Hoodoo Voodoo Lounge, Brian Setzer Fans
 
HomeHome  FAQFAQ  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

Share | 
 

 mods to the epiphone valve Jr. part duece

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
tvthewiredturtle

avatar

Posts : 3635
Join date : 2008-04-20
Age : 104
Location : so cal.

PostSubject: mods to the epiphone valve Jr. part duece   Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:20 pm

So.. I got tired of the stock tone of my epi '08 valve jr head and 1x12 16ohm cab, and
have been jones'n to drop in the merc mag tranny but thats just crazy $$ I dont have.

voila... upon researching this little monster I found that $5 worth of parts woke this
sucker up.

Ironically now that I have supersized my fries I want the 32 oz to go with it, extra ice please! anyone with a source for a deal on the hammond 125ESE transformer needs to share. That baby's goin in next.

Its on nick, its on!!!

nick??? you ever come back here?? scratch scratch


Last edited by tvthewiredturtle on Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:37 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.thenocturnebrain.com
Nikko



Posts : 45
Join date : 2008-04-18
Location : St. Louis

PostSubject: Re: mods to the epiphone valve Jr. part duece   Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:36 am

Yep I'm here. First post!

My Valve Junior goes with me wherever I go. It's the perfect backup amp. I have a 1/4 extension cord that goes with it too. If an amp goes down, it's right there to plug into the cabinet speakers. It's a shame I haven't used it much.

So what about the sound? I'm bad at it but it gets that "My Head's in Mississippi" sound. It's so nice. Have you come to terms with not having a tone control or is that next? Very Happy

It's an unbelievable bargain. Completely customizable and easy to figure out.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
tvthewiredturtle

avatar

Posts : 3635
Join date : 2008-04-20
Age : 104
Location : so cal.

PostSubject: Re: mods to the epiphone valve Jr. part duece   Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:36 pm

Nikko wrote:
Yep I'm here. First post!

My Valve Junior goes with me wherever I go. It's the perfect backup amp. I have a 1/4 extension cord that goes with it too. If an amp goes down, it's right there to plug into the cabinet speakers. It's a shame I haven't used it much.

So what about the sound? I'm bad at it but it gets that "My Head's in Mississippi" sound. It's so nice. Have you come to terms with not having a tone control or is that next? Very Happy

It's an unbelievable bargain. Completely customizable and easy to figure out.

I dont need a tone control as I found a cheap mod that swaps out C3, R1,R2,R6,R7.
The amp has almost 1/3 more clean volume with near Vox ac15/fender vibrochamp
jangle, the amp begins to clip now at 3 oclock and when dimed is almostACDC sound with the powertron+.
By Jumpering R6 and lowering the resistance on R7, the factory set volume that was around 50% is now fully open. I just ordered a duet of JJs for it, so I'm set
until I find that hammond tranny and add in a 100uf filter cap in parallel with the others.
The circuit is slightly different being that this is an '08 than those you find on the net, so there is no need for fixing hum,etc. Its been revised.
The stock cab is cool but its SOOO much better at 4ohms into the blonde cab.
I think I may try it this week at work with my Strat.

glad to see you and Shary back, were the F is budgie??? n th rest of you friday evening beer sippin rockers!! 'n where are the sammiches? pig
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.thenocturnebrain.com
Bigbassape

avatar

Posts : 140
Join date : 2008-04-17

PostSubject: Re: mods to the epiphone valve Jr. part duece   Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:24 am

hey Nikko, you need to get yer butt down to nashvegas tommorrow (*today) and bring your tophat w/ you so ronnie doesn't have to play his damn HR deluxe. YUCK!!!

hope alls well, see you in june.

-g
Back to top Go down
View user profile
tvthewiredturtle

avatar

Posts : 3635
Join date : 2008-04-20
Age : 104
Location : so cal.

PostSubject: Re: mods to the epiphone valve Jr. part duece   Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:29 pm

Bigbassape wrote:
hey Nikko, you need to get yer butt down to nashvegas tommorrow (*today) and bring your tophat w/ you so ronnie doesn't have to play his damn HR deluxe. YUCK!!!

hope alls well, see you in june.

-g

He'd at least feel better playing it if the crap stock eminence speaker was swap'd out
for a celestion v30!! Open up the master wide, input gain lower and the space echo
bumping the crap outa the front end of the amp, no attenuator!
Git 'er done! drunken

btw.. since the speaker jacks appear to be series, you can safely toss that combo
atop the bassman cab into the ext. jack. The sound might feel a tad bloated(8+4ohms) but it will be more sonically spread instead of so nasally focus'd. just be sure to not use just the bassman cab ALONE as the amp wants 8ohms and the bassman is 4ohms. 'member 8+4=12!! (unless that friggin amp uses parallel jacks
which would make 8+4=12 divided by 2= 6ohms. either way is cool.

my thoughts on rock n roll
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.thenocturnebrain.com
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: mods to the epiphone valve Jr. part duece   

Back to top Go down
 
mods to the epiphone valve Jr. part duece
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Stone Love: Old Gold Part 8
» Favorite REZ Song - XX Years (Part 1)
» Amp problems.
» Michael D.R.I.V.E.
» Jah Shaka vs Coxsone vs Stereograph Brixton 81 Part 2

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Hoodoo Voodoo Lounge :: The cave - Guitar talk-
Jump to: