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make sure the fake is well built, action isn't off etc. before buying it, these things aswell as pickups make a difference
I did, and it answered nothing.
and yes I did :P
It sounds like a cocked wah. I.E. a wah in a fixed position.
I like the TS-7 better than the TS-9 it sounds just as good as the TS-9 but the hot switch is what makes it better IMO. There is a lot of dynamics in the TS-7 so it is really responsive to your pick attack and it sounds really natural and noise free. It does not suck any tone on or in bypass and you can get some great classic rock tones on a clean channel. Peg out the gain on the pedal you will get some good classic metal flip on the hot switch and it will get you into modern metal. Run the pedal on top of your tube amps gain channel on regular TS-9 mode and you won't believe this thing only cost $40 it is that impressive I love it. If you get one just get it stock stay away from the modded ones and don't have it modded it just adds noise and only a very slight change in sound it just makes it a tinny bit more trebely. Plus it already has the proper sought after JRC4558D op amp chip. I love how Ibanez thinks about the little guys And if your looking for a great analog/digital delay/echo I highly recommend the Ibanez Tone lok DE-7 another awesome pedal for the price.
The V30 was bought used so it shouldnt be a problem... somehow the only part of the VK wiki that i havent checked properly was the Swap Tubes-part... Great work in there btw Cap47 Im definitely gonna check those Tung-Sols out
Yeah, I've been thinking about getting one... Anyway if someone know the quality and sound of svetlana tubes compared to JJs and TungSols tell me
A good tubescreamer is a nice boost pedal for the VK right? because I'm thinking of trading my Wylde Overdrive for a Tubescreamer for the mid boost on blues sounds.
Ive had the VK head since christmas, and honestly i wouldnt buy it again. way to much trouble for an amp that is good, but not that great.
Now im pretty sure my tubes are out of life. their not blown but they all have that blue/purple tint to them and it just sounds like ass. I got an ibanez tube screamer hoping it would help. but then i realized that the tubes are bad.
So if im gonna have to get new tubes, i might as well get good ones. what should i get and how much will it cost?
@Raijouta well it's not that cheap, it's $320.
@Jason43 it's a solid state, but I'm not sure how much it was turned up.
The tubes have already been changed, but I think the speakers are still stock - not positive.
My first question is volume related. I know that a 112 is more than enough to overcome a drummer. However, I'm in a situation where I'm playing with a bassist, drummer, and another guitarist who is using a 150W half stack. All this makes me want to get the 212, as a better safe than sorry precaution. Can a 112 handle that, or should I stick with the 212 plan?
So then it's not stock.
Thanks for the detailed and great advice! I had no idea that the Boss Fs-6 Footswitch works with the VK, and I'm glad to hear it because I've been told the VK Footswitch sucks big time. What other Footswitchees work well with he VK?
When I played it, to me it sounded pretty lifeless and kinda fuzzy.
Next up is Reverb, but that is another thread. I've been told the Reverb on the VK112 is terrible.
Hey guys, i've had my valveking a while and i've finally got some money together to buy some goodies so, I'm really just asking which upgrades make the most difference so i can get them in the right order ha. So should i get a Bad monkey/OD and a EQ, or a speaker swap, etc? Also i was looking at volume pedals/attenuators to help the amp sound better at low volume? bit of a noob when it comes to this stuff though! cheers.
I smell what you're steppin in man. But did you ever own one? With some patience you can tinker and make a VK sound good for just about anything. Are there better amps? Yep. In that price range? Myabe used.
Wow this is the longest the VK thread has gone without an update. Atleast that I know of. Anyone been doing much or looking into anything lately.
I gotta say as soon as I get the $ straight I'm looking forward to changing my tubes. I'm also starting to consider KT66's just for fun. I know one of you regular posters has Kt66's in your VK. do you have tone clips so I check how that sounds?
Like I said, they're draining the caps, so it will be safe to work inside it.
I'll be bringing in my VK112 to my schools electronics department so they can drain the caps for me so I can do the Mesa mod, but I have a dumb question. I looked around (albeit, not very long) ad don't know how/where to open the actual amp at. Anyone care to tell me ?