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#41
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Also EspTro added a 3rd brake light to his. I can't remember how he hooked it up, most likely he ran a 12v dc power supply.


i just have one of those reversable 18v mod wire harnesses used for emg's soldered to the wire of the brake light. using just a 9v wasnt bright enough

as for mounting the damn thing on there, the mesh back on the model i have came in handy in accordance with the zip ties i had lying around :P
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#42
It's the old one with the blue tolex, but not the one with the rectangle around the logo, just the plain logo.
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#43
Combo or head?

Here is a picture for the stock back lighting:


Just a regular picture from the front:
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#44
It's the old head, before the change in look
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#45
Hey, I want to do a full retube of my BV120 in the next month or so, and I was wondering what you guys think is the best tube arrangement/set. Thanks!
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#46
https://ssl.eurotubes.com/cart/index.php?page=view_products&category_id=81&sub_category_id=87

i like jj's because they combat the brightness of the blue voodoo line and take it down a notch
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#49
+1 i got a full retube with JJ's and i couldnt be happier.
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#50
What would you guys say is a good price for a Blue Voodoo stack?
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#51
I wouldn't Pay more than 250 for a head.

Depends on the cab. I see half stacks in LA for 500 all day long. Personally I wouldn't pay that much unless the cab had v30s.
#52
Did the cabs come with V30s?
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#53
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I wouldn't Pay more than 250 for a head.

Depends on the cab. I see half stacks in LA for 500 all day long. Personally I wouldn't pay that much unless the cab had v30s.


i paid $225 for my blue voodoo, but it is in more of a 'used' condition, minor tolex marks here and there, etc.

the blue voodoo cabs were V30, but if you get one, pop a handle off and look with a flashlight to confirm the speakers, or pull the back off to verify.

they are one of the better 'cheap' cabs with V30's.
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#54
Good point trashed. Must check for correct speakers.

Also price depends where you live as well. Price is higher in non major metro areas.
#55
There i one on CL now for like 675, see if I can get him down to 500, seeing as he's had trouble selling it. Will check for proper speakers first/
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#56
Anything more then 550 just walk away. I'm not sure what part of the country you live in. 675 seems high. I could see 600 for both if tubes are new and it's in perfect shape.
#57
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Anything more then 550 just walk away. I'm not sure what part of the country you live in. 675 seems high. I could see 600 for both if tubes are new and it's in perfect shape.

Thats the plan. Bring him down to 500, if he says no, walk away. Chances are he'll fold as it's been up for 2 months
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#58
i might pay that price for the bv300 but not the bv120h. i paid 325 for my 120h and it was in near perfect condition.

also i thought only the "blue" blue voodoo cabs were loaded with v30's. i believe that the black ones had the junk crate speakers in them
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#59
Anyone try any Ruby tubes? How are they? Is there a difference between a 6L6GC and a 6L6GCM-STR? Someone on craigslist is selling 5 Ruby 12AX7A and 2 matched 6L6GCM-STR for $50, and I'm tempted to call him about them.
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#60
6l6gc and 6l6 gcmstr's are the same. the ruby power tubes sound pretty good. i had them in my bv with jj's in the preamp twas beastly. i would go to dougstubes and just get a matched quad of the rubys and call it a day.

http://www.dougstubes.com/ruby-6l6-gcmstr.html
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#61
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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#62
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
#63
Alright, thanks. I'll hold off and get a matched set from Eurotubes then.
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Rivera S-120
'60s PEPCO Model 211 5w head
'60s Paul (Pepco) 1x12 tube amp
'60s Harmony H303a 1x10 tube amp
#64
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-Tubes-Matched-Pair/dp/B005IX6MCO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346852263&sr=8-1&keywords=mesa+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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#65
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
#67
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.
#68


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
#69
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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#70
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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#71
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.
#72
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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#73
So would the BV-120h be a good budget head an just replacing the tubes for a new tube user?
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#74
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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#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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#76
grab it up throw some jj's in it and bring forth the rock!
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#77
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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#78
Here is a link to Eurotubes website with the re-tube kit for a BV.

https://ssl.eurotubes.com/cart/index.php?page=view_products&category_id=81&sub_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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#79
Quote by R45VT
Here is a link to Eurotubes website with the re-tube kit for a BV.

https://ssl.eurotubes.com/cart/index.php?page=view_products&category_id=81&sub_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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#80
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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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