#1
So im trying to pull out 2 tubes on my V3, but i dont know which ones to pull when i put it on the 50 watt setting. Whether it be the 2 inner, 2 on the left or right.

Can anyone show me where? The manual doesnt help at all.
#3
Yea i called Carvin this morning and they use all 4 for both.

My co-guitarist wants me to have more power tube saturation. I tried it today and i like it much more on the 100watt setting for how loud and what we play. I couldnt really tell the difference till i got home and turned them down and flipped them around.

He doesnt believe that you keep all 4 in there. Oh well, he's set on me using the 50 watt setting haha.
#5
I dont like the sound of my v3 over 6 on 50w i rather the 100w at a less pushed level. There is a loss of clarity compared to engls or 5150s
#6
If you're running it at 50 watts, you don't need to pull any tubes. The amp will draw as much power as it needs from the power tubes on its own. I run my Legacy at 50 watts. The cleans are slightly cleaner and the lead channel gets hotter at lower volumes, even though it's still loud as hell past 1.
#7
Yea, im regards to sound and this and that, i am happy with sound i get. My other guitarists is kinda farty and fuzzy; like oldschool rock type of sound. My sound is more like.....PG's? Its what I like, i cant help it. It just sounds right to me.
#8
What kind of amp does your other guitar player have?
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#9
Traynor YCV-40 with KT77s.

Our tones are similar, but different enough to distinguish who is playing what. I like my sound, a lot.
#10
^I like your sound too, it's mostly just the recordings I don't like, mang. Your amp doesn't sound quite like your amp on the recordings we made last week.
Sounds really dry and kinda harsh at times.

I know you can record high gain amps with good results, Erock503 made some wonderful ones. I think it's a matter of proper recording techniques and mic placement.

And my tone isn't farty and fuzzy...
Well, unless I use my fuzz. Then it is fuzzy.
I like to think that when I get to crank it, I get a lot of high-mid compression, and it definitely breaks up smoother than yours, since you have more top end to your tone, and mine is gettin' some power tube saturation.

Anyway, I decided that changing it to 50 watts doesn't seem to have much effect on your tone because your tone mostly relies on preamp distortion anyway. It's hard enough to a crank a 50W halfstack, anyhoo, for power tube saturation...
#11
I like the tone i get. Im pretty sure that i set up the mics wrong. My amp was pretty loud and the mics quiet. It think i need to try it again getting a good balance of everything. When we all recorded, i turned my mic up too high.

In short what i am trying to say is that i need to go back and mess with the mixer/mics again. Yes, my amp sounds dry; thats just the way it is. I like it like that.
#13
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No, on the recordings it sounds dry and harsh. Just need to work on positioning, I think, I don't think it's a matter of levels.

Otherwise, your tone is fine when we're jamming. I mean, it'd be nice if we got some power tube saturation in there, but it's not gonna happen with how loud your amp is.

Thats what i meant. But hey, what can we do?

Hey, i picked up some cool recording tricks from my friends back east. We should give them a whirl. I also peer-pressured Jerrin into feeling guilty he was holding us up cause he didnt have mics......

.....am i such a bad person?