pretty intuitive. If you can call and talk to
somebody and have a custom-made amp
tailored to your specific needs, that might
be a factor in your decision. I remember
reading about Dumbles in the early ’80s
and thinking, “What is that all about?”
Then I had the opportunity to hear one,
and I thought, “Man, that doesn’t sound
anything like I thought it would.” I had my
1971 Marshall Super Bass 100 and, to me,
that was it. There’s no doubt that Dumbles
are awesome, but it could also be the
case that you don’t dig that sound. Maybe
you’re more of a 50-watt Marshall guy.
What are some benchmark amps?
I know there are a lot of amps that should
probably be on this list that I haven’t played,
but based on personal experience, some
great amps are the Ampeg G12, Bogen CHB-
10A, Burman Pro 502, Dumble Overdrive
A Brown Note D’Lite Blue Monkey 88 Reverb head and Celestion G12-65-loaded 1x12 AdLib cab, Lite 18 head with a Vintage Compact 1x12 cab loaded with
a Celestion G12M, a D’Lite44 ODE with a Compact cab featuring a Celestion G12-65, and a Foxy 33 head and Compact cab with a Tone Tubby Alnico speaker.