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Ah sweet impulse

Posted on 2005.03.10 at 10:31
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
Current Music: Beat Happening - Bad Seeds (live)
Well maybe not entirely an impulse buy; my old trusty amp died on me, and I think that my attempts to go in with a soldering iron probably killed it worse. So anyway. Time for a new amp, I figure. Here is where the impulse figures in; last night I headed up to tax-free New Hampshire, and managed to find just the Vox amp I was looking for, but only in a 30 watt version, not 15. BUT, it has a spiffy knob to where you can turn down the wattage so it is like a smaller amp. My neighbors would be pleased, I thought, and then... I found myself buying it. I present... the Vox Valvetronix 30VT! You probably don't care, but I am enjoying myself VERY MUCH with it. So there.


dividedbyzero at 2005-03-15 04:52 (UTC) (Link)
I've heard the Valvetronix are pretty decent...and do a good job doing emulation overall. I'm a tube junkie, so I'm not sure how I'd feel about it, but they're a whole lot cheaper than any comparable tube amp.

I've got a 20 watt Marshall, that when run through a 4x12, is still ridiculously loud. I've never cranked my 100watt because I can't get far enough away from it for it to not be painful. I cranked my 50 watt once and left the room (via wireless) and it was still too damn loud. :)

Can the Valvetronix pull off the AC30 sound ?

Here's a "family portrait":

I've added a Smartwood Les Paul since then, and the Marshall on the far left (which was on long term loan) has gone back to its owner...
theservant at 2005-03-15 04:55 (UTC) (Link)
Oh...wow. That's beautiful.
I am limited by expense, and apartment space which makes cranking the volume very difficult.

Is that a steinberger? How do you like that?
dividedbyzero at 2005-03-15 05:00 (UTC) (Link)
I've been building the collection over time and trading my way to what I've got...plus for awhile I was making more than any 24 or 25 year old should...ah, the internet boom. :)

Yep, that's a Steinberger. It's a Spirit model, not one of the original all graphite models. I like it quite a lot. I bought a broken Spirit model and repaired it, so it was fairly cheap. I figured if I didn't like it, I could put it on Ebay and get more than I paid for it...but I ended up really liking it. The construction of the Spirits isn't bad, but the electronics are junk. I had to correct the neck pocket a bit, but nothing major -> I can do minor repair, but not restoration or anything.

theservant at 2005-03-15 05:02 (UTC) (Link)
yeah me too. I saw in a catalog that new steinberger that converts from a baritone to a guitar...I forget what they call it, but I covet it.
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