Rumble 100

I’ve been Jonesing for a Rumble 100 for awhile, and thanks to the advice of a couple Bassbuzz members, I took the plunge. With my veterans discount, along with an additional discount that I squeezed out of the sales rep at GuitarCenter.com, I scored a Rumble 100 for $250.00. I picked it up today at my local store, and traded in my Rumble 25 for $39 cash. So my net price was $211.00. Not bad, considering I bought the Rumble 25 used for $50.00 four months ago.
I love the sound of it, and the features.
I’m looking forward to my neighbors coming over and congratulating me on getting a louder amp :smile:

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I’ve been tempted one for sale up the road, but since getting the DAI and B1on I’ve stopped playing through an amp. I’ll be interested to hear your impressions of it.

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Do you just play directly to a speaker connected to your Zoom?

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Congratulations @PamPurrs!! A great amp! Even though I play through an Ampeq BA-115…

Now you can REALLY…

Keep on Thumpin’!!
Lanny

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Headphones, and usually connected to the Mac. Actually haven’t used the B1on since getting the DAI. The sound is so much better than my practice amp - it’s hardly good enough to use as a table for my beer.

The Fender 100 is well reviewed and should do you for your first small gigs. :wink:

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@PamPurrs Good on you. You got a great deal there. Even the used ones I see go for more than that. You have built up quite a versatile selection of gear. I look forward to reading your reviews on all of it. :grinning:

First thing I noticed (in addition to the enhanced sound) is that it has an effects loop. I can plug the input and output of my Zoom (or a chain of effects pedals) into the two effects loop jacks, then plug my bass directly into the amp.
It also has a jack for a footswitch to turn the Overdrive on and off without having to reach down to the amp. The footswitch is now on my shopping list.

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You’ll lone the overdrive option with rhe footswitch @PamPurrs! I have one on my Ampeq and use it a lot!!

Keep on Thumpin’!
Lanny

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@PamPurrs a footswitch for the overdrive would bring you one more control available when you’re playing. you only can decide if it would be useful or not, it all depends if/how you use this overdrive :slight_smile:

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Good pick up there @PamPurrs, I’m a little jealous…I have a Rumble 40, which I don’t even get to use to it’s full volume potential living in my little condo and all, but the couple of times I’ve gotten out to play with friends in a non volume restrictive environment I would’ve liked a bit more juice to compete with my skinny string playing buddies. Enjoy!

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Congrats, I really like the Rumble series.

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Yeah this is my setup too (the picture I posted in the pedalboard thread is actually my entire sound chain, minus the bass.) I am liking it a lot, actually - I can play much more loudly this way and it sounds great. If anything, you can hear too much in the headphones. But that’s what cab sims are for.

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Just to clarify: it’s not a Rumble Studio, is it?

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Great news, @PamPurrs . . . and you got a good deal deal, too! :wink:

(they only gave me $38 for mine :laughing:)

All best, and wishing you many hours of enjoyment with it, Joe

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I have been meaning to start a topic about the used musical equipment market. It’s awesome for both buying and selling. As an example - I got $75 for my Rumble 25 :slight_smile:

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Hey, @howard :slight_smile: . . . good topic idea!

It seems that the “Guitar Center” chain goes by their own book values across the country. So a Rumble 25 trade-in value is $38 or $39. In my case, the amp was 3 months old, and Pam bought hers used already. I’m in Virginia, she’s in Arizona; so apparently, as long as the item works (they test it of course) they have a standard value for it.

You were my inspiration to buy used equipment, btw :wink: It can be chancy because there might not be any warranties, etc. but I did pretty well buying my Gibson bass that way.

All best, Joe

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I have a Rumble 40 Studio and think these amps are just great.
Very versatile.

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I should go try those current Rumble one day. I’m in a love/hate relashionship with my Ampeg, and I think I will have to switch to something else sooner or later. I’ll go try the current GK range too.

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The G-K MB200 and 500 look great to me.

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I’m more interrested by the RB but I’d like to test the MB series too :slight_smile:

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