Fender Rumble Bass AmpFender’s Rumble Bass Amps have been re-engineered to be much more accessible and portable for every level of player. The Weight has been drastically reduced, and the unit has been compacted into an easy to carry size for transport or stacking.
With seismic sound and up to date features ready for the stage. The stylish Rumble combo pumps a pure and unmistakable Fender bass tone. Model # 2370500000 As Always you can get these products and many more at the lowest price online right here at D.
This is my third Rumble V3 bass amp that I have purchased and the 200 is my favorite. I also own the Rumble 100 and also owned a Rumble 500 combo which I had sold because I wanted to get a new bass guitar instead.
I actually prefer the sound of fifteen inch speakers over the tens. The Rumble 200 is surprisingly loud since it is only 120 watts without an extension cabinet. The fifteen inch speaker sounds clear and warm and is the same speaker used in the Rumble 115 extension cabinet which is rated at 300 watts continuous power.
The speaker is a Chinese-made Eminence but don’t let that deter you from getting this amp. It sounds great and is well matched to the cabinet and amplifier. It also has a HF horn but I keep that off since there are plenty of highs from the speaker itself.
I play fingerstyle and don’t do any tapping or slapping since most of the songs that I play doesn’t require it. The amp section has a 4 band EQ with 3 voicing buttons for Bright, Contour (mid-scoop) and the Vintage which I like and sounds good at lower volumes but will self-adjust as the volume is increased.
It adds a nice warmth with some low-end boost and high-end cut with additional compression. The voicing buttons can be used in any combination. The DI is post-EQ only and does not have a level control but works well and sounds good.
It also has provisions for a headphone or plugging in a MP3 player for jamming along with recordings. There’s also an effects send and return and footswitch jack if you want to control the overdrive that way which can also be operated with the button on the control panel.
I don’t use the overdrive which isn’t too bad at lower levels but don’t expect it to sound like an all-tube bass amp cranked up. The cabinet is relatively compact and considered lightweight at about 34 pounds.
Having been a bass player for 50 years I have used them all, and I have used Peavey and Fender mostly. I tested this 200W 15″ and the 500W – 2-10″ combo when I set out to buy a new amp. I read all the reviews on here and I have to say that some miss the mark.
Forget about watts and power; this amp is really loud and very deep in bass. It will fill any bar or hall you can play with a great deep sound. The three selection buttons on here DO make a difference in the sound.
The vintage produces a fatter deeper sound than just the normal mode. Without this, the bass is weak, even on full 10 setting. It does sound a lot like the old 4-12″ cabinet I used to use in the 70-80’s period.
It can do any style of music you play. From Jazz to Acid Rock. You can do smooth or slap with this amp/combo. The groups I play with do all forms of music, and do all kinds of venues from raucous bars to wine tastings, so I needed an amp that would perform in every situation and this one did it.
The other selection button that I use is the contour. I really like this setting when I have to fill a loud bar setting with deep bass. The contour setting adds the deepness to every string on my 4 string bass.
I hate having deep bass only on the E and A strings. Then when playing on the D and G strings, it comes up a little skinny and bright. With the contour setting on you get the deep bass of the E string even on the G string.
So this opens up the fret board a lot. You can go all across the neck at the G 3rd fret and stay in that 2 fret area and play the scale of G in a deep warm tone, instead of moving up and down E and A strings to find that tone.
The one setting on the amp that I like the most is the the Low Mid knob. Now you can bring up the deeper tone for the A and D strings without making the mid-range come out hollow sounding. This is a big improvement over the Peavey amps I have now and have used in the past.
For bassists everywhere at all levels, Rumble bass combos are re engineered to be astoundingly compact, portable and lightweight, with seismic Fender bass tone and stage worthy features. The stylish Rumble 40 combo pumps 40 watts of pure Fender bass tone.
Light and loud, it s built with great features including classic Fender styling, 10 speaker, overdrive circuit, versatile three button voicing and more. A great combo for any bassist.
It is a mighty leap forward in the evolution of portable bass amps. The new combo delivers huge, booming low end without losing clarity. Along with the twin 10″ Eminence-designed speakers, it houses useful features and easy to use controls, including 500/350W power levels, aux input, headphone output, vintage tone switch, contour on/off, bright on/off and an FX loop.
These are lighter and louder than ever, with even more power and a classic Fender vibe. A newly developed foot-switchable overdrive circuit and versatile three-button voicing palette deliver powerful tones ideal for any gig.
The Amp is very versatile sounds great at low volume and sounds great at high volume. I like the horn feature when slapping. I have 2 passive bass guitars and an active bass. The active base which is an Ibanez sounds amazing not to say the passive guitars don’t sound great but the active bass can crack windows thru this 500 Rumble it’s rock n roll heaven.
This can be a great practice Amp as well as a great gigging Amp. It looks great and is easy to tote around. I have a Rumble 100 as well, the 500 isn’t much larger than the 100 but sounds so much better.
Love this Amp you can get so many sounds out of this amp. Shop around on line and look for a deal. You won’t be sorry buying this Amp. Highly recommend.
Alto Music – Why you should buy the Fender Rumble V3 15 watt bass combo Huge Fender bass tone in a compact format. Classic silver grill cloth keeps a vintage vibe to the look. Perfect for taking on-the-go to jam sessions.
1/8″ Aux input for connecting your mp3 player or phone to jam along to your favorite songs. New soft touch radio knobs keeps your tweaking comfortable. Simple layout makes awesome tones easy to dial in.
5 year manufacturers warrantyFender has been at the forefront of instrument amplification for a long time. They continue to deliver the goods with the Rumble V3 15 watt bass combo amp. Do not be deceived by the size, good things come in small packages.
Great Fender tone in a portable format makes this an ideal buy for the bassist who’s frequently traveling to jam sessions or practices. This is also a great starting point for beginner bass players who don’t want to compromise on quality.
I got this little amp for practicing song sets with our church’s Praise Team. That is to say I practice at home and play along with videos or CDs. I don’t feel like moving my 300+ pounds of Acoustic stack into the stereo room which also doubles as a workshop of sorts.
