Fender Rumble 75
Fender Rumble 75

Rumble 75, Bass Guitar Combo Amp from Fender in the Rumble series.

kumablues 04/06/2012

Fender Rumble 75 : kumablues's user review

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The Fender Rumble 75 combo has is a transistor, as the name says it delivers 75 watts into 8 ohms, it is equipped with an HP 12 "Fender signed up cash 100 Watts.

Designed to "tilt back" it can tilt backward for better sound dispersion.

On the front are:
A passive bass input jack
An input jack for active bass
1 volume knob
Section 1 "overdrive" with a gain knob, a knob mixing between sound "clear" and a saturated and "push / push" to activate or deactivate the section.
A management section mediums called "shape" with two buttons "push / push" to boost the first medium, for the second dig.
Equalization section 1 (Low / Medium Low / Medium High / Acute)
1 RCA input "in the" to connect an external audio device (an odd choice 3'15 stereo input jack would have been more "modern")
1 headphone jack (which mutes the HP when headphones are connected)
1 Line Out (which does not intersect the HP when connected) for connection to console or multitrack recorder.
Entered for a footswitch to activate / deactivate the "overdrive
A switch for on / off


configuration simpler just plug in a bass, turn the amp with EQ knobs to noon and turning up the volume.
After just make some adjustments rather obvious, test management section of mediums, possibly part overdrive (personally I do not use it in my sound then activate one or two times to test).

Honestly not need the manual as the settings speak for themselves. It takes no more than 10 minutes to go around and therefore the opportunities we quickly find the sound you need.

The settings are effective and moving a few percent lower adjustment knob really affects the sound.

In my case I set the EQ as follows: 60% Low Medium Low Medium High 50% 50% 60% Acute, I used the digging of mediums to slap ... and basta :)


The sounds are quite varied, I use it with a Squier Precision (classic vibe 60), a Squier VM Jazz Bass fretted and JB VM Frettless and without changing the settings one can easily perceive differences in sound.

I play mainly Rock Rhythm n Blues tint and Blues, the setting and its suited me so well that I can simply play with the tone knob of the bass to move from her Rhythm n Blues way to present a more rock, one based on the medium punch and bang, a slap on his way to 70's / 80's (Tony Oppenheim when I'm on accuracy, so with Louis Johnson Jazz bass)

The bass is well defined and not dribbling, the midrange is well managed and this acute without being brilliant. In short a well-balanced, I can send him a little bit of boost with a compressor pedal, the beast cash, supplies and does not flinch.

In short it's cool :)


I've had almost a year and no surprises since.
I use it in rehearsal and concert on the rehearsals, with the chance of not working with a lumberjack, but with a drummer whose versatile and precise strike, the 75 watts are more than enough (I have recordings to prove it ! arf!). If I had to play with a drummer more "brutal" I'd be directed to the 150 watts it is obvious.
Live in bar of sufficient magnitude and issued his well-defined, outdoor concert, taking line out is a real treat for sound engineers (not to install micro) and serves more than adequate return.

In short a quality / price ratio more than satisfactory, its power may seem a little "bastard" (not enough for rehearsals and concerts, and too much for the home games) but ultimately if your primary need is not a crazy power amp you have there a cheap, robust and reliable with a sound and a more user comfort as a result.

Listed sound my heart would look for a more Ampeg Ampeg but with the same budget that proposed a material less seduced me ... no worries, I found the amp I needed!