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  • A fluke..... or paydirt ? I need a volenteer

    Ever since I got my Masa. I've been really excited about finally having good tone.
    And doing lots of reading. Mainly about tubes and how to maintain the new sound
    I've discovered.

    But the more I read. The more curious I've become. If tube blah,blah is in the V-1
    it will do this, & that. But.... there's this blah,blah.

    So I decided to apply all this combined knowledge, and test it on my old amp.
    The coveted first gen Crate Blue VooDoo 120. LOL.

    I put a Tung-Sol 12ax7 in the V-1: Explosive (sets the tone) but noisy.
    V-2 & 3 I put Groove tube 12ax7-r2. Tall elements quiet w/ lots of low end.
    V-4 JJ 12ax7a. straight up type to run the FX loop
    And used 4 JJ 6L6 for the power amp.

    When I plugged this in. (4x12 texas heat) I was completely blown away. This amp
    always sounded like crap. And needed tons of help & FX to even sound listenable.
    Now. The clean is "clean". Warm & clear. And I'm running direct. Zero FX !
    I hit the gain ch. Take 2 min to dial it in and it is unbelievable ! No overdrive needed !!
    I have the "gain" at 3'clock. And it's Slip knot hard. But clear and defined. No mud,
    you hear the notes. I can't believe what I'm haring come from this POS of an amp.

    Guys. I'm picky as f**k ! I'm an old school solid state Dime lover. And have had that
    sound for years. Just in the past year, I've come over to tubes. Just looking for some
    variety. But when it comes to my "gain" I know what I like !! And when I say this thing
    hits. It's a Nuke !!

    So now I wonder. Do I have a 1 of a kind golden DooDoo ?? or can anybody get this
    tone ?
    I'm asking anybody out there that owns one. Dump $100. worth of new tubes in it. And
    let me know ? But you need to use the exact same brand, type, and order. For my
    experiment to work.

    I just gotta know.. In the meantime, I'll try and get an MP3 of what mine sounds like.
    Mesa Roadster > 4x12 TX Heat
    slave out to: power amp return
    Crate BV 120 1st gen. > 2x12
    Swamp Thang.
    Orig. Cry Baby, ZW overdrive
    MXR 10 band EQ, ISP G-string
    Zoom G. 7.1
    Gibson: Les Paul:
    88' custom, 90' studio, 00' Gothic
    07' custom classic.
    Explorer: 84', 08' GOTW.
    Flying V: 07' New Century.
    ESP: 01' Eclipse I, "gray" Truckster.
    Fender (custom made) EVH Frankie.
    Taylor: 314 ce Grand Auto.

  • #2
    Nice SG
    HCAF's resident meathead.

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    • #3
      Ever since I got my Masa. I've been really excited about finally having good tone.
      And doing lots of reading. Mainly about tubes and how to maintain the new sound
      I've discovered.

      But the more I read. The more curious I've become. If tube blah,blah is in the V-1
      it will do this, & that. But.... there's this blah,blah.

      So I decided to apply all this combined knowledge, and test it on my old amp.
      The coveted first gen Crate Blue VooDoo 120. LOL.


      Judas Priest used the BV120. Granted there might have been a check involved.

      Blah


      Oh and Richard Couch told me to tell you to get a mother****************ing spellchecker.

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      • #4
        Is this lumpy's brother?
        Originally Posted by TheEternal


        Can't you just let Jesus melt your face?









        Originally Posted by Neilrocks25


        life's too short not to eat bee's




        Good Transactions

        Peavey Bravo 112, Acoustic Control Corp 150 (x2), Peavey VTM120, Mesa Metal Grille Halfback 2x12, Tubeworks vert 2x12, Peavey 1810
        Godin SD24, Squier Standard Strat, Ibanez "Millenium" Destroyer, Agile 3100, Squier Classic Vibe Tele, Peavey Reactor

        Fix Congress First

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        • #5
          wat masa do u haz?
          Warmoth/Fender Strats x 4, Ibanez RG, '87 Marshall JCM 800 2210, Marshall 1960a with WGS Vet. 30's x Celestion 75's, Genz Benz G-Flex 2x12...and the rest.
          good deals with: Further Lo, Norton666, downer01, joaocunha, charvelstrat81, Deucejanisch, LIBBY!
          my Iron Maiden tribute band:
          http://www.facebook.com/maidenminneapolis
          rock cover band:
          www.wickedsensationmn.com
          https://www.facebook.com/wickedsensationrockband

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          • #6
            You lost me at 'Groove Tubes.'

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            • #7
              "Golden DooDoo" made me think of Moshy.
              http://simplehomerecording.com

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              • #8
                1: I don't know "Lumpy". 2: I have a Roadster. 3: And Groove Tubes, are all I had around in the way "tall element" 12ax7-r2. I took it to a friends Fri. night and
                pushed it at full volume. Really loud the clean broke up a bit. But the gain channel was relentless.
                Mesa Roadster > 4x12 TX Heat
                slave out to: power amp return
                Crate BV 120 1st gen. > 2x12
                Swamp Thang.
                Orig. Cry Baby, ZW overdrive
                MXR 10 band EQ, ISP G-string
                Zoom G. 7.1
                Gibson: Les Paul:
                88' custom, 90' studio, 00' Gothic
                07' custom classic.
                Explorer: 84', 08' GOTW.
                Flying V: 07' New Century.
                ESP: 01' Eclipse I, "gray" Truckster.
                Fender (custom made) EVH Frankie.
                Taylor: 314 ce Grand Auto.

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                • #9
                  He put the tape there so the high and low E wouldn't get caught under the pickup bobbins during big whammy bar dives.
                  I do not accept any liability for anything said in the above post.


                  For your reference, what I'm mostly using right now:
                  Laney VH100R
                  Titan "Cerberus" (sorta)
                  Mesa 4x12, homegrown 6x12 (v30/g12h30)

                  My Band: Jesust

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                  • #10
                    ...in a cool way.
                    Good Transactions - Peavey VTM Mods Lounge
                    The Legacy Of...

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