I was curious if anyone else has this amp. Josh did a review for the rumble 40 and I probably should have just bought that one. I’m still very happy with the tone.
From memory, the 40 and 100 are pretty much the same, apart from output levels and speaker size. Either is a great amp. The 100 can be used at small gigs (unless you have a hardcore drummer), but the 40 probably can’t.
I think the 100 has an effect loop which the 40 doesn’t.
Yep, you’re right. That particular feature didn’t matter to me and I was going to get a 200+ gigging amp, so went with the 40. Happy with that as a practice amp.
Yes, I started with a Rumble 25 and traded it in for the Rumble 100 . . .
Very happy with it so far As @Timberfist points out, it does have effects in and out jacks, but I haven’t used them yet. Also has a footswitch jack that can toggle the overdrive circuit on and off.
Just last week I was tempted by a new 100 that was only £30 more than the 40. Seemed like a very small difference and it made me wonder why. Interested to hear anybody’s thoughts on it.
The 40 has the footswitch too. The 40+ are very similar because they share the same head from what I recall. Just slightly different jacks, speakers, etc.
The amp heads share the same preamp. The amps are obviously different though.
I find this amp interresting. might be tempted, if I sell the Ampeg. I’d prefer something smaller and lighter, as I’m not giging now. also I’d like a smaller speaker than 15".
but I’d have to test the Fender (and sell the Ampeg anyway) first.
The Studio 40 does.
I’ve not used it on mine though.
yes have the 100, great tone,
the 3 effects are nice, but i hardly use them,
has an effects loop indeed, but i put my pedals before the input,
i find the overdrive so so (or i did not play it loud enough )
for the eq, just cutting high and doing the rest on the bass and pedal
using the XLR line out to a mixer for playback on PC/recording, it has the draw back that the volume on the XLR is also controlled by the volume on the amp, that is the only negative point i have
very happy with it
some effects work better in front of the amp, others in the loop. an overdrive is better in front, usually the goal being to push the preamp
was refering to the build in overdrive
ok sorry !
@Marcel I was just playing around with the overdrive, and yeah, it looks as if you really have to crank the volume up to get it. There may be a “sweet spot” combination of the Master, Gain, and overdrive controls also. Would need to experiment a little more to find it.
The “Vintage” filter is the only effect I use… . .
My favorite of the voicings is having both Vintage and Contour engaged together. Not a fan of Bright though. I didn’t realize at first you could have multiples engaged, but that makes sense I guess or it would be a 3-way switch instead of individual buttons.
BTW, the Rumble Club on talkbass has tons of info in the first post. I find that site a bit elitist, but it can be good for reference material.
Contour is great, it’s a nice mid scoop. Used it all the time on my 25.
I think the overdrive is actually pretty good for a warm, vintage style OD. It takes a lot to make it really distort but it gives a nice overdriven tone when not distorting, which is more of the point of it on the amp I think.
I sometimes wish I’d went with the 40 because the 100 rattles my windows a bit, but I wanted something a little bigger just in case.
I like vintage and contour also. Bright if I played punk with a pick. I’m really happy with the weight and tone.
Rattling windows is probably just a volume thing. Whole having a 40 caps your max volume, a 100 at volume 4 or something is probably a 40 at Max volume. Try turning your 100 down.
If the rattling is a frequency thing, it is unlikely that the 40 would be any different.