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If you can, try and get a Weber or a Heyboer OT. Use matched quads with the VK unless you install a bias pot.
My OT is here. It's alot bigger and heavier than the stock VK OT... gonna hopefully get it installed today.
I'm looking for a few opinions.
Basically, i want to tighten my VK's tone and give it a bit more bass, as the lead channel has a distinct lack of it in my opinion!
What should i go for? I've asked about this here before but now i've got some cash i'm gunna ask again if you don't mind?
As i see it i've got 3 options:
1) Re-tube (I can look at the wiki for exactly what to retube it with but if you want to offer suggestions i'd be open to it. I'll give some more info on my preffered tone if wanted.
2) Eq - proabably the MXR 10-band as i know some of you guys will recommend this around here as the best EQ for this amp.
3) An OD. As i've read the Bad Monkey if the way to go for a cheap option, but what if i could spend up to £100 on an OD to tighten up the amp distortion, to get a bit more bass, and perhaps take it into metal territory without the lead boost on and a nice crunch on the clean channel...?
I appreciate any answers, i'm sorry to ask questions that have already been asked but i wanna get some new opinions.
Thanks a lot
EDIT: Who was the "sell the valveking" post directed at? It came right after my post, but I don't think it makes much sense if it was in reference to my questions about replacing the OT- I *like* the VK, just see no reason to not make it the best VK it can be. And, as Raijouta pointed out, selling it won't put you ahead enough to make much difference anyway.
Well, I've started calling around shops about the OT. Local guy that my boss knows likely can handle the OT swap. He's going to call me back with a quote soon. Should be reasonable, cost wise, so I might be getting it done in the near future.
Beforehand, I also called the semi-local Guitar Center uses and talked to a guy who told me it would run me about $210-$250 to have the OT swap and bias mod done, based on their rate of $70 per hour on tube amp work. Would you guys say this is about standard or is this place significantly above the norm for cost?
Try an EQ pedal in the FX loop.
I bought a cheap Behringer one just to see if it works.
Somehow you get more distortion if you EQ it right.
I have gone through about 100 pages looking for directions on swapping the OT. Where is it? Shouldn't that be added to the wiki too?
I'm still totally unsure of whether to upgrade the hell out of my VK (OT, bias pot, new pre tubes to match my new power tubes), or to just get a whole new amp.
I play modern high gain metal stuff, so the VK isn't the MOST perfect thing for it.. but it is my baby and I think it'd be fun to mod its ass off.
What I really need most is that smooth heavy chug chug, I suppose something similar to the Bugera 333xl (although I wouldn't buy this amp for various reasons)
I was thinking about trading up for a used 5150, but I decided that it's just too harsh and the clean channel isn't good enough for my tastes, Hm.
How much of a difference in tone did you notice? Was it much better sounding?
No doubt! I can't wait either, I'd like to hear another onionpin about the OT upgrade.
I have two questions, would a new speaker get rid of the white noise from the amp, and I think my tube make squeaky noises sometimes does that mean I need new ones?
I don't see it on the first page or the Wiki so I figured I'd just wax lyrical about Winged Cs a little.
I just replaced the output tubes in my amp with the Svets and god damn these are good. Tighter low end than stock (mine had Sovteks) but better bass too. The top end is easier to tame and the midrange is a bit more open. Really good valves for rock and probably metal playing, I thought.
that seems way to complicated for a newbie in electronics like me :[
I'm sorry but this thread is so huge and my time is lacking atm but what does the output transformer actually improves?
is there some kind of tutorial for it?
Did a tube swap in both preamp and power amp sections. No effect.
Also to answer a previous question. No the guitar is not plugged in and
no cable is attached. I KNOW my guitar causes some noise but not like
this but I'm going to take care of that with a complete copper shield job
after I fix the amp. Provided I can find out what in the amp it is that I need
While I never had the opportunity to play it - in fact, I only saw a photograph of it - in 1979 Ibanez made a limited edition of their flagship Artist model made of solid brass. The body, the neck and the headstock were made of brass; as was the hardware. The only wood on the guitar was the fingerboard. It weighed sixty-seven pounds. Imagine slinging that thing around your neck for a three-hour show!
I don't know if I'd jump on a 6505 if played mostly Sabbath, Maiden, Metallica and Led Zeppelin