First gig with the V4B last night! While the head's been pretty cool in practice, it gave me LOTS of warm fuzzies on stage. Just pure beastly goodness. If every show goes that like, I'll have no gas for a "bigger/better" tube head.
It was a new place, so it was hard to really gauge it, but ended up REALLY happy with the sound from where I was standing
(almost on the amp -- super tight stage!) and was told by several in the audience that I cut through way better than usual, but didn't overpower the rest of the group. I've only ever gotten that comment before when I was using the Orange TB500. Must be the tubes
I usually have the volume at around noon because it sounds so good with a good bit of breakup even though in practice it's a bit overpowering. (I've even been considering using a less efficient cab to bring it down.) But last night had the volume down around 10:00 because I didn't want to be a jerk and drown out the band on the gig. Didn't bother me at all, sounded like plenty of saturation going on. I was definitely digging in more than during practice, so that could have balanced it out.
Unfortunately, the sound guy couldn't be bothered to put a mic on my cab (nor for the SVT-VR in the band before
), so I had to send a line from my pedal board. But judging from the other bands on the bill, I don't think he was putting much bass in the PA, so not that big a deal. Need to pic up a mic for next time.
Signal was the usual: stock Fender AmDlx Jazz w/ a slight bass boost on the preamp strung w/ Roto 66's --> volume modded Bass Big Muff --> Fdeck Pre set at 3:00 and 3:00 --> V4B eq'd fairly flat --> sealed 2x Deltalite 2512II cab.