This amp is a lightweight at about 16 pounds and is very easy to move around the house if need be. As for the sound, it has 15 watts and an 8-inch speaker. If you want to get big, booming bass out of it, I’m going to laugh in your face — repeatedly.
I don’t want to blast my neighbors with my Conklin 7-string either, so this bass is all and everything I want and need for my purposes. I think the price is very reasonable. I’m also trusting the Fender name to mean something in the reliability zone, too.
This is the second one I’ve bought now. I use them for my Alesis SR16 drum machine when I do a solo act. I run the left and right outputs from the drum machine to them, get them off the floor and separated a little, and even with only 15 watts each I get good coverage in small venues(100 to 200 people).
They have ample tonal range to get a pretty good sounding drum kit. I was surprised how well the kick drum sounds out of that little speaker, that’s why I only got one to start with, I wanted to see how well it would work for what I planned to use it for.
I’ve played Bass as well as guitar for many years so of course I had to plug my Bass into it to see how it sounded. It’s a practice amp plain and simple. It will let you hear your Bass, and it will get loud, but 15 watts will not keep up with anything.
For someone just starting out on the Bass this would make a good choice for a first amp but don’t think you can take it to your buddy’s house if he’s using a 100 watt guitar amp, you won’t be heard. I say that reviewing this Fender amp but that applies to ANY company’s low output amplifier.
My stage rig is 800 watts. Overkill? possibly, but I will be heard! I can always turn it down. As I said I use these amps for a drum machine. I use a small guitar amp and a 100 watt pa for a solo act in small venues and they work great for my use.
The Fly 3 bass is a compact, innovative mini amp that that gives you huge tone on the go. Combining two selectable channels, A continuously variable mid-cut EQ, sub bass and a compressor for ultimate control over your dynamics; it’s the perfect take-anywhere amp for your bass guitar, phone or tablet.
The fly 3 bass also comes with an MP3/ line in jack Built-in, allowing you to connect to your MP3 player, mobile phone, laptop, tablet etc. And jam along to your favorite tracks; the speaker emulated output jack can also be used with headphones or for recording.
You can combine the fly 3 bass with the fly 103 to create a 6 watt stereo Bass guitar amp set-up. The pair of them linked together create one An amazing portable speaker system, for your PC or computer speakers to play your music through.
Warning: power cord is not included! This thing can run on battery or power cord, but it takes 6 AA batteries, so running it on battery all the time would be extremely unpractical and expensive. The power cord is sold separately for $33! What a freaking scam.
You think you’re getting a good deal with this thing until you realize you’re actually gonna be spending 50% more than the advertised price if you want something so simple as a power cord. The box does not say anything about it not including a power cord.
It says it can run on power cord or battery, and conveniently fails to mention you will be buying this amp half over again to power it by cord. I actually like the sound of this little thing and the built in gain sounds great for what it is.
But I’m going to return it and get another amp as I need one with a power cord and this company is obviously extremely shady, purposely deceiving their customers, attempting to force them into additional purchases just to achieve basic functionality.
I chose this at the store over another more expensive more well known brand because it seemed to have basically the same features for a cheaper price. Well the joke’s on me, because the nicer one is actually cheaper since it comes with a dang power cord.
Such a scam Blackstar deceiving people into thinking they are the cheaper option, only to charge an outrageous totally ridiculous price for something every single other legitimate brand out there includes with the amp as a matter of course.
Thanks for the cheap 3rd world batteries you included, Blackstar, but I’d rather have a power cord. Will never be buying from this brand again.
Very fine practice amp. Super lightweight and portable. Works on AA batteries or with a 4. 5v adaptor (which is a bit of a pain to find, so far I am just using batteries). Great sound, from clean to overdrive.
The echo effect is also nice to have – it is subtle but adds color and depth. I honestly did not expect this to be that great, I took a chance even though I really wanted the (slightly) more expensive Boss Katana Mini.
But I have no regrets purchasing this and am quite happy with it.
I was very pleasantly surprised and the range of EQ and the control of compression the Fly 3Bass gives me, not only a great practice amp but mic it up through a PA and it sounds amazing. Great running on batteries (last about 12 hours) or mains.
I did a back garden set with couple of friends on acoustic guitars me on electric bass via Fly 3 and it sounded really good so i am very pleased with my purchase. Only thing i had to do was back off tone and bass enhancer on my active bass as it slightly overpowered the amp but i get that on my stage rig as well so expected that.
The all-new HD15 Bass Combo packs Hartke’s patented HyDrive speakers into a sleek combo design for small venues, rehearsal spaces and bedroom practice sessions, and capable of greatly enriching your low-end tone.
The HD15 also maintains Hartke’s commitment to producing high-quality bass amplification with exceptional durability. – The HyDrive Design – The HD15 (15 watts, 6. 5″ driver) employs Hartke’s patented HyDrive Speaker Technology that offers a carefully crafted hybrid (half paper, half aluminum) cone bass speaker.
By combining the warmth and roundness of paper with the punch and attack of aluminum, the HyDrive design produces serious tone that is ideal for bass players of all genres and styles. – Solid, with Style – Packed with professional features, the HD15 combo is designed to be user-friendly and reliable for players of all levels.
The combo offers Volume, Bass, Mid and Treble controls on its top-mounted amplifier panel, allowing for easy adjustments. It also features an 1/8″ stereo Aux input for playing along with your favorite tracks via an MP3 player and a 14″ headphone output for more intimate practice sessions.
In addition, the – Power: 15W (solid state)Speaker: 1 x 6. 5 HyDrive paper/aluminum hybrid driver – Controls: 3-band EQ, volume – Built-in limiter – Aux. input – Headphone output – Metal grille.
I got this for recording in my studio and could not be happier. This thing manages to have thick, punchy tone with natural compression from such a tiny driver. I was able to record directly from an SM57 pointed a the cab and get usable tone with no pedals and no post-processing.
Honestly, I am very impressed, and it’s the tone I have been chasing for a while. I A/B’d this with the Fender Rumble 15 and there was just no comparison, despite the Fender having an 8″ driver compared to Hartke’s 6.
5″. Obviously this is not an amp designed for most live performances, but it seems like it would be loud enough for quiet practice sessions or small, intimate venues.
