Is a Dumble amp a Fender copy, sort of?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by mortatort, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. firebird1999us

    firebird1999us Member

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    Crystal lattice:dunno
     
  2. frank62

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    True, The cleans are my thing as well but if it's the OD sound you want the EH will get very close.
     
  3. Rena Rune

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    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
     
  4. Echoes

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    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...
     
  5. kimock

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    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.

    Peace!!
     
  6. shark_bite

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    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.
     
  7. Mike9

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    They whip them into shape with a Tele.
     
  8. frank62

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    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.
     
  9. paaes335

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    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."
     
  10. Cap'n Fingers

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    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?
     
  11. Baxtercat

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    That's so what I used to do in the '70s also...to push more signal into the input and fatten it up.
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  12. Blue Strat

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    Ok, but $30K worth? ;)

    Oh, and the :D smilie was an indication of a "tongue in cheek" remark.

    "That's a joke son".

     
  13. diagrammatiks

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    who knows but I'd be 30,000k richer. gleeeeeeeee. I'd sell the amp for some andersons, groshs, and suhrs and strippers.
     

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