#1
After taking the Marshall CLass 5 back, I decided to buy a ValvePower and I will be trying it out at my gig on Monday. I'm running it through a custom 2x12 cab loaded with original Fane Crescendo's (Same speakers David Gilmour uses in his 4x12's)





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#2
VP < Class5? D'ya think?
I might have to look into one of these they seem to be getting a lot of props from my trusted UG'ers

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#3
pretty cool. clips? and why did you take back the class 5?
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#4
^Clips will be up in 30 minutes or so, I had to take back the Class 5 because it had a very loud rattle when I played it
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#6
Yay. That's four of us now. HNAD .

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#8
sweet!

what do you think of it? How's the cab?
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#9
Very Nice HNAD! Love the simplicity of the design. How responsive are the dynamics to volume changes with your guitar knobs?

A little review would be nice when your done with your cliporz..
Also $$?
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#10
mine's extremely responsive to volume control changes. Heck, it's so responsive you don't even have to go near the volume control, you just have to change how hard you pick. as long as i don't have mine dimed i can go from clean to crunch just by picking strength.
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#11
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mine's extremely responsive to volume control changes. Heck, it's so responsive you don't even have to go near the volume control, you just have to change how hard you pick. as long as i don't have mine dimed i can go from clean to crunch just by picking strength.



Very nice..
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#12
CLIPS ARE NOW UP IN MY PROFILE, PLAYING IS crap
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Sums up whisky perfectly
#13
sounds very nice so far (i'm only about 1 min 30 seconds in). Are you using an echo/delay/reverb or something too? its cleans sound better than the marshall class 5's on your profile, to my ears, anyway. what do you think of it yourself?
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#14
It's delay, but I'm going to have to get an Analog delay because the delay sounds absolutely awful through the ValvePower. Cleans are very nice, think Peter Green - Need you love so bad.
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#15
Tell me how the Toy is when you get it, I've been looking at one.

Nice amp
I expected a Peavey bought by some rad-cool-kid who typed VP when trying to type PV like a real cool kid.
#16
^^ yeah, the cleans are nice. Not fender nice, maybe, but nice for an amp mainly aimed at drive (and without a ton of headroom).

I don't think I've tried a digital delay through mine yet, i picked up a cheapo daphon analogue delay for like £17.50, and it sounds pretty good through it (though it's only really good for slapback). I'd like to try that tonerider analogue delay for longer delay times, but it doesn't seem to be out yet. the tonerider chorus is very nice, so with any luck the delay might be, too.

it does sound better with a delay with cleaner tones, though, you can kinda notice the problem with no loop when it's really cranked, things can get a bit mushy.

How do you think it compares to the marshall class 5? does it do what you want?
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#17
I only got an hour with it, but with my Rothwell, it sounds very nice, I can't wait to gig with it on Monday
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#18
sweet, let us know how it does
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#19
Will do, but the only thing that I'm not to keen on is when the volume is on say 6 and with my Rothwell, the high gain lead tone (Neck Pickup) doesn't sound the greatest but hopefully it's just the neck pickup that's crap.
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Sums up whisky perfectly
#20
not sure. It is pretty warm in tone, and with the volume at 6 it's at that warm overdriven stage so that's probably not helping matters. I never really boost it to a high gain lead tone, so I dunno, and I don't really use my neck pickup all that much... I haven't tried your rothwell either (but they're meant to be very nice pedals).

That was a lot of help.

EDIT: yeah, if you're using stock epi pickups they do have a bit of a rep for getting a bit muddy at time, and on the ones I've tried i'd say that rep's somewhat justified.
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#21
^Yh the Rothwell is very nice, but I think it's just me being picky with my tone
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#22
haha, maybe
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#23
I'm diggin the LP
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#24
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sweet, let us know how it does


Please do report back, if it's loud enough to gig with I might have to look into one
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#25
definately get some new pickups to help with the muddyness. a cheap set like some tonerider pickups will make a world of difference. i swapped the pickups in my epi to the tonerider alnico IV and they sound a million times better.
#27
84s and an ez81, i think.
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#29
I played the gig on monday and it sounded really nice, Amp setting: Power 10, Volume 3, Tone 4. I played with my Rothwell Heartbreaker and it sounded great.

