"Dumble sound is just a bassman with a tubescreamer"

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  1. gkoelling

    gkoelling Member

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    As close as I've come to playing a Dumble or a clone is my Zendrive through the Gries 35. It sounds great and whether it's close, or not so close I'm happy. A couple months back I bought a Jetter 45/100 for Marshall tones and am loving that, too. I needed something different after using the Zendrive for so long.

    As for the Bassman/Tubescreamer quote...that person has probably never plugged in to more than an 80s solid state Crate amp.
     
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    Having had the good fortune to play a real Dumble, I can tell you the Bassman/Tube Screamer fantasy ain't even in the same galaxy. By far the best sounding amp I've ever heard.

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    Ive seen an interview recently where RF stated that Dumbke told him that RF into a Fender with a TS is what inspired him. So, fwiw, I think RF started the ts-fender=D thing.

     
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  4. tiktok

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    Well...

     
  5. sgt_steiner

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    Play one YOURSELF first, my friend. Let your own ears tell you what's what :)
     
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  6. jeff_lebowski

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    The plot thickens!
     
  7. jeff_lebowski

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    For real tho.

    It's amazing. I've been cooking all day but noodling with the ODS sound in my head.
     
  8. tiktok

    tiktok Supporting Member

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    Maybe you just didn't play the right TS and Fender?
     
  9. hunter

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    Pretty sure the Zendrive is back. And has been back for a while.

    hunter
     
  10. EL84 Abuser

    EL84 Abuser Silver Supporting Member

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    Not at all.
    Early Robben using a TS into a Fender inspired Dumble.
    Dumble added his own 'thing' to the mix, obviously.
    Robben into a Dumble inspired Hermida.
    Robben using a ZD into a Fender sounds like the Robben we all dig.
    Simple sauce!

    And early Fenders are modded radios. Marshalls are modded Fenders.
     
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  11. kludge

    kludge The droid you're looking for Silver Supporting Member

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    A Marshall Plexi is just a Rat into a Roland Jazz Chorus.
     
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    It was not until I bought a D clone that I realized a simble or zendrive + fender amp was just not the same...ballpark maybe.
     
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    Zendrive > good twin can sound more "Dumble" than some Dumbles ...
     
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    Lovepedal COT 50 lil china?
     
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    You need one magical Bassman and one magical Tubescreamer. Its just a matter of finding the two.
     
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    dumbles were made for specific players. dumble dialed in the tones to suit what that player wanted. start naming his who's who list. the fuchs is a great amp, consistent, quiet, and have fun finding the speakers you like best with it......but then that's all amps when it comes to speaker choice. andy will dial in tones as you request too, you just can't always be there to do that like dumble would do with his clients. andy built mine with no requests, and it is a very good amp. and don't count out a boogie. good drive tones there as well. boogies were based off of fender circuits. dumble may have been as well. he just looked at what went into the flow of electricity and his choice of components to make the tones come out. fuchs, bludo and how many others have seen a dumble circuit and have figured some things out :munch
     
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    I have a super reverb and a tweed bassman. I've owned several D-style amplifiers. Dumbles aren't some magical, mystical amplifiers, but this statement is patently false.
     
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    If you look REALLY REALLY REALLY close at this picture, you can see the green from the TS-9 wired into the Bassman circuit.

    :D
     
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    "Dumble sound is just a bassman with a tubescreamer."

    I'd have said: "Dunning-Kruger", but there's something positively willful about this level of detachment from observable reality.
     
  20. jeff_lebowski

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    I'm no stranger to Boogie Marks and are really my go to for EVERYTHING. Once I started listening to tunes like Europa I knew I needed that smooth top end sound.

    I honestly thought I was done buying gear for my life until dialing in the FUCHS, playing through a mesa theile with a vintage EVM was something else.

    It was really the clean up and the character of the drive as I changed through pickups and the controls on the guitar that I just am not getting with my Boogies.

    Not better mind you, just different, but kind of the same thing, that smooth top end and forward mids.

    I was very impressed. Might have to sell off the Mark V!
     

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