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edmonstg

Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Jul 27th, 2017 05:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Have gone a bit over the top lately looking for bass amps to inspire me to continue staying active in playing and gigging.

It all started two years ago with the purchase of a Fender Bassman Hybrid 500W, followed closely by a 1986 GK-400RB.

Recently I purchased an Ampeg PF-50T all-tube 50 watter.

So far, so good. I like them all.

Now, along comes a Fender Rumble 500W head. My goodness! May be the best yet. Bang for the buck, it sounds terrific, at least here at the house.

This weekend, the trial period kicks up a notch with an outdoorsy winery gig with two loud geetar slingers and three sets of that nasty old blues music we all know and love.

One-four-five till the cows come home.

More later.

George






fsmith
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Mi.

Jul 28th, 2017 11:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What cabinet you going to run that through George?

edmonstg

Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Jul 29th, 2017 05:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

One or the other or both of two Fender cabs.

A Fender Rumble 15 and a Fender Pro Series 15.

Not the best cabs on the market but plenty enough for my needs and good value for the bucks.

I play Fender Precisions exclusively.

George

iammr2
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Lower Slobovia

Pass me the onions..Yeah, the green ones
Jul 29th, 2017 12:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What is your impression of the overdrive circuit? I'd like to be able to get a touch of grit at times.

edmonstg

Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Jul 30th, 2017 06:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

As you know, grit is a matter of individual taste. I'm not a big grit guy and yet I get plenty of what I need and it's capable of a lot more.

The amp is equipped to deliver many different tones and has taken me some time and trail and error to learn all that it will do. Clearly, it was and is engineered this way to appeal to a broad spectrum of players.

Inside all this variety, I've found certain places on the dial where I like to hang out.

I am fortunate enough to work with several Fender Precisions I treasure and both have the amazing ability to make almost anything sound good.

George

(This message was last edited by edmonstg at 08:43 PM, Jul 30th, 2017)

Neil Bell

The first 100 songs

are the hardest to write
Sep 4th, 2017 12:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've helped a couple of guys at my church into new bass amps - a Fender Rumble 40 and a 100 model. Both astonishing value, sound great, super lightweight.

Easy to see the accolades heaped on them. Heck, thinking of picking one of these up myself - but which? Hmmm ...

iammr2
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Lower Slobovia

Pass me the onions..Yeah, the green ones
Sep 4th, 2017 10:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Glad to hear you feel that way, Neil. I just ordered a Rumble 100 during a Labor Day sale. Wanted something I could easily take to a living room jam or practice with. Can't wait to play with it.

(This message was last edited by iammr2 at 12:50 AM, Sep 5th, 2017)

edmonstg

Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Sep 5th, 2017 06:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Perfect for that application. I use mine at wineries, small venue gigs, jam sessions.

George

(This message was last edited by edmonstg at 08:09 AM, Sep 5th, 2017)

Elmo Clapner

I look at the World

While my guitar gently sleeps ...
Mar 12th, 2018 05:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Another happy Rumble 500 user here. The combo has been great. I use it more alone than with the Bassman 115 cab I also have.

But I also have the Bassman 500 to use with the 115. Once I even laid the Rumble sideways on top of the 115 and put the Bassman 500 on top of that for a photo. Someday I hope to unleash that Beast! :-)

LeonB
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North of Philly

Solid state = solid sound+light weight
Mar 23rd, 2018 11:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

George, I use the 500 combo, and recently swapped out the original ceramics with a pair of neos. The 500 now weighs less than my friends Rumble 100!

Lewis

USA

Who is E. Sandoval?
Mar 24th, 2018 06:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

George,
The cows may never come home....

Check out Billy Cox on bass with Buddy Guy and the Experience Hendrix Band.

Still Gettin It On

BrentD
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Michigan

5 DIFFERENT CITIES 15 DIFFERENT MORONS.
Mar 24th, 2018 07:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Going to post because I have a Rumble 100 that was keeping up but just barely. Picked up a 500 yesterday and it was the business at today's rehearsal.

LeonB - how do the neos sound?

edmonstg

Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Mar 25th, 2018 11:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have the Neo-15. Great cab.

Saw the video, Lewis. The cows are nowhere to be seen.

George

BrentD
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Michigan

5 DIFFERENT CITIES 15 DIFFERENT MORONS.
Mar 26th, 2018 06:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

George,

When I read your post I thought you were talking about

this.

edmonstg

Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Mar 27th, 2018 06:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I thought I had seen everything.

Apparently not.

George

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VA

I say stuff
Mar 27th, 2018 12:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

OTOH

External link

Lewis

USA

Who is E. Sandoval?
Mar 27th, 2018 06:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Many moons ago I did a gig in a bar. Before the first set, it was standing room only. At the end of the first set there was only the bartender and a waitress.

The crowd flew outta that bar about as fast as those cows on BrentD's link with the bass player.

(This message was last edited by Lewis at 08:13 PM, Mar 27th, 2018)

themaestro
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Wichita, Kansas

Drums = pulse, Bass = heartbeat
Mar 28th, 2018 08:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I know that any time I hear more than 3 slapped bass notes in a row, I'm ready to bolt for the door.

Bubbalou

USA

THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Mar 29th, 2018 05:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

George , I took my cousin to buy a decent amp that didn’t kill her checkbook. Played several and came home with the Fender 500 bass amp

themaestro
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Wichita, Kansas

Drums = pulse, Bass = heartbeat
Mar 29th, 2018 06:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I hear a lot of good things about the 500. I'd probably have one, except that I am already invested in PF350 and PF500 Ampegs. I like them, oddly the 350 better than the 500. The EQ centers are different between them and they are just where I want them.

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