Submitted October 25, 2019 by Anthony S in Burnsville, MN
"Regret at First, but No More"
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I have a Fender Elite Stratocaster (SSS, Rosewood Fretboard), and I was in need of upgrading my amp. at the time I had an Orange Crush 35RT. It's a good amp, but I could not get good Fender tone out of it. That coupled with some bass issues (heavy bass caused booming/vibration in amp), I decided I needed something more. I heard a lot of great things about VOX, but I wanted something simple. This looked to be perfect. When it came in the mail, I loved it. I messed around with the clean channel, but when I cranked the gain all the way, it didn't feel right. It felt kind of wimpy. I thought it might have to do with the single coil configuration of my amp, so I dealt with it (I also had a pedal board with additional Overdrive/Distortion pedals so it wasn't a big deal). Still, I was a little bummed. Something just felt off about the tone. I couldn't dial the right tone for whatever reason. But then I thought maybe the issue was coming from the stock tubes. And so I replaced them. Two Tung-Sol Pre-Amp Tubes with Gold Pins, and four JJ Power Tubes.Wow. What a difference that made. The amp had the bite I had been wanting. The crunch was intensified, and after wearing the tubes out over a few months the amp is in tone heaven. Be it clean or crunchy, it sounds like a menace and I absolutely love it.
Guitar for 11 Years as a Hobby
Rock, Punk, Metal
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