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What makes a Dumble sound so good?

9/2/2004 7:08 PM
Tommy Dale
What makes a Dumble sound so good?
As far as I know, the Dumble ODS is based on Fender designs, then modified with other parts and values.  
But tube amps aren't all that different are they? The circuits are basically about the same, with a few variations. And with all these great amp designers around, I can't believe that Mr. Dumble uses a circuit that others can't copy.  
So what makes his amps sound so much better than other amps?  
One answar might be that they don't...But still, some big names play his amps, so they can't be all that bad either.  
Does anyone have any idea what Dumble does, that other designers don't? Is it the type of components? Is it the values? Is it the layout?  

Jeff No real voodoo magic. I feel that h... -- 9/2/2004 9:04 PM