#1
Hi,

First off thanks to all the guys who gave me advice in the last thread i posted it really helped me out.

Second, a guy is selling a VTX locally and i shoukd be able to pick it up for £50-£75. Its a 'vintage' model as it is from 1986 and the tubes are in good condition (he says). It's a hybrid with a solid state pre amp and a Tube output stage (four 6L6GCs).

How does this sound? good deal?

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#2
Well, ss preamp thru tube power should sound a lot better than today's hybrid which are the other way around. The real tube tone comes from the power section more than the preamp.

For that price, it's more than worth it. And you can pick yourself up an nice tube preamp that you can jack directly into the VTX's power amp (like all higher end models of the day, it should have a power amp input) and have an all-tube rig.
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#3
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sounds like a really good deal, even if you use it just for an all tube 6L6 poweramp.
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#4
sounds nice
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#5
Sounds great!

I'll just suggest this: IF you don't love the tone, and it has an FX loop, you culd buy an all-tube preamp, like a Mesa Triaxis or something, and plug your guitar--->preamp--->FX Loop Return for an all-tube signal path.
#6
I used to own one of these back in '84. Good amp for southern rock/ZZ top kind of sound. Practically bullet proof on the road. It has an interesting feature---you can pull the knob out on the "sweep" of the built in phaser and lock it anywhere in the cycle. I makes for some interesting tones. Decent amp but definately sounds solid state. Not bad sounding, but solid state.
#7
Quote by Danno13
Sounds great!

I'll just suggest this: IF you don't love the tone, and it has an FX loop, you culd buy an all-tube preamp, like a Mesa Triaxis or something, and plug your guitar--->preamp--->FX Loop Return for an all-tube signal path.

I'm pretty sure there's a dedicated power amp input. All the old higher end Peaveys had them, and some of todays models still have that as well. But yeah, same result.
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