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definately get some new pickups to help with the muddyness. a cheap set like some tonerider pickups will make a world of difference. i swapped the pickups in my epi to the tonerider alnico IV and they sound a million times better.


I've ordered a Rock Monkey Smooth Heritage neck pickup which will hopefully be here on Monday and I might be getting a Rock Monkey Warm Heritage bridge pickup if I have the money.
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#30
Good to hear man, glad it worked well. If only we had a company like this in the States.
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#31
^ you have loads of guys in the states making good value stuff. i can't think of any offhand, but i know, if anything, you have more choice than we do. Plus most of the mass-produced stuff is better value than here, too.

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I played the gig on monday and it sounded really nice, Amp setting: Power 10, Volume 3, Tone 4. I played with my Rothwell Heartbreaker and it sounded great.


I've ordered a Rock Monkey Smooth Heritage neck pickup which will hopefully be here on Monday and I might be getting a Rock Monkey Warm Heritage bridge pickup if I have the money.


sweet. Does it open up at louder volumes? I know at the volumes I'm playing at (power about 2 ), i need the tone control to be pretty far up. Though I'm playing at higher volume settings too, which is probably warming things up- now that i think of it, when i play with a cleaner tone I don't need as much treble.

good call on the pickups, too, i've heard great things about rockmonkeys, but haven't got round to ordering a set myself yet.
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#32
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sweet. Does it open up at louder volumes? I know at the volumes I'm playing at (power about 2 ), i need the tone control to be pretty far up. Though I'm playing at higher volume settings too, which is probably warming things up- now that i think of it, when i play with a cleaner tone I don't need as much treble.


Yh, at home I play with the power at about 2 aswell, but It does open up alot at louder volumes.

The only thing at the gig which sucked though was that I lost my kettle lead, but I think I've got one around somewhere.
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You'll find whisky very different, but try it and you'll grow into it, soon you and whisky are one, but still two, lovers dancing across a frozen lake under moonlight, wrapped in honey and warmth.


Sums up whisky perfectly
#33
ah, jeez, not another one. I like pineapples didn't even get sent a kettle lead
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#34
I know , but I decided to get my delivered by Steve (ValvePower Manufacturer).

EDIT: but I always lose stuff at gigs, my last gig I last 2 of my guitar cables
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You'll find whisky very different, but try it and you'll grow into it, soon you and whisky are one, but still two, lovers dancing across a frozen lake under moonlight, wrapped in honey and warmth.


Sums up whisky perfectly
Last edited by Jak Archer at Nov 4, 2009,
#35
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ah, jeez, not another one. I like pineapples didn't even get sent a kettle lead
The kettle lead I got from Radioshack barely reaches from the floor, it's really short. As if you guys got power cables
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#36
Quote by Jak Archer
I played the gig on monday and it sounded really nice, Amp setting: Power 10, Volume 3, Tone 4. I played with my Rothwell Heartbreaker and it sounded great.


I've ordered a Rock Monkey Smooth Heritage neck pickup which will hopefully be here on Monday and I might be getting a Rock Monkey Warm Heritage bridge pickup if I have the money.
I have a set of RockMonkey Hot Texans in my Strat and they're great.

Glad to hear your amp is working for you.
#37
Quote by Dave_Mc
^ you have loads of guys in the states making good value stuff. i can't think of any offhand, but i know, if anything, you have more choice than we do. Plus most of the mass-produced stuff is better value than here, too.


Yea, I know. When I said "I wish we had something like that here in the States", what I really meant was something more along the lines of "I wish I had something like that in my room."

I blame the GAS.
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#38
Quote by Jak Archer
I know , but I decided to get my delivered by Steve (ValvePower Manufacturer).

EDIT: but I always lose stuff at gigs, my last gig I last 2 of my guitar cables


dang. I've never actually gigged, i'd probably lose all my stuff too i remember when i played in the school band i left one of our drums at the concert venue we were taking part in a competition at. Which was about 45 miles away from my school.
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The kettle lead I got from Radioshack barely reaches from the floor, it's really short. As if you guys got power cables


aww

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Yea, I know. When I said "I wish we had something like that here in the States", what I really meant was something more along the lines of "I wish I had something like that in my room."

I blame the GAS.


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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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