I just found an AMAZING clean tone!

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  1. sevenfoxes

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    My main amp is a 6505, so I've been looking for an amp that can do cleans really well. Long story short, my search led me to the Fender Rumble 75. Huh? A Bass amp?

    Believe me when i say that this has one of the BEST clean tones I've ever heard. Yes, a mother fu#$ing bass amp! Seriously, I used to own the Archon 100, which has incredible cleans, but imo, the Fender Rumble beats it. WTF?! How is this possible?!?!

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    Because they can be had for so cheap, I'm going to buy another one, and run them in stereo!
     
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    rumbles are very underrated
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    "Great cleans from a Fender bass amp? Get outta here!"
    - Last spoken sometime around 1950
     
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    You're telling me! The port really gives it some beefy bottom end.
     
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    Ha! Yeah, i had no clue this was "a thing"...using bass amps, instead of regular guitar amps.
     
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    Narad was referencing the original fender bassman, I believe. The great-granddaddy of electric guitar tone.

    Very cool that a modern bass amp gives you a good clean tone though. I'm gonna have to try!
     
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    Definitely give it a try! I really do like it more than the Archon, EVH, and reborn recto cleans.
     
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    One of the best clean tones i ever had was from a Acoustic (the brand) bass combo. So yeah i see how this makes sense
     
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    Really? I have one that I only use for bass. Haven't tried with guitar yet because I have never thought about it.
     
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    Clean headroom dudez. Although, im assuming its 75 watts so not the typical 1,000,000 watt bass amps out there lol
     
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    Ooo it's got a high mid and a low mid knob. I love that shit.
     
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    My bass amp has like a ten band eq on it. (cheap behringer head)

    ... Why have I never tried this. Gotta plug my 8 string in and see what happens.
     
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    Yeah, I have an Ampeg BA112 V2 bass combo amp, and it sounds really good for deep cleans for guitar also. It is basically kind of like a small FRFR PA speaker with extended lows and highs, but more scooped in the mids than a PA speaker.

    I actually messed with the idea of using it for guitar and using distortion pedals with it a year or two ago. However, I could never get any distortion sounds I really liked. I used some different gain pedals like my BE-OD clone, some preamps, like the Mooer 005, used speaker sims, didn't use speaker sims, etc.... but never loved it for a standard tone. It would work for the fuzzed out thick Doom type tone though.
     
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    I used to run a peavey bandit 112 and send an output to a 115 bass amp. sounded thick as fuck.
     
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    Bass amps can have pretty cool clean tones that are still distinctly different from guitar amps. I used the Roland Cube 100 bass amp I had as a clean amp a few times and liked it.
     
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    Hell yeah. Bass amps are awesome for guitar work.

    I have a '76 Bassman 50.
    Lots of old tube amps have large .1uF signal caps.
    Makes the THUNDAR!!!...and the rumble.

    1998-2002 I only traveled with a Tech GT2 pedal.
    Most practice rooms I went to had a bass amp kicking around somewhere. I loved the look on my drummers face the first time he heard it.
     
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    lol, count me in. My favorite amp-based clean tone I ever had was from plugging into my brother's cheap old Behringer bass combo. I used to borrow it from him for a couple days whenever the boys were coming over so we'd have something else to play through; and we'd stick some pedals in front and it'd be 'good enough,' but I went directly into it one day and yeah...cleans were crazy nice :lol:
     
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    When I still had a Peavey TKO 80 bass amp, I plugged in a regular guitar once in a while. Darn it sounded good. Especially a clean 7-string sound <3
     
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    Buddy I had ran 2 of the older versions of those from a Vox ToneLab (the blue one) floor modeler with a Strat for Blues stuff and it sounded incredible.
     
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    My favorite ever clean tone was from an early 80s Peavey PA with 2 vertical 412 cabs. It wasn't as full range as these bass amps but you could run a bass through it, a guitar, vocals... Everything sounded great.
     
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