Bad to the Bone

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by fenderbender4, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. fenderbender4

    fenderbender4 Gold Supporting Member

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    Or something like that. I've been really digging George Thorougood's sound on "Madison Blues", "Who do you love?", and "Bourbon, Whiskey...". I was wondering what amp he is using. Is it a tweed amp? Thanks.
     
  2. JamesPeters

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    Isn't he using a Dumble amp on that? I'd recommend a Dumble amp for that sound. ;)
     
  3. SteveVHT

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    I beleive James is right.
    When I went to see him many years ago he had a Dumble OD head and combo on stage going through a fender cabinet and an old basketweave marshall cab.
    Steve
     
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    Are you serious? I've always thought of George's tone as sort of the lowest of Lo-Fi (and very cool). I'd be thinking old Silvertone or Supro for his stuff!
     
  5. fenderbender4

    fenderbender4 Gold Supporting Member

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    It's a joke. I was thinking of dumble amps before, and they definitely won't give me that sound. Now my problem is, I don't know what kind of amp he was using.
     
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    Yep...
    It's actually two Dumbles.
    So, you should buy two and use one set up for clean and the other set up for some gain.
     
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    When I saw him in the mid to late 90's he used 2 Dumbles, a Mill Hill, and Testino along with a Pv Bandit.

    ERIC
     
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    Yep!
    That sounds right, Eric!
    keith
     
  9. fenderbender4

    fenderbender4 Gold Supporting Member

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    Okay, seriously now, what did he use?
     
  10. SQUAREHEAD

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    In the studio, probably one Dumble Overdrive.
    I've seen him live twice and he had two Dumbles both times.
     
  11. SLG

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    I remember seeing George back in the 70's. At that time he was using an ES125 w/ a P90 and a Magnatone amp.

    That was before he bought the Dumbles.
     
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    ericb Silver Supporting Member

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    oh damn it was a Trentino , not Testino with the Dumbles the MIll Hill and PV

    ERIC:horse
     
  13. fenderbender4

    fenderbender4 Gold Supporting Member

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    So he really uses dumbles? His sound is pretty much in contrast w/ a dumble.
     
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