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Fender Rumble 40 40-Watt 1x10" Combo Bass Amp

 
4.6

(22 reviews)

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The Fender Rumble Series is a mighty leap forward in the evolution of portable bass amps. Re-engineered from the ground up, new Rumble amps 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.

Specifications:

  • Amplifier Type: Class-D
  • Weight: 18 lbs. (8.16 kg)
  • Height: 16.5" (41.91 cm)
  • Width: 16.5" (41.91 cm)
  • Depth: 12" (30.48 cm)
  • Output Power: 40 watts
  • Speaker: One - 10" Fender Special Design
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • 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)
  • Controls: Gain, Bright On/Off, Contour On/Off, Vintage On/Off, Drive, Overdrive On/Off, Level, Bass, Low-Mid, High-Mid, Treble, Master Volume
  • Headphone Jack: 1/8" Stereo
  • Cover/Grille Cloth: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Silver Grille Cloth
  • Speaker: One - 10" Fender Special Design
  • Handle: Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
  • Knobs: Ivory Soft Touch Radio Knobs
  • Pilot Light Jewel: Red LED
  • Other Features: Classic Fender styling, soft-touch radio knobs, foot-switchable overdrive circuit and 3-button voicing palette, removable front grille, extremely lightweight.
  • Footswitch: Not Included

Get your Fender Rumble 40 40-watt 1x10" Combo Bass Amp from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

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Fender Rumble 40 40-Watt 1X10" Combo Bass Amp
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Portable (4)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practice (6)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small gigs (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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5.0

Great for my purpose

By 

from NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fender Rumble 40 40-Watt 1X10" Combo Bass Amp:

Use for my solo-duo rig for bass/drum backing track and keyboard. Plenty loud enough for small - medium venues that we do. Sam Ash was very good on this purchase.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

OK, but...there is always a better option!

By 

from Henderson, NV

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Fender Rumble 40 40-Watt 1X10" Combo Bass Amp:

First of all, I have to emphasize that I am a loyal Fender guy and thus I made extra effort to buy a Fender amp to play my Fender Geddy Lee signature jazz bass! As an advanced hobbyist, I just needed a small practice amp and started off with a Rumble 25 watt, assuming that it would suffice from the vantage point of self amusement and stay-home bassist! And I didn't want to spend much to be frank! I took it home and played around for couple of hours with no sattisfaction. The amp sounded nothing like Fender and I was so underwhelmed by my new Fender amp! And knowing how it sounded in store, regardless of the power dimension, obviously, I was very dissappointed! I returned Rumble 25 for a 40, hoping and desperately wanting that it would sound better. Unfortunately, Rumble 40, too, sounded and felt hollow despite all the added bells and rings. The sound was really underwhelming to the extent that the amp made my superb bass sound like a cheap instrument!

Now the positive, and I am not sure about this, it is very light (18 lbs) if portability is a first and foremost criterion for you! But it fels like one could just smash the unit if one placed something heavy on it or could break it if accidentally knocked.

I immediately returned it and gave myself the best gift by purchasing a HARTKE 50D. It feels very sturdy, though much heavier at 38 lbs, but perhaps it is the reason why it sounds full and powerful. And their Hydrive speaker ( a hybrid of aluminum and paper) sounds amazing! Hartke 50D doesn't have all the fancy additions as the Fender Rumble 40's three-buttoned voicing palette and/or overdrive circuit, but delivers a powerful punch with warm lows out of the box. I hardly adjust the tone! It sound amazing even if everything shows 12:00 o'clock...

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4.0

The sweet, sweet spot for practice

By 

from Columbus, Ohio

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fender Rumble 40 40-Watt 1X10" Combo Bass Amp:

This little amp is plenty loud for practice or rehearsal, but it also provides excellent clean, overdriven and scooped tones. The aux input and headphone jack make it versatile for playing at home. You will not grow tired of its sound palette! All this and XLR out.

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  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the best small amps.

By 

from Queens, N.Y.

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Light
  • Loud & clean

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Rumble 40 40-Watt 1X10" Combo Bass Amp:

      I recently bought a Fender T-bucket bass. When I tried it out through an amp, the sales guy set me up on a Fender Rumble 40. I almost couldn't believe the sound that was coming out of this small, light amp. It was very clean and deep with all controls set flat. It is loud for 40 watts; don't judge an amp just by its wattage. It's also very light, so you'll look forward to bringing it to wherever it is you jam or gig. I have other basses, and they all sound great through this amp. The tone is warm, and clean. The tone controls are well-voiced, and the drive and level controls add a nice touch if you play with them a little. The Rumble 40 is probably the best value for tone, and portability in a practice or small gig amp. Buy one!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Little Amp That Can!

