Got it from GC's used section for 399. I'm pretty sure someone took the EV out and replaced it with a random 12". The combo isn't closed, so I'll stick with my Lopo w/2 Eminence v128's.
It could definitely use a re-tubing, preferably with some HG Tung-Sol's 12ax7's in whatever slots apply to the 2nd & 3rd channel preamps. I've got some JJ's for the clean and loop/etc. slots.
It came with a couple of National Electronics (from East Germany?) 6CA7's. I'm wondering if I should go with the pair of JJ E34L's that I have hanging around (which have thus far been my favorite el34 variant), or get a set of 6550's because I can.
Lotta friggin' knobs on this thing.
Anyone dealt with one of these (or anything from Ampeg's VL series)? Settings/Recommendations?
Anyone retubed one of these or something from the VL series with positive results?