- Aug 21, 2021
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Just got this thru Reverb. I used to have a VS30R and regret selling it along with everything else when I was homeless. Been using a Boss Katana 50 MkII but missing my old Valvestate. Now I have one again and I'm running stereo with these two.
Amp cost $200 + $65 shipping. Had a patch cable from preamp out->power amp in. I asked him why, and I asked if it had noisy/scratchy pots. He said it just had the jacks serviced and has no problems, he's just including the cable because he doesn't need it.
Well, there are no problems with the jacks but every pot is extremely loud when turned! Listed as 'very good' condition. Was also covered in dust and the cabinet full of cobwebs.
Luckily I'm not using it for gigs or super loud, I wouldn't be able to turn any knobs without making people deaf.
So I'm torn. I really like the amp and have been waiting a long time to be able to get one and use my chorus, delay and reverb in stereo.
But it's not 'As-Described'. If guitars have any blemishes they're supposed to be disclosed and pictured in the listing. He should have made it clear that there are noisy pots. I still might have bought it but I would have made a lower offer. I just wish I would have been able to make an informed decision about buying this. There were several others of the same model available. I really don't feel like dealing with returning a heavy amp and waiting several weeks before a replacement arrives. I just feel cheated because I asked specifically if there are noisy pots and he just avoided the question by telling me about the jacks being serviced.