Re: Greetings from Belgium
On Fri, 13 Jan 1995, Kris Bries wrote:
> are some questions !!!
> 1) I'm playing with a Bluesblaster (Hohner) connected through
> an equalizer pedal (BOSS) to a Fender Vibroverb 50W (Re-issue)
> On the equalizer I put the low tones a lot higher than
> the high tones to get more "boost". I wander if some of you
> would have some suggestions for improving my sound.
> Is my amplifier suited for playing blues harp?
> Should I buy some additional equipment to get more distortion
> (or should I take one of the tubes out of the amp., like they
> used to do in the old days)?
I used to have one of these amps and miss it dearly. Looks cool,
sounds great. The only knock I have on it is that is uses a solid-state
rectifier, which wasn't the case with the original and which makes the
amp sound less "spongy." Nonetheless, with that 2X10 speaker combination,
it's a great amp.
I don't know for sure, but I'd guess that a amp that uses two 6L6
tubes, like yours, won't even work if you pull an output tube. I've heard
of people pulling *pairs* of tubes out of 100-watt amps that use *four*
6L6 tubes, but never of anyone doing what you're thinking about doing.
I'd advise against it.
I always got great tone by using the bright channel (you have to in
order to get the reverb), setting the volume to about 4, putting the bass
at 6 or so and the treble to 2-3 or even less. Then I'd crank up the
volume control on my mic until the amp barely fed back, and then I'd back
up on it just a bit.
I've gone on to use a reissue Bassman now (somebody traded me
straight up for the Vibroverb), but the V-verb is much better suited for
smaller clubs. The Bassman's way too loud - in fact, I've disconnected
two Bassman speakers and have left my amp that way for months.
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