      By 

      from North Carolina

      Pros

      • Clean Sound
      • Great effects
      • Great quality
      • LOUD
      • Portability
      • Versatility

      Cons

      • Packaging

      Best Uses

      • Practice
      • Recording
      • Small gigs

      Comments about Fender Rumble 40 40-Watt 1X10" Combo Bass Amp:

      WOW! The Fender Rumble 40 is great. I just can't believe the big sound I'm hearing from this little amp. I must admit that I was very skeptical. When I picked it up for the first time, I almost sent it through the ceiling of the music store. It's so light! Some of the amps I've owned before weighted fifty pounds or more. This thing weighs in at 18 lbs. You won't hurt your back with this one. Then I thought, "CHEAP!!!" No bass amp this light can sound good. Well, I was wrong. It sounds amazing! The effects that are built into it really work and will give you plenty of tonal flexibility. It's rated at 40 watts but trust me, it's loud and deep. What's way more important (to me anyway) is that the sound is CLEAN! No hissing or buzzing or anything. Not even a pop. It's a great practice amp. Just plug in a set of headphones and your favorite music device and you're good to go. Something else I like is the built in XLR output. Plug it in to a sound system and your drummer will have to work hard to keep up with you. The only concern I have about this amp has nothing to with the amp itself but the packaging. Some reviewers have commented on this and now I know why. The cardboard is thin and the only thing keeping it from being damaged are the styrofoam corner supports. Don't get me wrong, my amp didn't have a scratch on it when I opened it (thank goodness). I'm just advising you to be mindful. I'm still gonna give it 5 stars because the amp is certainly worth it and more. I'm very happy with my new Fender Rumble 40. It's truly is a sweet amp and you get a lot for you money. Go ahead and get one. You won't be sending it back.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Incredible tone

      By 

      from San Antonio, TX

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Versatile Tone Options

      Cons

      • Xlr Out Is Post-eq Vol
      • Xlr Out Is Post Eqvolume

      Best Uses

      • Practice
      • Small gigs

      Comments about Fender Rumble 40 40-Watt 1X10" Combo Bass Amp:

      I have an Ibanez AEB5 acoustic bass. By itself, it is not very loud and the tone is lacking, especially at the high end. Plugged in to this amp, you wouldn't even know you were playing a cheap acoustic bass.

      The Vintage setting is awesome. With the EQ flat on the amp and on the bass, just engaging the Vintage option gives you the warmest tone you could ever imagine from an amp this size.

      I've used it at a small gig with two acoustic guitars (not plugged in) and a percussionist playing a couple of loud djembes. Volume on the bass was about 30%, gain on the amp was at 12 o'clock and the master volume was about 10 o'clock. It was plenty loud enough for all to hear.

      With the XLR output, you could plug in to your PA (provided it could handle the low freq's) and use this amp as your monitor. The only problem is, the XLR output is post-EQ and volume, meaning, whatever levels you set on the amp are going to the PA, so the more you turn it up to hear yourself, the louder you're going in the mix.

      All in all though, a very impressive unit. Fender has it going on with the V3 Rumbles.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Bass Amp

      By 

      from Indianapolis IN

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great tone
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • small venues

        Comments about Fender Rumble 40 40-Watt 1X10" Combo Bass Amp:

        One of the best portable bass rigs around right now. Very good tones and a lightweight design. Thumbs up.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Lightweight Rumble

        By 

        from Cleveland, OH

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clarity
        • Portable
        • Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Practice
          • Small Venue

          Comments about Fender Rumble 40 40-Watt 1X10" Combo Bass Amp:

          This amp delivers a real kick while remaining light and portable. The quality and clarity is amazing for a lightweight amp. Need more muscle in your sound? Look no further, as this fella includes overdrive for that extra push. The ease of moving makes it perfect for home practice and smaller gigs and performances.

          This is a hands-on review by Blake @ Sam Ash Cleveland

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          • No

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice for small cafes

          By 

          from Edison, NJ

          Comments about Fender Rumble 40 40-Watt 1X10" Combo Bass Amp:

          This is a great bass amp. At 40 watts it is great for practicing in your room and even for playing in small cafes. Packs a lot of punch in a small package. A must have for any bassist.

          This is a hands-on product review by Tamir @ Sam Ash Edison

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Bass Amp!

          By 

          from Queens, NY

          Staff Reviewer

          Comments about Fender Rumble 40 40-Watt 1X10" Combo Bass Amp:

          The Rumble 40 40-watt 1x10" Combo Bass Amp by Fender is a very awesome and versatile amp for your bass! It is not too heavy so you won't break your back. It has a great sound and awesome presets. You can use this for practice at home or some rehearsals or even some small to medium venues.

          This is a real hands on product review from Scott @ Sam Ash Queens

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          Weight 18 lbs.
          Dimensions 12" x 16.5" x 16.5" (DxWxH)
          Series Rumble
          Model Rumble 40 (V3)
          Warranty Info:

          Fender warrants that the Fender or Squier amplifier product you have purchased shall be free of any defects in parts and workmanship if used under normal operating conditions for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase or initial lease, including footswitches, covers, speakers, cabinets, handles and cabinet hardware, except vacuum tubes are warranted for a period of ninety (90) days from date of purchase or initial lease ("Limited Warranty"). This Limited Warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser or lessee when purchased or leased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.