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Peppy



Arizona

Sep 18th, 2004 01:55 PM        

Don't see one in my search so if not let me start it here. I've had mine about a year...couldn't pass it up for the price. Had some rattling/buzzing problems with it but those seem to be fixed now. Alternate it...Fender-wise that is...with my '65 Super Reverb. (My profile has my equipment listed.) Great amp for my cleaner tones when using my only humbucking-equipped guitar. Anyway, let's hear about these amps...next!



Ricey



US

Sep 22nd, 2004 06:48 AM        

I tried out a used one at GC, They are asking $1,950 used for it which seems high. Too bad because I really liked it. I was skeptical of the 15" speaker, but the amp had plenty of clean sparkle. I could not really turn it up loud at the time, so I am wondering how it breaks up in the "drive" mode?

Ricey



Peppy



Arizona

Sep 22nd, 2004 11:34 AM        

I paid $1450 new for mine...know the dealer well though.



Peppy



Arizona

Sep 22nd, 2004 11:34 AM        

Breaks up decent and is LOUD.



Peppy



Arizona

Sep 27th, 2004 08:31 AM        

As to the speaker question ("skeptical") it fits perfect with that modded circuitry. A lot of people have wanted to change that particular Eminence to a JBL or similar but I have found over time that that speaker fits the amp fine.



nolda

Contributing Member

canada

Sep 27th, 2004 04:26 PM        

I picked up cs vibroverb last year...Beautiful..but it seems to hiss quite loudly after three or so on the volume control. I actually don't remember if it hissed loudly when I first bought it. Is this just a characteristic of a tube amp or could there be a problem. Actually the first tube amp I've owned in years. I had been using an Ampeg Olympia 350 watts which was dead quiet but no where near the tone. Doesn't seem to be my effects chain. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



Peppy



Arizona

Sep 27th, 2004 06:47 PM        

Shouldn't hiss...mine is quiet even when cranked. Checked all the tubes? The Custom Vibrolux supposedly hisses but is the only model I know to do that with some regularity. It should be under warranty of course so if you can get it to a tech.



nolda

Contributing Member

canada

Sep 27th, 2004 07:03 PM        

Thank you for responding...I'll check the tubes...



Peppy



Arizona

Oct 2nd, 2004 07:58 AM        

Hiss gone?



nolda

Contributing Member

canada

Oct 3rd, 2004 07:18 PM        

I may have a ground issue in my house Peppy. I did go back to the store where I bought the Vibroverb, found one on the floor and cranked it without plugging in. It hissed more than mine. I checked my tubes and they seem OK. I'll see if it gets louder over time. My wife hisses too so maybe its me.



Peppy



Arizona

Oct 4th, 2004 11:50 AM        

Mine rattled...several trips to the tech and somehow it stopped. He has no idea and neither do I...maybe just tightened the right thing. Hiss though should be able to be tracked down a bit easier. Hey, if your wife keeps hissing just turn up the Vibroverb....LOUD is the operative word with them.



nolda

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canada

Oct 4th, 2004 08:47 PM        

You may be on to something...



Peppy



Tucson

Oct 22nd, 2004 08:50 PM        

Update. I have been playing this amp more and more (see my profile for what else I have) and it just sounds better each time. I have not yet been able to gig with it (have with most of my other amps) but would love to hear it in the context of a band. Not sure how "cutting" it would be with the 15" and open-back but it would definitely be LOUD enough.



Peppy



Tucson

Jan 15th, 2005 04:34 AM        

Bump for the new year.



royandreno

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Norway

Practice! Life's too short!
Jan 15th, 2005 11:44 AM        

I'm here too!!
Love those Fender amps :)



justonwo

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USA/Berkeley, CA

Jan 15th, 2005 12:09 PM        

I have one foot in the door of the Vibroverb Club. Mine is currently sitting in the UPS hub here in Oakland waiting to be delivered on Monday. With any luck, it'll be one Vibroverb and not several pieces of one Vibroverb.



Peppy



Tucson

Jan 15th, 2005 02:34 PM        

You should enjoy it and hopefully it arrives safe. Was cranking mine yesterday and actually used the bright switch to bring out my humbucking pickups...for single coils not really needed. See what you come up with and let us know.



justonwo

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USA/Berkeley, CA

Jan 15th, 2005 09:38 PM        

I'll definitely be posting comments once I have a chance to crank it up.



justonwo

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USA/Berkeley, CA

Jan 16th, 2005 07:22 PM        





justonwo

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USA/Berkeley, CA

Jan 18th, 2005 12:31 AM        

Okay, I'm in. With the arrival of my minty fresh, "pre-owned" Vibroverb, I'm now officially a part of the club. I played through it briefly tonight just to make sure nothing was damaged in shipping. The only thing I noticed was a distinct rattling noise when I hit some notes on the guitar. It sounded like metal rattling against glass. I tapped each preamp tube with a pencil and heard rattling in all but one of them!

Although it sounded pretty much like what I was hearing while playing through the amp, I find it difficult to believe that that many preamp tubes are bad. Do you normally hear some sort of rattling with healthy 12AX7s or are they really all bad? Incidentally, it's the exact same type of rattling I've experienced in my Rivera. It'd be nice if it was a simple matter of replacing them. Can anyone comment on this?



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