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Axisman5150
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 1:23 pm    Post subject: VP4 preamp Reply with quote

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

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Axisman
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maeshuggah
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:44 pm    Post subject: Vp4 Reply with quote

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 Confused 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). Smile

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. Rolling Eyes

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

My Gear: Rolling Eyes
Guitar> Wah > Gain Boost > Volume Pedal > Rocktron Vp4 > Rocktron Xpression > Mesa Boogie Simul 295 > Two 4x12 Cabs.
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Axisman5150
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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maeshuggah
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 Cool
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 Sad . 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 Evil I controll my OVERALL volume Rolling Eyes with my Xpression's output knob. ZERO noise and a very tight sound if you want it.

the Vp4 is also MODULAR! Shocked so You can install Randall or Egnater single channel modules. in it. Smile very few know about this and the ones who do aren't telling. Rolling Eyes
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Axisman5150
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WoW! Shocked 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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maeshuggah
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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. Sad 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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Scott
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to see pics of this Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll gets some pics up in about a week.
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Axisman5150
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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?

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Axis
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rdomain
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit of a post dredge but i'd be keen to see some pics also Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1

I need to see this.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iscored a VP-4 from the Amp Lounge. It ought to be here in a few days. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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datriani
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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