Review: Fender Rumble 350 2×10 Bass Combo

Next up in my search for the ultimate bass combo was the Fender Rumble 350. In truth the Rumble 350 was not an amp I had really considered, but the salesman at my local GC was pushing it pretty hard, so I figured I might as well give it a whirl.

The Fender Rumble 350 is a 350 Watt bass combo with 2X10″ Fender® Special Design Speakers. Controls include Volume, Overdrive Gain, Overdrive On/Off, Overdrive Blend,    Punch EQ Preset, Scoop EQ Preset, Bass, Semi-Parametric Mid with Level & Frequency controls, and Treble. Also included is a Horn On/Off Switch, XLR Line Out with Ground LIft, Aux in, Headphone Jack, Effects Loop, plus Fender’s Delta Comp Adaptive Compression Circuitry. All of this is housed in a Heavy Duty Ported Cabinet with Black Vinyl Covering, a Rugged Black Metal Grill, Springloaded Side Handles and Removable Casters to aid in portability. read more

Fender Basses, Now In Jade Pearl Metallic

Jade Pearl Metallic is a new color that Fender has introduced with its 2012 line of American Standard basses and guitars. I’m still on the fence as to whether I like it or not. On the one hand I think it looks pretty cool on the P Bass pictured below with the maple fretboard, but on the other hand it seems a bit drab, maybe even ugly. I have only seen images of it online and it seems to be one of those hard to photograph colors. In some photos, like the two posted here, it looks to be a shimmering army green, while in others, such as the photo I used as the lead in to this post, it looks more like a gun-metal gray. read more