Valvetrain Amplification Club

Discussion in 'Amp Owners Clubs' started by valiant, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. teleNtweed

    teleNtweed Tele-Holic

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    Great to hear that he is doing well! Sounds like my theory is BS and I will let go of it now that you have shared your experience! Can't see crap from Alaska, except for Russia of course!! :lol::lol:

    90% of my playing is through a tweed champ with a 10" speaker stuffed in it! I love it! Spend some time with it, you'll pull good tones out!
     
  2. GaryOsborne

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    Yeah. It sounds great as-is.They still make the concord but now it comes in a bigger cab with either a Weber 12" or an Eminence Legend. I wish I had gotten one of those, although I don't loooove the way they look particularly. If I can find someone locally to build the cab relatively cheap then I'll do it. If I go through mojotone or someone they have to do a one-off and that's pretty expensive. I think they quoted me around $360 or something. If I could find someone to build it for around $200 or even $250 I'd probably do it. Then throw a hemp-coned speaker in there and I'd be set ;)
    We'll see.
     
  3. teleNtweed

    teleNtweed Tele-Holic

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    Still rocking a Trenton. Easily the most bullet proof amp I have ever owned! Over 6 years and it still sounds fantastic. I get antsy to try other things sometimes. I did get a PRRI which sounds cool but feels cheesy when compared to the build quality of the VT.

    Just bumping the Owner's thread out of respect!
     
  4. nasonm

    nasonm Friend of Leo's

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    I'm not a VT owner but I'm in a position where I might be looking for a new amp soon and I'm constantly looking to see if there are any good VT deals out there.
     
  5. bftfender

    bftfender Friend of Leo's

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    Valvetrain 427 5881 tube 427front (2).jpg 427gut (2).jpg 427top (2).jpg 427back (2).jpg
     
  6. bigben55

    bigben55 Friend of Leo's

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    I got a Valvetrain Saratoga a couple months ago, and have been ridiculously impressed by it. I traded a taylor acoustic I valued at $650 for it, feel I made out like a Bandit. Put a Scumback H75 65 watt speaker in it and TAD 6V6s. It totally hangs with my Z28. I actually prefer it when plugged straight in! Great amp, especially with humbuckers and P90s!
     
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  7. bftfender

    bftfender Friend of Leo's

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    Thats cool !! I have been learning mine & started to dial a Strat in decently. They are def well made amps ! What circuit is the Saratoga sorta based on?
     
  8. bigben55

    bigben55 Friend of Leo's

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    No idea what it's based on, but heres my opinion. It's a 16 watt cathode biased 5Y3 rectified dual 6V6 combo, so theres got to be some Tweed Deluxe in there. It's got some of that "sag" to it. But it's got a Marshally sounding preamp. Much more gain, and it's much tighter than a 5E3. It actually has decent clean headroom when set clean. I prefer it cranked up with a Les Paul, riding the gtr vol from clean to crunch. It's more Marshall than BF Fender. Brownface Fender liue, but tighter and gainier.
     
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    bftfender Friend of Leo's

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    Very cool, i thought it might have a lil gain. I would def enjoy that amp, the 6v6 has to be a blast with some gain & the break up..
     
  10. bigben55

    bigben55 Friend of Leo's

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    I have a tele, a strat, a dual P90 tele and a Les Paul. It definitely favors the hotter guitars. It's not a metal amp, not really a hard rock amp by today's standards. But, it does that 1970s classic hard rock well. But so do a lot of amps. The Valvetrain is just very dynamic and responsive to pick attack and gtr vol knob changes, which I love. The Scumback and TAD tubes were definite improvements over the EMINENCE Wizard and EH tubes.
     
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