Based on online reviews, I was excited to order the Hartke HD15 combo amp. Shipping was extremely fast. Unfortunately, When I unpacked the amp and went to plug in the power cord I discovered the control panel was not attached to the cabinet.
It was missing the mounting screws and looks like it was also supposed to be fixed to the cabinet with glue but it was not. I am returning the amp and will try one from another manufacturer.
There have been many small bass amplifiers on the market, yet none have sounded like their full-sized counterparts until now. Trace Elliot introduces Trace ELF Combos, taking the finest speaker components and delivering on big tone, all in an ultralight, ultraportable package that players can carry in one hand.
Both units are purpose-built to amplify the player’s skill and the tone of their instrument, while being expandable and flexible to meet the needs of the setting. For instance, when it’s time for a big gig, take an ELF Combo and simply use the ultra-quiet Trace DI to easily send the optimized tone to the house.
The Trace DI is ideal for recording applications as well. The magic of the ELF Combo is in the built-in Trace Elliot ELF ultra-compact bass amplifier. Weighing just 1. 6 pounds and able to fit inside a back pocket, the ELF is the most portable, gig-worthy amp the industry has ever seen.
Upon its release, users were impressed with the ELF’s solid, fan-cooled 200 W RMS at 4 ohm impedance. The panel offers plenty of options, including a wide-range input gain control with signal-level indicator and 3-band rotary equalizer that emulates the response of classic Trace Elliot multi-band graphic EQ filters.
Ultra-high preamp input impedance, at more than 10 mega ohms, provides maximum sensitivity when using passive pickups, while the post EQ balanced XLR DI output with ground lift sends classic Trace Elliot tone to a mixing console or recording device.
A 1/4″ headphone output allows for quiet practice. The ELF amp proved that good things come in small packages, and now it’s gotten even better with Trace ELF Combos, enabling bass players to be even more gig-ready.
I bought this combo to cut down on size and weight, and I was just hoping it would produce a satisfactory ‘on-stage’ sound. Going from my previous combo ( 64 lbs, ) to this one ( 18 lbs ) was quite a difference in weight and size, so I fully expected to be sacrificing sound ( or at least volume ).
But it sounds GREAT, better than my other combo which I was previously very satisfied with- great tone, good low end and plenty of volume for my needs ( acoustic duo that usually runs everything through mains for larger venues).
I have actually used it without going through the mains at a small outside event and it was still powerful enough to be heard well, without even pushing it’s capabilities. Not quite enough power to use with a full rock band in a larger venue unless you go through the mains, but that’s what the direct out is for.
Fantastic. I already have the Elf 1×10 Cab and the Elf amplifier head which are both awesome especially for their size. In my experience combos don’t live up to the sound experience of separate cabs and amps and are often much cheaper.
That is not the case with the Elf combo, it’s every bit as good as it’s namesake separates and a lot more convenient to use. Also the Elf amp head runs quite hot being so small, this has never been a problem it’s just an observation.
The Elf combo in contrast runs perfectly cool. MJ.
From the diamond grille cloth and basket-weave vinyl wrap to the vintage chicken-head knobs, the VOX Pathfinder Bass 10 shows off its Vox pedigree. In spite of its compact design, the Pathfinder Bass 10 boasts 10 watts of power pushing a pair of 5″ VOX Bulldog speaker for a powerful bass sound.
In addition to the Bass and Treble controls, the Bright switch adds an edgy boost to the upper harmonics. Turning up the Drive control provide a modern, warm bass distortion that adds character and vitality to the tone.
A headphone/line output jack is also provided for silent practice, and for direct recording.
The Vox AC10C1 is everything I was hoping it to be. The amp has more than enough volume & gain on tap for home use, recording and small gigs. I’ve tried voxy type pedals that don’t even compete with the AC10.
I love this amp. You’ve got to have that specific Vox tone in mind, and I would recommend something else as a first tube amp if your after versatility, but for that signature Vox tone this things perfect.
I don’t color this amp with pedals, there’s no reason to. Plays well with all of my guitars and looks so classy. LOUD for 10 watts, with a lot of very useable tones. I love this thing with telecasters the most.
The gain knob sounds good at low volumes but to be honest, this amp wants to be cranked at a reasonable level. If your just a home player and are on the fence between the AC15 or the AC10, just pull the trigger on the AC10, you won’t feel as if it’s lacking.
The Micro-VR head delivers 200W of pure Ampeg tone, in a package that could practically fit in your pocket. This deceptively small head provides the looks of the classic SVT-VR that made the original famous in the 1970s.
A balanced direct out, -15dB pad, on-board limiter and dual speaker outs offer tremendous versatility whether on stage, or in the studios. The 1/8 stereo input and output let you easily integrate an MP3 player for practice or recording.
Pair it with the companion SVT-210AV cab for a fully gigable, but super micro rig. Great sound, unmatched portabilitysmall wonder, its an Ampeg.
The Hartke LH Series Bass Amplifier with 2 x 320W(4ohms) Output Power utilizes a Class A tube preamp and a straight forward user interface to complement the generous power handing and rugged design that’s ideal forgigging musicians.
The Hartke LH Series Bass Amplifier has a classic 12Ax7 Class A tube front-end design with a solid-state output. Trick out the Bass and Treble shelving to give its warm tone an edge or use the Brite and Limiter switches to further sculpt your sound.
Its intuitive front panel design also makes adjustmentson the fly a breeze. Although the Hartke LH Series Bass Amplifier is a perfect complement to the HyDrive Series Bass Cabinets, it also works as a seamless accompaniment to any bass speaker on the market.
Obviously a head with this kind of power is perfect for gigging musicians in any number of live applications, which is made sure that the Hartke LH Series Bass Amplifier is as durable as it is versatile and powerful.
With a 2-rackspace, metal frame chassis, steel faceplate and handles, this amp is made for the road. The Hartke LH Series Bass Amplifier’s raw, reliable power is also perfect for additional shaping through your effects console or stompbox.
With all the necessary features for complete tonal control, along with ample power and rugged design, the LH1000 will ensure your bass playing receives the positive attention it deserves.
