Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by tiktok, May 2, 2016.
I hadn't seen this before.
Great story. I hadn't seen it. I've long loved that guy's Dumble Clips. I agree with AD - he's a great player.
Gentlemen, we got the address
Seems like a nice guy.
Wish there wasn't so much animosity against Mesa Boogie in the article, seems a bit too animus to me. Especially since most early Boogies and Dumbles are the same exact circuit. I guess is the reasoning to try and distance himself from Randal Smith? I do like the comment where its stated he doesn't like the overdrive of a Boogie as if Boogies were around first and he designed to have a better over drive but he always claims his design was first. Sounds like an admission to me. Anyway I will prolly stir up a bunch of Dumble inspired hatred directed at me which is not what I intend, I'm just asking these questions.
well you aren't really asking question so much as making accusations.... and as far as I can tell you are doing so based on some inaccurate information.
What accusation am I making? I'm asking why all the animosity and BTW this may be coming from the writer not necessarily Howard. For there to be a good guy there must be a bad guy?
Love the letterhead.
when i am 235 years old i will see people playing Boogies, there won't be any Dumb amps around at that time.
Is this thread merely an ad for the pedal?
As much as I love the players who play Dumbles, and the sounds they get....the entire "mystique" of Alexander or Howard rubs me the wrong way.
He has every right to do things as he sees it, I just don't have the time for people that demand to be treated as special. We are all just humans, and we should respect each other, and not try to elevate ourselves above others.
you guys are acting like you just found santa claus' drivers license.
wasnt christopher cross, mr 'if you get stuck btw the moon and nyc' himself a dumble customer? was there even guitars on his albums?
is that what dumbles sound like? a piano?
ok, im just kidding. you guys have fun.
If you guys get a chance dig in to Peter Lerche's albums. Unbelievable and good.
If I'm remembering right I think Cross is actually a big time guitar head-59 les paul playing type of guy that can rip on the instrument. Obviously got caught up in the soft rock thing but I think he's more of a guitar guy than his hits would show. (I think he was jamming on Fallon a couple of years ago?).
You were not to disclose any of your discussions with the maker.
You weren’t allowed to open the amp’s chassis.
You were obliged to not leave the amp anywhere it could be stolen.
You weren’t allowed to sell the amp.
I love the guys who have played his amps through the years but the list above, which is just a small sampling of what we KNOW of the hoops you need to jump through to be awarded one of his amps.
There are other 1 man shops. It's a personality issue.
^^^^ Those bullet points don't sound like a guy asking to be treated special...they sound like a guy paranoid about protecting his work from being copied by others
Exactly. I prefer to give my money to a certain one that's located in your neck of the woods. Not only does he build a stellar amp, he treats you like a human being too.
Curious. Fame has idiosyncratic consequences? Go figure. Would that my work demanded so much 'critique'.
Lightening up a little - I did not see any form of defense against the charges that Chas* has rightfully leveled...
* How could you forget the child who knows tone?
It's ok that you see it that way. I see it the other way. No worries, he refused my order!