Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by mortatort, Aug 10, 2010.
True, The cleans are my thing as well but if it's the OD sound you want the EH will get very close.
I don't think the new LPB-1s are terribly different to the original. It's a boost. In particular the LPB-1 will fatten up your tone a little
I was under the impression that Dumble started out modifying Fender amps....one (early Dumble modded Fender) is for sale in the emporium right now...
I have a BFDSM and a D and did the LPB-1 into the Vibrolux for years, and it's not really the same thing at all. You could tell 'em apart without playing a note, just listening to the blow through the amp. I dig what you're trying to say, but those would not be functionally equivalent unless you were listening from maybe 500 yards away.
The LPB-1 is a cool box, even cooler if you build it into a volume pedal to tame the noise, but it's no more D than any other "clip the snot out of the input device" imho.
Still I get where you're coming from, but honestly, it's a quite a stretch.
You prefer the Bandmaster though, don't you? I'd be curious to know a little more about how you set that up and how that compares to your Dumbles and that setup.
They whip them into shape with a Tele.
Well sir I respectfully retract my views then. In my little world it is close enough. Part of what I say is tounge in cheek just because of the rediculous attention the D amps recieve.
The LBP-1 box to the amp input brings back fond memories indeed.
In 68/69 I would run it through a SF Bandmaster or Bassman head (borrowed of course) into a homemade cab with 2 /15's (cheap Radio Shack things, shiny center dome JBL look-a-likes.) That with my "sparkling burgundy" 335 sounded killer in the 3 man blues band I had.
I had no idea what Dumbles sounded like back then, didn't even know they existed. All that matttered was getting the "Crossroads-Wheels" tone.
I don't really know how close it was to that tone but I do remember getting really nice grind with controlled feedback. Had to back the treble way back on those Fenders, too shrill otherwise.
I read in an old Little Feat interview in GP that Lowell George called Dumbles "Fenders made right."
Common, why would anyone want to buy a hard to get $30k amp with so many clones around that sound just as good for under $3k?
That's so what I used to do in the '70s also...to push more signal into the input and fatten it up.
Ok, but $30K worth?
Oh, and the smilie was an indication of a "tongue in cheek" remark.
"That's a joke son".
who knows but I'd be 30,000k richer. gleeeeeeeee. I'd sell the amp for some andersons, groshs, and suhrs and strippers.