Ampeg RB-210 Rocket Bass Combo Amplifier (500 Watts, 2x10")

Ideal for stage or in the studio! The Ampeg Rocket Bass RB-210 boasts 500 watts of power, an effects loop, extension speaker output, and an XLR direct out.


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Overall User Ratings (based on 1 ratings)
  • Overall:
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Sound:
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Features:
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Ease of Use:
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Quality:
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Value:
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Manufacturer Support:
    5 out of 5 stars
  • The Wow Factor:
    3 out of 5 stars
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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Submitted March 6, 2023 by Russell N in Raleigh, NC

"Pretty Good"

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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I'm going to preface this review with this: I wish I hadn't bought this amp. I know that's a weird thing to put right after I said this amp was pretty good, but here we are. Both of these statements are true, however. Most of the things that I have issues with are my own fault for not being realistic about my expectations. So, while I may say a few disparaging things about this amp, I don't hate this amp and it's really the only one I am using and has been for a year.
The sound on this amp is really good. I can get some really nice tones out of it. I initially got this guy to compete with a super loud drummer in a small room. I still had loudness issues with it, but I didn't add an extension cab. I was pretty bummed that it wasn't loud enough for the situation I was in(I did manage to pair it with a different amp through a PA but that defeated the purpose of this amp), but the sound quality is there and the option to add an extension cab kept me from writing it off. This is the third bass amp I've owned now and this time I really regret not just buying a head and a cab instead, but I was trying to save myself money as this is just an expensive habit.
I like the overdrive effect built into the amp. It's plenty loud for most situations, but if you find yourself playing bass next to a super loud drummer bashing away on his pearl eliminator double bass pedal... maybe opt for something different or try an extension cab with it, but I think once you spend 1500 dollars on this with an extension cab, it's a hard sell when you can get a head and cab that is just as loud and more expandable at the same price point.
Ease of Use
It's relatively easy to shape the tones I like and there are times when I'm blown away by how good the amp sounds with my super low-budget department store bass(looking to upgrade haha). I just wish it was louder. It's underwhelming when you pull out this big combo amp and then it can't get loud enough to hang with drums.
I've had this guy for almost a year now and it still looks brand new. It's broken in so it sounds better than the day I first received it. No complaints about the build quality. A++
I personally think that if you can learn something from my experience, it is this: If you are going to spend 700-800 dollars on a combo amp, consider starting with a head and cabinet instead. Invest heavily in a good bass amp head that you can build on to as you grow as a bassist. If you absolutely HAVE to have a combo amp like this, you really only have 2 options. This Ampeg RB-210 or the Fender Rumble 500. They both have very similar stats and both support extension cabs. I personally went with this one because I'm a contrarian. It's really a coin flip between the two from the amount of time I spent researching and playing on both.
Manufacturer Support
Never dealt with Ampeg. The amp works like it should.
The Wow Factor
The appeal of a combo is that you only have the one unit. You don't have to worry about the extra connections on the back of the amp or moving extra pieces around. You also don't have to worry about making sure the cabinet pairs well with the head. It's easy-mode.

Musical Background:

28 years drumming, 10 years on bass and guitar

Musical Style:

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