Fuchs Dumblelator - Played it through my Bludo!

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  1. LVC

    LVC Senior Member

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    I posted this in the Pedal area -- but i think it is more appropriate in the amp section.

    Played the prototype Fuchs Dumblelator called the Verbrator ( dumblelator with built in reverb) through my Bludo and it sounded incredible.

    Andy has a winner here.:AOK

    1) Very quiet - zero noise
    2) Reverb is terrific (comparable with my T-Rex Roommate)
    3) Bludo sounded incredible with the Verbrator.

    Fairly small footprint.

    I think this is going to be a great grab and go solution for a lot of D- amp users as well as other folks that have amps with passive loops.
     
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  2. LVC

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    Pictures of the Prototype

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  3. LVC

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    Yep!!!!

    Dumblelator plus Reverb in a pedal sized platform.

    It really sounded terrific with my Bludo.

    This is the perfect grab and go solution.
     
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    This is very interesting.A loop in a foot pedal that is also a reverb.
    Sounds like somethin' I could use.
    Does the loop and verb use the tube or just the loop?
     
  5. LVC

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    The loop and the 'verb both run through the tube, just like in a production Fuchs amp: Cathode follower feeds the reverb (and sends to outboard stuff via level control), return amp mixes the wet-dry, plus external return from effects via return level control.

    I was extremely impressed with the Reverb.

    I had my RedPlate D'Lator and T-Rex Roommate for comparison.... Personally I think the T-Rex Roommate is one of the best reverbs out there and it sounds terrific through the RedPlate.

    The built in reverb of the Fuchs pedal dumblelator (the Verbrator) was the first pedal based reverb (besides the Roommate) that I have tried and just feel in love with immediately.

    It really was impressive.
     
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    How much is it going to be? Sounds neat!
     
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    LVC,

    I agree with you on the trex roommate, how close is the fuchs, and which preset does it sound most like?

    Lou
     
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    I usually run my Roommate on three --- with the mix down around 9:30 - 10.

    However, point here is the quality of the verb and how it sounded through the Bludo.
     
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    I think he said somewhere between 349 - 399.... which I think (if this is the final price) is pretty reasonable considering you are getting a quality reverb and dumblelator.

    Of course if you want the big black rubber booties with it --- that is extra :rotflmao
     
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    This is a pretty novel idea. I might consider making a rackmount version too.
     
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    Don't know if he plans a rack mount version. Good idea. I think he is right to focus on a portable unit for the first release.

    Personally I am very happy with my rack mount unit made by Brandon (Bludo). I use an Eventide Eclipse with the Bludo Dumblelator and to say the least, that combination is about as good as it gets.

    The portable Verbrator unit is something that I plan on buying --- it is perfect for minimalist situations.

    I just picked up an MXR Carbon Copy (great little analog delay for $150)--- I am going to have to go by his shop again and plug it into the Vebrator. If that ends up sounding as good as I think it will sound -- then really that is all you need.
     
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    Now that is what I'm talking about!!!!!!!

    I will see you soon pa...
     
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    Hey bro --- same here.

    a Prototype of the pedal will be at the get together.

    I will be bringing my Bludo 100 W EL34 HRM , and a Fuchs 100 W 6L6 HRM combo (in suede of course) as well.

    Should be mucho fun.
     
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    Sounds killer. Anybody know a release date?
    Mike
     
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    Any idea what the transformers are?
     
  16. LVC

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    November 08 for the pedal version--- and a rack mount unit following shortly there after
     
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    Looks like a wall-wart and a small step-up toroid or something similar.
     
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    What type of reverb is that? Not a spring reverb so...digital i guess. Not many good small reverbs out there to my knowledge.

    Sounds like a great idea though
     
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    There are a few nice digital reverbs out there --

    T-Rex Roommate (about as good as it gets)
    Dr. Scientist Reverberator
    Eventide
    Lexicon
    TC Electronics


    I am pretty fickle when it comes to reverb and the one in the Fuchs dumblelator sounded pretty damn good to me.

    The two reverbs I use with my Bludo are the Roommate and the Eventide Eclipse ---
     
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    That is way too cheap for that unit.
    Everybody knows that a true Dumblator has to cost $2,500!!!! :messedup

    Glad to hear that Fuchs is providing a great product at a great price.
     

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