#1
I just came back from a short trip in Japan and purchased the little Ibanez Valbee. I purchased the store demo model so I thinking of replacing the tubes since the sales guy told me that it has been in the store for about a year. I have questions regarding the valbee:
1. I get a pretty noisy hum even on clean channel at low volume. Is this the quality of valbee or a result of dying tubes?
2. Is the valbee fixed bias?

Thanks
#3
I have humbuckers but the amp is noisy even when there is 0 volume and gain/ guitar is unplugged. I'm guessing it's the power tube dying/ producing noise.
#4
i wasn't really impressed by the valbee, it's not louder and has worse distortion than my cheap, crappy Crate 15W Solid State combo
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alright i'll try it
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#5
The overdrive channel is pretty noisy when cranked up but I put an overdrive pedal in the front and it reduced the noise and the tone got smoother.
#8
it uses 6L6s so im assuming that if you change it with the same ones, it will be fine
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#9
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i wasn't really impressed by the valbee, it's not louder and has worse distortion than my cheap, crappy Crate 15W Solid State combo


You should go buy a MG and line6 spider II

Valbee has one of the greatest natural tube overdrive I heard for such a small amp and low price.