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The 500W Fender Rumble bass amp head delivers huge, booming low end without losing clarity. 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.Re-engineered from the ground up, RUMBLE amps are lighter and louder than eve...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The 500W Fender Rumble bass amp head delivers huge, booming low end without losing clarity. 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.

Re-engineered from the ground up, 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.

Features

  • Power: 500W (4 ohms)/350W (8 ohms)
  • Single channel
  • Controls: Gain, Bright on/off, Contour on/off, Vintage on/off, Drive, Overdrive on/off, Level, Bass, Low-Mid, High-Mid, Treble, Master Volume
  • Speaker out: two 1/4" parallel
  • XLR line out
  • Aux. input
  • Headphone output
  • FX loop
  • Dimensions: 2.68" x 13.75" x 7.19"
  • Weight: 5 lb.
  • Footswitch optional
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FenderRumble 500W Bass Amp Head
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Good power output (11)
  • Portable (11)
  • Warm / comfy (11)
  • Excellent sound (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (12)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

PUNCH!

I paired this little monster up with the 4X10 and 1X15 RUMBLE stack...Talk about "pushing air"! The tone goes from a crisp, brilliance (BRIGHT SWITCH in the tone...Read complete review

I paired this little monster up with the 4X10 and 1X15 RUMBLE stack...Talk about "pushing air"! The tone goes from a crisp, brilliance (BRIGHT SWITCH in the tone pallet) to a deep, throaty, tube sound (VINTAGE SWITCH in the tone pallet). There is also a CONTOUR SWITCH (almost like a compressor) that gives you a soft, mid-range cut that's great for jazz. The OVER-DRIVE is the best I've ever used and offers a wide range of effects. The unit is feather light and comes with a sturdy, padded, gig bag. As far as power; you can play just about any gig short of a "stadium". So far I've found no faults with the head, though I think a "clip" indicator would be helpful. I've been playing bass for 45+ years and have never been disappointed with Fender.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

This amp head is great. 2 star for guitar center service.

The head it's self is great. But it didn't come with a carry bag like advertised. I didn't take it back to guitar center because it's a hassle when they're involved. So I...Read complete review

The head it's self is great. But it didn't come with a carry bag like advertised. I didn't take it back to guitar center because it's a hassle when they're involved. So I just took my lose and moved on.

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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Value

By Mark Pawelski

from Allen Park, Michigan

Comments about Fender Rumble 500W Bass Amp Head:

I am very happy with the new Fender Rumble V3 bass amp that i purchased. I can get any sound that I may want out of it, and the 500 watts of power is plenty of power. I also purchased two Fender speaker cabinets.........the Rumble 115 and the Rumble 410. The sound I get from this combo is great. I would highly recommend this set up to any bass player looking for power and quality tone. FIVE STARS from me.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

PUNCH!

By david

from Saint Clair Shores, MI.

Site Member

Comments about Fender Rumble 500W Bass Amp Head:

I paired this little monster up with the 4X10 and 1X15 RUMBLE stack...Talk about "pushing air"! The tone goes from a crisp, brilliance (BRIGHT SWITCH in the tone pallet) to a deep, throaty, tube sound (VINTAGE SWITCH in the tone pallet). There is also a CONTOUR SWITCH (almost like a compressor) that gives you a soft, mid-range cut that's great for jazz. The OVER-DRIVE is the best I've ever used and offers a wide range of effects. The unit is feather light and comes with a sturdy, padded, gig bag. As far as power; you can play just about any gig short of a "stadium". So far I've found no faults with the head, though I think a "clip" indicator would be helpful. I've been playing bass for 45+ years and have never been disappointed with Fender.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Way to go Fender!

