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Old 10-03-2008, 09:22 PM   #81
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I just added some stuff to my profile, info, gear i will add the rest sooner rather than later, got the ohms figured out, sounds bad ass

All I need now is to add some custom art to the front of the cabs haha
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:27 PM   #82
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hmm... i've got one of those 1/4" jacks just laying around... so i just plug it in?

It's a 1/4" male to a 1/8" female... that's good, right?

Just wondering, since i've never heard of this before, and it looks TERRIBLY easy.
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:44 PM   #83
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BTW how are those Wharehouse speakers mentioned in the 1st page as a cheaer alternative to the vintage 30s? i wana swap for the 30s but the wharehouse ones are way cheaper, are they really as good? or better as the site claims?
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:47 PM   #84
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they're actually better. B/c the VK is known for having too much mid, and these are just like the Vintage 30s(arguably better), but they reduce the mid-spike.

So actually, it's a win-win.

I've got one in... and i LOVE it.

It gets rid of the mudiness of the stock speaker great!
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:48 PM   #85
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Nice! well i mean they are 65 each one celestion 30 is 120 so i figure if they are as good or better as u and the site say, might as well get the 2 for the price of the 1.

Anyone else agree? disagree?
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:54 PM   #86
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I tried that dummy plug. Works great. seems like it adds some sizzle and clarity. I started playing "art of shredding" by Pantera cause the tone sounded like Dime.
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:55 PM   #87
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There not 120 are they? I thought they ere like 70-80? But anyways the Veteran 30 is killer dude it sounds amazing.

EDIT: Disregard this i thought we were talking about watts not price lol.
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:57 PM   #88
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I seem to remember there being a diode replacement that sorted out the gain boost clip, I can't remember what user did it though.



Yeah I think it was me. Easy mod. Just short r100 and it kicks up the voltage a little removing the crossover distortion from the boost. I remember that when I used to back off on the guitar volume and let a chord sustain there used to be a nasty sizzle that sounded like a broken speaker. Problem solved!
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:58 PM   #89
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I also had a bias adjustment put in. I heated it up only 5 ma and it made a big difference.
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:11 PM   #90
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBax
hmm... i've got one of those 1/4" jacks just laying around... so i just plug it in?

It's a 1/4" male to a 1/8" female... that's good, right?

Just wondering, since i've never heard of this before, and it looks TERRIBLY easy.


I"m assuming by now you've tried it. Yeah, just that easy. It's actually 1/8 to 1/4 but we know what you mean.

And yes I'm planning on a WGS V30 too. Prices of 120 vs 70 seems right to me. There are a few others to who have this one. I'm not sure all the old posters have seen the new thread.


StratoJim - I'd like to learn more about how you did that 'cause not that technical or amp savy. I have a feeling I would be taking it in to someone for that. Does it make that much of a difference with jacks/boost/OD/etc?
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:33 PM   #91
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The r100 mod is easy with minimal soldering experience. Just get a resistor (any will do) and use the solder lead to go from lead to lead on resistor 100 (which is labeled) thereby bridging the resistor.

I tried to do the bias mod myself and got shocked pretty bad (I've been doing this a while so I'm used to it) and I fried two grid resistors and a diod, I took it in to the professional to have the bias mod done. basically it involves removing resistor 205 (which is a set level for bias voltage) and installing a small potentiometer with a backup resistor should the Pot go bad.

the r100 mod made the gain boost feature usable and great for a classic rock tone with the gain less than noon

the bias mod really warmed up the amp and took out a lot of the grittyness and increased responsiveness. It was very noticable in the clean channel but affected the whole tone.
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:38 PM   #92
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um...

yeah...

that's not me, especially the middle part

thanks tho - I'm sure that will help a lot of us and should be added to our MOD PAGE
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:40 PM   #93
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ps. I would recommend a professional do the bias mod and set it up unless you have an O scope to dial out the crossover distortion.

I am using sovtek 5881wxt tubes which are pretty stout tubes (Russian miltary grade 6l6 used in old MIG fighters) They are clean and allow max headroom.
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:44 PM   #94
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Anybody tried a turbo rat with a bad monkey?
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:37 PM   #95
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I was thinking about switching the stock 112 speaker in my valveking for one of the new EV zakk wylde speakers but cant find any reviews. has anyone tried one? Are they worth it? If not, what would be a good speaker to buy for the hard rock sound?
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:49 PM   #96
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linky?
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:45 AM   #97
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I need help deciding on something....

I've been thinking of getting a 5150 on ebay soon, because they usually run about 600-700$... But I saw that a new VK100 head is $530. I don't really have a way to try them and all I can go by is sound clips. Does the VK sound anywhere near as good as a 5150? I really want my first tube amp to be an enjoyable one. I already have a cab (it's a crappy Crate, but it'll have to do)
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:05 AM   #98
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no the VK is no 5150


i would ask in the general forum to get more responses.

what is your main music flavor?

what have you been doing since you joined in '05
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:23 AM   #99
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I play a lot of different things, but I usually just keep it heavy. I like to play a lot of Petrucci type stuff, some Metallica, Killswitch Engage. So my initial thought was just to get a 5150, the cheapest really good tube amp that can cover a lot of that, but so many people like the valveking, I thought I'd ask since it can apparently get into the metal territory, especially when boosted.
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:31 AM   #100
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yes maybe.

take someone else advice 'cause i'm not real up on the 5150. Personally, if you play mostly metal, have a cab already, and they are equal cost I would probably go with the 5150.

The VK can do some/most of that but can also do cleans and blues which the 5150 struggles with. The VK may also excel here at lower volumes too but if you are gigging and doing mostly metal then I think most would agree on what I said. Like I said, ask in the main forum and wait for IbanezPsycho and others to chime in because he has more experience than I.

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