PG's Shawn Hammond walks us through his most recent review--the Goodsell
Valpreaux 21 combo--which is featured in the January 2011 issue of
Read the full print review here - http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine...
21-watt Valpreaux weighs a very manageable 30 pounds—roughly
three-quarters the heft of a blackface Deluxe Reverb—and it's available
in any covering or grill-cloth option listed on Mojo Musical Supply's
website. Ours came in striking red Tolex with a black-and-tan grill.
Top-panel features include a delightfully simple EQ section with
crème-colored Tone, Volume, and Gain knobs, as well as Reverb, Depth,
and Speed knobs for the three-spring reverb and footswitchable,
bias-vary tremolo circuit. There's also a metal vent beneath the handle
to help keep the tubes cool so they last longer and operate more
reliably. Other Valpreaux features include a 12" Goodsell RGH speaker
modeled after a Celestion G12H, three 12AX7 preamp tubes, and a
5AR4/GZ34 rectifier tube that runs approximately 390 volts.