Thanks for the memories.
- Jan 19, 2010
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As I mentioned to Nico, excellent amps, but they don't really sound the same as the real thing. Credit where credit is due, they have all the versatility of a real Dumble, in terms of giving the player precise control over the gain and the same tone stack design, but the sound just isn't the same.There are two Dumble clones in the market I had the opportunity to try for a while and I think both are excellent:
1. Ceriatone HRM
2. Bludotone (I don't remember the model, sorry)
I too have a Zendrive, and the only thing preventing me from sounding like Robben Ford going into the Twin is ME.
I know Robben Ford personally uses the Zendrive to approximate the sound of his rig, and yes, an ODS can totally sound like that. But that's literally just one setting used by one guy; the amp itself can do things that are so far outside of the Zendrive's curve, that it's a poor example, in my opinion.
Same goes for youtube clips; they're so compressed and so much audio data has been lost in the process, that the end result is very, very far from what you would hear in the room with the actual amp.