Fender Rumble 15
A fine compact practice amp
A fine compact practice amp
I've enjoyed this little amp. I've even tipped it over and it held up great.
This amp sounds great and has pretty good tone for its size. You can tell that Fender really did quality improvements on the new Rumble series. The amp has suprisingly good tone that I might actually consider getting one of their bigger combos for smallers shows.
For just 15 amps has a great sound
Had to bring in a smaller bass amp for my bedroom, and switch out from my Ampeg BA112 (50 watt version), so
I compared them even though this is kind of like comparing apples and oranges, but it was there, so what the hey.
I was actually looking around for a smaller cab 1x12 to replace the larger BA112, but there is no such thing The orange, and Kustom
are a bit smaller than the BA112, but not enough. This is due to a bass amp (more than guitar amp) needing a larger cab for lower frequency resonance created by the speaker, so in most cases, you have to match the speaker size with the cab: Small Speaker=Small Cab,
Large Speaker=large Cab.
The Rumble 15 (I also have a Rumble 100, 1x15 Combo) sounds much better than I had anticipated, considering my other two bass amps are a 1x12, and a 1x15. The BA112 is much louder, and can handle the E without breakup which the 15 cannot. With this one exception aside, the 15 has excellent sound (at about half the volume), and you will have to adjust from the larger amps by turning up the guitar, and amp volume more
than you are used to.
For the price, and small footprint, this is a great choice for the bedroom (apartment, Etc.) where room, and volume is limited.
For those that (unrealistically) expect a big sound out of this 8 inch speaker amp; GET REAL!
Excellent small amp for the money. Fender, you're still doing it after all these years. The amp itself sounds very good and doesn't take up a lot of space OR weigh much if you need to take it places.
Great practice amp and one that can also be used for small gatherings. Has a nice mellow tone. Packs a punch for it's size.
Got this amp to go with a small used bass I got for my grandkids to learn on while they jam with me. Got enough umph to blow us out around the firepit in the back yard without getting on the neighbors' nerves. Is also a perfect companion to my other small amps/guitars for our jam sessions. For our purposes and the cost it can't be beat!
Thank you Sweetwater for excellent prices and customer service!
This new version of the rumble is great. Better features and it's light. Plus is a great practice tool for home.
fantastic sound and price.i use this with a hollow body bass and can go from the sound of a solid body to a hollow body. even produces the sounds of a tube amp.i'm very impressed by this compact amp.
I love this little amp--it sounds great for practice, especially in a small apartment, and I have to say, as a beginning bass player, I appreciate the deep rich sound, easy use, sounds great in the headphones, and picks up the lower end of the bass so well--thanks for a great price too.
The price is absolutely amazing, and provides good volume to get heard above other practice amps. Headphone jack makes it great to use when you need to be quieter and the auxiliary input is handy to practice along with recorded songs. My only issue with the amp is that it has a hard time with the E string. Doesn't put out as much volume at on about the first 3-4 frets.
I wanted a small just to use for practice. It fills the bill. service is top notch.
I'm using the amp to play at home and it's more than ok. I would say it's made for that purpose, and that's it. So if you're expecting to play with other people, maybe it's a bit short and you should look for something else.
But, as I said, fair enough for this money.
When you consider that this amplifier will cost you $79.99 with free shipping, you can't go wrong if you need a small practice amp that will give you enough volume for personal practice. Living in an apartment and not having the room to bring in one of my larger live performance amplfiers, yet needing something for personal rehearsal, this is the perfect amp. It's the right size, and considering it's only 15 watts with an 8" speaker it sounds pretty good. It doesn't have much in the bottom end, but hey... it's 15 watts with an 8" speaker. All in all... this was a great buy and I give it two thumbs up. It's perfect for my needs.
Disappointed, but then again, you get what you pay for.
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