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i'm so bad baby i don't care
Oct 1st, 2010 02:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

i read Townsend plays with one V.K. and extension cab 2x12"....and it is set at 3 - 3.5....the other he only uses occasinally to kick in for that extra umph! near sets end...and that is set on 2.5...so they MUST break up pretty early...although granted he is using a Clapton midboost equipped lace sensor strat with boosted fishman bridge and additional blend knob...so he can probably control his distortion with the guitar....plus it makes sense since his hearing is so damaged...miced in the audience it can be as loud as they desire....it's the tone, saturation etc. that's most important onstage of course.

I have always used 2 channel (overdive/dirty and clean) amps...i would love to overdrive a vinatge style 1 channel tube fender someday!...my dada (another post) just got a 65 reverb reissue 22 watt single speaker...and is terrified to rutn it up...i keep telling him that is part of the charm (tube breakup/saturation)...he keeps worrying he'll ruin it...lol...and at 22 watts it probably breakups pretty easily, lol.



May 14th, 2017 06:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

The King differs from other Fender amps by it's active tone control. These knobs work completely different! You can compare them with the "presence" control on the Bassman.
If you play clean they pretty much work as you'd expect.
BUT: when you play with hairy tones these controls boost your distortion and give it all kinds of texture!!!!!!
Since they effect the 2nd amp stage, you can use them as volume controls, while the volume knob an be used as gain control!
Only thing you might need is a booster at lower volumes for soloing.



May 14th, 2017 08:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

FYI: This topic originated in 2002 (15 years ago).
Until recently, the most recent post was from 2010 (7 years ago).

Tome controls on the Vibro King: I was able to look at three revisions of the schematic (D, E, F). These tone controls are not the active type. They are a passive tone stack. They do not boost/amplify the frequency ranges.

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