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royandreno
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Norway

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Jan 18th, 2005 06:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have two supers, one '64 VV and the '65 Custom Twin and none rattles. Would check those tubes!

1200

Norway

Jan 18th, 2005 07:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a `64 VV and I LOVE it !

Peppy

Tucson

Jan 18th, 2005 07:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

As to the rattles on mine it wasn't the tubes...first thing I checked. In retrospect it may have been the reverb pan vibrating on a few specific frequencies....it was "adjusted".

Peppy

Tucson

Jan 18th, 2005 07:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

>I have a `64 VV and I LOVE it !<

An actual '64 or the new '64 Vibroverb Custom?


justonwo
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USA/Berkeley, CA

Jan 18th, 2005 11:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How are you guys overdriving your Vibroverbs? Are you exercising the power tubes, using an attenuator, or an overdrive pedal? If so, what pedal?

Peppy

Tucson

Jan 18th, 2005 01:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use a Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive...for all of my tube amps.

justonwo
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USA/Berkeley, CA

Jan 18th, 2005 02:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was sort of thinking of getting either a Weber MASS to really push the output tubes or perhaps a Fulldrive II because I like the boost feature.

1200

Norway

Jan 18th, 2005 11:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

>I have a `64 VV and I LOVE it !<

An actual '64 or the new '64 Vibroverb Custom?

Sorry about that, of course it's the new VV Custom ;-)

justonwo
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USA/Berkeley, CA

Jan 19th, 2005 11:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The store the sold me the Vibroverb was very understanding about my tube rattle problem and volunteered to send a new set of preamp tubes. It's always nice when you don't have to wrestle customer service out of a guitar store.

justonwo
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USA/Berkeley, CA

Jan 19th, 2005 11:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

By the way, I finally got a chance to take my Vibroverb down to the studio last night and give it a little volume. Beautiful, sparkly clean and very responsive bass - exactly what my mids-focused Rivera was lacking. Of course, the repeated warnings that this is a "loud" amp certainly rang true. The headroom of this amp is significant - even at 5 you only get a little grit (a little more with the mod engaged). In the end, I got what I ordered - a high quality amp that does a glorious Fender clean.

Peppy

Tucson

Jan 19th, 2005 03:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

>In the end, I got what I ordered - a high quality amp that does a glorious Fender clean.<

Good, glad to hear that.


Peppy

Tucson

Jan 19th, 2005 03:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What guitar(s) you using with your amp justonwo?

justonwo
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Jan 19th, 2005 04:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So far, I've mainly be using my Custom Classic Tele (neck position to get that bassy tone). I played very briefly with my American Series Strat, again mostly on the neck pickup. I was after, of course, a nice blues tone. Eventually, I'll get around to plugging in my Les Paul but initially I wanted to test the guitars I play the most. Do you have a guitar/pickup combo that you tend to use more than others?

justonwo
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USA/Berkeley, CA

Jan 19th, 2005 09:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How many Vibroverb owners out there are using this amp with a humbucker-equipped guitar? What type of music are you playing?

Peppy

Tucson

Jan 19th, 2005 10:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

With this amp I use my humbucking-equipped Anderson Hollow Cobra S....none of my single-coil guitars...I'm in the minority probably.

justonwo
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Jan 24th, 2005 02:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Okay, so I purchased a Fulltone Fulldrive II this weekend for use in front of the Vibroverb. The pedal functioned as advertised, with slight grit added to the native tone of the amp. In fact, although this is the type of functionality I THOUGHT I was looking for, the pedal's effect is almost too subtle for my tastes (this wasn't apparent at music store volume, of course). Can anyone that uses this combination of pedal and amp (with a Tele . . . or even a Strat) recommend some way to get smoother distortion out of the Fulldrive?

One other thing I noticed about the Fulldrive is that the volume knob tends to stay pretty low (around 9 o'clock), even with the overdrive turned down. It seems like there's a lot of room to turn this pedal up way past the volume of with the pedal disengaged.

justonwo
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USA/Berkeley, CA

Jan 24th, 2005 11:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

We need more members, Peppy.

Peppy

Tucson

Jan 25th, 2005 04:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I agree...we'll get there. It is a relatively rare amp...which can be a good thing.

justonwo
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USA/Berkeley, CA

Jan 25th, 2005 10:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, the very least we can do is bump it to the top with inane posts like this one. :-)

Peppy

Tucson

Jan 29th, 2005 05:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Tried a humbucking-equipped guitar yet for any length of time?

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