Dumble "clones" out there?

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  1. homesick345

    homesick345 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Honestly, not bad at all.

    You just need to make it a tad smoother now
     
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    I agree with rusrant, I've played 2 dumbles in my life. The first time I was 20 yrs old and had never heard of dumble. It was just an amp. It sounded good( wasent my thing) but was nothing that made a huge impression on me. The guy who owned it I believe got it from dumble. The second time was in a studio in New York. By this time I had heard of the "mythical folklore" surrounding dumble. Again a great sounding amp but I've heard lots of great sounding amps. It sounded like me playing through a good sounding amp. I think you tube clips and hype make it seem more than it is.
     
  3. blowtorch

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    homesick 345 thanks. Yeah it does need some tweaking yet. I do think there are different types of dumbletone, though, not all in that super smooth fusion-ey category.
    I've been in the vicinity of an ODS, played very loud by Sonny Landreth, and it wasn't exactly smooth . It did kick ass though. Kinda like this:

     
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    Landreth is phenomenal. He plays the bluesmaster circuit, which I believe, is closest to marshall. Anyways you got a nice thing going. It would be perfect with a slide!....for the rest, I am the first one to admit I can't play the robben ford smooth jazzy sound, but this tone its a "thing" now.
     
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    homesick I saw him at an outdoor local festival, I walked up to the improvised stage beforehand and saw his smallish Dumble combo sitting there, unguarded. I recall it had the digital LED-type font spelling out "OVERDRIVE SPECIAL". He may have used other models over time as well, I don't know

    Thanks again for the kudos. Yeah that super smooth jazzy thing does not a lot for me
     
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    I got a chance to hear a Bludotone in person about a year ago locally. A pretty impressive sounding amp.
     
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    Love my Glaswerks SOD2
    Best amp I've owned.
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    or the cheaper option - the Mad Professor Simble Overdrive pedal was designed to sound like a Dumble...

     
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    It will probably take Dumble peps another 20 years to come close to the amps produced 50+ years ago by Leo Fender.

    So Dumble .. he, he.
     
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    Threads like this remind me of how great my 80's mk3 boogie is.

    Sorry - but the R2 channel on my boogie cranked with a bit more on the treble just nails this singing, dynamic Dumble tone IMHO.

    I suppose they were all making relatively similar gain and tone mods to the classic circuits around that time so they'd be tonally similar, but Dumble's rarity did a klon like myth thing to them.

    That said the ceriatone ODS clone had interested me as a future build.
     
  11. homesick345

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    Both the Boogie & Dumble drive are great, with some similarities, without being identical.

    Pretty different, imho

    There is no point denying the striking originality of the Dumble overdrive(s) textures. It sure sits squarely with Marshall & Boogie, in the Pantheon of overdrive amps that shaped modern music.

    Why this is so hard to admit is beyond me
     
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    Glad you said it first but while watching the vids I was thinking that sounds a lot like my Boogie:D
    Seems like I've moved/moving into the Marshall camp lately
     
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    Have they ever proven that Deluxe Reverb is a genuine Dumble? I know there was disagreement about that at one time.
     
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    How about $100 for a Zoom MS-50G? It's got a Two Rock emulation in it.
    How close is it to a Dumble?
    I have NO idea, but it sounds pretty good.
     
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    That would make an awesome "Travel amp" :cool:
     
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    The Shootout could have been done a little differently. The clips with the pedal were noticeably louder, and the Dumble used a delay.

    The Dumble seemed much more transparent and touch-sensitive. Bloom and note-flipping were present in the Dumble, but not with the pedal. By "transparent" I mean that the body of the note was not as loud as the attack and transients. For these reasons, I much prefer the Dumble.

    I still love my Quinn, but have no problem recommending Ceriatones.
     
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    I played one last weekend. They tell me it's made by Fuchs. It was unreal. And $8k. It was labeled as an "Overdrive Special by Dumble" like the pics I've seen off real ones. When I saw it sitting there at first I thought it was a real one. I was ecstatic. Nevertheless, I played a Suhr Classic T Pro through it. When I die I want heaven to sound like that.
     
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    I got to hear a Bludotone last year close up, a great sounding amp.
     
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    or, for all of $750, you can get a Ceriatone Mini 20 OTS. Killer little amp. Don't know how close it comes to a real Dumble -- I only played one once -- but holy cow what a nice-sounding versatile little amp. Through a Celestion Gold in a nice big solid cabinet, plenty of thump and volume, too. Big iron. Insanely much fun to play slide through.
     
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    Take a look at Trinity Amps. They have a Dumble 124 clone in a 25w format. The sound clips are really cool.
     
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