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Discussion in 'Amp-a-ridifiers' started by SoleilSF, Jun 12, 2019.
Get the sound of a Dumble (tube amp) from any amp? Or something like that...
I watched this video, I watch all of Phil’s videos and his “Know Your Gear” live videos, it sounds impressive, not sure of the price but making about 1 a month it probably won’t be cheap.
From the Malin website.
D-Type Preamp Pedal:
$799: Pedal and power cord
$180 due on order placement
Note: at this time only 120 V/60Hz US spec is available
I’m going to hear an $800 pedal combined with my amp in person before I spend so much. I doubt that can happen in this case.
For that kind of cash there are many other pedals or effects units I'd prefer to buy.
Overkill. Just buy a used Vox Tonelab and use the Dumble Special Overdrive settings. Done deal. You save $700+ and get a slew of other amps and effects if you need them.
These are like those klon clones... why spend so much??
First impression, I'm trying to suppress my "gag reflex" over the price. It's $800 for roughly 30% of an amplifier and not something I'm able to consider.
The challenge for me is that at that price point, one owes it to themselves to look at a lot of other gear. For context, he's running an $800 pedal/pre-amp into an amp whose reissue sells new for around $1000. There are also Dumble pedals out there. Does this thing sound 2 - 3 x better than those?
I look at him with his GLP running into the Princeton and he kind of reminds me a little of the "bikers" in my neighbourhood. They are accountants and lawyers who live in subdivisions and every Saturday they get up and put on their brand new Harley leathers and climb on their late model $25K bikes and rumble around the backroads for the afternoon pretending to be outlaws. I call them "Dads of Anarchy".
Anyway, in musical terms, they seem like the target market for a product like this. If you have deep pockets and want another thing that makes a different cool sound, fill your boots.
Well, that blows my thoughts on good sound all to hell..I've always thought the important part of good sound was from the final stage of an amp..Not the pre-amp..But what do I know..
Well, considering I've seen real Dumble Overdrive amps selling for over $100k, (just threw up in my mouth a little), I guess $800 is a bargain!
And I know the bike owners you talk about well. We used to be a big draw in Daytona Beach, played every big week there. Spring Break, 500 week, and Bike Week, when it was really Bike Week. All the big 1% clubs would ride in and take over the town, and all the local bikers would go on vacation and leave town. Luckily, we were wildly popular and loved by "biker types", so we got taken care of like royalty. But I've seen some things go down that still make me shake my head. Now, that week is a bunch of doctors and lawyers who trailer their high-dollar bikes in, then ride them up and down main street all week, wearing brand-new leathers, and think they're "Bikers".
I think cost is tied not to use value, but scarcity. If this person can only make 12 a year, and there is demand—surely, now increased by Phil’s video—he can charge a ton. Also, if he decides he’s not interested in doing that after four years, then there’s fewer than 50 in the world, which increases their market value vs demand.
EDIT: honestly I bet he could go a lot higher.
Pre-amp: What do people think of something this Line 6 Amplifi TT as a pre-amp?
Haven't had any experience with Line 6 in decades... but if it's a multi-fx, it probably has some decent sounding amp models and effects... will listen to the video when I get home tonight!
As you may know, Line 6 was purchased by Yamaha in 2013? I think that's the correct year.
Here is another review or explanation of the Line 6 Amplifi TT pre-amp (into an amp or even into your hi-fi home stereo speakers) module:
Wow $800 for a single pedal? Not for me. If I was going to spend that much money on a pedal I would go all in and buy the new BOSS GT-1000 and get the latest version of their flagship board, but I would never spend that much on a single pedal no matter what it does, I would much prefer to spend half of that on the BOSS GT-100 which would be more than I would ever need.
Maybe we're missing the point? I remember when getting Car and Driver magazine how they'd always test cars that were way out of my league. Isn't this pre-amp targeted at a very limited market? Some high-end player that's looking for a very particular sound and has the disposable income for the "pedal". After all, he only makes about 10 a year.
My Johnson Marquis JM120 (modeling amp) has a Dumble-esque setting called "American - Boutique". I played along, a little, with his video so I could listen "side-by-side"... sounded virtually the same to my ears.
I enjoyed the video, but I can get me a twin reverb an grin ,grin ,grin
No, you're not wrong. Many of our favorite rock tunes were recorded with the guitar amps cranked all the way up... in many cases, that's the one-and-only way to get some of those tones.
I'll definitely take one or two. Maybe three.
I have a Crate GX-30M which needs some effects and in need of a Dumble like tone output. Hahahaha
I guess if a dumble is worth $300k? And they are no longer made than $800 for a preamp is a steal!?
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