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  • Epi' Valve junior fans, what cab are ya rocking?

    Just wanted to see what you kind folks are using with your valve juniors? What is the cab and what is the tone like?

  • #2
    I've used mine through
    2 different 4x8" cabs(Vox and Guitar Research w/ Webers)
    2x8" cab with Webers
    1x8" cab(Ashdown)
    2 different 2x12" cabs(Sonic w/GT75s, Peavey w/Madison Minstrels)
    3 different 4x12" cabs(Crate, custom-made w/Emi GB12s, Carvin w/V30s)
    1 4x10" cab. (custom-made w/Eminence alnicos)
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    -(2) Celestion G12M-70 16 ohm guitar speakers in good condition $40 ea. + shipping.
    - Vox VT15 Valvetronix very clean - $85 + shipping
    - Hughes Kettner Edition Tube 20 (the early Voxy sounding one) Sounds & looks good. $250 + shipping. SOLD
    - Crate Palomino V8 - 10" Celestion - Very clean - on Ebay (sold)

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    • #3
      I've used mine through
      2 different 4x8" cabs(Vox and Guitar Research w/ Webers)
      2x8" cab with Webers
      1x8" cab(Ashdown)
      2 different 2x12" cabs(Sonic w/GT75s, Peavey w/Madison Minstrels)
      3 different 4x12" cabs(Crate, custom-made w/Emi GB12s, Carvin w/V30s)
      1 4x10" cab. (custom-made w/Eminence alnicos)



      I just dont seem to grasp wattage then, a few of those cabs should have a power rating well over 5 watts. What gives? Forgive me, I just dont quite grasp the whole tube wattage=rms etc etc? I mean, would you want to match up a amp/speaker combo the best you can to achieve the greatest SPL/sensitivity?

      A guy I used to know always would tell me its far better to have MORE wattage on a speaker then not have enough... is this the case with guitar amps as well or no?

      Any good articles on the web that might help me out?

      PPS: What has been your fav combo Tbone?

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      • #4
        Wattage has nothing to do with efficiency/sensitivity. As long as the speaker(s) handle at least as much as the amp puts out, you are fine. As for the last question, none of them really. I don't find the head's tone to be inspiring at all.
        tlbonehead@yahoo.com
        www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy
        -For Sale:
        -set of GFS Dream 90s- gold and black pearl- $40 shipped in the cont. US
        -(2) Celestion G12M-70 16 ohm guitar speakers in good condition $40 ea. + shipping.
        - Vox VT15 Valvetronix very clean - $85 + shipping
        - Hughes Kettner Edition Tube 20 (the early Voxy sounding one) Sounds & looks good. $250 + shipping. SOLD
        - Crate Palomino V8 - 10" Celestion - Very clean - on Ebay (sold)

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        • #5
          Wattage has nothing to do with efficiency/sensitivity. As long as the speaker(s) handle at least as much as the amp puts out, you are fine. As for the last question, none of them really. I don't find the head's tone to be inspiring at all.


          Wow, im honestly surprised to hear that, it seems like all the reviews claim that thing is the cats pajamas. Anyhow, I appreciate the time.

          Lemme ask you this, what amp around the same price, have you found inspiring? If any?

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          • #6
            It won't knock your socks off un-modded. It has a muddy overall tone to it. It starts distorting at about 110 on the Vol. knob, and gets way too muddy and sloppy past 20.

            If you change the output transformer to a Hammond 125DSE and change/jumper some resistors it remedeys all of the above problems and really makes it sound fantastic. If you enjoy modding things, you'll love this amp. If not, you won't keep it.



            I am using an Avatar G112 loaded with a Greenback. It sounds great, especially with P90's.
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            • #7
              Wow, im honestly surprised to hear that, it seems like all the reviews claim that thing is the cats pajamas. Anyhow, I appreciate the time.

              Lemme ask you this, what amp around the same price, have you found inspiring? If any?

              I've bought used tube heads for $125-200 that sounded really sweet. Peavey Triumph, Kitty Hawk Jr Pro, Sovtek Mig 60. Combos, new Pignose G40V for $219, used Crate Vintage Club 20 reverb for $100, used Vox Cambridge 15 (hybrid) for $65, used Vox VR30(hybrid) for $129(just like new with all papers and packaging) new Guitar Research T-64 half stack for $249.
              tlbonehead@yahoo.com
              www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy
              -For Sale:
              -set of GFS Dream 90s- gold and black pearl- $40 shipped in the cont. US
              -(2) Celestion G12M-70 16 ohm guitar speakers in good condition $40 ea. + shipping.
              - Vox VT15 Valvetronix very clean - $85 + shipping
              - Hughes Kettner Edition Tube 20 (the early Voxy sounding one) Sounds & looks good. $250 + shipping. SOLD
              - Crate Palomino V8 - 10" Celestion - Very clean - on Ebay (sold)

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              • #8
                Use the crate cab in my signature (v30's).

                That said I want a 1x12 for it as it really only gets used as a practice amp, I modded it and it is a little better but yeah I agree not the most inspiring amp. I do like it though for $100 it's great.

                P.S. this head does not get loud enough for band practice, live shows etc. Maybe if your doing jazz or something.
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                • #9
                  It won't knock your socks off un-modded. It has a muddy overall tone to it. It starts distorting at about 110 on the Vol. knob, and gets way too muddy and sloppy past 20.

                  If you change the output transformer to a Hammond 125DSE and change/jumper some resistors it remedeys all of the above problems and really makes it sound fantastic. If you enjoy modding things, you'll love this amp. If not, you won't keep it.



                  I am using an Avatar G112 loaded with a Greenback. It sounds great, especially with P90's.


                  Care to share what mods you did? I put in a standby switch, bright switch, and gain switch.

                  But the transformer: worth it?
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                  • #10
                    I was thinking of putting a mercury mod in mine. Kind of pricy though (son of a bitch).
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                    • #11
                      I installed the standby, Bitmo Tonestack, and the Bitmo gain switch. I later installed the Transformer.

                      The output transformer should have been the first mod I tried. It made the biggest tonal difference by far. It was also the easiest.

                      I went with the bitmo kits because they had explicit instructions and I didn't need to hunt for the parts. At the time I didn't even know how to solder properly! That is why I bought it, though. It is a great primer for learning about basic tube amp circuts.
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                      • #12
                        using mine with a splawn 4x12 (celestion g12h30's). unmodded the amp is okay at best. like others have said, unmodded its pretty muddy and raspy. a few resistor/cap swaps and the amp can sound great for 100 bucks.

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                        • #13
                          I don't know personally, but I have read that the price of the Mercury kit does not justify the end result. I have also read that the Hammond transformer gets pretty close to the MM kit.

                          I would not put $300 worth of parts into a $99 amp. For that kind of jack, I'd buy a better amp.
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                          • #14
                            using mine with a splawn 4x12 (celestion g12h30's). unmodded the amp is okay at best. like others have said, unmodded its pretty muddy and raspy. a few resistor/cap swaps and the amp can sound great for 100 bucks.


                            Less than that.

                            The transformer cost me $34 shipped, and the tonestack cost me $35 shipped.

                            I just retubbed with JJ's. I didn't hear a huge difference in clairity, as some claim.
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                            • #15
                              Less than that.

                              The transformer cost me $34 shipped, and the tonestack cost me $35 shipped.

                              I just retubbed with JJ's. I didn't hear a huge difference in clairity, as some claim.


                              i mean, for 100 bucks stock with a few bucks for mods. what transformer did you put in the epi? what kind of tonal difference was there? i've been thinking about doing an OT mod when i get some extra money to burn...

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