Re: Best sounding amp for 7vwh
My 2 cents, Don't know if this is the "best" amp, but it is working very well for me. Carvin V3 + 2 Marshall 4x12's, bottom vintage cab loaded with Greenbacks, top is newer Marshall 4x12 re-loaded with Greenbacks so the cab's are matched, except for appearance. I am running a T.C. Electronics G-Major for effects in the parrallel loop which for some reason sounds better that the series loop. I have the BLUE channel set for rhythm, which I can take frome crunchy and edgey, to smooth and creamy by adjusting the tone and pickup selections on my Jem7vwh, the Red channel is set for more high gain, which can also be adjusted the same way for tone, it can go from the big wide open neck pickup tone, to blistering bridge pickup, to all sorts of blended tones in between, i.e. pickup selector @ the 1 and 2,2,2 and 3,3,3 and 4 positions, as well as being able to roll the volume knob back a bit and having the sound clean up, getting some really cool vintage tones in either the rhythm or lead channel's. The CLEAN channel is superb, offering tones ranging from super clean to growly, depending on the settings. I have to say that I have had this amp for about 8 months now, I ordered it and the Legacy head so had them both at the same time, I loved the tone of the Legacy, but decided to go with the V3 for it's versatility(3 channels) but would definateley consider adding the Legacy in the future. If Carvin would produce a 3 channel Legacy I would buy one. Furthermore about the V3, I also have a Jem777DY that I use through my system, it is not a bright sounding as the 7vwh, but I generally only have to make a slight adjustment to the presence or treble to bring it out in the mix so as not to get washed out when the rest of the band is playing, minor adjustment. All in all I have had great pleasure with this head, and for the price, which I think has gone up since I bought mine by $50 or so is well worth it, there are a lot of great heads out there, my friend has a couple of Bogners,etc. they all sound good, I still, and allways will believe that no matter what head a person is using, that great tone starts with the ears,brain, and fingers, if that makes any sense, and a good tube head can bring out the best of those abilities. Just one man's opinion, and everybody's got one. JCA
Last edited by jessecruzastoria; 12-25-2006 at 02:33 PM.