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I took in 3 strays that should have been put to pasture. Both Blue Voodoos were dead or almost dead and the Mesa was shredded by a dog.

First off- the Black tolex BV I have had for over a year now. It's been modified multiple times and is finally were it needs to be sound wise. Not to mention put back together for the last time. Big thanks to ECistheBest- "shot" gave some great suggestions that worked beautifully.

I bought a Mesa 4x12 cab for fairly cheap as guys dog tore it up pretty badly. V30's were intact.

Shredded up:


Next up- another dead BV. This was a blue tolex model. It's torn apart waiting in a new volume potentiometer. Its basically stock but will be modified more as it sucks and is WAY too bright with V30s. Horribly shrill. :shudder:

I found a 5150 that needed a little help. Power tubes were shit and making noise. Kid was going to college so I snatched it. New 6L6 and 2 power tube retainer clips later (plus some rivets, as the KT88s that were fitted necessitated their removal) its perfect. Mean as hell. Very loud, not a neighbor friendly amp. I love the sounds its capable of. I like the gain around noon, if you turn it up it just compresses, which can be good if thats what you are after. With the gain around noon its just brutal.

Pedulz-

First the Malekko Ekko 616- I think its the mark I version but I don't know or care. I am not a pedal *****. Its a nice echo that can be nearly transparent with a wide range of adjustability. I like it.

Boss BS-2- I have the threshold and decay all the way up with no tone loss. I haven't even ran it in the X pattern yet as it hasn't been needed. It kills all ambient hiss just going to the input of the amp. Sometimes I feel there is a slight delay before the noise drops off right after playing along with a slight delay of sound after you have been stopped. I am sure that can be tweaked with the threshold and delay but for the time being it doesn't bother me.

I am happy I purchased both pedals. I have used an ISP in the past and like it, the NS-2 was a better value for me when it came to purchase.


Group shot


EDIT: so no one thinks I am hiding the work the dog performed.



Any questions ask away.


Update: Blue Tolex one complete

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#3
Sick haul dude I'm quite fond the 616 as well, really liked it when I've used it.
#4
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Sick haul dude I'm quite fond the 616 as well, really liked it when I've used it.


Chip46 gave the suggestion. Glad he did otherwise I would have ended up with the MXR.

Thanks Chip


And thanks Mmolterx - technical conversations let to a bad coupling capacitor diagnosis in e blue tolex BV.
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#5
Chip (Dustin) is quite fond the 616 indeed I do like the MXR too, just depends on the purpose of the delay.
#6
sounds like good day, a lot better than mine.

who ever owned that mesa should have bought their cat one of those carpeted scratcher things lol.

HNGD.
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#7
HNCD, HNAD, HNAD, H high gain NAD, HNPD, HNPD!!

That Mesa cab came out looking great!
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Did you fix the grille cloth on the Mesa or just hide it behind that table?
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#10
and HNGD
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Did you fix the grille cloth on the Mesa or just hide it behind that table?



Bad placement for that photo. It's my OT load for testing the amps.

Glory shot.

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Nice!
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#13
Wow that's a great haul. So you repaired the Mesa then? Looks good as new!
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Bad placement for that photo. It's my OT load for testing the amps.

Glory shot.



nice work
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I fought with the Tolex and almost blew the condo complex apart as well. Damn fumes from the contact cement were horrible, not to mention flammable. Water heater was in the garage were I did the work- which was done outside but after airing it out for 2 hours I had brought it in. A bit later I went downstairs and got a whiff of the fumes.... Had to get 2 fans out and ended leaving the cab on the balcony for 2 days.

The Tolex had bubbles in it when I was laying it down and glueing. Looked freaking horrible. I was super pissed and decided to walk away before I did anything rash. Came back and hour later and all the bubbles were gone. Tolex was flat as can be with no wrinkles. It was as if an elf had come down and repaired it. Seriously.

My regret was not making the seem at the upper corners. I would have looked a ton better. For whatever reason I didn't want to pull the corners off. Live and learn.

Bubbles and wrinkles right about the time I wanted to burn it.



And looking directly at it you don't even notice it.

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It looks great. What a steal! You should buy that dog something to chew on now that his old toy is gone.
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It looks great. What a steal! You should buy that dog something to chew on now that his old toy is gone.



