I'm having a hard time dialing in the VHT Deliverance 60 model to my liking. It has the characteristics I want (extreme clarity and volume-responsiveness, chunky bottom end, Marshall-style crunch) but I'm struggling to balance the voicing the way I need.
For the purposes of this discussion we can treat the model the same as the real amp.
Basically by the time I dial in the amount of saturation I like to produce those thick punchy pick squeals (ala Zakk) I'm playing with either way too much gain or treble. I like a big sound that's chunky and dry, not all fizzed out, but I do like me some squealies.
I have a hard time liking the sound of the amp when it's boosted with an 808. Was considering a different overdrive perhaps. But the amp responds oddly to getting smashed in the front-end. Starts to sound thin. It seems to sound better with its own gain. But the the saturation isn't there. More of the dry punch and less of the crunch.
So I guess... since the thing is basically a Marshall-style amp... how do you dial in some crunch/saturation/dirt without setting the gain too high?
If this doesn't make sense I guess I can try to post some clips but I'm pretty sure some people here have owned Deliverances.
FYI I emailed Fractal and the Gain 1/Gain 2 parameter on the real amp is represented by the Input Trim/Amp Gain controls, respectively. So if there's a playoff between those two knobs that I don't understand maybe that's the key to setting the right gain structure.
Try lowering the gain globally.
i found that a few of the high gain tones were a bit 'much'
I did a bit of global eq'ing (followed what devin townsend does with his) and the entire unit sounded better.
give that a try