Best dumblelator up to $400

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  1. Tito83

    Tito83 Member

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    Maybe $450...

    I'm thinking Red Plate... Seems nice and fits my budget. Anyone care to help? :)
     
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    1) Bludo -- if you own one -- or are buying one you can get a rack dumblelator for under $500

    2) Fuchs Verbrator (reverb plus Dublelator pedal) under $400 available in Nov

    3) RedPlate -- under $300.
     
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  3. Dave_C

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    I have the Red Plate ($300) and it sounds fantastic in my Quinn SDO. Quinn also makes one, but I haven't received it yet. Not sure what the price is these days. Either way, if you own a D-style without an internal loop, this is ESSENTIAL!
     
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    Theres the Ceriatone/Kleinulator. Uses FETS, no tubes, around $150.

    I have a Red Plate. Its a matcher, its a gain stage, its a EQ point. Plus you can swap tubes for a whole range of sounds. You can have the front panel printed however you want, and you get your choice of knobs. The proprietor, Henry, is very prompt and easy to work with.
     
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    not sure i understand the post/Xits link or reference:confused: No dumblelators there
     
  7. Tito83

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    The quinn is 450 within amp purchase... I guess it'll be higher if bought separatly, so it's out of my budget.

    I think the Red Plate is winning for now... Any other contestants?
     
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    I use the old Vox V941..can usually be had for around $200.00/$250.00
     
  9. Dave_C

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    Give Shad a call or send him an email.

    - Dave
     
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    Its not on our site yet. XITS is offering an all tube point to point unit. We are running specials on them right now.
    Get in touch.
     
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    Can someone really explain this product to me? I don't quite understand, it is a loop? Where in the chain would it insert? Can it provide a loop for an amp that doesn't have an effects loop, like a Komet? Is there a benefit over a loop that works well?

    Thanks!
     
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    Ideally it goes between the preamp out jack and the poweramp in jack. If your amp doesn't have these jacks they are easily added inside most amps by breaking the connection at the entrance to the phase inverter input cap and adding the jacks. The unit has a send and a return jack and at a minimum a send level and a recovery level, some also have a return attenuator. Most of the ones that sound good actually flip the overall phase and are serial devices that rely on your external effects to blend the dry and the wet.
     
  13. Dave_C

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    :agree

    Henry is a great guy. We had some very interesting conversations while I was purchasing, waiting on delivery and using his loop. And, it sounds absolutely fantastic. Try swapping the tube for different flavors. It makes a big difference. For the SDO, I tried just about every modern 12AX7 made and I much preferred the JJ ECC803S throughout the amp, including the buffer. Just an amazing match for this rig.
     
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    Hi Henry!

    Still lovin' your little box to death....hmmm....that doesn't sound right.
    :nono :jo :messedup ;)

    Dave
     
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    It's OK Dave, I've had people tell me they sleep with their amps.:love:
     
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    What he said: Vox Valve Buffer (V941). It even has a 'bypass' switch.. which is handy for matching levels, etc.

    It's not the exact D-lator circuit, but it works fine as is, or can be easily tweaked by a competent tech. I think I paid about $100 for mine.

    chris
     
  17. Dave_C

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    Sounds like a cool idea, but I value my fathering gear too, so I choose to refrain.

    :(

    ;)
     

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