Fender Expands Rumble Series Bass Amps for 2019
Fender expanded their Rumble series of bass amplifiers this year with a new combo called the Rumble LT25 as well as the Rumble 800 Head. Each unit was debuted at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show and will be hitting the market in March.
The 25-watt Rumble LT25 is pared down to a simple 3-band EQ and a collection of 50 presets for quickly setting your tone. The presets, which are shown on a 1.8″ display, span all genres and include 30 editable and 20 “hidden” presets. The settings also include 15 amp types and 20 effects ranging from distortion to touch wah. Other features include an onboard chromatic tuner, stereo inputs and outputs, a footswitch input, and USB connectivity.
Fender calls the Rumble 800 Head “ideal for players who want old-school vintage vibe and high-tech modern tones in the same easy-to-use amplifier.” Rated at 800 watts, the amp has a four-band EQ with Bright, Contour, and Vintage switches for more general tone shaping. A switchable drive section has Drive and Level controls while an XLR output offers a ground lift and pre/post EQ. For further connectivity, the Rumble 800 has an aux in, headphone output, and an effects loop. It also has the Rumble series patented magnetic locking system for securely sitting on top of a corresponding Rumble cabinet.
The Fender Rumble LT25 will carry a price of $199.99 with the Rumble 800 Head going for $599.99.
Fender Rumble LT25 Bass Combo Features:
|25-watt combo amplifier|
|Single 8″ bass speaker|
|Ported wooden cabinet|
|1.8″ color display|
|Stereo headphone output for silent practice|
Fender Rumble 800 Head Bass Amp Features:
|800-watt amplifier head; 5.8 lbs.|
|Switchable Overdrive circuit; four-band equalizer controls; three-button tone voicing|
|XLR Line Out (pre-Master) with ground lift switch|
|Stereo Aux input; stereo Headphone output|
|Compatible with patented Fender magnetic attachment system on all Rumble speaker cabinets|