By Mike

from Clinton, IA

Comments about Fender Rumble 500W Bass Amp Head:

The new Rumble series is just what millions of us weekend warriors have been asking for. While Ampeg trudges along getting their updated BA-series out, Fender has beaten them to the punch with an excellent dollar-to-performance product. The head offers a ton of volume, compact size, and enough versatility in tonal options to satisfy the majority of its users. Mine is coupled with the Rumble 115 cab and it's a great combination. Old school vibe, especially with the vintage button pushed in. The padded case for the head is an added bonus, but is great when moving it. I'm looking to adding a second 115 for outdoor gigs, but 350 watts into the single cab should give you plenty of bottom end for most shows. It definitely should be put on your shortlist.

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Almost 5 stars...

By Sean

from California

Comments about Fender Rumble 500W Bass Amp Head:

But... all the screws were loose on the head when I bought it. I plugged it into my new Fender Rumble v3 4x10 cabinet and the head rattled and rattled! Before returning the whole thing I figured I would check all the screws on the head- and everyone of them was loose and needed tightening. Really? Is this Fender quality control??? I know I didn't spend a thousand bucks on my rig, but c'mon! After tightening all the screws the rattling and buzzing went away. Other than that I'm happy with it. It sounds good and looks cool. But a big thumbs down to Fender. If you buy this head have a Phillips screwdriver handy.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product!

By Colby

from Phoenix az

About Me Experienced

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Fender Rumble 500W Bass Amp Head:

    I got this head along with the rumble 410 cab. It sounds great! I really enjoy the different settings as far as bright/contour/vintage. They really make a difference and you can really focus your sound/tone the way you want it. It's lightweight and comes with a gig bag to carry the head along with cables you need.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    PUNCH!

    By david

    from Saint Clair Shores, MI.

    Site Member

    Comments about Fender Rumble 500W Bass Amp Head:

    I paired this little monster up with the 4X10 and 1X15 RUMBLE stack...Talk about ""pushing air""! The tone goes from a crisp, brilliance (BRIGHT SWITCH in the tone pallet) to a deep, throaty, tube sound (VINTAGE SWITCH in the tone pallet). There is also a CONTOUR SWITCH (almost like a compressor) that gives you a soft, mid-range cut that's great for jazz. The OVER-DRIVE is the best I've ever used and offers a wide range of effects. The unit is feather light and comes with a sturdy, padded, gig bag. As far as power; you can play just about any gig short of a ""stadium"". So far I've found no faults with the head, though I think a ""clip"" indicator would be helpful. I've been playing bass for 45+ years and have never been disappointed with Fender.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's Perfect

    By Conan

    from Kansas City, Missouri

    Comments about Fender Rumble 500W Bass Amp Head:

    I just received it yesterday and love it. I paired it with the 410 Rumble cabinet. I was worried it wouldn't have enough bottom end without a 15" speaker, but it has plenty. It has great tone and all the power I'll ever need. It fits together nicely with grooves for the head that are magnetized to keep the head from moving around. It's quite handsome looking as well. I'm not a huge fan of the overdrive, then again I've been spoiled by having a Musicman all-tube head, only 75 Watts though.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Should have bought this rig months ago!

    By Zoom

    from Baileyville, Il

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • light weight
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Fender Rumble 500W Bass Amp Head:

      Tons of power in a 5 lb package. Great tone, easy to set up....I should have bought this months ago. If you want great sound, power, portability and easy to use...this is the amp head for you!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would but this product again.

      By Bill

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Fender Rumble 500W Bass Amp Head:

        I have it paired with a Rumble 410 cab and the sound is incredible. Versatile, powerful ... classic sound. I'll be adding a 115 cab for large events.

        (2 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        This amp head is great. 2 star for guitar center service.

        By Slap

        from Dover pa

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Fender Rumble 500W Bass Amp Head:

          The head it's self is great. But it didn't come with a carry bag like advertised. I didn't take it back to guitar center because it's a hassle when they're involved. So I just took my lose and moved on.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Almost perfect

          By Spike

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Fender Rumble 500W Bass Amp Head:

          For the price, weight, size, and options, this is a great head. It's as loud as I'll ever need and with the Vintage, Contour, and Bright presets plus the 4 bar knobs, it's very versatile. Overall, pretty fantastic. The reason I give 4 stars instead of 5 is that the overdrive doesn't overdrive as much as I'd like. Even with the level all the way right its just noticeable. But, silver linings, if I turn the overdrive level to zero and use the footswitch to activate it, it becomes a mute switch, something this head lacks. So there you go. I'd buy it again for sure but I may have to shop around for an overdrive pedal.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          yes ! i finaly completed my dream set of Fenders .

