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04-27-2010 08:02 PM
Like I said,am kind of on the fence..
For less than $200 bux???This thing rocks,if it was more than that I'd feel like I had been taken to the cleaners..It's kind of a toy when compared to Digitech and Line 6..
Their Effects are much better,cleaner.You can hear/feel it has that tube sound we all love but it is on the thin side I think..All in all it sounds pretty good but just not PRO sounding in any way shape or form...Oh and the clean sounds?Especially when compared to Digitech's stuff is terrible..
If you had nothing to compare it to then you'd think it's just fine but wow whenever I heard my buddies GSP1101 I was like,I am selling this and getting 1 of those..Bottom line here,for home use this is great for anything more than that it's not for me...
Has a ton of features,some very usable,some you'll never bother with..
More usables ones then not though..
has delay,chorus,flange,reverb,eq,compression,pretty much all the basics are here.
Well,I am still a tad uncertain about a few things...
The FX just blow,period..No matter what people here say they just don't sound good enough to my ears anyway,they sound flat,dirty,just not very good..Decent would be as far as I would say on the effects...I play metal,have active EMG's so the crunch and chug factor are there but just sounds on the thin side to me..I know if I record with this i would for surely have to add plugins like eq and real compression to get it to sound the way I would like it to..I have had just about every and any Preamp/Effects unit and I will say without hesitation the POD Pro XT and my buddies Digitech GSP1101 blow this thing to shame easily..Feature,Effects AND Amp Modeling,pretty much in every department BUT the price...Am guessing that must be why...I also tired it on my All Tube Randall and my band members just shook their heads no and said please..Just plug your guitar into the amp because the VOX thing doesn't sound better at all..I tried to dial it in a bit more and gave up and agreed.
I bet it would last quite awhile..I have never owned anything from VOX and more than likely don't plan on ever buying anything from them again.Not becuase they are a bad company,they just don't make amplifiers like I would use for what I like to do..
yes,VERY easy to use,skim over the manual a few times and you'll get the hang of ow to use it quickly..
never had the pleasure..
04-27-2010 07:42 PM
I love this amp,it's not going to out chug a 100 watt all tube amplifier BUT I did get this to record with @ home,possibly hook up a 4X12 and mic it up and I am more than sure the results will be killer..
Without a doubt there wasn't anything anywhere near this as far as sound,price and quality goes back in 85,86..Well,Maybe Randall but nothing else that comes to mind...
NOT Marshall,NOT Mesa...no way......
Channel Switching,Reverb,Effects Loop,All Tube
I hear some people here say they couldn't get a "good" sound out of this no matter what they did????I couldn't EVER agree with that unless they just don't play METAL...
Not sayin thats all this amp is good for BUT it IS it's strongest feature no doubt.
The unit I have seems to have the original tubes in it.I changed out 2 of the gain stage tubes with Sovtek WXT's which aren't being produced anymore but are my favorite preamp tube when it comes to gain and the tome I like.Made a world of a difference btw..It sounded muddy,not as great as I remembered when I owned one of these nasty bad boys back in the 80's when i was 15 or so.
NOW it sounds killer and I know once I change the power tubes it will sound even better am certain.
Laney products are NOT junk,they are obviously built to last seeing as how this unit is @ least20+ years old.I did have it apart and NO caps are ready to burst or anything like that on the inside,all checked out well as far as my eyes see
VERY easy to use,couldn't be any easier I'd say..
Well seeing as how I never had to deal with them because of any fail type issues and only emailed them asking for a schematic of this amp,2 days later there it was in my email so they are Customer Supporting a 20+ year old amplifier is just makes them a rarity in the Amplifier Business and top notch in my book..
Couldn't ask for anything more really...
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