Fender Rumble 100 V3 Bass Combo Amplifier

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90 out of 100. Incorporating 550+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$300
Fender Rumble 100 V3 Bass Combo Amplifier

Due to the popularity of Americana/folk based genres, there’s a significant number of electric bassists who play a genre that fits very well into the coffee shop scene. In this scene, you’re not really going to need a ton of wattage. Rather, the ideal amp in this situation is something light, versatile, reliable, loud (and preferably cheap!) - and the Fender Rumble 100 V3 fits the bill nicely.

This amp is capable of producing the warm and rustic bass tones (due largely to the amp’s 12” speaker and its “Vintage” switch) that defines the genre. Even better, Fender is a brand famed for the clean tones of its amplifiers, which is ideal if you’re not going to be using a ton of distortion.

Another selling point of the amp is its dedicated line out. So should you choose to, provided that the venue you’re playing at has a P.A. at its disposal, you’re not going to be held back by the amp’s wattage should you choose to perform.

Features

  • 100-Watts
  • 12” Speaker
  • Controls: Bass, Low Mid, High Mid, Treble, Gain, Drive, Level, Master, Contour, Bright, Vintage
  • AUX-Input, Headphone-Output, Footswitch, Line Out

Pros

Often commended for its lightweight design, the Fender Rumble 100 V3 gets most of its high ratings from users who are impressed with its power to weight ratio. Sound wise, most users are happy with its sonic versatility via the contour and EQ knobs. It also helps that the Rumble 100 looks every bit as classy as more premium Fender amps.

Cons

There are a few who feel that it is not as loud as they want it to, but after having experienced the low-end rumble of this amp myself, I wonder how loud these users want the amp to go!

Overall

If you're looking for a classic sounding 100W amp that's light and easy on your pocket, then check out the Fender Rumble 100 V3.

This is not currently on our recommended list - to see that go to our guide to The Best Combo Bass Amps.

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