          By Rey J.Balangue

          from El Monte California

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Fender Rumble 500W Bass Amp Head:

            This is one of my dream set from Fender.Because as a musician ,as a bass player and as experienced ,know the quality sound , durability & dependability the fender product Has & are well tested .And this new head Rumble 500 series are one of it.So along with this sets are the Rumble 410,115, and AM made Dimension Bass." Truly excellent set".!only the execution & practice are yours

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lots of power in a compact package.

            By Grateful Fred

            from Watkinsville Ga

            About Me Novice

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Warmth
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Fender Rumble 500W Bass Amp Head:

              So far use it to practice. Friends that play bass love it.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              nice amp, but a pain to get

              By Billy Blues

              from Baltimore Md.

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Warmth
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Fender Rumble 500W Bass Amp Head:

                like the amp, light weight, case for protection,
                good sound, ordering it sucked

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Lots of "Bang for Buck"

                By Cody

                from Elbert, Colorado

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Great Value
                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • None So Far

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Fender Rumble 500W Bass Amp Head:

                Man I was tired of lugging around an 85 pound bass combo amp. This head and a the rumble 2x10 cabinet weigh in at a little over 30 pounds. Sounds really good with my P-Bass Nice and fat with good definition.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Does what it should

                By David

                from Corona, CA

                Comments about Fender Rumble 500W Bass Amp Head:

                Received this amp a few weeks ago and plugged it into a new Bassman 115 Neo. Plenty of power for the money and size, can always add another cab if need a bit more volume I suppose. Handles the lows of my 5 string P-bass and sounds like a P-bass should. Was tempted to buy an expensive tube amp, but it was not in the budget. Plus I appreciate the light weight and simple set up. If nothing else, grab one as a backup for your expensive and heavy 65 pound tube amp that you don't want to risk at church bazaars and rowdy venues.

                 
                5.0

                Size, Power, Price

                By HANK

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Fender Rumble 500W Bass Amp Head:

                Great Head !!!!!! FIVE pounds !!!!! 500 WATTS !!!!! Play with the buttons, I like the Bright button. The overdrive circuit is killer. Built in compression means that it kicks in more when you turn it up more. It knows when it's "enough.". I also have a Markbass 800 watt that has two inputs which is great for my drummer and me to play through one amp. But that was $800 !!!! For the size, power, and price, you'll have a hard time beating the Rumble 500. BTW, I use the two outputs to play through a 2x10 and a 1x12 at the same time. Great amp head !!!!

                 
                5.0

                GREAT BASS HEAD

                By CHRISTOPHER

                from undisclosed

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Fender Rumble 500W Bass Amp Head:

                Perfect size, weight, power. Sounds great. simple to use. If you'd rather spend time playing than messing with knobs to endlessly adjust your tone then this is ideal. Same set up as the 500 combo, so if you like that you won't be disappointed

                 
                4.0

                Finally something that is affordable and delivers

                By DAVID

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Fender Rumble 500W Bass Amp Head:

                Gobs of power, solid tone across the board, simple,
                LOUD, headroom... it comfortably runs my 810
                SVT, active 4 string 5 string it's ready for them.
                Perfect backup amp if your not ready or willing to
                change your current setup. Post eq out is only issue
                But easily can overlook that as a reason not to get this.

                 
                5.0

                Like it a lot

                By JG

                from Murfreesboro, TN

                About Me Experienced

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Fender Rumble 500W Bass Amp Head:

                  Great amp and in 2017 it is a fraction of the size and weight it would have been 20 years ago. Great amp. wish they'd had this tears ago

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