Fender Rumble 500 v3 Bass Combo Amplifier Review

Fender Rumble 500 v3 Bass Combo Amplifier Review

For any bassist or musician, an amplifier is critically necessary in order to get their sound out into the world. If you’re a musician yourself, then the need for you to get an amplifier can be no exception.  On the outside, the Indonesian-constructed Fender rumble 500 v3 bass combo amplifier may not seem like anything special, but the reality is that it’s a lightweight and yet rugged combo amplifier that delivers everything (or almost everything) that a best bass amp would need.

You have a wide variety of amplifiers available to you on the market, and they all come in a variety of different sizes and quality of sound. But despite the crowded marketplace, the rumble 500 is sure to impress. Let’s take a look at the reasons why in this Fender rumble 500 v3 bass combo amplifier review:

Quality of Sound

The quality and power of the sound is the topic that will be on every musician’s mind when looking at an amplifier. So we’ll tell you up front: the Rumble can boast of over one hundred watts of power, which are transmitted through a foot long Eminence speaker that’s also made by Fender.

There are tonal controls on the side for you to control the output and power of the sound; many amplifiers don’t come with many helpful controls, so this is a welcome addition on the Fender Rumble. When turned up to the maximum, the amp on the Rumble is quite loud, and you have the option of hooking up even more external speakers as you see fit as well.

Different options for sound on the Fender Rumble 500 include the vintage sound option, which adds a classic fuzz to the amp, the contour sound option which makes the sound more flat, and the bright option that eliminates much of the vigor of the bass.

Quality of Build

After determining that the sound is good on an amplifier, you will next want to make sure that the build quality is up to par as well. It doesn’t matter whether you have the nicest or loudest sounding amplifier on the market; if it won’t last you a long time because it was poorly constructed, then it’s a big waste of money.

Fortunately, the Rumble 500 is anything but poorly constructed. This goes for both the amps and the machine itself. You will notice that the control buttons on the side are an ivory color, and you’ll tell that all are robust when you touch them. A silver front grill is present on the front of the amplifier with the Fender logo on the top left hand side. Not only is this grill quite beautiful on the amplifier, but it also adds a lot of durability to the basic design as well.


When Fender built the Rumble 500, they built a combo amplifier that is rugged and yet lightweight, portable and yet powerful which you learned from this Fender Rumble 500 v3 Bass Combo Amplifier review. The Rumble 500 produces powerful and crystal clear sound with a neat variety of sound options, while the design of the amplifier itself is strong and long lasting.