I bought 2 of these heavily used back in 2016. I’ve had them fall out of the back of my Subaru Outback at my friend’s house for an after-party, after a gig on a rainy night. Took the tops off, made sure they were dry, fired them up and they still work fine after hours of sitting on wet ground in the rain.
These amps are simple, easy to use, ultra affordable, and junkyard-dog-tough. The design isn’t complicated so small repairs are easy to take on yourself (I repaired a burned wire to the cooling fan in 30 seconds with a soldering gun and shrink wrap).
Whether you’ve been playing for 3 decades and are looking to simplify your rig, or, you’ve been playing a few years and you need a solid practice amp that’s also just as good for the stage – buy this amp.
Whether you need a main gigging amp, or, a simple, reliable backup for on-stage emergencies that will transition seamlessly into your rig – buy this amp. I’ve played a myriad of brands through this amp; Gibson, Fender, Wal, Carl Thompson, Conklin, Yamaha, Charvel, Kala, Rickenbacker, Lakland – it handles them all and maintains what makes those brands sound iconic very well.
It handles active, passive, 18v preamp, 9v preamp, any pedals you plug in the front or the FX loop. You’re not going to find that kind of versatility, clarity, simplicity, and power out of anything else for just a few hundred bucks.
Been playing 40 years ,owned a lot of heads over the years. This is a good head especially for the price. Very powerful , I power 4×10 and a 1×15 Markbass cabs. Had a Markbass 800 tube head that died after 6 years and this is way more power than that.
I’d say if ya doin rock and new countryish stuff this is great. Jazz , funkyer stuff. I might like the Markbass better. My 1st week impression it’s kinda in-between my old gallien krueger RB and a Markbass head.
Analog desing and ported cabinet Cabsim headphone output, AUX input and chromatic tuner Powerful active parametric EQ You wouldn’t compromise your bass sound with the band, so why should practising at home be any different? Whilst the Crush Bass 25 may be the smallest model in the Crush Bass amp range, it still retains the warm and rounded tonal character that make Orange Amps the choice of some of the worlds most iconic bass players.
This 25 Watt combo features an all-analogue signal path, a ported cabinet for improved low end response plus a highly responsive active EQ section. Like the rest of the Crush Bass range, the amps variable parametric mid band allows for unlimited control over a broad range of frequencies in addition to the bass and treble.
Dial in a massive range of classic bass tones or create your own. With an integrated tuner, an aux. input for backing tracks and a headphone output with our CabSim circuitry, the Crush Bass 25 is the perfect miniature rig for all players on which to hone their tone.
Excellent little bass amp! I own much more expensive amps. Lots of them. In fact I have the 50-watt 1×12″ Glenn Hughes signature edition of the current Orange Crush combo amp lineup and it is a FANTASTIC amp! I love it! But this is my go-to bass amp.
Since I bought this as just the chassis, (who knows what happened to the lil 1×8″ enclosure it was originally housed in), I mounted it in an ABS version of an ammo box I bought at Wal-Mart for $5. 94 and wired up a speaker jack so I can run various cabs.
Typically I use a 1×15″ + a 2×8″. That’s the optimal sound. It’ WAY loud for a 25-watt amp. The tone is excellent! And since it is now a ‘head’ its super portable and kinda an unexpected surprise. You’ll have to check out the pics.
Anyways, since this is from the previous lineup from the 2010’s I’m guessing you could probably find one of these in a flea market or pawn shop or here on ebay for a steal. And having owned many, many bass amps over the years: combos, heads, rack-mount, etc all of them more watts than this little amp, I have to say it packs a punch.
Definitely a sleeper. And if you know how to use your gear, the fact that it’s only 25 watts shouldn’t be a problem. You can always slave other larger amps. Even multiple amps and run as many speaker cabinets as you need.
Yeah it doesn’t have an effects loop. That’s a short-coming, but hey it’s intended to be a little practice amp, plus the way I use it, I can insert effects between its lineout and whatever other power amps I’m using, so I can easily overcome that shortcoming.
Also, it has no built-in tuner as the current Orange Crush combo amps do. I think you can find a way to tune-up. If not you’ve got more fundamental problems to address. Anyways, this little amp came as a pretty big surprise! Yeah, I love Orange amps and knew the newer, bigger, endorsed model rocked, but I had no idea this one would be so f-ing cool! Buy one if you come across it.
If you’re disappointed, then either I got the ‘magical’ one, or you lack imagination, or you have poor taste.
I just acquired the Crush Bass 50 yesterday. Over the years, I have a habit of mixing and matching guitar and bass gear. I am currently running a 6 string baritone guitar tuned to B-flat with hot Seymour Duncan pickups (Distortion/Jazz).
The 1st thing I notice with this combo amp is, of the many amp I have used over the years, this gives me superb articulation between notes. With other guitar and bass amps, I have not noticed as much clarity when playing chords.
I think that means playing precision is necessary when using the Crush Bass 50. 2 of my favorite features from 2 of my favorite Boss pedals: 1. ) Parametric midrange, like the MT-2 Metal Zone – having this much control over the midrange means this unit can be tuned to match the room and the rest of my gear.
2. ) Gain/blend, like the ODB-3 Bass Overdrive – I have always loved being able to mix my clean tone back in with my distorted tone. The distortion tone is obviously tuned for bass guitars. With my baritone guitar, it sounds much like a super heavy overdrive/ fuzz.
This means it’s great for lead guitar and smoother rhythms. On the other hand, it sounds too fuzzy and “bouncy” for tight, chunky, palm-muted rhythms with heavy distortion. My last amp was an early ’90s USA Peavey Bandit.
That amp was much better suited to metal rhythms. This Orange amp just brings in so much creativity with the blend and parametric midrange features. This amp is also smaller and much lighter than the Peavey – slightly quieter, also.
It’s perfect for my current bedroom rockstar needs!.
I’ve been in the music scene my whole life, grew up in a family of musicians, along with cousins, uncles and aunts that played too, some are still playing! My younger days as a kid I started off playing drums then in my late thirties played the guitar then ukulele.
As I’m now in my middle sixties staying home with this COVID19 thing, there wasn’t a lot to do so now I’ve concentrated on getting a new toy, a Fender Jazz Bass. I’m new to the instrument so my toughest decision was deciding on what bass amp to get, did a lot of research and ended up getting this Orange crush 100 bass combo.
