VVT X22 "Dumble" for Fender SFSR Amp Trade advice

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  1. sirnabecelot

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    Hey all,
    Advice.......I have a '73 Fender Super Reverb with all the "good stuff" from the blackface era. I recently got a Mesa Mark iib simulclass which I am loving. I'm looking at a possible trade of my Super for a VVT X22 head. I would get $200 cash plus the VVT. Any thoughts? I like the super, but it's big and most applications I don't need a big 4x10. I've been enjoying the "spank" and clarity of my Mesa 1x12 EVM12L. I've never done the head/cab thing. Would like the idea of a small head.

    I've never played a D-style amp. What will it feel like compared to my Fender & Mesa? I plan on trying it on the EVM in my Mesa and searching out a good cab later if I end up doing the trade.


    Thoughts.....comments.....advice......
     
  2. cyrja

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    I'm shooting from the hip since I've heard the VVT 44, not the 22 or Boogie. First off, that may be too much speaker for a 22watt. I'd do a celestion 12-65. I love d style amps and the VVT sounds good but not as "spongy" as your FSR. You won't need OD pedals, I'll tell you that.
     
  3. sirnabecelot

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    Thanks for the reply!

    So would you say that's a "fair" trade?

    Do you mean I won't need OD pedals because of the quality/versatile of OD within the amp?
     
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    I'd say the $200+VVT (I'd say this is a 650-750) amp is fair for your 73 FSR.

    Yep. I use a clean boost with my d-style and that's it
     
  5. Lance

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    I'll get back to you as soon as I get my X-40 head. It'll be here the 11th. Haven't had a NAD since I bought my little Tweaker 15 head. Those Jack Pearson vid clips make it sound like a little fire-breather!
     
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    I had a VVT22 for a short while ( bought it brand new). While the builder is a great, great guy, and the amp can get a bit "D-ish", the cleans were a big disappointment for me. So my advice is that if you depend on the Super for your cleans, you may be underwhelmed with the trade.
     
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    He was playing through my EVM-12L loaded Theile cab in those clips. :) The EVM will be fine with the X22. That's not to say that the 65 wouldn't sound sweet, I know it would.

    You're gonna love your new X-40!
     
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    I agree, the cleans are not par with other D style amps... And won't be as good as your Super.... But I love the OD on the VVT 40, and the cleans aren't flat or boring, just don't expect glaswerks or Bludo cleans.
     
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    Just thought I'd reply about the cleans.... I stumbled on a great clean by rolling down the volume on the dirty channel.... I mean *REALLY* good. Total SRV.... my only niggle is that while the feel is nice and loose for leads, it's not as tight as I'd like for SRV heavy handed comping...
     

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