Any good clips of this amp?Most the video demos online sound seen muddy and uninspiring sounding
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While is doesn't sound as good at my Blockhead or Multiwatt Dual Rectifier, I wouldn't call it "horrid sounding".horrid sounding amp.
I rank it somewhat better than a Genz Benz El Diablo but it sucks compared to a Peavey XXX.While is doesn't sound as good at my Blockhead or Multiwatt Dual Rectifier, I wouldn't call it "horrid sounding".
The interesting thing that I find with my V3M is that it needs some volume. Yes, it's a small lunch-box type amp, but it doesn't sound great at very low volumes. Get the volume up to band practice levels and it's actually pretty good.
So I take it with this opinion you have obviously played it, or is this just another opinion based on clip If you have played it tell us a little more, I'd be interested.I rank it somewhat better than a Genz Benz El Diablo but it sucks compared to a Peavey XXX.
Just a buzzy, lifeless amp IMO.
Carvin tried to sell it on the features not the tone because honestly, the tone sucks.
I'll have to disagree with you there. I have a Peavey Triple X sitting right next to my Carvin (The XXX is used as a back up to my Dual Rect when playing live. I would use the V3M as a backup, but need the higher wattage on occasion).I rank it somewhat better than a Genz Benz El Diablo but it sucks compared to a Peavey XXX.
Be sure to try the Carvin matching speakers with it at some point. A buddy of mine had a V3 and the matching cab and it sounded pretty good but it did not sound so well with my beloved V30 loaded cab. I was shocked at the difference. I suspect the V3M may be like this as well.I own the amp and I haven't seen any real good vids, nor do I have good recording equipment. To be honest the videos aren't super far off from how it sounds. I like the amp, but don't love it. Was given as a gift and I'm very thankful for it.
It's got a great feature set, good solid tones, but nothing super "inspiring". Guys on the Carvin forum swear that a JJ tube upgrade makes a huge difference. I've bought a set and am waiting for some multimeter clips so I can do the install. Will also upgrade w/ a warehouse or weber speaker in the future most likely.
Here are some clips that are better than most: