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Old 08-19-2012, 02:23 AM   #61
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i have never cared for ruby's power tubes. i dont know why. it seems like i just end up going JJ with any high gain powertube regarless what amp it is.
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:28 AM   #62
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The JJs help offset the brightness of the BVs. Rubys are ok, however with these amps JJs really are the best.

Doug's tubes or euro tubes
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:53 PM   #63
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Alright, thanks. I'll hold off and get a matched set from Eurotubes then.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:41 AM   #64
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Hey, LOVE the BV thread. I know I'm posting almost a month late here in regards to the tubes but a buddy of mine has a 120 and we talk shop all the time. I asked him what kind of tubes he uses and he said he uses Mesa Boogie tubes. http://www.amazon.com/Mesa-Boogie-T...sa+boogie+tubes. I have never tried it before but his sounds pretty damn good. Currently, I use JJ's and love them but I may try this next time I need tubes.

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Old 09-11-2012, 11:15 AM   #65
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Do you happen to know what pot I need to replace the gain pot on channel 3 and the 5 way switch on channel 2
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:16 AM   #66
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For the bv150h
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:32 PM   #67
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No. I don't have that component list. I would all crate and see if they can either order for you or send you the parts list.

Another thought and sure fire way is to pull it apart as get the numbers directly off the component. Not sure if the switch will have a number stamped on it or not it's worth looking.

They have great customer service from the times I have felt with them, however I already have the part numbers.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:36 AM   #68
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Awesome thread Gents! Just picked this up last weekend. It was pretty neglected but overall in decent shape.

Gonna order new tubes as they are all stock and this thing starts making some strange noises after its good and warm.

The reverb has a broken suspension spring. I really wish I could just buy the springs and keep the original reverb unit. Its a Belton/Accutronics 8BB2A1B
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:56 AM   #69
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with the current resale value of the blue voodoo amps its not gonna hurt its value much (if at all) if you just replace the whole tank. not saying you looking to flip it immediately but it is what it is.

what kind of noises is it making?
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:59 AM   #70
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Get some JJs as they really tame the highs in the amp.

Bummer about the reverb tank. Did you check Ebay yet for a replacement? You can get some cheap ones on there.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:21 PM   #71
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The noise is hard to explain... its a faint random static. It comes and goes on both channels.

JJs it will be then...

As for the reverb I'm going to measure the spring and see if i can find an equivalent.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:57 AM   #72
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im confused as to why the 150 model didnt come with reverb....seeing as it was the top model (if u go by wattage anyway)
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:43 PM   #73
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So would the BV-120h be a good budget head an just replacing the tubes for a new tube user?
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:30 PM   #74
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Definitely. I dont own one personally, but I have played quite a few and if you want a metal or hard rock sound for cheap they are hard to beat
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:29 PM   #75
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Definitely. I dont own one personally, but I have played quite a few and if you want a metal or hard rock sound for cheap they are hard to beat


Sweet. Cause there is one for sale for $200 near me and I was thinking about getting it.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:42 PM   #76
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grab it up throw some jj's in it and bring forth the rock!
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Well I'm thinking about it, but I'm not sure what jj tube's to get for it.

If it helps I play stuff like All Shall Perish, Parkway Drive, August Burns Red etc. Then sometime's I like to take a step in the Satriani area when I'm not in a medal mood.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:48 AM   #78
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Here is a link to Eurotubes website with the re-tube kit for a BV.

https://ssl.eurotubes.com/cart/inde..._category_id=87

My advise would be to get a regular retube kit and not that high gain BS.

It will need to be biased.

Crate Red or Blue Voodoo120 Standard Retube Kit with 6L6GC's
Price: $117.00
Description: A full retube with a matched quad of the JJ 6L6GC's for a warm full tone along with three standard ECC83S's for V1, V2 and V3 with one balanced for the phase inverter in V4.


Keep in mind the presence control has a HUGE impact on this amp. It needs to be below noon.

It's a fairly bright amp and the JJ's really help shape the tone a little darker.
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Here is a link to Eurotubes website with the re-tube kit for a BV.

https://ssl.eurotubes.com/cart/inde..._category_id=87

My advise would be to get a regular retube kit and not that high gain BS.

It will need to be biased.

Crate Red or Blue Voodoo120 Standard Retube Kit with 6L6GC's
Price: $117.00
Description: A full retube with a matched quad of the JJ 6L6GC's for a warm full tone along with three standard ECC83S's for V1, V2 and V3 with one balanced for the phase inverter in V4.


Keep in mind the presence control has a HUGE impact on this amp. It needs to be below noon.

It's a fairly bright amp and the JJ's really help shape the tone a little darker.


Thanks for the info man. Now just got to see when I can go pick it up.
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Well I'm thinking about it, but I'm not sure what jj tube's to get for it.

If it helps I play stuff like All Shall Perish, Parkway Drive, August Burns Red etc. Then sometime's I like to take a step in the Satriani area when I'm not in a medal mood.



Just some food for thought- you may want to get a used 6505/+ combo instead. I think most of the bands you listed use that amp. It would get you closer with no mods.

Might be better to save a little more money in this case.
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