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NEW Humble ODV 18 Combo


The Humble ODV 18 is a simplified version of the ODV s Dumble style amplifier. It has the sweet ‘bell-like' clean tones, and a harmonically rich, expressive and dynamic overdrive of the ODV S If you are a player that appreciates the king sized tones of Larry Carlton and Robben Ford then we have the amp for you at an affordable price.


To get your taste buds going listen to the sound clips before you go any further you will hear "The Tone" of a great amp.


To listen to the clips online, you will need the Flash plugin. Alternatively, you can click the name of each guitar download the MP3.

Humble ODV 18 Rhythm

Humble ODV 18 Solo Guitar

Humble ODV 18 Clean Rob Rolph with Gibson 339

Humble ODV 18 Solo to clean Rob Rolph with Gibson 339

All guitar parts in these clips are played through the Humble ODV 18 Combo

I will add the recording notes and clean guitar clips as soon!!

Here we have another fine amp from a British boutique amp builder with the fabled “D” or ‘Dumble ' sound. What started as a one-off custom amp request by Rob Rolph (guitarist) has become a mission to build a production model which holds true to the original's legendary tone, build quality and durability.

The Humble ODV 18 is an 18watt 1x12 combo, 1x12 extension cabinets can be built on request. Following many months of testing, you may be surprised to find, the standard speaker fitted is the Celestion G12 K100 with which we've had great results. Of course custom requests are negotiable.

There are many features with the Humble ODV 18 ODV.

The character of the amp and behavior of the tone controls have been voiced to the Rock setting of the ODV S Rock/Jazz switch. The overdrive sound is produce by adding gain stages to this core tone, and therefore shares the same tone controls (and all boost options).

Two controls are employed to control the overdrive section. The first is Gain, which affects how much signal is fed to the overdrive stages giving you that drive tone. The second is Level; this is used to balance your OD sound level to your clean level.

There is one stage of extra boost available from the amp which operates in both clean and OD modes, being the Pre-Amp-Boost which bypasses the tone stack for an increase in gain.

The Master Volume affects both clean and OD sounds and sets the overall amp volume,

The amplifier incorporates a built in accutronics 3 spring Reverb with a level control on the front panel.

Please take note that the amp is entirely hand wired using traditional methods employing eyelet boards, common star grounding and point-to-point wiring.

The output stage features separate 8 and 16 ohm outputs.

The chassis is made of hi-grade aluminium .

All valves, transformers or large components are mounted directly onto the chassis.

All amps are given a 100 hour burn in period on factory valves, to stabilise new components, plus detect any early life component failure, then it's re-valved and re-biased ready for delivery.

Every amp is delivered with a 2 year limited warranty against defects or component failure for the original registered owner. This also covers factory delivered tube failures up to 3 months after amplifier purchase. Please note- this does not include shipping costs.


The standard footswitch deploys the Overdrive and the Pre-Amp-Boost

Humble ODV 18 Features

15mm Birch ply cabinets with tough tolex covering and marine grade stainless steel screw fittings.

Aluminium chassis

Orange Drop capacitors

Metal Film and Carbon composite resistors

Gold plated Neutrik jack sockets.

Alpha potentiometers (solid metal shaft)

Full function 2 button foot switch included.

Size (width x depth x height):

Combo: 24 " x 9.25 " x 20 "

1 x 12" Celestion Speaker.

(Any Speaker fitted on request just ask price adjusted accordingly)

Tube compliment:

3 X 12AX7 preamp tubes

2 X 6V6 or 2 x EL84 (Customer specified option.)


Input Impedance: 1 Meg

Output impedances: 8 and 16 Ohms


Humble ODV 18 Combo


If you are interested in the Humble ODV 18, please contact us, by either Clicking Here or Telephoning us at 01785 812071.

Demonstration available at our local studio by appointment.

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