Have you tried your Tele through a Fender Rumble bass amp?

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  1. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    try it out and let us know you opinion I would use it ,I never thought about my acoustics or my classical , but I'm give it a try for sure!
     
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    zhyla Tele-Meister

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    A friend has a Rumble 40, I've plugged a couple guitars into that. Seemed fine to me. I think with some pedals and maybe an EQ pedal you could do a lot with it.
     
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    isn't it a matter of speaker type more than amp type?....(in general)

    guitars like guitar speakers, Bass likes bass speakers.... horses for courses...;)

    get a head and two different speaker bins ... :)
     
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    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    I’ve played several of my guitars (and my pedalboard) through my daughter’s Rumble 150, with the 15” speaker...it sounded gloriously huge.

    I’d use it for a gig, without reservation, if my Vibroverb went down.
     
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    I have a young friend that only plays a tele and only plays through a bass amp. Not a Fender Rumble, but he owns that combination sound and loves it.
     
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    One caveat... a 100 watt solid state amp may be loud enough to gig with playing guitar, but a bass needs more power to outrun a drummer and a full band. I played bass for many years before I picked up guitar, and a 100W SS amp isn't even loud enough for band practice. Depending on the amp, I've always needed 250-300 watts for gigging.

    Also, when the amp was made makes a difference... Newer Rumbles sound much better than the older ones. Fender changed the product line around 2011 or 2012, I think. When they upgraded the Bassman amps to a premium amp line, the Rumble line inherited the old Bassman designs... Or so I'm told.
     
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    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    the rumble 100 that I have has a DI and a Line out built in so you can run it through a monitor system as well as the speakers at the same time.
     
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    same here.. smaller bass amp for stage monitor and DI out to the PA to mix it through the house.....

    though I wish the amp DI outs would have a separate level pot to set.. so if you turn up the stage amp a bit for balance, it doesn't upset the house PA mix....
     
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    Well there you go... I didn't know they had a DI. I didn't think the older ones did, anyway.
     
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    How well does a Rumble handle backing tracks? My studio monitors are considerably smaller than my guitar amps, and I've been looking for something with more oomph. I know this amp wasn't designed for backing tracks, but I was planning to buy one anyway...in a year or two, with an actual bass. If it can also approximate FRFR, though, that would be reason to get it sooner.
     
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    haggardfan1 Friend of Leo's

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    The newer Rumble series gets a lot of love around here. That's the one I'm considering, primarily because they are so ridiculously lightweight. If you've never picked one up, they feel like there's no speaker inside at all.
     
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    rum pan.jpg

    plus the baffle port glows red with leds makes it look the insides are on fire:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I haven't run through a Rumble but I did run my Tele through an Ampeg BA115 (150 watts, 15" spkr, horn) that I have hanging around. I ran my pedal board through it and it sounded great. And boy did it get loud! If I ever needed to beef up my sound I would give it a shot.
     
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    I never picked one up, but I remember trying one after everyone started raving about them, and it sounded just as good my Bassman... I don't turn my nose up at them anymore.
     
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    One more thought on the rumble - I have the 40. It has no effects loop. If that' important go to the 100.

    I've tried my T-style (home built with MFD pickups like an asat classic) and it sound good but I don't play it through it much because the extra bass response makes something on the bookshelf resonate around Bb and something on the printer at around an E. The room buzzing detracts from my enjoyment. Though tt's nice to set the looper into the bass amp and play along on other equipment.
     
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    haggardfan1 Friend of Leo's

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    Should you retune your bookshelf and your printer? Or maybe the intonation is off...:)
     
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    haggardfan1 Friend of Leo's

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    Bassman sound is kinda what I'm after, so after hearing the Rumble inherited the Bassman circuitry, I'm even more excited. After all, look at my avatar. Two tweed Bassmans onstage, for as far back as I can remember.

    And, like Merle, I don't use reverb any more. This is probably right up my alley. I can't wait to try one and update the thread; it won't be long.
     
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    I have been meaning to intonate the bookshelf. I thought it was laminate, but must be tonewood.
    I'll lay down a bass line in F through the looper then walk around the room finding everything that buzzes.
     
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    haggardfan1 Friend of Leo's

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    You have to use directional bookends. :lol::lol: Thanks for your post!
     
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    Have you tried your Tele through an SVT?
     
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