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  • #61
    I got play through one once a while ago. They are THAT good,IMO.
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    • #62
      Originally posted by Jazz/Rock
      Cake, I don't think Alexander is gettting 10 large for his amps. They were $5,100 for the 90 day program, and around $3,700 for the six month program. The $10,000 people refer to is the re-sale price for an Overdrive Special. I think the Winterland was a little more though, but had all the bells and whistles. Also, he builds things that are ultra-durable, road worthy to the Nth degree. If the offer were still standing, I'd send him the money to build an amp for me, and not even blink. If he wanted to be a rich man, he'd sell the rights, and likely pocket 30 million, maybe more. Thats not like him. Man he's a player also, people forget that he toured with that Canadian Buffy Sainte-Marie. As far as I'm concerned, he's the man. The original customizer. He belongs with the Leo Fenders, Jim Marshalls, CF Martin's, etc.



      my next amp may very well be a DUMBLE, for just that reason...


      in the mean time,, I'll just have to "make do" with my custom 5F6A Bassman combo...


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      • #63
        I've got a picture of Howard/Alexander playing a fender strat with a big smile on his face.

        He said in the GP interview that he'll custom tailor the amp to your playing. In fact, he'd prefer to watch you play so he can tailor the amp to your individual playing style and THEN he gets to work.

        It's easier to know what to build once he sees what you prefer to play like.

        His stuff is probably really good, I just don't dare try it out if I ever get the chance. Too rich for me.
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        • #64
          Originally posted by mvm
          It's stunning, really.

          One guy can put together an
          astounding signal chain which
          he's invested over a quarter century
          sequentially and via experience "arriving at".

          The "signal/sound/tone-chain" may include all
          from George L self-assembled patch chords
          (which, IMHO really DO rule)
          to providing not only phenomenal
          "musicality of tone"

          [As an example, the distortion effect;
          ANALOG's even-order-harmonics
          via superior choice of the stomp box
          electronics in conjunction with
          A KNOWLEDGEABLE CHOICE o
          OF THE N.O.S. PRE-AMP TUBE(s)
          FROM MANUFACTURER, TO GAIN LEVEL],

          but versatility and excellence WITHIN each
          versatile choice of sound.

          He may even be a MONSTER creative musician
          not just a "Guitarist"
          (and I don't take that description lightly)
          in addition to being technically/theory-under-the-fingers
          (both as a player AND sound-electronics geek), astute.

          Unless he's GLOBAL-popularized by THE INDUSTRY MEDIA,
          he's invisible re; REALITY;

          Within the working-man's reach
          choice selection of effects, amps and guitars.

          Along comes some glossy guit-rag $$$ whoring out
          (gear reviews) to everyone paying advertising dollars
          with "Star" interviews (Ex/ Santana drops Mesa/goes Gimbel)
          and every swinging dick and his brother starts thinking;

          "I'll never reach "SELF-ACTUALIZATION" without--->THIS".

          God, it's like watching a dumb chick buy shoes.

          ARE WE NOT MEN?!

          *****Keep working your chops.*****

          Buy the best "normal" tube amp you can and put KILLER tubes and rectifiers
          in it. Learn about "SAG" and the difference between digital and analog.
          Become a student of sound. Go to bookstores and USE Google. THINK!

          Buy the best "normal" guitar(s) you can and set up to your personal LUV spec
          from strings to action. Aim for dead-on intonation.

          Buy the best "normal" effects chain suited to your musical loves
          and be tasteful as an old-money mother****************er with your
          sound expression, volumes and WITHIN THE BAND musicianship.

          Respect your fellow musicians and once again;

          Keep working your chops.
          DIG YOUR WAY OUT OF EVERY MENTAL DEPRESSION and PLAYING RUT.

          Carlos can Dumbel THIS.

          I have a feeling that were he, E. Johnson, etc. to read this,
          they'd smile to themselves and say;

          DIG IT.

          (Hint: See what corporatization did to the recording industry?
          ENRONED it! Same thing with all of and/or having to do with
          musician-supply/gear...it just hasn't been publicized).



          Im not quite sure what the jist was,, but,, I'm gonna guess that it was a voice of support for my tone quest,, and that the only logical "next level" would be the Dumble....


          "I'm not just walking with the tone-gods, I AM ONE"......
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          • #65
            Interesting.....

