Originally Posted by xXxGhotimanxXx
Oh man, it's awesome. It definitely added to the tone, that's for sure. I was pretty happy with my sound before, but every time I make an improvement I think "wow" this is much better....how was I happy before? The sound is clearer...it's got more punch, it cuts more. I actually had to either turn up my backing track or turn down the amp...for what is essentially the same volume I've always been at. It's like the sounds that come out of the amp cut through and appear louder, if that makes any sense. I know Adam didn't use a VH4 on Undertow, but I'm sure you're familiar with the sound; you know how it doesn't seem like there is a lot of gain...it's kind of clean, but distorted with a growl at the same time. Well, I've got a sound closer to that now. So, overall, what I've noticed is that it is way easier to come up with the tone/sound of the songs particularly at certain parts. Whereas before I would have to pick at a certain place on the bridge, or turn some pedal on or off, or do some other finessing to get a sound...with the VH4, the sounds just come out naturally. So it's less work. I'm a firm believer that tone is in the fingers...you can use the gear you have and work at getting whatever sound you like. But with the right gear it swings the balance between working hard to approximate a sound and playing casually and nailing a sound. That's my best explanation so far...sorry for the wall.
PS...glad you're back
It seems to be the "end all" amp. That's a BEAUTIFUL thing. Congrats again!
I hear ya when it comes to "how was I happy before?". I truly was happy with my stock SB, but......Once I started messing with it, upgrading things, it made it that much better. Fun stuff!!