So I picked this thing up for a pittance as I was lacking something cleaner that used a chunk of power amp distortion. This thing seems to fit the bill nicely. Basic 2 channel head, shared eq and reverb, however it runs a goddamn OCTET of EL84's. 100 watts, 8 EL84's. It's kinda like a hybrid between a Vox AC30 and a JCM800. Thrown through my Greenback cabinet with my 52 Tele reissue or Joshua (Mexican tele with a 20 year old Tone Zone in the bridge) and I can't help but turn it up and throw down some old school hard rock. Hit it with an 808 and it can pull off crazy cranked 800 style shred with a brighter top from the odd power section. The clean channel is alright but lacks a major degree of depth but has that nice soft compression from the EL84's when you turn it up a little bit.
Here's a clip I threw together in a few minutes, so excuse the sloppy playing and lack of production as I couldn't be assed and I still haven't treated the room so it's hard to dial in a sound properly and get the mix right. This was mostly a chance to play around with the new amp and use the VB101 more. It's a cover of 'Rock and Roll Outlaw' by Rose Tattoo and this amp was made to play this kinda thing.
Guitar Joshua > Classic 100 > VB101 > 1818VSL > Studio One (logic is fucking up)
Bass Old Morris P Bass thing > Sansamp BDDI > 1818VSL > Studio One