#1
Posted in Laney thread, but I'll post it here too, as it'll be easier to see/read.

Would changing the pre-amp tubes (to new ones) in my VC15 help stop its apparent fizzy-ness?

And would changing the 12ax7 with 5751 (maybe only with the tube(s) that deal with gain, would that work?) help to cut the extremely trebly tone on the drive channel?
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#2
The extremely trebly tone you're experiencing is predominantly because the volume is low.
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#4
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Carrot is right

Just crank the amp, it sounds lovely when loud. Believe me, I have one.


I hope so.
Normally, the drive vol is at 3, and the drive is anywhere from 7 to 10 - it has a nice crunch and some riffs sound really nice - especially metal ones surprisingly, but also nice rocky ones too. It does sound nice louder, but there was still a bit too much treble.

I guess you guys mean have the drive volume higher then 5-6, right?
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#5
I don't own and I haven't played a VC15, but if cranking the amp doesn't solve it, perhaps a good tube swap is in order.
Luckily, you can pick up a nice Philips 5751 at tubedepot for like 20 bucks, which should smooth out the highs a bit.
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#7
ok. Thanks everyone.
Crank past 5, if treble is still present, insert 5751.
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- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

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#8
I think a speaker swap would make a considerably bigger difference than changing V1 to a 5751, the stock in the VC15 is a crap jensen.
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#9
Quote by MrCarrot
I think a speaker swap would make a considerably bigger difference than changing V1 to a 5751, the stock in the VC15 is a crap jensen.


True, but new speaker installation is harder and more expensive than tube swap. Maybe new tubes itself would do the job for him.
#10
Yeah, although a new speaker could make a bigger difference than a tube swap, it's worth it to get some new tubes, since it's cheaper and easier than installing a new speaker.
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Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#11
Pffft, harder, that's just a stupid argument.

No, the stock tubes in laneys are actually quite good, the TAD tubes are basically rebranded latest gen Shuguang tubes, aka decent. I doubt very much that the 5751 will make all that difference.
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#12
Hmm...
Then perhaps a speaker swap IS in order.
I wasn't sure what kind of stock tubes VC's came with.
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Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#13
I fully intend on changing the speaker. Maybe buying the extension cabinet.
And yeah, that will change the tone quite a lot.

But I have no idea about TAD tubes. Searching the internet for information on TAD doesn't really tell me much (nothing on UG really explains), which is why I wondering if the stock tubes were somehow worn out or damages.
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- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

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#14
Don't bother with an extension cab, just go for a new speaker. The extension cab just means you will be playing through a distinctly average 12" as opposed to a 10!.
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#15
Quote by MrCarrot
Don't bother with an extension cab, just go for a new speaker. The extension cab just means you will be playing through a distinctly average 12" as opposed to a 10!.


I'm an idiot. I completely forgot that the extension will also have a not-so-good speaker. A direct 10" speaker upgrade upgrade would be so much cheaper.
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Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

'72 Tele Appreciation Group
RIP DIO
#16
which speakers are good to replace the stock one in the VC15?