Yeah hopefully he chews on the guys dual rec so I can get that off of him cheap.
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excellent work
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My regret was not making the seem at the upper corners. I would have looked a ton better. For whatever reason I didn't want to pull the corners off. Live and learn.

that's the lesson you were supposed to learn on this one. now you know.



great job with the tolex and grill. it's not easy.
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that's the lesson you were supposed to learn on this one. now you know.



great job with the tolex and grill. it's not easy.


2x12 build is getting there but I haven't worked on it for 2 weeks. It won't even need corners after the job I did on that Mesa. Good practice.
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Parts finally arrived from Crate. I was able to get 2 replacement knobs for the blue tolex and and an emblem for the black one.

Blue one will be finished tonight.
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Got it back together.



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#23
Wow! Excellent grabs! HNeverythingD!

Tons of new toys to play with

I've always kinda wanted one of the 300w Blue Voodoos, just because that's ridiculous headroom that nobody would ever need, and it would be an awesome Thrash/Groove amp, and probably not a bad Sludge amp with a Fuzz involved. It would certainly be a fun modding platform.

Nice job on the Cab, too. If you ever felt restless, you could always re-do that side up to the corner pieces, but I think it looks fine as is. Certainly an improvement from the post-dog version. Grill cloth looks perfect.
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The 300 BVs have 6 6550 power tubes, talk about expensive to retube.

I am done messing with that cab. Someone will get a good deal on it. I can't stand V30s. To harsh on the high end. It will be on Craigslist soon as I don't need it for a speaker load anymore now that both the turds are done.
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The 300 BVs have 6 6550 power tubes, talk about expensive to retube.

I am done messing with that cab. Someone will get a good deal on it. I can't stand V30s. To harsh on the high end. It will be on Craigslist soon as I don't need it for a speaker load anymore now that both the turds are done.



Honestly, as much as I would play it, it would probably only need a re-tube once every 3 - 5 years

It would mostly just be there as a backup and something for me to play with without having to worry about f***ing it up right before a gig, etc.

Just curious, but how much did you get that cab for, and how much are you gonna ask for it? No worries if you want to keep it to yourself, I was just wondering.
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I paid 275 for it. V30s weren't damaged.

I will have to calculate the cost of the speaker grill. $50 bucks or so I think. I used tolex from a project. I shouldn't have to order anymore for that as it wasn't a lot of material.

I think anything above 350 I will take. I think I have it up in CL for 450 or 400. Wiggle room for negotiating. I want to sell it and an amp head in one shot if possible. Don't care which head.
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I paid 100 and 150 for the BVs if I remember correctly.

They go for 250-350. There are too many on CL right now to get $250. I will loose on one of them but make up for it on the other.
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#29
Man, gear is hella expensive where I live or something. The pawn shop I'm a regular at is selling a BV head for $550 and the cab for $350. I should expect that of a pawnshop though. If you can sell yours that cheap and it actually sounds like an amp instead of ass through an IPod, gear's gotta be cheap for you or something.

Also R45VT, I finally got a video of my truck up on the GB&C chat if you wanna give it a look.
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I'll check te video once I am back at my computer.

I need to get a mic an interface. Night and day difference.
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I'll check te video once I am back at my computer.

I need to get a mic an interface. Night and day difference.

I know your feel man, I'm feeling the want for some good recording gear too.
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#32
Do I want a USB mic or a mic and an interface? Choices.
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#33
Personally I'd do mic and an interface, in case I want to use the compensated output on my amp, that's just me though.
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Bastards.
#34
Yeah but more money.... Hahahaha.
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#35
having options isn't cheap. The nice part about a separate interface and microphone is that you get more options on which microphone to use.
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Bastards.
#36
Get a full length of tolex and do that cab properly, you lazy ****.
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Get a full length of tolex and do that cab properly, you lazy ****.


I have full length tolex but I am not going through the emotional roller coaster again when the tolex bubbles.

Plus I don't want to buy anymore tolex. I need the roll I have for my 2x12.
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You can buy it in 18" widths on ebay if you ever want to just do the sides. It's about $6 per metre iirc.

And yes, it's a shit of a job isn't it? Paint rollers are good. You need a firm rubber one and use it as you go. Little bit of heat helps too. When it cools it will pull itself down rather than bubble. Don't overdo it though.
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Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
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#40
I bought my supplies from mojotone. They seem overpriced.

Decent selection.
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