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VX TB30 1964 DI + IR

VX TB30 1964 DI + IR

This British 30W class AB amp is one of the 3 most iconic amp models of the FMV trinity.

This particular specimen is a panel integrated TB with the copper panel, of which only about 50 have ever been made in a head format and it is a particularily musical sounding unit, which can give any plexi a scare. 


Due to the lack of negative feedback, cathode bias and the EL84 power section it has a very unique character. It is cutting, raw, a bit light on bass, while it creates a beautifully compressed, detailed and yet quite smooth overdrive tone when cranked hard. It goes from that signature chimey clean tone up to a hot overdrive tone, which retains more detail and string separation than some of the big bottle amps.  

It has a somewhat quirky but quite versatile tone stack, where the ability to cut down the bass response comes in very handy, if you want to really crank the amp into natural overdrive without pedals.


Some of the countless users of the TB30 are: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page), Radiohead, Rory Gallagher, Queen (Brian May), John Schofield, U2 (The Edge), Oasis, Foo Fighters, Ritchie Blackmore, Anna Calvi, Mark Knopfler, Hank Marvin, Muse and many, many more. 


We prefer this amp with EH power tubes and NOS mullard preamp tubes. 


The DI capture set includes 43 captures of the Briliant and the Normal channel and the following pedals for the lead gain level: BSB, 808, RAT, PAG, MIN and a KLN clone. Included are also 3 IR's of the vintage 2x12 VX cab featuring original silver Alnico speakers.   


    - 4x EL84
    - 5x 12AX7
    - 1x 12AU7
    - 1x GZ34
    - Cathode Bias
    - No Negative Feedback loop
    - Tube Rectifier 
    - 30W output

  • Return & Refund Policy

    As this is a digital product and there is no way to retreive the product after the sale, we issue no refunds on the captures sets, packs or bundles. We do however do our best to convey a good representation of the  captures.

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    As this is a manual process, please understand that depending on your time zone and other factors, it could take up to 24 hours to receive the captures, although we do our best to deliver them as soon as possible. 

    For more info and a detailed step-by-step instruction on receiving and loading your purchased captures, please refer to our info page.

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