Dumkudo review, a great overdrive pedal from @tanabetv – Pedal Review

Toshihiko Tanabe from tanabe.tv builds boutique pedal for famous musicians like Robben Ford or Larry Carlton. You can read an interview with him in this article. In this Dumkudo review in video it's one of his overdrive pedal. It has more gain than the Zenkudo model and is more suited for single coil pickups.

Dumkudo review in video

 

Dumkudo review, a great overdrive pedal from @tanabetv - Pedal Review

 

Dumkudo review, a great overdrive pedal from @tanabetv - Pedal Review

Gear used for the review

  • My Monster Relic Strat loaded with Hepcat Pickups
  • The Two-Notes Torpedo CAB to provide the base clean tones
  • A Boss RV-5 for a touch of reverb
  • A Lucy's Drive (Klon Centaur clone) from Doc Music Station used as boost in front of the Dumkudo

Dumkudo review, a great overdrive pedal from @tanabetv - Pedal Review

What I liked the most

  • The range of tones you can get from very light crunch to growling crunch
  • The dynamic of the green mode (the so called Dumble mode)
  • The quality of the pedal
  • Works very well with a booster in front of it
  • The very sexy look

What I liked the least

  • I'm still searching, really

An excellent demo of the Zenkudo

To give you another angle on the tanabe.tv products, here's an awesome video demo recorded by Jean-Michel Kajdan, a French pro guitar player, who recently ordered a Zenkudo.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a dynamic overdrive to have on your pedalboard, the Dumkudo is an excellent options. If you are into moderate level of gain, this pedal provides some gorgeous tones. It worked really well on my 6101 Marshall as well as on a 70s Fender Champ. Mr Toshihiko Tanabe only sells his products via his website so you have to order straight from him. The Dumkudo (and Zenkudo) pedal costs 30 000 Yens including shipping (about 290US$), not cheap but definitely worth the price.

Until the next gear review, keep on playing your guitar!

Pierre.

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