This is a very good looking unit, love that Orange, what I like about this amp is the dials, pretty straight forward, plain and simple and it features the pretty little icons above them, can’t go wrong with that and 100 watts is just perfect for just “at home” playing but if I had to take it out for some jam sessions there would be more than enough power to be noticed.
I’ve had this amp for about 1 1/2 months still playing with the settings, I Iike the “tuning” LED feature that is built in the amp, now the cons; 1: kind of on the heavy side weighting in at 53 lbs a bit too much for me I guess just being lazy, and 2: being that I live in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, “Hawaii” there was NO FREE SHIPPING and it cost an arm and maybe part of a leg for this thing to get here.
The 100-watt Ampeg Rocket Bass RB-112 combo bass amp offers unparalleled performance, stunning ’60s-style looks, and a robust feature set in a light and portable package making it the ideal amp for practicing, performing, and recording.
Like its legendary larger siblings, the RB-112 combo offers classic Ampeg 3-band EQ and Ultra Hi/Ultra Lo switches, which tone aficionados know are critical to sculpting the perfect bass sound. Plus, a newly designed switchable Super Grit Technology overdrive circuit with independent Grit and Level controls adds warm and gutsy growl.
An auxiliary input lets you play along with external audio, while a headphone output ensures you’ll be able to practice whenever you like. The XLR direct output provides a professional connection to a P.
A. or recorder. 100 watts 12″ Custom Eminence speaker Vintage styling with modern features Ampeg Legacy preamp Super Grit Technology (SGT TM ) overdrive Auxiliary input and headphone output XLR direct output 25.
9 lbs. (11. 75 kg) The Ampeg RB112 100-Watt Rocket Bass Combo Amp is both a great gigging and practice amp all wrapped in one package. With its big and powerful sound, the RB112 is a small and lightweight option for anyone needing to travel with an amp.
Sick of risking noise violations? The Ampeg Micro-CL Stack is the bass amplifier combo you’ve been waiting for. The Micro-CL Stack gives you the real sound of an Ampeg SVT bass amp but at volume levels your family and neighbors will appreciate.
It’s made up of two parts a 100-watt solid-state head and a punchy yet appropriately quiet 2 x 10″ matching cabinet. And when you need to go totally silent just plug in a pair of headphones.
This is a total disappointment. Poor quality! Got my first one. Played 2 times before cracking and buzzing by itself. Guitar center returned no questions asked after a test. Got the second one. It was even worse.
Gave it back and bought a Fender. Very unfortunate. Love the size and setup. Just poorly made.
Built specifically for the bass guitar, the Bass Block 800 represents the culmination of years of research and development. Unlike many of today’s compact bass amps, the Bass Block 800 is not simply an existing consumer-grade power module married to a pre-amp, but a comprehensive power system that responds dynamically and musically to the player’s instrument and touch.
Pat Quilter’s first amp was built in 1967 for his brother’s bass player, and great bass tone remains a key passion. The modern bass is a full-range instrument, with much different dynamic requirements than electric guitar.
Low frequencies require more horsepower to move air, and the instrument demands percussive response without bottoming out or obtrusive limiting. The Bass Block provides 800 “real watts” to build on, and the preamp is optimized to make the best use of that power, providing more effective headroom with less stress on the speakers.
Unique bass-specific EQ controls allow the bassist to quickly dial in a wide range of tones to match any instrument, and a special 2-stage limiter prevents bottoming out without suppressing dynamic response and feel.
A Master control allows the peak power point to be adjusted to safely power any size of speaker, from giant stacks down to compact studio units. A prolonged field testing program has confirmed that every component in the Bass Block 800 is focused on creating the ultimate musical instrument for bass players.
You will feel it every moment of every gig. Effortless, powerful, and exacting tone at your fingertips. The ultimate tool in your arsenal.
The band I’m in plays Hard Rock/Metal. Got this as a backup to my SVT 7 pro. Loved it but started having problems so I tried out the BB800 at the next rehearsal. I use 1 sometimes 2 Markbass Ninja 122 cabs.
Power & clarity for an amp head at any weight were just awesome! Love the simple 2 knob EQ for easy dialing in of tones. When I need a specific sound, I leave the EQ flat and use it as a power amp and use a preamp for the sound I want (Sansamp, Subway, MXR, Darkglass, MB60, etc.
) or just add on an EQ pedal. Handles 2ohms no problem and it’s ready to travel to work in any voltage in any country without having to modify the interior electronics. All you need is the correct IEC power for that countries voltage and you’re ready for a world tour.
Not to mention you don’t need a flight/anvil case for travel! Sling it over your shoulder, stick it in a backpack/duffle bag or even your suitcase. Unfortunately, you’ll still have to get flight cases for your cabs, lol.
I’m so happy with it and although I’ll probably never need it, I just got another BB800 as a backup to my current main, the BB800.
I have a mixed review. I originally bought this amp because of the great reputation QSC products have had over the years under Pat Quilter’s leadership – well-designed, highly-regarded products at a reasonable price, especially in the amplifier category.
In the months I’ve used the Bass Block, it’s been reliable and works without strain when I connect two cabinets, one at 4 Ohm and one at 8. That’s a load of at least 2. 67 Ohm, which is impressive. It never heats up, never shuts down.
Bottom line: this amp has been bulletproof. The amp is light – about 15 pounds lighter than the class AB amp Eden Highwayman 500 I’d been using. Before purchasing, I spoke with Pat at the Quilter booth at the 2019 NAMM Show.
He explained the tone controls, which are quite different than the usual 4-band passive or semi-parametrics you find on other units. In over 20 gigs with a number of different cab configurations with and without horn tweeters, and both active and passive basses, it has been a challenge to get the tone I need from this amp – it seems skewed toward a bassy/midrangey tone with no ability to juice up the treble.
(I play classic rock in a club band, use my fingers mostly, and a pick on a few tunes) For example, when I play my Rick 4003, I can only get that clanky Rick tone if I bypass the amp’s preamp section and use an outboard preamp that has more traditional tone controls.
