Anyone else tried JRAD The Dude and 45 Caliber side by side? I got The Dude first, and liked it. I recently picked up a 45 Caliber and I like it as well. But, for the life of me, the only difference I can hear between them is the gain level. The 45 Caliber sounds just like The Dude, there’s just less available gain. This is not necessarily a bad thing. I’m using the 45 Caliber for low/medium gain, and The Dude for high gain. They both sound/feel great, but you wouldn’t think two pedals that are supposed to emulate two different amps would sound nearly identical. I know nothing about the topology of either pedal, but I’m guessing they’re the same circuit with different gain pots. I have no idea what a Dumble is supposed to sound like, but I am well-familiar with all things Marshall. I’ve played them for 30+ years, and own/have owned all the iconic models, including the JTM-45. The 45 Caliber is a fantastic dirt pedal, but it sounds nothing like a JTM-45, or any other Marshall, to my ears. It sounds more like a tweaked Bluesbreaker pedal to me. Soft clipping, and kinda has that dirt over clean sound/feel. I’ve also owned the JRAD Blue Note. I sold it a while ago, but from what I remember it’s basically the same sound/feel as the 45 Caliber and The Dude, just much less gain. I’m not complaining. I think they’re all great pedals, but it sounds like all of these pedals are basically the same circuit with different levels of gain. Being a ‘Marshall guy’, I think the 45 Caliber misses the mark if you’re looking for a “MIAB”. But then, there really aren’t any that will convince you that you’re playing a Marshall in my opinion. Trust me, I’ve pretty much had them all. If I want real Marshall tone I’ll just use one of my Marshall amps. But, I’m old now, and lately I’ve been using a clean Quilter amp with pedals. I’m not lugging around big heavy heads and cabinets anymore. Sorry for the rambling post. I do enjoy these JRAD pedals. I just don’t know if they’re really delivering what users might be hoping for, especially the 45 Caliber. Great pedals, regardless.