VX TB30 1964 NAM Expansion DI
Core DI sets contain the main tones (bright, balanced and warm EQ settings) for the particular amp.
Expansion DI set contains additional tones (thin, fat and scooped EQ settings).
Core DI sets contain close mic'd IR cabs, Expansion DI sets contain "amp-in-a-room" IR cabs that need an external IR loader for the full 1-2 second length of the files. The "amp-in-a-room" IR's are meant to bixed in with the close mic'd cabs for extremely realistic room sounds.
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 NAM Expansion DI set includes 25 DI captures (ranging from clean to lead gain levels and featuring thin, fat and scooped EQ settings) and 6 "amp-in-the-room" cabinet IR's (featuring VX 2x12 1964 Silver Alnicos and MRSH 1960A G12M25 75Hz Pulsonic).
- 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.
Delivery of captures
With the purhase you will receive a dwonload link to a ZIP file that contains the NAM models (*.nam extension) which can be simply loaded in the NAM plugin.
The included IR's can be also loaded into the NAM plugin, these contain the cabinet simulation and are needed to acquire the intended sound. Of ocurse any other 3rd party IR's can be used instead.