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Step into the ultra-boutique world of Dumble style amplifiers. Using knowledge gained from having real Dumble amplifiers in our shop, the Bombshell Overdrive is our iteration of the Overdrive Special; a three preamp tube, two channel amp equipped with preamp boost on both channels. Its cascaded gain-stage and excellent master volume allow flexibility with all volume levels and many different flavors of overdrive.
What Do We Think?
Don’t let the “Overdrive” in the name fool you. This amp combines an exceptional clean channel with a sweeping overdrive channel to cover an enormous array of clean and gain tones. It’s a ridiculously big sounding 22 watts, yet manageable in volume. While we’re not talking ear-splitting levels of clean headroom, this is an amp that lets you dial in the whole gamut of tones at a rehearsal-friendly volume.
Starting with clean tones, a Strat will deliver that quintessential Dumble tone with the Treble and Rock/Jazz switches in the up position. Don’t be afraid even to roll back the bass knob; this setting delivers loads of depth even while the mids and trebles are present and immediate. Think John Mayer or SRV cleans.
Pushing the volume on the preamp delivers some “vintage” inspired breakup, especially with humbuckers. Bumping the mid switch saturates the amp quicker as well, while plugging into the FET input puts some real sizzle right at the front end of the amp hard while maintaining a superbly broad and open frequency spectrum.
Looking to get your single coils really singing, or take your humbuckers to more modern levels of gain? The overdrive channel is your tool. It will go all the way to Jimi Hendrix fuzz-like tones at the farther reaches of the drive control. In fact, the preamp channels are cascading, giving you lots of room to play with the relationship between the two gain stages along the way.
Whatever tones you settle on, the dedicated overdrive channel volume allows you to balance your clean and dirty volumes. The included footswitch (complete with locking 7-pin DIN footswitch cable) controls both the channel selection and an additional preamp boost that can be used on either channel for an immediate bump in gain and volume.
This Bombshell Overdrive 22W head features an Angry Phrogg Green Suede covering and Black Sparkle grill. We have it paired with a matching Amplified Nation 1x12 cab loaded with a Celestion Heritage Series G12-65. Both head and cab are included in the listing, along with power cable, footswitch and 7-pin DIN footswitch cable.
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