Hey All, It has been a tough few weeks since I attended the Robben Ford clinic in Seattle. A few days after the clinic I had to put one of my cats down. He was one of my best friends of over 14yrs. I haven't felt like posting a review of the clinic yet but thought I would share a quick story on two of TGP's hot topics....Dumble amps and Robben Ford. Robben told a great story at the clinic about how he was working in LA and didn't have a good goto amp.He kept renting a Dumble from Andy Brauer(sp??) in LA when he needed one. He said he really loved the amp and thru that connection he met Alexander Dumble and got him to build him an amp. He got the amp, loved it and the rest is history. What Alex didn't tell Robben when he ordered the amp or even when he delivered it was that the overdrive special was based on Robben's sound when he used to play with his old bassman. Robben used to play (with Witherspoon I believe) at some bar out in the country near where AD lived. Alex used to go hear Robben play(unbeknown to Robben) and that's where he got the tonal idea for the overdrive special. Robben said he finally told him the full story about ten years after he bought his amp. So there you have it, straight from Robben. let the discusion begin.