dumble anyone?

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  1. tbone666

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    well - the link doesn't work - but it's out there.

    :confused:

    -t
     
  3. Timster

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    looks like a scam..
     
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    Yup! Scam.
     
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    I'm pretty sure thats the guy who ripped off a bunch of people with his $800 recto BIN prices about a year ago. Its a shame they haven't thrown that heartless **** in jail yet.

    Tyler
     
  7. Steve Dallas

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    The original auction being from Music Ground is really suspicious. We at the 18Watt forum have seen a whole bunch of fake amps they have passed off as originals.
     
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    i thought it was too good to be true.
     
  9. jgraham

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    Never heard of 'em. Are they any good? :confused:
     
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    :D
     
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    I think a friend of my uncle's cousin has one in his attic. He said it's 60 cycles, 117 volts. Would that be loud enough to gig with?
     
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    not nearly as good as trainwrecks.
    :moon
     
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    Not about the amp, about the company. They've pulled some pretty obvious BS on some pretty high dollar amps...
     
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    I've dealt with Music Ground numerous times, both the London and Leeds shops and always found them to be honest and reputable. I'm sure they would never knowlingly attempt to pass off fakes as originals.

    Accusations on forums like this are too easy to make and often never supported by real evidence.
     
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    In this particular case it was well documented with pictures. If you go to the Les Paul Forum and do a search on Music Ground, they sold an 18w combo for all the dollars. When it arrived it was quite clearly assembled from various parts, not all of which were correct. They did take it back, but the customer in question was out some of the shipping. They've sold other, less well documented frankensteins. They had a representative that posted on the LPF saying that all the monkey business was done and they were going to do a better job now of accurately representing amps, but then they advertised a Les Paul for sale that was quite clearly still in Japan (and the owner denied that he had given them permission to market it for him). The representative never posted again, or explained what was going on with that. So, I have to conclude that it's dangerous to deal with MG unless you are able to confirm from very accurate pics or personal inspection that the gear is as advertised.
     
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    Well said. Truth often gets distorted to hell on these forums
     
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    I still have a letter I got from Howard Dumble dated April 1, 1987. I had called him on the phone and talked to him. His phone # was published in Guitar Player.

    It reads:

    "Thank you for your interest in my amplifiers. In response to your request for information on the amplifiers, please find the enclosed data sheets. The data sheets are somewhat sparse. So, if you require more information and/or would like to place an order for an amplifier, please contact me."

    Sincerely,

    Howard Dumble

    Back then an Overdrive Special head was: $1,925.00
    Overdrive Special Combo: $2,150.00

    Prices have sure gone up since then!
     
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    My handful of experiences with Music Ground are limited to occasions where I contacted them for information about an item they were selling. The most recent was two months ago when I contacted them about a solid-state head. I have never received any reply to contacts attempted with Music Ground. Unfortunately, I am in the States and cannot walk down to their music store and get answers in person. It sounds like Music Ground's customer support might be better with local folks? Unlike Music Ground, I have had wonderful success with other British music stores for my limited international deals.
     
  19. TheAmpNerd

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    I pimped that guy along for a little bit and
    he kept wanting my address etc.

    I just kept asking for pics of the chassis
    including close ups of the wiring
    and the amp along with the daily
    paper showing the date and headline.

    Well, he never came though, IMAGINE THAT.
     
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    Why is that every Dumble looks like it's been sitting in a wet basement for the past 20 years? They always look beaten up and corroded.
     

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