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i'm really liking this wah now, its smooth as silk, and only 25$ at a pawn shop. now I gotta fix my Rotovibe, know much about those? webz is limited on it, mainly its lost alooot of output. I'll try searching this forum on it too
But they don't have the same danger factor as a bandsaw! What is a project without the risk of serious bodily injury. Sure a pipe cutter can hurt, but you'll realize before your entire finger is gone.
The sting and acetone method looks pretty interesting, I might try that sometime this week to see if I can get a pretty good slide out of it.
My god this thread is still alive and kicking!
I still love mine.
Cool! Can I just put covers on? Would that affect the tone? I've never owned an LP style guitar before.
What tubes come stock in there? I suggest putting JJs in the power section and then EH in the preamp section.
Thanks to the severley unclear instructions on the wiki for the mesa boogie mod. I.e (10k has more gain than 22k). My amp sounds not unlike a bowl of dog poo mixed with lemonade. I know he was using examples but he was being so specific then suddenly EXAMPLE?
I'm reversing it today and replacing V2 r116 r118 and V3 r160 r161 with 0.8K (800 Ohm) resitors. The mod is going to be switchable from standard 1.5k off, to 0.8k on. I wonder if it will effect the clean channel?
The gain boost button when engaged adds an obscene amount of gain but it cuts bass too. Is there a resistor I could swap out or ...... that will not let the bass get cut.?
In a live situation there are too many pedals and adjustments to stomp on the gain boost, turn the bass up on the second eq pedal i would have to buy to go in effect loop and play at the same time.
I've scoured the net. Is there a site that outlines the resistors and capacitors on the Vk's and gives there proper names like cathode bypass reistor, etc. The schematic is useful but doesn't say what res, cap, diode does what?
Thanks for you help guys.
The Bias Mod allows you to set the idle current of your power tubes! Too cold and the amp sounds harsh, too warm and the amp sounds less clear! Not a gain function! Like adjusting the points on a car engine! Oh, does any body do that anymore! Electronics control that now!
cheers J. Good man. I've looked, studied and scrutinized the wiki and I found it vague at best. I've done the r100 mod which alters the gain boost. If I could find which resistor you rwefere to that alters the gain I would simply bridge it with a pot and mount it at the rear of the amp making it adjustable. Is there any chance you could tell me of a web page that details this resistor or maybe rack your obviously knowledgable brain and let me know, lol.
You said there are mods (plural) that can be done to make the gain boost more useable. What others apart from the above mentiojned r100 mods are there.
Thanks pal. Your a great help. Cheers.
PS - The r100 mod is simply bridging the resistor isn't it?
Oh my God. Why cant one find a straight answer on the internet. I know what bias modding is. Increasing / decreasing the voltage to the plate, etc. But what effect does it have on our valvekings. Does it increase the distortion. You know as if you had 5 more notches on the gain knob? Does anyone know of a resistor or cxapacitor swap that increases the distortion via gain knob? So I can still turn it down when needed.
Also. What does the mesa mod do. I cant get the hang of the wording on the wiki. My brain is too analytical in nature and interprets it in too many possibilities.
Is there a way I can increase the gain on the amp without using the gain boost on the footswitch?
Please help a soon to be bald musician brothers.
I'm interested in the mesa mod, but after reading the Wiki it says that this removes any low gain option. So would it be possible (and not overly complex) to put a switch in to switch between Mesa and stock? Sort of like how I saw someone made a switch between Mesa and JCM mods, but I'm not terribly interested in the JCM mod.
2 questions. Im thinking about getting one this week here they are. Do you think a little giant can effectily power a cab with 2x12 75w celestions second do you think it. Also i play the heavy stuff nile, corpse, slayer, death ect... ect.. So i will be throwing a distortion in front of it.
Just got the VK-100 and the clean channel is fine, very fenderish.
But the gain channel, oh my... it's sort of ok on low gain settings, but turning it up it's only good for chugga,chugga.
Maybe it's C104 and/or biasing v1b and v2a too.
I'll have to draw load lines. But I will probably make the biasing switchable.
I will insert gain controls between stages v1b/v2a and v2a/v2b for testing. They may stay if I find it useful.
Next I'll have a look at the filtering caps C116, C117, C104, C106(/R106) and C149
Maybe remove all clipping diodes and make the gain boost button actually boost the gain
When I got the amp it was humming horribly, found a bad solder joint at v1 socket.
If someone is interested I'll keep posting updates of my progress.