampeg 115. Went to GC to test drive and walked away with the Fender. The Ampeg definitely had the best tone, but the Fender's tone was very close, not to mention it was much cheaper and had more features (I wanted an FX loop). The GK sounded weak compared to the other two. The amp seems to be a good volume match for my 75W solid-state guitar amp.

 
5.0

Great Quality!! Great Value!!

By Slave to the Woodshed

from Spokane, WA

I have owned this rig for about 9 months and use it frequently while playing rock music with a guitarist who uses a hundred watt amp. While the tone and sound quality are great, it doesn't always cut through the mix as well as I would like. In the right venue, this is a great, very portable amp, but if you are competing for sonic supremacy in a larger venue, a guitar with a decent 75 watt amp could walk right over you. I rate this product highly with 9's and 10's, but more power would be great.I almost always use this amp with a Digitech BP200 processor, and find that all overdrive settings sound great as long as you don't need them to carry. Punch and bass settings hold thier power and tone, but distortion and treble get decay quickly. Again, not quite enough power. Overall, though, this is a great value and a built to last.

 
5.0

Purely awsome

By The Red Fool

from Airmont, NY

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I got the amp for Christmas and it is totally awesome. It's freaking loud when cranked up only half way, great for small to medium sized venues. And the lights are really cool looking. The only draw back are it gets easily drowned out in an enclosed space. Because i play with a guitarist that has a 120w amp and in out practice space i have to turn it up pretty loud to be heard, and it's a pretty heavy piece of equipment. But other that than this is a really good buy, prefect for the musician who is just starting to play gigs.

 
5.0

Follow up

By BassMan-lynT4

from Medford, WI

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I wrote an earlier review, but I feel I have to add to it. I have used this Fender amp now for a number of gigs with my combo. This thing rocks!! I have been playing for over 25 years and in years past I used a much larger amp. Now with the Rumble amp, it's all I need. In my current band, I need to be heard over a drummer, 2 guitars, keyboards and a singer. This amazing little amp does it without much effort. I usually play this amp at about 5 1/2. If I go much louder than that, the band tells me to turn down!! I'm talking this is my volume at gigs. Incredible. I could care less it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of other more expensive amps. If you want a good sound that will allow you to play at gigs buy it. Don't get folled into buying something that is way more expensive simply because of hype. If Fender is smart they'll realize their gem and eventually will increase the price.

 
5.0

excellent amp for the price

By radloser

from wickliffe, ohio

was going from a 25w amp to a bigger one. started playing in a band and needed something bigger. delivers excellent sound for someone whos not looking for a bunch of all the bells and whistles.

 
5.0

This amp is awesome

By greendayfan0101

from Kernersville, NC

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This amp is awesome i got it about a month ago and played it nonstop. Its very versatile whether you play with a pick or with your fingers. Also it has little lights on the bottom which blink every time you hit a note which is cool. The only drawback is that the more tone you put into and the louder it is the more feedback you get. Other than that its awesome

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