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which budget 5 watt tube head....
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Vince



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The VHT is getting better and better.... louder too! I would say this morning it was as loud as the Class 5...

It is starting to get broke in I think. It is really starting to open up.... sound freakin great! I let it warm up for about 15 minutes this morning before I lit it up with an Epi V.... I couldn't believe my ears.

If you got the chance to get one... I would. $200 ain't nothin when your talkin about a great practice amp like this. I didn't have any radio noise in it this morning either....
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DukeofIbanez



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well It looks like I need to sell my Epiphone SG to get one of those bad boys Vince. lol
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top_cat



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got in at 5.30 and mine was waiting, just got It unpacked and got a call to pick my granddaughter up, so It's still sitting there, maybe tomorrow, It looks nice anyway Laughing
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smoss469



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

top_cat wrote:
I got in at 5.30 and mine was waiting, just got It unpacked and got a call to pick my granddaughter up, so It's still sitting there, maybe tomorrow, It looks nice anyway Laughing


Tell her to ride the bus. You Brits need to get your priorities straight...
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Vince



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah! Laughing

You can say.... rode hard and put away wet.... Wink

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top_cat



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

smoss469 wrote:
top_cat wrote:
I got in at 5.30 and mine was waiting, just got It unpacked and got a call to pick my granddaughter up, so It's still sitting there, maybe tomorrow, It looks nice anyway Laughing


Tell her to ride the bus. You Brits need to get your priorities straight...

I might have but she's only 9 months old Laughing


I'm just getting her breakfast and It's still sitting there, She's crawling now so everything needs to be off the floor.
She pulled a body off a stand the other day, good job It was stripped down or It might have hurt her.

She's guitar mad already, which cant be a bad thing.
I stood my strat on the floor so she could grab at the strings when she was about 6 months, you wouldn't believe the carry on I had getting It out of her hands.
Now she gets exited whenever I pick up a guitar....which Is more than I can say for most people Laughing

About a month ago.


Edit- finally got to try It out and I think It sounds fantastic, like Vince said great tones all over and the controls are very responsive., the only two guitars I have with High output pickups are In bits and I wait to try them, a strat clean sounds really good through It just how I like a strat to sound, haven't had time to try different guitars or pedals but I think It can only get better, I'm really pleased with It.


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aquietcabin



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my 2 year old daughter is the same way. she strums any guitar in sight even if its not at our house. she's been calling my latest partscaster Dehlia's itar ( 2 year old for guitar), so i guess it will likely be hers ( in about 12 years)

she can also keep a steady beat on the hi hats and snare sitting behind the kit on my lap.......she's gonna be a rocker, well if she wants to be anyhow
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smoss469



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just make sure she doesn't turn out to be Courtney Love rocker...
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Vince



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

top_cat wrote:


Absolutely adorable! Very Happy


Just wait til you get to open the VHT up... you are going to love how it responds.....
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Vince



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The MXR GT-OD goes with this head like Peas and Carrots. Great combo....
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kojdogg



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I totally want to try one of those now Vince...
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Vince



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on Top Cat! Surely you have had a chance to run it through it's paces by now! Smile
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top_cat



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, been a bit busy lately. I have had a chance to play around with It, You can get that Voxy crunch a nice Fender Clean sound and even a passable fat Marshall tone out of It, and that's without pedals, just playing around with the two controls you can get some great tones.

I put my boss ME70 through It and I love It, I'm sure It sounds half as loud again, I can see why they put the 50 watt speakers with It. I'm a bit of an old rocker Laughing plenty of gain a bit of modulation and delay and I'm happy.

I like It that much I've ordered another single 12 cab, the VHT speakers sound pretty good to me, and you can see by the pic their a decent sized well made cab, that's the 50 watt vox next to It.

I'm really happy with It.

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Travst



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm interested, but will hold off till after the Amp Expo this weekend. Never know what might pop up there.
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Vince



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swapped out the 6V6 for a EL34.... oh yeah baby.... oh yeah!

It killed that heavy lowend nicely....

I know the heater draws a hell of allot more current but the transformer is designed to take it according to the designer.

I am getting close to that JTM tone now.... next is to tweak the tone stack.
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