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Silverstein14
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#1
*Updated pic further down page*

Well, yesterday I posted about the new cabinet I purchased (here's the link Cab ). But today, I purchased my new head to go with it! I consider today a double NAD as I wasn't able to play the cab yesterday. So, I present to you....

Carvin VT50







(Another pic lower in thread)

I picked this baby up from a local blues player who's had it a few years. It sounds incredible paired with my new cab, and looks great too. The tone is very creamy and smooth, great for blues to rock. The reverb on it is also great, not overpowering, but really warm. I'll be playing on the clean channel 99% of the time, but the "soak" channel is also nice to have, adds some nice grit to the tone. The head itself only weighs about 25lbs, so that was a bonus.There is a few spots that show wear, but I feel it gives it character.

For the head, I ended up paying roughly $300 USD (I'm canadian, so I converted sort of ). I feel like it was a steal, and I couldn't be happier! Hopefully you guys enjoy it too.
Last edited by Silverstein14 at Feb 16, 2011,
coolstoryangus
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#2
Looks rad as hell man! Tweed and natural teles just blend together so nice
DarkestChapter
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#3
Great looking Carvin man. HNAD!
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bluestratplayer
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Im glad to see you picked it up. Also I sent you a friend request yesterday silver just in case you didn't see it. HNAD
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Tom 1.0
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#7
Congrats mate,

Looks fantastic, will you be able to record any clips?
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#9
Wicked

always cool to hear new amps ( to me ) and stuff

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evhbrianmay
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Congratulations on being Canadian!


Oh, nice head too.



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lostjesse
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#14
very nice
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nutinpwnsgibson
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#15
damn, 300 USD? that looks nice as shit, nad
periphery/bulb!

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Silverstein14
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#16
Quote by nutinpwnsgibson
damn, 300 USD? that looks nice as shit, nad


Thanks man!

Here's another picture. I took the carvin logo off, and stood the 2x12 up. I don't know why I like gear with no logo's, but I do.



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bluestratplayer
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#17
^ It adds a bit of mystery. Nothing is more fun than watching people at gigs trying to figure out what your playing through and making them guess how your getting the tonezz
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bluestratplayer
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#19
I gotta say, that tweed looks damn sexy next to the tele.
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RIP:
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Cmatmods analog chorus, phaser, tremoglo, signa drive, butah, and deeelay
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Hawt.
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Let me know when you get bored with it.
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bluestratplayer
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Hey I offered a bit of encouragement for him to get it so I got first dibs mcraddict
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Cmatmods analog chorus, phaser, tremoglo, signa drive, butah, and deeelay
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Damn...haha. I need a good blues amp. Who wants to loan me 2k for a Two Rock?? I'll let you come over and plaaay with it.


Tempting, eh?
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bluestratplayer
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Dumble of GTFO.
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Cmatmods analog chorus, phaser, tremoglo, signa drive, butah, and deeelay
walrus Audio Descent
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Pshhh, this is not TGP, we can't get that much money.
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bluestratplayer
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Id rob a ****ing bank for a Dumble. Not cause I actually want one, but cause I can sell it to someone off the name alone for a profit then finance all my GAS
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RIP:
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bluestratplayer
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Thank you kind sir
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coolstoryangus
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Its ironic how alot of tags dumble clips where politician. You'd have to be a politician to afford one

lawl

anyway OP i love the nameless look tbh especially with the photo effects very classy.
bluestratplayer
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#31
Yeah. I would love a matchless though....
Ibanez SIR27
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RIP:
Mesa Boogie Roadster 2x12 combo
Cmatmods analog chorus, phaser, tremoglo, signa drive, butah, and deeelay
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bluestratplayer
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#33
Yeah I apologize for that. Want a muffin?
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#35
i want clipssssssss. haha. what is the "acoustic presence" knob? and does the soak channel just sound like the clean channel pushed harder? thats what i gathered from the name haha. off to carvin.com
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barden1069
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#37
Looks fantastic! I've been telling myself I'd save up for a Mesa Lonestar, but that's a huge amount of money for me and these have been catching my eye lately.

How is the headroom? Can it stay clean in a band situation?
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Morgant
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Nice! How does it do with Circa Survive stuff?
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#39
damn.....this thread move fast


Edit: ooops......wrong thread


yeah...congrats again mang
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Kevin Saale
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#40
That is an absolutely sexy amp. I will make love to it if I ever break into your house.
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