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TONE NAME: Dumblesque 2

  • Created with: Helix
  • Author:
  • Guitarist:
    Robben Ford, John Mayer, Steve Kimock, Ben Harper
  • Style:
    Dumble, Overdrive Special, Grind, Transparent, Responsive
  • Date: 2/18/16
  • Downloads: 29961
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  • Comments:
    Nothing sounds like a Dumble. That said, this patch is inspired by some of the sounds found in the great ODS. Use your volume and tone knobs to dial in shimmery cleans to responsive grind, to gritty & fuzzy dirt to violin-like solos. Use the 1st EQ to adjust for your guitar. Use the last EQ to match for your output (hi/low cut, etc.) Top row of footswitches are for "amp control" functions: "Gain Boost" for the grind sound, "Fuzzy" gives you bottom-end grit, "Mid Boost" does just that (you can adjust the +dB to taste), "Deluxe Comp" compresses the higher tones, and "'63 Spring" adds verb before the cabs. Bottom row adds a TS808 front-of-amp, a little slap delay, a room ambiance, and a simple delay. This is a very dynamic and flexible patch that runs 2 amps (Bassmann + Matchless DC30 Ch2) into 2 cabs (4x12 G25 and a 1x15). Start with neck pickup with volume rolled back a good ways, middle pickup with a little volume and tone roll-off, or the "woman tone" bridge pickup with a substantially cut tone control.

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