Went to rehersal yesterday to play some Metallica and Ozzy, VIP2 couldn't handle the volume...
When cranked, after 10 seconds of playing I noticed a volume reduction, as if the amp was giving up.
Also noticed that Master Volume only increases until 12 o'clock. Above that, there's no volume increase.
My patches are: Fender Clean, 6505 for rythm and 6505 + TS for leads.
So, I have to do the mods or sell the amp
I hear this also with my VIP 2 on the distorted tones. The clean channel for me does not seem to be as affected.
When playing the gainer tones, and I stop playing, I can hear the sound unnaturally cut out. I believe there is a noise gate in operation, yet can not control this. Many many moons ago, when I played bass in a band, the guitarist had a 40 watt combo that was more than loud enough. I know 40 watts can be plenty loud, however I agree with gody.rafa, that at a certain point there is no volume increase. Also, the gainer tones lose some of their tightness to the tone itself.
In the effects loop vid at the 4:30 mark, you can hear the difference and improvement in the tone. So I am wondering it must be possible to gain back some volume and tone with this mod. Maybe this mod can over come whats holding this amp back so to speak, especially on the gainer
tones and possible volume shortness ....
To be clear, the mod only won't fix it, but having the ability to run different effects into the amp can.