Well recently I found a great deal on a 1966 Fender Blackface Vibrolux amp. This amp is known to be great for playing gigs, due to the wattage and amount of clean headroom you can get as well as the natural overdrive that can be obtained.
I’ve had the amp for a little over a month now and have played a couple of gigs with it playing multiple styles of music. All I can say is wow! I’ve played Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison, ZZ Top, Prince, Aretha Franklin, and many more styles using this amp and it can handle everything.
I’m simply amazed at how good this amp sounds. You can get that Derek Trucks tone, SRV, John Mayer, BB King, and a thick ZZ Top or Dickey Betts Sound.
The video below shows me playing a blues using the neck pickup of a Gibson ES 335. I’m going for a more BB King tone here using only the guitar and amp. The amp has celestion 25 watt replacement speakers but I don’t know what kind they are. I’m also using Groove Tubes in the power section.
Check out the amp sound in this video
So now that you’ve heard the amp, what do you think? Does it sound bad to you, or do you like. I’d love to hear your thoughts.