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Re: Dumble Clone Parts: Trannies etc...

5/23/2000 5:03 AM
Peter S
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Re: Dumble Clone Parts: Trannies etc...
I agree with Gil......all of my early amps had reverb built....I used the Fender circuits. Then I came across this really fabulous sounding amp that had no reverb, but it sounded so great, it was breathtaking. I decided to try a few like that and lo and behold I learned the secret to building really great sounding amps. Simplicity. I haven't built an amp with reverb in over twenty years, however I still like the sound of reverb sometimes so when I want it, I use an outboard unit. Try building the amp without it first, and add reverb with an outboard unit. I always build 'em with a four input preamp design these days like a tweed bassman....I usually just jumper into the outboard reverb unit and plug the reverb output into the other channel. Then I just mix it into the signal using the volume knob on the second channel. This way I get the dry unadulterated signal and the reverb laden signal both.