Fender Rumble 40 v3 Bass Combo Amplifier

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Fender Rumble 40 v3 Bass Combo Amplifier

Fender Rumble 40 v3 Bass Combo Amplifier

  • A beefier 40 watt power amp and larger, ported speaker enclosure, pumps greater volume and deeper bass response
  • A newly-developed overdrive circuit and switchable Contour control, delivers gritty bite and slap-worthy punch
  • Classic Fender styling
  • Extremely Lightweight Class D Power Amp
  • Removable Front Grille

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

List Price: $ 199.99

Price: $ 199.99

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3 Responses to “Fender Rumble 40 v3 Bass Combo Amplifier”

  1. 1
    Amazon Customer Says:

    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Gives Me the Tone I Want, June 6, 2014
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    Amazon Customer (Athens, AL United States) –

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    This review is from: Fender Rumble 40 v3 Bass Combo Amplifier (Electronics)
    I gambled that this might give me the tone I wanted in a relatively small package. I was not disappointed. I was willing to pay a good bit more and thought I might end up sending this back, but it’s a keeper. I’m an old geazer and wanted something to give me that old P-bass James Jamerson type tone and something that would also fit in with the mix of acoustic guitars. I’m able to use the eq and buttons to get the sound I want. I just got it and have only tried it at home, but I like the way it sounds. At 40 watts it might be able to work in a small coffee house setting and it also has a XLR out with ground lift (post eq- the manual says “the level and tone of the line out signal are affected by all preamp controls, including gain.” so a good DI box might work better for your sound man) and might work as a monitor and feed to the PA system. I intend to use it mainly as a personal practice amp and I wanted something that would give me the tone I was looking for and this delivers. The way we hear sound is subjective, so you may have a different experience, but I’d say the new Fender Rumble line is worth checking out. There seem to be a number of nice small amps out there and was considering a new Hartke or Orange but this Fender did the trick for me. You’ll have to hear it for yourself to decide if this will work for you.

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    Happy Says:

    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A great practice amp and possibly more., July 20, 2014
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    Happy

    This review is from: Fender Rumble 40 v3 Bass Combo Amplifier (Electronics)
    I purchased this amp at my local Guitar Center. I needed to compare it to other amps that I was considering, including the Acoustic B30, the $500 Markbass (50 watt 1X8), and some others. I didn’t want to just order it sight unseen. This amp sounded the best.

    This amp has fairly big sound considering that it’s only 40 watts with a single 10″ speaker. This amp is only intended to be a practice amp for me. All of the amps in this new Fender Rumble line sound great, especially with Fender basses. By the way, I am playing an active 5 string J-Bass and this amp handles the B string just fine.

    I highly recommend this amp. It is easy to dial in a good sound with all of the tone controls and buttons (Bright, Contour, and Vintage). My main amp is a Mesa Walkabout Scout 1X12 combo, so I have pretty high standards.

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    Robert S. Truesdell Says:

    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Good Electronics, Not-Quite-As-Good Cabinet., October 19, 2014
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    Robert S. Truesdell (Costa Mesa, CA USA) –
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    This review is from: Fender Rumble 40 v3 Bass Combo Amplifier (Electronics)
    A decent enough value. I bought this as a practice amp for home. I’ve been playing through it for a month. The electronics seem solid and clean. However, I am experiencing issues with the cabinet. Specifically, there are many artifacts, both physical and acoustic. Physically, there are some loose pieces internally which cause vibrations at specific frequencies. I will note the freqs and edit this review. Acoustically, the cabinet produces some harmonics, again at specific frequencies. At certain frequencies the harmonic is stronger than the primary. Again, I will update with a list of specific freqs at which this happens.

    The acoustic artifacts are somewhat dependent on the P-bass tone knob and the amp’s various tone controls — in other words, how much harmonics are being fed to it. But there are definite spikes which can be sort of annoying. The physical rattling occurs regardless of tone settings; you hit a resonant frequency, it’s going to rattle. These cabinet issues are partially design problems, partially materials used and partially sloppy assembly. Premier cabs do not have these issues.

    At some point I may rebuild the amp to correct any loose pieces and see if I can improve the acoustics. I would also consider replacing the driver with an Eminence Legend B102.

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