With that said, the roundish tones I can get from this unit are good; I’m just disappointed that either the unit is unable to provide the treble definition I want, or I’m unable to figure out how to get it with this amp.
On the industrial design side: the amp chassis feels one step from finished – sharp folded edges stick out (versus, say, the smooth packaging you find in a GK or Genzler head. ) From a marketing perspective, I wouldn’t have applied the graphic of a caution sign (red stripes) to the top of the amp, and the word “block” in the product name, think “verb.
After hearing all the buzz on the internet about this amp, I started having a serious jones to want to try one of these amps! My old SWR had seen better days, and it was time to retire it. So, what does the price of admission get you? A 4 lb amplifier with 800 WATTS of power, that looks unlike anything I’ve seen in quite a while.
Styling is VERY distinctive. The thing is a tank! You could probably drop this on the ground or throw it out of the back of a truck and it’ll probably still function without issue! Packing includes a well-built carry bag, a locking IEC power cable, a user’s manual, and the latest product catalog for just about everything Pat and his team make/outsource/sell under the Quilter banner.
Of course, the amp is the main attraction, and is very securely wrapped up! Setting up the amp takes about 10 seconds; plug in the locking power cord and plug it into the wall A/C( Duh!) , attach the speaker cable to one of 1/4 jacks (or the single Speakon), twiddle the DEPTH and CONTOUR EQs, turn it up, and rawk! I can say without hesitation that the Quilter Bass Block 800 HAS THE BEANS TO MAKE YOUR CAB (AND YOUR GIG) COME ALIVE ANEW! I couldn’t get the amp past the first two or three clicks on the MASTER without it being just a little TOO LOUD in my Studio (aka, the hallway of my house! LOL).
While the DEPTH and CONTOUR controls might not be as aggressive an EQ as some other amps, the Quilter Bass Block 800 actually is a great sounding amp. It takes upstream effects VERY WELL (Keeley Bassist and Ampeg SCR-DI), has punch and focus for days, and can make your speakers (and yes, I’m pretty sure, even the venerable Ampeg SVT810) beg for mercy while you contemplate the bass breaks of YYZ.
The Thunder Bass is based on the Ampeg SVT, Hotone somehow got all the big thunderous sound into a mini-sized amp. Whether you are the bassist in the spotlight or the one keeping the pulse in the shadows, this solid amp will suit.
Flexible and dynamic, its as stable as the most stable member of the band.
I got this as a cheap way to power my guitar speakers without having to hookup my entire rig. I use the them as power amps versus an actual amp. Using my Mooer GE200 with my clean and dirty Mesa Boogie Patches with –stereo– effects as the preamp, BBE Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer, and my EV and Celestion Black Widow KKaudio guitar speaker cabinets.
I plug in directly to the effects return and it works splendidly. I play in stereo and if you’re looking for a cost effective way to play in stereo, this is it. But be warned, once you go stereo you can never go back.
The tone really comes across nicely and is more than loud enough for a bedroom (or a gig with friends). The nano amps are only 5 watts but they crank in a bedroom! And with two of them that’s 10 watts.
I’m impressed with the sound of this amp. When you crank the gain it has a thick British crunch. Turn the gain back and it cleans up. It’s a great practice amp. Its 5 watts solid state, but I think it has a tube sound to it when ya crank the gain.
The only bad thing is, it’s only one channel. But that’s ok for me cause I only use it to practice at home. Great little amp. Oh, I play it through a 1×12 speaker cab. Dosen’t sound as good thru a 4×12 cab cause of only being 5 watts.
I love this little amp, but it may not be for everyone. This version of the Hotone is CLEAN. There is ZERO distortion or overdrive happening with this amp even with the gain all the way up. In fact, the gain control seem to have more affect on mid-range response than on gain or volume – almost like a mid-shift or mid-boost.
It has great tone for clean playing and for rhythm. And its a great head if you rely on pedals for overdrive or distortion. As long as you like clean – you’ll like this one.
Jam Out With The New Blackstar FLY3 Mini Bass AmpThe FLY3 Bass extends the Blackstar FLY Range of amps to include bassists. It may be small, but the FLY3 Bass is specifically voiced for bass with built-in compression.
Ditch the headphones and get great bass sound anywhere. The Blackstar FLY3 Bass is battery powered for ultimate portability, while retaining the option for DC power when available. This little amp will also act as a computer speaker for better sound when traveling.
I’d been looking for battery powered amps for a while for a multitude of reasons. * Instant plug and play * Portability * Headphones I’d tried a few options, and had always avoided the price tag attached to the BlackStar Fly 3 because I couldn’t imagine it would be that better than the battery powered amps I had tried already that just seemed like toys.
They either sounded tinny, or distorted, and it wasn’t enjoyable playing them. I finally tried one out myself and instantly bought it along with the extension cabinet. When we entered lockdown, I was looking for a solution to be able to attend virtual open mics.
There was the obvious choice that seemed to be the standard for when you wanted an option for your guitar and voice, but then this “SuperFly” amp had been released. At first looks, it didn’t seem as sturdy as it’s competitors, but then, the same could have been said for the Fly 3.
It’s size and no frills appearance defies the great tones it produced. The additions to it looked like it could be a very good setup, if it was built as well as other BlackStar products. So I purchased the SuperFly amplifier and was mightily impressed with it.
The design, the weight, the features, but more importantly, the sound of it was brilliant! Two separate channels for guitar and reverb. A specific acoustic setting. It just sounds great with both an electric or an acoustic.
And it’s mind boggling to think this is not a tube amp, and that it is battery powered. I quickly updated my setup to add the powerbank PB-1 so I would always have more than enough batteries (and spare batteries in case I was in a position where I needed to play a 24 hour marathon!).
I was always told I had a great setup and sound on the virtual open mics I joined. So the natural progression was to purchase the SuperFly Extension Cabinet in order to expand my setup from 12W to 24W and have true stereo sound.
So the Cabinet arrived with the XLR cable included and batteries as well. All I needed to do was connect it all up, then decide whether to us Dual (both the original SuperFly Amp and the Cabinet with Left and Right channels on both) or to use Split (The original SuperFly Amp operating as the Left Channel and the extension operating as the right channel).
