> Easton spoke with Vintage Guitar about the reissues and recounted the gear he used to help create the band’s first music. His setup for The Cars was simple – a Les Paul Standard, Telecaster, and a D-35. He plugged the Les Paul and Tele into a Fender Twin and one of three Ampegs – a VT-22, V2, and V4 – and recalls how at the time there was a limited aftermarket for hardware and pickups.more
This is a great sounding amp with active EQ with a semi parametric mid EQ. The low end is amazing. I have the head instead of the combo. It has the 7027A power tubes.
I got a used one of these back in 1999 or so. It sounded incredibly great clean, and had a really neat spring reverb. It was also insanely loud, and it really shined when played insanely loud. This was unfortunate for trying to use it at home for practice since I could never really turn it up to where you'd get the best sound. You'd need a fairly large venue if you want to turn it up while gigging as well. I'm not sure most people would have a need for this, although it really does sound quite good! With the volume also comes weight - the thing weighs almost 90 pounds and with only a single carry handle, it's a nightmare to move around. For reference, I had the full combo. I think it was a V4 but I'm not sure, I sold it years ago.