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Mike's Custom V V T Amp

Well, The Custom V V T amp I had made for me got 11 hours of play time this weekend. All I can say about it's performance and tone is WOW! For those who want to know about the amp details here you go. It was made just for me by Vintage Vacuum Tubes out of Waldorf, MD. (Link located on the links page.) It is a 45 watt "Earthquake" Combo with a Tube/Spring Reverb tank put in it. All Tube All Hand Wired Point to Point. It has 2 celestion speakers. We selected a vintage 30 and a Lead 80 celestion. The combo of speakers makes it a dynamite combo amp with tons kick. The amp is sitting in a Vintage Marshall Bluesbreaker two twelve cabinet. It is Royal Green with Gold Trim and a Salt and Pepper Grill. It has an Auto/Fixed Bias switch, a Bright Switch, and a pedal controlled Mean to Clean switch. When this amp is on Clean it can still overdrive in a clean but dirty way, just the way you want it to. But when you put it on the Mean setting hold on to your dental fillings. In Mean mode the Tone Stack (Treble, Mid, Bass) is taken out of the signal path and it just kicks your ass with the perfect amount of Bass Treble and Mids. This amp is so loud that I didn't have to mic it at the Brandywine River Blues Festival. It is also very heavy and that's a good thing when you hear it you don't care how much it weighs. It is a gorgeous amp with gorgeous tone. Check It out yourself at our next gig. Mike