It just sounded fabulous and full. I tested it in my house, and in that setting, Dual seemed to work better. Perhaps Split is better suited for outdoor environments to project the sound using the tilt stand on both the amplifier and the cabinet.
I’ll be purchasing a second PB-1 Powerbank so that both the amplifier andthe cabinet are able to be powered for more than enough time than I should need them for. But I am very happy. It’s such a great design and setup that sounds amazing and is so easy to use and almost impossible to get a bad sound out of.
I’m so glad I opted for this amp and setup over the defacto standard as it seems that with this extension, and the powerbanks, I have a solution that is far more flexible and capable of being used for longer than it’s competitors.
Featuring the rock solid construction for which Peavey is known, the Mini MAX 500W bass amp head is built to withstand years of rigorous touring use. The convenient back panel of the amplifier has all the connectivity necessary to patch in effects or connect to a sound reinforcement system.
With DDT speaker protection and Peavey’s exclusive psycho-acoustic low end enhancement that adds bass without overburdening speakers, the Mini MAX contains an impressive set of features and is available at a price accessible to today’s working bassist.
The Mini MAX is capable of a huge array of tones and is adaptable to any live or studio setting. A 3-band EQ with Punch, Mid-shift, and Bright controls provides a multitude of tone-shaping options, while the built-in chromatic tuner allows for easy tuning on the fly.
In addition, the Mini MAX pre-gain control with Trans Tube gain boost adds a tubelike crunch to the sound. The Mini MAX can be paired with Peavey’s Headliner or PVH series of bass enclosures to complete a reliable, ultra lightweight professional bass system.
I’m a long time bass player and sound tech, i run sound for a series of outdoor shows every summer. many of the bands don’t have good bass amps so I bring this and most of them use it, some don’t even bother to bring theirs since they know this blows them away, last week one of them left his Ampeg in the truck and commented after the show how much better this sounded and how much more powerful it is.
I would recommend this head for any bass player playing gigs ranging from small pubs to outdoor shows, it will always be up to the job.
Bass amplifiers are the most requested product line in Blackstar’s 10-year history. Now, for the first time, bass players will enjoy the same level of R&D innovation and expertise in tone as their 6-string brethren, with a line of amps designed from the ground up by bass players, for bass players.
The new Unity Bass Series offers rock solid bass, detailed dynamics and innovative features in a compact package from 30 Watts to 500 Watts. Blackstar’s unique Response control allows the player to choose between the sound and feel of three classic power-amp stages, shaping compression, natural drive and dynamics.
Combined with three distinct preamp voicings and a 4-band EQ, Unity Bass Series produces infinitely flexible bass tone and exceptional feel, whatever your playing style. The Unity 250ACT powered cabinet can be linked to any model in the line to add 250W or more of active power to your rig; taking you from rehearsal room to gig with ease and portability.
Didn’t know what to expect from the unity 2×10/500w going in, because I only knew about Blackstar’s guitar products. While I had only heard great things, I could not find much about their bass amps. Low and behold, the Unity delivered.
It provides a tight, well rounded sound that should cover you in any situation, from practice to gigs. I used a fender geddy lee jazz with stock p/u’s. The amp offers 3 tube simulation settings, and all 3 has distinct differences.
I prefer the 6505 setting. I was impressed how much room you have on your eq and drive knobs. You def will have to tweak to your personal preference. I was also impressed with how much lowend the eminence 10’s put out.
Blackstar offers a powered 15 you can pair with the 2×10, and i was afraid i might need it. I do not, but its a nice touch that blackstar made it powered and put a dedicated out for it. The connectivity is great, with DI and even a USB jack for recording.
The amp has built in chorus, fuzz and overdrive. The volume controls are on the back, which makes it a bit of a pain to adjust on the fly, but the chorus is rich and not overpowering once you get it dialed in.
The fuzz/od/distortion is underwhelming, and I found myself not using it. You can barely make it out even when cranked. My only other SMALL nitpick is it could of used casters, but the Amp is not overly heavy, and the carrying strap is solid.
Overall though, Im impressed with the package Blackstar put into this combo. Looking forward to putting it through its paces in live situations! Def recommend!.
The LX5500 is a compact 500-watt amplifier that weighs just eight pounds and dynamically responds to any playing style. The Class A 12AX7 tube powered preamp allows for a unlimited amount of bass tones to be dialed in while the lightweight Class D amplifier packs 500-watts of real, continuous power enough to make any cab sing.
Hartke Tone Stacked Capture the character of the bass guitar as soon as you plug in with the Hartke tone stack EQ that has been specifically tailored for a rich bass tone. The preamp includes the familiar bass and treble controls as well as a Frequency and Shape knob that provide extensive control over mid frequencies.
The Brite button can be engaged to boost high frequencies, bringing out the top-end of the bass as well as highlight natural harmonic overtones for a distinct, vivid sound. Tonal Control The LX5500 provides two essential onboard effects designed to enhance your playing and add extra options to your tonal arsenal.
An integrated Drive control allows the option of mixing in a comfortable amount of grit, or maxing out for a healthy dose of fuzzy goodness. Dial in the right amount of compression to add punch and presence to your attack as well as smooth out transients for players that employ slapping, tapping and thumb picking techniques.
All the Ins Outs Lightweight enough to bring anywhere and versatile enough to use with any setup, the LX5500 is the ideal amplifier for the stage and the practice room. An XLR direct out with a pre and post EQ selections allows for direct connection to a PA or recording console.
An 1/8 headphone output is ideal for silent practice sessions while an 1/8 auxiliary input can be used to connect phones or MP3 players.
I purchased this to use as an interchangeable head between a Hartke HL-112 cabinet and a Phil Jones set-up using two PJ c5 cabinets (4×5″ drivers in each). The LX5500 delivers more than enough punch for either configuration.
I play a variety of factory-built and custom-built basses with both passive and active pickups. The Hartke head does a great job of bringing out the personality of each instrument. The tube preamp definitely delivers a warmer sound than my other amp, which is 100% solid state Class D.
I’ve used the LX5500 with both speaker rigs (separately) and am very pleased with the power and tone-shaping. I do a lot of quiet playing in acoustic duos and trios and with a three-piece combo (acoustic guitar, bass and drums).
