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Dumble on Ebay with Pictures

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by CarlH, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. CarlH

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    Likely an ultralinear output ala David Hafler (which is where the SUNN amps came from too). The original SUNN amps were just repackaged Dynacos.

    I bet it has a real clean powerful sound. But, maybe I would refurb an old SUnn to get about the same thing at about 1/20 the cost?
     
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    Unless I had more money than I knew what to do with, I would never pay that kind of money for an amp. I just thought it was interesting how simple looking the circuit is in the amp. Not that many parts for $20,000.
     
  4. Strat

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    $1000.00 for parts, $19,000.00 for knwing where to put them I guess....
     
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    at least this auction isnt fake...that seller is pretty reputable...
     
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    I see this all the time, completley false. Dumble doesn't get a nickle from used amp sales. His new amps were actually not out of line for a boutique amp. The 100 watt ODS in the 90's went for $2135, not at all out of line for a boutique amp.

    These used prices are so far out of whack. I can't imagine why you'd want to pay these prices when so many folks are building excellent quality clones. Fuchs get about $2500 for a 100 watt ODS today, complete with warranty.
     
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    More like $500 for all the parts and the seller getting a handsome profit of $19,500 for just having am old amp built by Dumble!

    I am no amp builder, but there doesn't appear to be much in it and would suspect most of the quality amp builders could build an identical amp, with a better looking cab for $1,500. I could maybe understand if Clapton or someone had used that actual amp on gigs, but hey Dumble ain't no superstar! No doubt Dumble worshippers will let me know otherwise!
     
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    just curious whats so great about a dumble amp. With so many great ones out there it gotta be hype like a lot of other guitars and equipment.
    just my opinion
     
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    The P.T.Barnum with his famous quote "A sucker is born every minute..." ? ;)

    Bart
     
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    Henry Ford had to pay a lot of money to have the engineer flip that switch.
     
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    People are paying for "provenance".

    Provenance = rarity x hype
     
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    The only amp I would pay 20 grand for if I had 20 grand to blow would be EVH's original magic marshall. Now that amp sounds like a million bucks...:D I don't whats more overpriced those Dumbles or the Trainwrecks?
     
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    Why do that?

    Just have Doug build you one. He's been through it and serviced
    a lot of EVHs stuff. http://roccaforteamps.com/

    Or pop doug a PM he frequents the Amps and Cabs forum a lot.

     
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    how many posters on this thread have actually owned or played a dumble or a trainwreck?
     
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    I have never owned or played a dumble or trainwreck, but I have also never heard any recording done with either one of those amps that sounded any better than a good vintage Fender, Marshall, or Vox amp. That is the proof in the pudding for me. That goes for any other amp as well.
     
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    so, you form an opinion based entirely on conjecture/hearsay/etc?



    sounds like an issue of application. i've never played through/recorded with "a good vintage Fender, Marshall, or Vox amp" that has as much ass as an uberschall and ultra lead or deliverance, for "better" or worse.
     
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    Personally I like the Dumble engineering. He did some unique things to the amps back then, like placing the overdrive after the normal instead of the other way around. I like the way they're sensitive to touch, and the grainy texture of the tone. But I have to agree with this assessment. A great musician when quality equipment can produce some great tone without Dumble's magic fingers.

    I've also built 7 Dumble like amps and never spent more than $700 for parts on any of them, one I built from an old Peavey VTX chassis, total cost was under $200. Fuchs has made some excellent Dumble like amps for around $2500, reasonable, reliable and they sound great.

    Again.... why would anyone want to spend $20,000 for one of Dumble's experiments? :horse
     

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