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Old 03-17-2013, 09:31 PM   #21
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Nearly everyone on here who bought a V3 said channel 3 was missing something and returned or sold it.


I've heard that about the V3M, but it hasn't been my experience with the V3. One thing about Carvin amps: almost every amplifier technician/modifier I've talked to about them say that nearly all Carvin amplifiers come biased too cold. They tell me that a minor bias tweak makes a world of difference, and these are amps that sound pretty good to begin with.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:12 PM   #22
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Maybe it was the M. Not sure. Always play extensively before you buy anyway.


A lot of amps are biased cold. Peaveys, Mesas, even some Marshalls. Some are adjustable some are not and require modifications to be able to adjust.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:26 PM   #23
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Try orange tiny terror with orange 4/12 if you are thinking marshal, at least try an orange before you buy, same flavor but better in my opinion.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:51 PM   #24
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I don't know if it's just my ears, but the aforementioned Marshall JVM, most Oranges, and Carvin V3 and Legacy amps have all been quite fizzy in my experiences. I think that's fine for hair metal, but am I the only one that thinks that?

I'll throw the EVH 5150III into consideration. The cleans are fabulous (when you want them) and the amount of gain is ridiculous. Not to everyone's voicing, though.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:06 AM   #25
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Awesome replies everyone. Thank you. Alot has changed in the last 20 yrs
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:15 AM   #26
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Awesome replies everyone. Thank you. Alot has changed in the last 20 yrs


If you tell us your closest city we can point out some good used options.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:32 AM   #27
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:41 AM   #28
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splawn quickrod. hotrodded marshall from hell. $1100 or less on forums/ebay. that is if you are going to want a 'marshally' tone.

if you are looking at something more american in flavour, i would go for a MKIV or MKV. i have a MKIV and love it. $875 with new tubes.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:25 AM   #29
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:46 AM   #30
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Not sure how far away you are from Tampa. I had to guess. Also, there are a few 5150's but they won't do the blues. One is $750 and the other is $900


And +1 to the Splawn Quick Rod rec. I love mine.
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It rates very poorly. They are not made very well and that particular model from Bugera has had some serious QC issues. I'd steer clear, especially with your budget. The tone is good though I've read.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:32 PM   #33
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As I stated before I have a Peavey viper 100 with 2-12's. I have heard their speakers suck. Would it be worthwhile to replace the speakers? Or could I run a 4-12 cabinet off of it?
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Now, speaker swaps on a modeling amp isn't really a smart choice unless you want it to be your main amp and just want to make a little shift in the character.

I forgot about Splawn; also a very good recommendation.
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Also, there are a few 5150's but they won't do the blues.


Depends. Idk if TS elaborated on his blues or not, but I loved using my 5150 green channel for dirty/gritty blues.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:43 PM   #36
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I'm still in the learning/breaking-in/honeymoon phase with my EVH 5150 50W. It's a GREAT amp, but it does have the issue with a volume jump between the clean and rhythm channels. It's very noticable at low volumes; I haven't cranked it up yet so I don't know if the gap closes at higher volumes.

But the rhythm channel cleans up quite well when you roll back the volume knob on the guitar so that's one option. The EQ pedal might be another option, but then you'll need to do a little tap dance to hit the channel 1 button, then the EQ very quickly afterward (if gigging...wouldn't really matter at home).

I'm still working on a good workaround for that issue (I have a pretty good idea I think) but other than that, it's an incredible amp.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:50 PM   #37
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I'm still in the learning/breaking-in/honeymoon phase with my EVH 5150 50W. It's a GREAT amp, but it does have the issue with a volume jump between the clean and rhythm channels. It's very noticable at low volumes; I haven't cranked it up yet so I don't know if the gap closes at higher volumes.

But the rhythm channel cleans up quite well when you roll back the volume knob on the guitar so that's one option. The EQ pedal might be another option, but then you'll need to do a little tap dance to hit the channel 1 button, then the EQ very quickly afterward (if gigging...wouldn't really matter at home).

I'm still working on a good workaround for that issue (I have a pretty good idea I think) but other than that, it's an incredible amp.

I have heard using a MIDI pedal can fix the volume jump betwen ch1 and 2. Might be something to look at
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:57 PM   #38
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Depends. Idk if TS elaborated on his blues or not, but I loved using my 5150 green channel for dirty/gritty blues.

You might like it for dirty blues but I don't. You don't drive a 5150 into distortion if you know what I mean. Usually when people give a range like metal-rock-blues they are trying to demonstrate they need flexibility. I know you like the 5150/6505+ a lot (as do I) but if I had a $1500 budget and wanted to cover a lot of stuff I wouldn't buy a 5150. Plus, that one was $900 and the other $750.

That said - it covers a lot more ground than just modern metalcore - whomever said that.



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As I stated before I have a Peavey viper 100 with 2-12's. I have heard their speakers suck. Would it be worthwhile to replace the speakers? Or could I run a 4-12 cabinet off of it?


Let's take a step back here. What are wanting to accomplish?


PS: I have a Vypyr 60
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The more I play with the Vyper the more I am starting to like it. I need to figure out how to set the presets on the sampera II pedal. I just got the pedal and it is a little confusing. On the Vyper I have been using the DSL setting clean with a little preamp added and the tube screamer. Seems to cover alot of what I play. Or at least has a decent sound. I have a charvel btw so its not the pups.
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The more I play with the Vyper the more I am starting to like it. I need to figure out how to set the presets on the sampera II pedal. I just got the pedal and it is a little confusing. On the Vyper I have been using the DSL setting clean with a little preamp added and the tube screamer. Seems to cover alot of what I play. Or at least has a decent sound. I have a charvel btw so its not the pups.

It is def not the pups so you can probably rule that out.

I was going to ask what it was about your tone that you wanted to change.

I think you may just need to spend some time tweaking. I can't help you with the Sanpera pedal but Offworld might, or youtube, or even the Peavey.com forums.

The speakers were designed for the amp if I remember but I do know people have swapped out speakers with great success. I like the stock speaker in my Vypyr 60.

Not sure what the DSL setting is. I personally like the Diezel and Dual Rec models the best with no boosts. The amp also takes standalone stompboxes pretty well.
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