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Old 02-07-2016, 08:19 PM   #361
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Thunder, I'm going to go with your tube setup that you listed, as I've heard the JJ's are the way to go in the BV's. I just, mainly wanna get rid of that 'fizz' in the distortion.


The fizz is primarily in the treble and presence controls. Cranking the mids and using an EQ pedal in the loop to help shape things further eliminates a lot of that fizz. Keep the treble and presence settings on the amp around noon or less. Anything higher than that on those two knobs and you'll have a beehive frying bacon coming through your speakers.
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Old 02-10-2016, 01:00 PM   #362
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LOL @ Behive Frying Bacon

Surprisingly, I set up the whole stack at practice Monday. Got to turn it up to about 3, and it was very clean. I kept the gain around 11 o'clock, and it was again, very clean. Only thing I really lost was my thick palm muting sound that I like. But other than that, everything sounded good. I still may do the mod tho, and definitely changing over to JJ's.

I'm guessing that I'll have to bias this head once I put the JJ's in it right? With my luck, I don't expect anything to go easy haha
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Old 02-10-2016, 03:36 PM   #363
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You do not have to bias preamp tubes. They make more of difference and power amp tubes in my opinion. However, it is good to have a backup set.
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:02 PM   #364
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Oh, that's right. Duh, forgot about that.

Ok, last time (or at least I'm hoping) buggin' you guys. I have one more thing I need to ask about.

At some point during all of this thread, I've seen it asked if the bulb behind the tube was working. I can't remember what reason it was asked, but it got asked a lot.

My question. I have a bulb out behind one of my tubes. I put a new one in, and it still doesn't come on. I know it means something, but can't remember what. Amp sounds fine, and very loud. How do I get the lamp back on?

Thanks in advance, again. haha

PS - it's the bulb behind the power tube closest to the input jack. (Far left if looking from the back of the head)

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Old 02-10-2016, 07:44 PM   #365
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Thanks for keeping this thread alive.
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Old 02-10-2016, 07:49 PM   #366
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I had no choice, you guys were always the 'go to' for this amp. Now that not many people post questions here any more, I finally had to join and ask myself haha!

Thanks for making this thread!
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:51 PM   #367
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Oh, that's right. Duh, forgot about that.

Ok, last time (or at least I'm hoping) buggin' you guys. I have one more thing I need to ask about.

At some point during all of this thread, I've seen it asked if the bulb behind the tube was working. I can't remember what reason it was asked, but it got asked a lot.

My question. I have a bulb out behind one of my tubes. I put a new one in, and it still doesn't come on. I know it means something, but can't remember what. Amp sounds fine, and very loud. How do I get the lamp back on?

Thanks in advance, again. haha

PS - it's the bulb behind the power tube closest to the input jack. (Far left if looking from the back of the head)


Bulb power and tube heaters run on the same supply. If none of the bulbs are on that's the first thing to troubleshoot.
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Ah ok. So if only 1 bulb is out, then it could just be a bad socket, or a cold solder joint for the bulb right? Nothing to worry about?
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:11 PM   #369
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Nothing to worry about if it isn't effecting the amp in any way, and really it shouldn't.

I swapped my bulbs out for LED bulbs, that way I could switch the colors. I had blue for a while, as well as orange for a standard look. I ordered mine from a site called cointaker that specializes in pinball machines haha. The 44/47 Super 5 bulbs they offer are pretty awesome for lighting up the interior of the amp head.
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Dude, I almost ordered a set of the blues today haha! Form the same place. Saw a video of him rebulbing his pinball, and how bright and vibrant they were. But I gotta figure out how to get the 4th bulb to come on LOL That will definitely be my next investment once I get all bulbs burning.

Doesn't seem to effect the amp honestly. It's LOUD. VERY loud. Hard to tell if tubes are glowing with those 3 bright ass orange lights behind them, but tone definitely isn't suffering in any way. Nor is loudness. Did I mention loud? rofl
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Thats awesome on the LED's.
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Ah ok. So if only 1 bulb is out, then it could just be a bad socket, or a cold solder joint for the bulb right? Nothing to worry about?


Yep
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