Eric Johnson - Dumble -Youtube

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  1. robbert

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    Hi everybody,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMk1Nl4fKOk&mode=related&search=

    From 1:00 to about 1:12, the part with the hendrixy chords I believe he uses a Dumble Steel String Singer. Anybody read different? I really like the sound of it and I was wondering if anybody has been trying to get a similar type of tone. What amp?? (beside the Dumble, and the Two Rock sterling). From what I've read the high wattage is really a big part of that sound.
     
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    Anybody please? Thanks :)
     
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    I'd tell you if I knew. Consider this a bump for your thread. Although, if you really want one I think Tony Bruno could build you one, as I recall he does custom amps.
     
  4. Blue Strat

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    With 6 (or whatever) amps and 10 pedals in his rig, how could you possibly know which ones he's using at any particular moment?
     
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    Hi,

    In the beginning of the full video he states that he uses his Fender Twins in stereo for the really clean tones, and his Marshall + Tubedriver for lead. The Dumble Steel String Singer is the amplifier he used at that time for the dirty rhythm. And he also used it in conjunction with a fuzz face for an alternate lead tone.

    Thanks for commenting everybody
     
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    Maybe any Custom Audio Electronics OD-100 owners who tried anything similar with the clean channel? Looks like this amp's clean channel is somehow comparable.
     
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    You don't need a Dumble to get that tone. BTW he was using a Tube Screamer into the Dumble at the time for those dirty rythyms. IMHO You can cop that sound with a Tube Screamer with a hint of drive and a nice blackface Fender. Try a Bassman for instance.
     
  9. Mark C

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    You can get extremely close to that tone with a vintage style 4 input Marshall or a blackface/silverface Fender with a pedal. Of course, it helps if you are Eric Johnson - a LOT of his tone is in his hands. He doesn't even use the Dumble anymore, plus a Steel String Singer is supposed to be a loud clean amp like a twin reverb, but even louder. I believe they were originally intended for pedal steel players.
     
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    Maybe I get flamed fo this - but I don't like this overdriven sound at all.
    It doesn't have too much edge and definition, the delay adds some to this.
    Getm e right please - I absolutely respect the quality of his playing, and the innovation.
     
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    Thanks everybody :)
     
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    Sounded like the dumble. He used it as his "dirty rythym amp" with a fuzz face. He also used an MXR flanger/doubler with that amp live for "High Landrons". On the ACL dvd at the beginning of "Cliffs" he plays a chord and uses the MXR to "loop" it and plays over that. He described the SSS to me as "...a big overbuilt Twin."
     
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    I read Eric has developed a dirty rhythm amp with http://www.fultonwebb.com/. The first 2 stratocaster sample clips are without a fuzz, cool sound! I also like the 3rd clip with the fuzzface.

    Here's a quote from their website:

     
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    I am always thrilled with Eric Johnson's playing. I sometimes wish he'd turn the reverb and echo down though... man can he play.
     
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    What's really sick is to sit in a small room with him and watch him warm up using a Princeton Reverb or a tweed Deluxe. So MANY sounds and he NEVER touches a knob.
     
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    Definately an incredible player :drool
     
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    There's an interview with the builders about the amp (dr45) here: http://www.ericjohnson.com/flash/fultonwebb.html

    And here's a snippet from another interview with Eric Johnson himself (gotten from here: http://www.ericjohnson.com/flash/ejlist6.html):

     
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    Wow, that chick can really play.
    Sort of dresses like a guy though...
     
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    You nailed it!- I just about fell out of my seat when I read this. Anyway - Erica Johnson seems to be very insecure with herself. She never takes a risk - she's very calculated - yet very good at what she does.
     
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    What makes you think he doesn't take risks?
     

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