The Vibroverb that Stevie Ray Vaughan used to record his Texas Flood album in 1983 had an Altec Lansing speaker, which practically is an early JBL speaker made by James B.Lansing’s first company before he started the famously known JBL.( We now had an opportunity to obtain a Texas Flood Vibroverb delivering the legendary sweet tones of songs like Lenny and Texas Flood, music that made us want to become guitar players in the first place.We completed the transaction with Pay Pal and after a long week a big 30 kg package arrived at our door.We couldn’t remember being so excited in a long time as we unpacked the amp from its box.In fact, there aren’t any different features or technical improvements in the Vibroverb that justifies its popularity. The Vibroverb did score among steel guitar players at the time.
Of course this is a matter of taste, but a guitar tone with strong mids will contribute to a rich overall melodic footprint in an electrical band.
The almost perfect tolex and grill cloth proved that amp hadn’t seen many ugly gigs and tours.
The wood seemed robust in the cabinet and baffle construction. Finally, we decided to buy the amp for our collection and we managed to agree on a fair price with the seller, who was cooperating willingly and answered all questions we had.
Summary Stevie Ray Vaughan’s musical influence has really hyped the blackface Fender Vibroverb.
Because of him the Vibroverb has become the most expensive and sought after blackface amp on the vintage amp market.