VT Bass power supply? Do I really need one?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by meatwad, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. meatwad


    Apr 9, 2008
    Smallville, USA
    Sorry if this has already been covered a million times, but searching found nothing for me...

    I have a Boss BCB-60 pedalboard with a built in power supply. Is the VT Bass pedal compatible with a Boss-type AC adapter?

    Also, my other question may be redundant, but would some of you VT users suggest this pedal with an SVT-CL/8x10 rig?

    My train of thought is this - set the gain on my CL to be clean, and use the VT for a more vintage overdriven SVT tone. If it makes any difference, my main basses are a StingRay and a Tobias with Bartolinis, both of which are active. I get most of my eq'ing from a Boss GE-7B, aside from boosting the mids at the amp.

    Would the VT make my CL sound more like a 70's SVT? If so, then I could have the best of both worlds.

    Thanks for any suggestions!
  2. No, yes, yes and yes respectively, including the title question.

    The VT will, to your audience, make anything but an SVT sound like an SVT. If you are looking for a clean SVT tone, you have it there in the CL already, but the overdriven SVT thing, it will do in spades.
  3. meatwad


    Apr 9, 2008
    Smallville, USA
    Well, I really like the clean side of my CL, and it does the gritty thing when cranked with my StingRay nicely. Ever since I replaced the stock Sovteks with Winged "C" 6550's and JJ's, it's got a bit of the older SVT tone already, so it seems my amp and the VT would make a nice combo.

    If the end result from the speakers would be to land somewhere around a cookin 70's blue line with a bit of my CL's natural tone on top, I'd be in heaven.
  4. but if and SVT already sounds like a SVT then what would happen if you were to use a VT with an SVT? my guess is something along the lines of a hole in the time space continum.

    [i think i'm starting to know where they came up with the name for this pedal:smug:]