That makes me especially sensitive to cooling fan noise. My Bugera Veyron’s fan runs constantly, and I used to think it was loud, but when the LX5500 fan kicks in, you can really hear it. Fortunately it only comes on as needed, and when I’m fully involved in the music, I don’t really notice it that much.
Still, anyone thinking of using this head in quiet situations should be aware of the whoosh it generates. I purchased the LX5500 from Sam Ash in White Plains, and it was shipped to my home. I was told that I’d have to wait four days for delivery, but the amp arrived less in less than 24 hours.
Unfortunately the unit had a bad Gain pot, so I returned it directly to the store. Incredibly, a replacement arrived at my home the very next day. You cannot ask for better service than that.
Everything you need to start playing immediately comes in one box. Save yourself the hassle and save some money while you’re at it. An instrument cable is included so you have an extra. An Austin Bazaar polishing cloth is included so you can keep your new instrument in mint condition.
For bassists everywhere at all levels, Rumble bass combos are re-engineered to be astoundingly compact, portable and lightweight, with seismic Fender bass tone and stage-worthy features. The stylish Rumble 25 combo pumps 25 watts of pure Fender bass tone.
Small but loud, it’s built with great features including classic Fender styling, 8″ speaker, overdrive circuit, mid-scoop contour switch and more. A great practice, at-home and coffeehouse-gig combo for any bassist.
For easy connectivity with digital media players and other similar devices, this Rumble combo is equipped with an 1/8″ stereo auxiliary input.
TLDR: BUY IT! I ordered this amp when I bought my very first bass. For years I was stuck with a school Ampeg Little Stud bass from 1973. The bass itself was 40 pounds, and for all of its vintage appeal, I was not impressed by its condition or playability.
The amp was even worse. It was a Backline 112 that weighed 50 pounds, and when I performed with it in a school gymnasium with a capacity of a mere 400 people, nobody heard me playing. When I bought my bass I knew that I needed a new amp.
Enter the Rumble 100. If this is your first amp, you might think this is a little pricey, but trust me, it is beyond worth it. I’m only 5’1″, and while I could carry the heavy Ampeg bass and amp, it was starting to hurt my back.
But this amp is incredibly light. I almost expected it to have zero bottom end. But when I played it, I was shocked. The sound was very well-supported, even if it’s played with the bass, low, and mid down and treble all the way up (which I wouldn’t recommend.
I mean, it’s a bass amp. ) I’ve loved this amp ever since. But I’m not a “pro” yet, so let me tell you what some professional musicians thought when they saw my amp. I performed with a popular local brass band that has been together since 1980.
Altogether they have 50+ years of touring and gigging experience. They’re used to lugging some pretty heavy equipment. When I walked in to the auditorium, I had my bass case slung over my shoulder, my amp in my hands, and all my music nestled under my arm.
Of course the stage crew at the door all thought that the tiny chick (me) was about to drop everything, so they rushed over to help me by picking up my amp. They went, “What? We’re wondering where the inside went, Is this it?” They thought it would sound awful.
But that night, in front of 2,000 people (and there was a bass solo), everybody said they could hear me perfectly. The design is simple, the onboard controls are very effective and not too complex, and it plays loud and proud without hurting you.
I bought the Rumble 100 on a whim just to use for home practice. Turned out I liked the sound of it so much that I started using it out on jobs. My bandmates were equally impressed too. I can’t say enough about the performance of the single 12″ speaker.
Very clear and full sounding for bass, and much, much lighter than my old 2×10+1×15 stack. It had plenty of power for most of our band situations, and when I needed more volume, I could run a line out to our PA subs.
I have since traded 100 in for a Rumble 200. Same great tone with more than enough power for all of our band situations. I miss the little guy though. I wish I woulda kept it and instead traded in my old stack for the 200.
The best small bass amp for gigging is the Yamaha BBP35. It’s a 35 watt combo amp with a 12″ speaker. It’s lightweight and has a built-in effects loop. It’s also affordable and sounds great.
Lightweight and portable
The Fender Rumble 40 1×8 Bass Combo Amp is a great option for a lightweight and portable small bass amp for gigging. It weighs in at only 17 pounds and has a 8″ speaker, making it easy to transport. It also has a 40-watt amplifier, making it powerful enough to be heard over a drummer or other instruments.
Good sound quality
The best small bass amp for gigging is the Ampeg SVT-7 Pro. It has a great sound quality and is very durable.
There are many small, affordable bass amps available for gigging. Some of our favorites include the Orange Crush Bass 50, the Fender Rumble 25, and the Peavey Max 112. All of these amps offer great tone and power at a very reasonable price.
Easy to use
There are a few different factors to consider when choosing an amp for gigging. The first is size. You’ll want an amp that is small enough to transport easily, but large enough to provide enough power for your needs.
The second is features. You’ll want an amp that has features that are easy to use and that will give you the sound you’re looking for. The third is price. You’ll want an amp that is affordable, but that also provides good value for the money.
Some good small bass amps for gigging include the Fender Rumble 25, the Ampeg BA-108, and the Peavey MAX 115. These amps are all small enough to be easily transported, but they still provide enough power for most gigging needs.
They also all have features that are easy to use, such as built-in EQ controls and headphone jacks. And they are all priced reasonably, making them good values for the money.
Good for practice and small gigs
Including the type of music you play, the size of the venues you play, and your personal preferences. However, some general advice would be to choose a small bass amp that is powerful enough to be heard over the drums and other instruments, but not so powerful that it overpowers the rest of the band.
Also, make sure the amp has features that will be useful for gigging, such as a built-in effects loop, a DI output, and a headphone jack.
Can be used with a variety of basses
Yes, a small bass amp can be used for gigging with a variety of basses.
Comes with a carrying case
This small bass amp is perfect for gigging and comes with a carrying case. It’s got a great sound and is very portable, making it easy to take to gigs.
In conclusion, the small bass amp is perfect for gigging. It’s loud enough to fill a small room or practice space, and it has a nice, full sound. It’s also lightweight and easy to carry, making it perfect for gigging musicians.