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Fender Redesigns Rumble Series Bass Amps for 2014

Fender Rumble Series Bass Amp Lineup (2014)

Fender has completely revamped the Rumble Series of bass combo amplifiers into lighter and louder designs with more features. The new models are built with lightweight plywood enclosures with certain models featuring removable wooden grille frames, Eminence drivers, and upgraded compression tweeters.

Fender also re-engineered the circuitry to include a three-button voicing palette and a new footswitchable overdrive circuit. Other controls include a 4-band EQ with low and high mids.

Each Rumble unit is named for its power output. The Rumble 15, 25, and 40 all have solid-state power while the Rumble 100, 200, 200 Head, 500, and 500 Head have Class-D power. The stronger combos are also upgraded with Eminence drivers. Separate head unit versions of the 200 and 500 are available as well as a Rumble 4×10 cabinet and a Rumble 1×15 cabinet, rated at 1,000 watts and 600 watts, respectively.

The new Fender Rumble Series will carry retail prices ranging from $119 to $699.

Fender Rumble Series Bass Amp Demos:

Fender Rumble Series Bass Amp Photos:

Fender Rumble 500 Bass Combo Specs:

Amplifier Type:Class-D
Controls:Gain, Bright On/Off, Contour On/Off, Vintage On/Off, Drive, Overdrive On/Off, Level, Bass, Low-Mid, High-Mid, Treble, Master Volume
Wattage:500 Watts @ 4 ohms (with External Speaker), 350 Watts @ 8 ohms (Internal)
Effects Loop:1/4″ – (Send/Return)
Inputs:One – 1/4″
Auxiliary Input:1/8″ Stereo
Headphone Jack:1/8″ Stereo
Line Out:One – (XLR with Ground Lift)
Channels:One – (with Selectable Bright Switch, Contour, Vintage Switch and Overdrive)
Horn Tweeter:One – Compression Tweeter with On/Off Switch
Cabinet Material:Lightweight Plywood
Handle:Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
Speaker:Two – 10″ Eminence-Designed Ceramic Magnet
Impedance:8 ohms
MSRP:$699.99

Fender Rumble 200 Bass Combo Specs:

Amplifier Type:Class-D
Controls:Gain, Bright On/Off, Contour On/Off, Vintage On/Off, Drive, Overdrive On/Off, Level, Bass, Low-Mid, High-Mid, Treble, Master Volume
Wattage:200 Watts @ 4 ohms (with External Speaker), 140 Watts @ 8 ohms (Internal)
Effects Loop:1/4″ – (Send/Return)
Inputs:One – 1/4″
Auxiliary Input:1/8″ Stereo
Headphone Jack:1/8″ Stereo
Line Out:One – (XLR with Ground Lift)
Channels:One – (with Selectable Bright Switch, Contour, Vintage Switch and Overdrive)
Horn Tweeter:One – Compression Tweeter with On/Off Switch
Cabinet Material:Lightweight Plywood
Handle:Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
Speaker:One – 15″ Eminence-Designed Ceramic Magnet
Impedance:8 ohms
MSRP:$549.99

Fender Rumble 100 Bass Combo Specs:

Amplifier Type:Class-D
Controls:Gain, Bright On/Off, Contour On/Off, Vintage On/Off, Drive, Overdrive On/Off, Level, Bass, Low-Mid, High-Mid, Treble, Master Volume
Wattage:100 Watts @ 8 ohms
Effects Loop:1/4″ – (Send/Return)
Inputs:One – 1/4″
Auxiliary Input:1/8″ Stereo
Line Out:One – (XLR with Ground Lift)
Channels:One – (with Selectable Bright Switch, Contour, Vintage Switch and Overdrive)
Cabinet Material:Lightweight Plywood
Handle:Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
Speaker:One – 12″ Eminence-Designed Ceramic Magnet
Impedance:8 ohms
MSRP:$399.99

Fender Rumble 40 Bass Combo Specs:

Amplifier Type:Solid State
Controls:Gain, Bright On/Off, Contour On/Off, Vintage On/Off, Drive, Overdrive On/Off, Level, Bass, Low-Mid, High-Mid, Treble, Master Volume
Wattage:40 Watts @ 8 ohms
Inputs:One – 1/4″
Auxiliary Input:1/8″ Stereo
Headphone Jack:1/8″ Stereo
Line Out:One – (XLR with Ground Lift)
Channels:One – (with Selectable Bright Switch, Contour, Vintage Switch and Overdrive)
Handle:Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
Speaker:One – 10″ Fender Special Design
Impedance:8 ohms
MSRP:$249

Fender Rumble 25 Bass Combo Specs:

Amplifier Type:Solid State
Controls:Volume, Overdrive On/Off, Bass, Contour On/Off, Mid, Treble
Wattage:25 Watts @ 8 ohms
Inputs:One – 1/4″
Auxiliary Input:1/8″ Stereo
Headphone Jack:1/4″ Stereo
Channels:One – (with Selectable Contour and Overdrive)
Handle:Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
Speaker:One – 8″ Fender Special Design
Impedance:8 ohms
MSRP:$149

Fender Rumble 15 Bass Combo Specs:

Amplifier Type:Solid State
Controls:Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble
Wattage:15 Watts @ 8 ohms
Inputs:One – 1/4″
Auxiliary Input:1/8″ Stereo
Headphone Jack:1/4″ Stereo
Handle:Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
Speaker:One – 8″ Fender Special Design
Impedance:8 ohms
MSRP:$119

Fender Rumble 410 Bass Cabinet Specs:

Power:1000 watts (Program), 500 watts (Continuous) Handling Capability
Horn Tweeter:One – Compression Tweeter with Full/Off/6dB Switch
Material:Lightweight Plywood
Weight:62.5 lbs
Speakers:Four 10″ Eminence Ceramic Magnet Speakers
Impedance:8 Ohms
MSRP:$549.99

Fender Rumble 115 Bass Cabinet Specs:

Power:600 watts (Program), 300 watts (Continuous) Handling Capability
Horn Tweeter:One – Compression Tweeter with Full/Off/6dB Switch
Material:Lightweight Plywood
Speakers:One 15″ Eminence-Designed Ceramic Magnet Speaker
Impedance:8 Ohms
MSRP:$399.99

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Wayne Renardson

Wayne Renardson

Pity the Fender Rumble amps are described as “lighter weight” but they fail to give the weight of each amp except the 410 at 62+ lbs. No thanks.