#1
What are your thoughts on the Picovalve for metal?
think anything from alter bridge to children of bodom

I have a pod x3 live and a plenty of pedals to run through it.

Just wondering about quality and if it is as "dark" as many reviews claim.

Thanks for your input!
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#3
Is the darkness something that could be taken care of with proper EQ'ing?
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Is the darkness something that could be taken care of with proper EQ'ing?



That would be kind of iffy. The "rig" I was using to try it out (this was when I needed a new amp) was some Les Paul with P90s through the Picovalve into the Blackstar, so it really shouldn't have sounded like that. IMO either Blackstar cabs or the Picovalve sucked, but I don't know which.
#5
it seems that changing out the power tube has quite a bit to do with the darkness.
i may pick one up soon, as a bedroom amp, in place of my VK212.
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#6
I REALLY wanted one for along time.. After playing it on several different occasions I just didn't like it..

It has a decent amount of gain on tap but it was pretty dark and flubby. Playing it a few times definitely killed my GAS for one.
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#7
What cabs did you play it through?
I have a feeling that some of the flub is from crappy speakers in these cabs.
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#8
i own one and i can honestly say they work great with a jj el34 powe tube and jj pre amp tubes in v2 and a tung sol in v1. they can be a touch dark but its a pretty good buy for how much they are going for.

here is a review i did for it. its long so bear with it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFp4z3fVEMg

and here is the amp doing hard rock tones a demo for one of my bands songs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3AJa0r_ScU

the amp is super dark on the 2 watt setting. on 5 watts proper eqing it is quite nice.
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i own one and i can honestly say they work great with a jj el34 powe tube and jj pre amp tubes in v2 and a tung sol in v1. they can be a touch dark but its a pretty good buy for how much they are going for.

here is a review i did for it. its long so bear with it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFp4z3fVEMg

and here is the amp doing hard rock tones a demo for one of my bands songs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3AJa0r_ScU

the amp is super dark on the 2 watt setting. on 5 watts proper eqing it is quite nice.

Thanks for the info man! I'll be sure to check out those vids.
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