Up for sale, a Fargen Blackbird VS2 in excellent condiiton and in perfect working order. A USA-made boutique tube amp designed to offer rich, dynamic cleans with plenty of muscle and headroom in a reasonably compact package, the Blackbird VS2 channels the tone of Fender's Black Panel circuits of the '60s, splitting the difference sonically between the Deluxe Reverb and Vibroverb.
The single channel design is simple and elegant, with a Volume knob, three band EQ, and Bright Switch mini toggle. A perfect pedal platform that reacts well to a host of drive pedals in particular, the Blackbird will achieve a bit of overdriven grit when dimed out, yet truly shines with a booster or drive in front of it to achieve saturated crunch. The onboard Reverb has a tasteful ambient quality, not overly splashy, but delivering plenty of depth and body.
The speaker is a Tone Tubby Alnico Red, and this 50 watt driver delivers rock-solid bottom end, silky rolled-off highs, and a sweet midrange character. With ample clean headroom and plenty of power, it's an excellent match for the tonal properties of the Blackbird.
The circuit is a point-to-point hand-wired design with Mercury Magnetics transformers, and the tube complement includes a pair of JJ 6L6 power tubes as well as a GZ34 rectifier and a host of matching JJs in the preamp as well.
The textured black tolex and black corners show a bit of light edge wear, while the salt and pepper grillcloth is clean as can be, as is the black faceplate with white chicken head knobs.
A slip cover is included.