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VP4 preamp

Post by Axisman5150 » Mon May 08, 2006 1:23 pm

Has anybody tried the VP4? Is it similar to the IE4?
Your thoughts.

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Vp4

Post by maeshuggah » Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:44 pm

I have a Vp4 and Its great many really nice sounds. the Clean Channel is awesome MY FAVORITE channel of all, The Crunch channel is great for blues, BUT I don't like it, I Prefer getting that SRV style Overdrive I got from my Fender super 60 by juicing it with a compressor on +4 into the "hi" input. I PREFER :? that sound for blues. and NO I dont use a PEDAL for blues, other than my gain boost pedal, Its the only pedal I use now, and its on all the time. Better than a compressor (for me). :)

The Gain Channels on the Vp4 can Sound Vintage or Modern depending on how you set the Treble and Mid, plus the controls are REALLY sensitive to changes so it will take a while to get it just right. :roll:

I will definately get another Egnaterish Preamp to run Dual Stereo. or maybe the Bogner Triple Giant/ Mesa Quad :roll:

My Gear: :roll:
Guitar> Wah > Gain Boost > Volume Pedal > Rocktron Vp4 > Rocktron Xpression > Mesa Boogie Simul 295 > Two 4x12 Cabs.

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Post by Axisman5150 » Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:26 pm

Thanks maes,

I saw one on e-bay and wasn't too familar with the VP4, so I posted that question. So would you say channel 1 is like a fenderish clean? (Jazz/Blues)
Channel 2 like a chimey tone?( Vox AC30,Marshall JTM)
Channel 3 Marshall tone
Channel 4 Mesa Rec. Tone

What boost pedal are you using? Do you use it only on the clean channel?

Thanks again for the input.

Axis

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Post by maeshuggah » Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:25 pm

Yeah, pretty much what I would say,

Channel 1: Fender Clean
Love this channel for Jazz.

Channel 2: Very Vox - JTM
Great For Blues.

Channel 3: JCM800 Very Cool 8)
Very Heavy or Vintage like Hendrix

Channel 4: Mesa Mark III really High gain
Can you say holdsworth?

I use a Phat Boost by Cmat mods (great pedal builder). But he doesnt make this one anymore :( . I think I got the last one before he stopped.

I use the Phat boost on all the channels all the time to phatten up the signal of my guitars. My my main guitar is a Fender 7 string with a real floyd and one EMG 81-7 pickup. I use it with other 6 string guitars, but prefer the 7 string.

I run my preamp at 3/4 volume. and the 295 Poweramp all the way up on 10 :twisted: I controll my OVERALL volume :roll: with my Xpression's output knob. ZERO noise and a very tight sound if you want it.

the Vp4 is also MODULAR! :shock: so You can install Randall or Egnater single channel modules. in it. :) very few know about this and the ones who do aren't telling. :roll:

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Post by Axisman5150 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:39 pm

WoW! :shock: You must be deaf!! That's got to be loud but i'm sure it sounds great!!

About the modules fitting in the VP4, have you tried this? Do you have to do any mods?

That would be pretty cool if that's true.

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Axis

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Post by maeshuggah » Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:42 pm

I admit I'm a bit of a metal head :wink: , but I play alot of different stuff.

Yes they will fit. the Vp4 Chassis is basicaly early Egnater m4/Randall rm4, minus the effects loop. :( the pcb's are the basicaly same as the randall layout wise.


The only mod you would have to do change or cut the face plates and they are connected together. or you could just remove them (existing faceplates) and install randalls faceplates.

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Post by Scott » Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:30 am

I'd love to see pics of this :wink:

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Post by maeshuggah » Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:20 am

I'll gets some pics up in about a week.

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Post by Axisman5150 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:10 pm

maeshuggah wrote:I'll gets some pics up in about a week.
Hey Maes, can you post some pics of your VP4 with Randall/Egnater Modules?

Thanks,
Axis

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Post by rdomain » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:54 pm

Bit of a post dredge but i'd be keen to see some pics also 8)

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Post by guitarslinger » Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:06 pm

+1

I need to see this.

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Post by guitarslinger » Wed May 07, 2008 1:58 pm

Iscored a VP-4 from the Amp Lounge. It ought to be here in a few days. :D

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Post by guitarslinger » Wed May 14, 2008 10:20 pm

Rocktron VP-4.

the board says "Mod 100: Rev. 1.01"

or something along those lines.

I threw the SL2 in the pic for comparison. :thumbsup:

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Post by datriani » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:32 pm

I ran a DBX226Xl compressor in front of my preamp and it gave it a nice boost that put channel 4 over top in terms of gain which I thought was slightly lacking in the first place.

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Post by max44 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:54 am

Hello,
Do you know if the VP4 can switch dual channel modules ? (Egnater stock or modded)
Thanks

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