Everything is there and everything has already been said.
It is originally fitted with a pair of Sovtek 6L6/5881 power and ECC 83 preamp.
Configuration is very simple: it was 4 feet and the sound is supplied footswitch. The manual, we do not care. I had occasion to € 500 and there was no manual. Easily obtained a good sound on one condition: that the lamps are not worn.
When I picked him up, the salesman insisted that I did not test high volume (not to wake the baby and not bother the neighbors) and I immediately understood why but I said nothing. I was informed that the beast has seven years and the power tubes should be out of breath and it is normal that the type does not change when he sold the amp. The color of each audio channel, however, is magnificent.
Once back home, I tested high-volume and actually it lacked breath. Never mind I did not want to directly repair a simple matter of pairing of lamps and setting bias. I offered a couple of 6L6/5881 MESA BOOGIE préappairées and took the slap of my life. The beautiful sounds were still there but with a punch that I had never imagined.
You can find all the sounds you want.
Channel A FENDER sounds: Start with good, pure tone, it is the Shadows, Albatross (Peter Green) and Lenny (SRV). By removing the treble on the guitar or the amp is entered in the register jazz. By adding the drive on Texas blues rock is yours, with shades as you keep the stratum or you go to a scraper equipped with humbuckers. For me, a cheap Gibson equipped Rio Grande Texas BBQ.
Channel B gives a beautiful sound Marshall where you can go from Hendrix to AC / DC and Scorpions, according to the scratches, the settings and the level of drive.
Or, 2 amps in one.
Two amps a legend for € 500 + € 50 lamps, it is really worth and cost.
Since the 27 years that I play, I have tried tens of amps and I would do definitely the choice if the opportunity presented itself.
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damarus's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I think everything has t says:
50w-lamps (2 and 6 powers pramps)
-Loop effects (clean, saturated mixed)
Between low and hi-
-2 Channels (Sapre eq) and 2 boost (drive spar)
Accutronics spring reverb-
-FS4 footswitch to control the channel, boost and reverb dclancher
Box-open the rear
Amp trs so full!
Extremely simple configuration, you plug, it starts on a channel on the RULES knobs (bass, medium, trebble) the boost is adjusted for the gain and rebelotte the other channel.
This amp could not be more versatile:
A clean fender-trs, trs trs warm crystalline
A clean boost, offering a truly gnial crunch, warm, nickel for blues or hard passages 70's
-A little goes a drive in the clean boost, more bass and medium, started oat hard 80's rock
A drive-boost carrment duly! Distortion of a madman, a grain not too tight not too rocky, nickel! (Any kind of mtal, not too suited heading)
I put 9 because even if the clean is gnial because the box open, the distortion is less than its sis nag the VH100R ... but hey, a must arrange with a closed cabinet.
I would do this choice: Yes, then the no doubt. For that price, no competitors can (may be the randall, though, level clean ...). However, I turned to VH100R and 4 * 12, but the ide of VC50 + baffle is also an excellent ide! (As needed: rept, concert etc)
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mat81's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" super!"
Much has been said so I will not go on, and.
Mine did not have the original lamp.
I do not have the manual, but unless you see an amp for the first time I do not see what it could be used.
The sound is good when we part, but with 4 channels you are looking for accurate sound should spend a little time, anyway we get there because this amp is super versatile.
The only problem when using the weight (50kg it sucks to move, to me it is local repeatedly)
I play rock and experimental jazz and this amp suits me perfectly for both.
The sound is crystal clear (Fender type amp), the crunch is very interresting.
With the overdrive channel it happens to have the powerful distortion of overdrive until the heavy metal.
The sound is round, warm, but retains all its sharpness and clarity (which is not the case with Hughes & Kettner Tube 50 that I had before and which had a distal type fuzz very messy).
The amp is really powerful, even with a drummer I nag does not exceed 3 volume saturated!
I use it for 1 year with my Fender Start lonestar and I am very happy.
I tried many styles and this is by far the best amp I've ever had.
* Quality and clarity of sound both clear that saturated
* Value for money really good