I have a 1965 DR and a 1968 VR and I really like them both. That said, there is some major overlap in tones between the two but I can't bring myself to get rid of either (although I really should). After gigging the DR recently (I just bought it) I think I like it better. It seems VR that once the VR gets past 3 it's too loud for even the bigger venues I play in. I also prefer the DR's 6V6 vibe...it's a little looser feeling and more raggedy, in a good way. I like that the VR provides more headroom but the DR has plenty and is a loud 22 watts. I think I prefer the reverb and trem on the DR too. I don't know why, but they sound warmer to my ears. Maybe it's the speakers in the amps... Those of you who have or had both, which is your favorite and why? I'm talking about vintage models. I've only played a couple DR reissues and they didn't do much for me, but that may have had more to do with the speakers in them.