            The last screed pondered what Eric Johnson would say.

            Eric has a Dumble for his overdriven rhythm guitar tones so I'd
            say he likes that sound just fine.

            I'm happy with my rig as is, I can't imagine getting it better but
            I suppose I'll try anyway.
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            • #66
              Originally posted by aliensporebomb
              Interesting.....

              The last screed pondered what Eric Johnson would say.

              Eric has a Dumble for his overdriven rhythm guitar tones so I'd
              say he likes that sound just fine.

              I'm happy with my rig as is, I can't imagine getting it better but
              I suppose I'll try anyway.


              I love my tone as it is,, that's why I'm so sure a Dumble is the only way to improve it!!!!

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              • #67
                Originally posted by MoosBros


                I love my tone as it is,, that's why I'm so sure a Dumble is the only way to improve it!!!!



                Lol!

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                • #68
                  I want a Two Rock Opal 50 head badly.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Ove
                    I want a Two Rock Opal 50 head badly.

                    Try the Topaz and the Custom as well. All VERY similar with slight differences in features and tone. All very Dumble sounding. The Pro (Topaz) sounds identicle to the best of Gene at Ultrasounds 4 Dumbles. The Custom is suppose to be a tonal clone of Steve Kimmocks Dumble. The Opal is somewhere in between.

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Tag101

                      Try the Topaz and the Custom as well. All VERY similar with slight differences in features and tone. All very Dumble sounding. The Pro (Topaz) sounds identicle to the best of Gene at Ultrasounds 4 Dumbles. The Custom is suppose to be a tonal clone of Steve Kimmocks Dumble. The Opal is somewhere in between.


                      Thanks, I bet they

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Ove


                        Thanks, I bet they

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                        • #72
                          Thanks a LOT.

                          If I

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by mvm
                            Hmmm- Perhaps I wrote too much. Mea Culpa.

                            My post was merely intended to mean this;

                            Incredibly careful effects selection* + chops building, saves
                            tens of thousands of dollars in playing local amp gorilla.


                            If a guy's got more $$$ than honest interest in being a better player

                            -OR-

                            Personal pride in craftsmanship/self-design of his rig (EX/ Includes hours spent fine
                            tuning own patches with say, a Zoom GFX-8*
                            ),then dropping HUGE AMP $$$$ is an effective statement to demonstrate it.

                            My rig;

                            http://acapella.harmony-central.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=2501913#post2501913


                            *DON'T confuse the GFX-8 w/ Boss, Korg, Line6 etc. These guys at "Zoom" got it "right", circa 2000. No "bee in a jar", here if you know your ass from your elbow in EQ and patch-tweak-earville. The best thing about knowing this fact to the core of your tone-soul is the very stuff of which "perspective" is made. I predict that Glossy Guit Rags will hail it as THE (vintage) ONE around 2010-15. Try and find them cheap $ then SEE (Google) "FineClayMatrix".


                            I don't use any effects,,none are needed,, just a jumbo archtop hollowbody (Zephyr Blues Deluxe-3 P90s) into a custom 5F6A '59 Bassman.... with all NOS tubes.... Jensen 10"s....I am DEAD serious about my tone,, and my chops....

                            I might be a little modest,, but I'm STILL a TONE GOD......

                            and YES,, the only way I could sound any better is to play thru a DUMBLE or become T-Bone Walker.....

                            Columbia SC, USA
                            bluesman at large/musician for hire
                            current passport-no travel restrictions

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by MoosBros


                              I don't use any effects,,none are needed,, just a jumbo archtop hollowbody (Zephyr Blues Deluxe-3 P90s) into a custom 5F6A '59 Bassman.... with all NOS tubes.... Jensen 10"s....I am DEAD serious about my tone,, and my chops....

                              I might be a little modest,, but I'm STILL a TONE GOD......

                              and YES,, the only way I could sound any better is to play thru a DUMBLE or become T-Bone Walker.....



                              I agree. If you need a stompbox, you have the wrong amp.
                              However, Dumbles sound like $hit with archtops, I played 4 of them with my Guild Artist Award and L5. They sound way to midrangey with a jazz box. My bassman, Pro Reverb, super Reverb, and Badcat Blackcat all smoke the Dumbles with an archtop.

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Tag101

                                Dumbles sound like $hit with archtops


                                How come? I

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