I went down to Andertons today to take advantage of they 4 for 3 on strings and fancied trying out a Victory V30 and the chap said choose whatever guitar you like. I wanted a LP with a chunky neck and the chap picked out a Custom Shop VOS model at just £5k.
Plugged it in and cranked up the V30 and was, well, underwhelmed.
Aside from being told to turn down (how else are you meant to find out what an amp really sounds like) it was a pretty average experience. The V30 had very little clean headroom even into a 100db speaker and was very bass heavy on both channels.
The guitar was certainly a good one but was it £3.5k better than my 17 year old Standard? No bloody way.
It was the most expensive guitar I have played and maybe I was expecting something special. The neck was nice and chunky at least.
Anyone had a similar experience?