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Dumble Modification: FX Loop and Knobs.

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Appreciate all the response regarding my questions for the build FX loop etc).

I have successfully added the FX Loop and I thought I'd redo the knobs. I purchased these knobs from Ebay. These are called Bakelite and I think these knobs are what two rock uses for their amps and cost about $30 for 50 pieces. Anyway, it looks like a real Dumble now. I'm extremely happy with the tone. Very "bloomy" similar to Robben Ford's amp. Very responsive to your picking as well. With newly made D-lator in the FX loop, it sounds even better. All I need is an actual faceplate with the traditional space writing. I think I will get these made instead. Should've done it from the beginning because now I have to measure every frickin hole again. Also, I'm not sure why the word standby became "stand by". :lol: Anyway,all should be corrected when I receive the new faceplate.

36w is plenty loud for gigs. Probably more than enough for a concert because it would have to be mic'd anway. 18w is also more than enough for small gigs. For bedroom levels, the knob is about 1/3 between 0 and 1 and it's plenty loud. The amp tone is very thick similar to those videos you find online. I will purchase an interface in the next few weeks to record it. I'm thinking whether to make a matching cabinet for it because now I really want one. In the FX loop theres a 68pf bright cap when I installed the loop but I found the amp to be very harsh sounding so I took it off.


FX LOOP ADDED

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NEW KNOBS

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With better lighting

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Wow, that is looking mighty fine!

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Ok, now I want one...

If it sounds half as good as it looks, it is a keeper. Or indeed half as good as you describe it. Hugely impressed with your work here, and your fearlessness.

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olegmcnoleg wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:54 pm
Ok, now I want one...

If it sounds half as good as it looks, it is a keeper. Or indeed half as good as you describe it. Hugely impressed with your work here, and your fearlessness.
That can be arranged ;)
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Bg wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:34 pm
olegmcnoleg wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:54 pm
Ok, now I want one...

If it sounds half as good as it looks, it is a keeper. Or indeed half as good as you describe it. Hugely impressed with your work here, and your fearlessness.
That can be arranged ;)
What, are you two taking orders now? Cool if so...

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Me and Mike certainly are ;) I will no longer have employment as of next month. So I need to pay the bills.
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Looks really good, what's the noise floor like ?
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sizzlingbadger wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:06 am
Looks really good, what's the noise floor like ?
I don't know.🤔 There's no him in both the clean and the OD if that's what you mean.


I really want to do a recording haha 😂 I've done well on this one I think. sounds compare well to those dumbld clones out there. Very responsive but a bitch to use. This one is not forgiving similar to the two rock.
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