View Full Version : Fargen miniplex VOS switch?
03-24-2008, 07:37 PM
I just bought a Fargen miniplex mark I that has had a number of the mark II upgrades (Mercury OT, new caps, some other stuff?) but no power scaling and no Vos switch. What exactly is the Vos switch? I'm quite certain the power scaling can be installed by Ben after the fact, not sure about the Vos. Obviously, I'd like to get it as close to a miniplex II as possible... I think it's almost there. I'll have to hear it to find out.
03-24-2008, 09:24 PM
No Fargen miniplex owners here??? Weird :puh
03-24-2008, 09:28 PM
VOS stands for Velvet Overdrive Special, it seems to add a bit to the mids, you get a bit less of the Marshall Raunch, and a bit thicker tone. I play mine mostly in the British mode, but do occasionally switch to the VOS mode.
It's a cool option to have for sure, but if it wasn't there I don't think I would miss it, but that's just me. I wouldn't think it would be that hard for Ben to add it, but he would be the best guy to ask.
I agree w/Voojo 100%. It's a cool feature, but I find myself digging British mode most.
Ben told me that turning down the gain a bit and having a softer and even more legato approach really brings out the goodness in the VOS mode, and I agree.
I actually spent the morning playing in VOS mode and was digging the tones I was getting.
What I need to do is some swapping in V2 and see how that affects things.
03-24-2008, 09:45 PM
Cool, thanks fellas. I have a note into Ben about more upgrades, but it doesn't sound like I'm missing much (beyond the power scaling). I'm going to work the MV for a while and see how it stands up while I save up for more mods to this amp. If I do end up shipping it to him I'll probably go for as much as I can afford in one fell swoop. Currently watching the youtube vids over and over and waiting patiently
03-25-2008, 09:03 AM
I've seriously been thinking of a new amp and Fargen has been getting my attention lately. What 2 channel model would you recommend for a fat clean and hot 800 type tone (around 40 watt)?
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