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Valvetech Appreciation Thread

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In case you don’t know what it all got, this guy explains it to you. Thought he’s doing it just nicely and qualifies the HFC way.

 

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I will have one, I would have prefered the 2x10 but a 1x12 will do. I have an amp coming up for sale and then i'll start looking around for one. 

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26 minutes ago, bubs_42 said:

I will have one, I would have prefered the 2x10 but a 1x12 will do. I have an amp coming up for sale and then i'll start looking around for one. 

Superb amps. If I still needed an amp for a band-with-drummer situation it would be my top choice.

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Thanks to @bubs_42 heads up I turned the thread into a Valvetech Appreciation Thread. I know @belgian has a great collection of them. Need to provide a pic of mine now... It’s a shame the VAC series is not in the program anymore.

So now, showcase yours!

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Carolyn is a good friend, I hooked her up with Rob. She’s nowadays in John Mayall’s band.

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To kick start the photo session, here‘s a nice pair.

Scheithauer Red Special Bo Diddley Custom made guitar

 

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On 12/28/2018 at 6:24 AM, bubs_42 said:

I will have one, I would have prefered the 2x10 but a 1x12 will do. I have an amp coming up for sale and then i'll start looking around for one. 

I almost came out the Family Vacation without any purchase. Not that I didn't try, but something has to be really freaking good for me to pull out my wallet. Cincinnati yielded nothing, that I could not live with out. Columbus, was a bore this time around. Then I got to Indy, our last stop and we went by a GC to check out a couple of guitars that I haven't been able to actually put my hands on, and to look at a Supro, and what did I find in the Platinum Room? 

A tweed, 2x10 with reverb. Rob teased me with one just like it at the Nashville Gear Expo some years back. I though it was amazing, but it was unavailable for purchase. :( So I sat down, plugged strat, a tele, and a Special into it and it was every bit as good as the one at the Gear Expo. 

Wife to Bubs,  "Hows it going?"

Bubs to Wife, " Great, i'm taking this home!".

Wife to Bubs, "Really you need another amp?"

Bubs to Wife, "Not another amp THIS amp.

Wife to Bubs, "Oooooh K. " with an eye roll. 

@gorch bonus, rear loaded chassis. My controls are on top! Also loaded with two Rajin Cajin Speakers. 

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BTW this thread needs more pron! 

 

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Dibs!

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39 minutes ago, bubs_42 said:

I almost came out the Family Vacation without any purchase. Not that I didn't try, but something has to be really freaking good for me to pull out my wallet. Cincinnati yielded nothing, that I could not live with out. Columbus, was a bore this time around. Then I got to Indy, our last stop and we went by a GC to check out a couple of guitars that I haven't been able to actually put my hands on, and to look at a Supro, and what did I find in the Platinum Room? 

A tweed, 2x10 with reverb. Rob teased me with one just like it at the Nashville Gear Expo some years back. I though it was amazing, but it was unavailable for purchase. :( So I sat down, plugged strat, a tele, and a Special into it and it was every bit as good as the one at the Gear Expo. 

Wife to Bubs,  "Hows it going?"

Bubs to Wife, " Great, i'm taking this home!".

Wife to Bubs, "Really you need another amp?"

Bubs to Wife, "Not another amp THIS amp.

Wife to Bubs, "Oooooh K. " with an eye roll. 

@gorch bonus, rear loaded chassis. My controls are on top! Also loaded with two Rajin Cajin Speakers. 

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XvWHEdFl.jpg

 

22 Watt? 
Celesttions in mine, it's made me decide to sell some amps, should I get around to it. Took a while to warm up to it, but now I find it's really great. I love the bassman side and the Marshall side, they RAWK!!

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11 minutes ago, Greg G said:

Dibs!

Generally, the Eye Roll my wife gives me means "OK, but you better plan on keeping it!" 

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@0054 25, Serial #510. I wouldn't call it a Fender and a Marshall. Its a really kick ass tweed so your in the Tweed/Plexi area to begin with. Once I read the manual, I thought it was pretty easy, I run it in Top Input #2, both volumes at like 10:30-11 O'clock an bring the master up until desired volume is achieved. I turned the presence off, and then rolled it up slightly. Same with the reverb. Another amp that you don't really need a pedal with it. 

Why did I buy yet another amp? Well, I really love Rob's Amplifiers, the VAC IMHO just needed a "Make Over" and a "ReIntroduction" to the Market. Rob did everything to these amps, he made the chassis, wired them, made the cabs all himself. I consider them to be real treasure and he could not be nicer guy. 

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2 hours ago, bubs_42 said:

Another amp that you don't really need a pedal with it.

Absolutely true! However, it‘s reportedly excellent with pedals. Great score Bubs! I‘m actually happy for the front loaded controls for dust management. When I look at my Vox. It is quite hard to keep clean.

The VAC25 is very hard to beat. Rob made a fantastic job on these and it is a shame they are out of production. Somewhere I still have the upgrade schema in the files. Would be a great project. I remember Belgian had made the upgrade right after we got it. 

Enjoy yours!

Btw. I’m running mine through hemp.

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Is this one a HFC approved color ? 25/50 VAC w/reverb

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This one passed through my hands many years ago.  At least I still have the Newport Pro.

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Pictures are Richs... been a great amp. Considering I almost considered selling or trading it, then it one night, it hit me, right between the freakin eyes.

 

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4 hours ago, bubs_42 said:

@0054 that is a fantastic looking beast. 

Coulda been yours!

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6 hours ago, 0054 said:

Coulda been yours!

It all worked out in the end, now we both have one. 

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