Racerxrated":tlzcamyf said:The original V30 is the Marshall Vintage, from 1986. Not sure when Mesa started putting their own version in. 2001-2 the production moved to China. I’ve heard they really have it down now; or did before Covid hit. Now everything is coming from Britain from what I’ve read. You mentioned the GBs sounding better than the 90s versions? First I’ve heard that. Last Chinese GBs I tried had an abrasive top end; the 90s versions didn’t have that and sounded damn close to my 74 Marshall cab which rules.
One thing about my experience with V30s...use a quality cab with them(Bogner, Mesa, Diezel) and they kill. UK or Chinese, didn’t matter to my ears.
I've heard the Chiner GB's take like 100 hours to break in. The ones I got are from 2012 and they did need a pounding. Folks say one day they just smooth out, like a light-switch effect. Not sure...I like them in my FL 4x12. For now I'm just going to run Mitchel donuts on the bottom two UK V30's and be done with it. 16 ohm is rad for jamming, the cut is indisputable. Recording? Real fucking different...gimme all the righteous T4335 toanz!