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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Amp GAS! Epi Valve Junior and MXR Dist III!

So basically I haven't lost my amp GAS, and I just ordered an Epiphone Valve Junior Head after hearing so much praise about them on various forums. I also bought the new MXR Distortion III which I heard is a fabulous overdrive and is like a Tube Screamer with SLIGHTLY more gain, true-bypass, and a 20 dollar cheaper pricetag. Anyone have experience with either of the two that they can share with me? I got both for 210 USD, so I'm sure for the money, one of them will come in handy sometime down the line...

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Re: Amp GAS! Epi Valve Junior and MXR Dist III!

Very nice.

Valve Juniors are great after they've been modified a bit. Stock, they're kind of noisy, but a great deal anyaways.

Can't wait to see 'em.
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Re: Amp GAS! Epi Valve Junior and MXR Dist III!

mmmmm VJ

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Re: Amp GAS! Epi Valve Junior and MXR Dist III!

What are the best mods for them? What are some easy starter ones? I've never modded or fiddled with the inside of my amps besides changing tubes so I don't know much
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Re: Amp GAS! Epi Valve Junior and MXR Dist III!

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What are the best mods for them? What are some easy starter ones? I've never modded or fiddled with the inside of my amps besides changing tubes so I don't know much
There's a huge thread on UG dedicated to modding VJ's, so I'd check that out. The possibilities for that little head are nearly endless.

I'd let somebody else do the modding for you. If you screw up while modding a tube amp, you can kill yourself easily.

I once watched a friend discharge his amp's filter caps with a screwdriver. A chunk of the screwdriver went flying, and the rest of it was pretty much welded to the inside of the amp.
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Re: Amp GAS! Epi Valve Junior and MXR Dist III!

Hmmmmmmm........







Might have a shop do it now


I'm looking through the UG threads now, some good stuff!
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Re: Amp GAS! Epi Valve Junior and MXR Dist III!

That's a good idea.

SOME good stuff. The majority of it... Not so much.

I lub UG anyways.
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Yea, there are always going to be the "omgliike if just got one and ith so good ther are mesasboogys that dunt sdound this god and i hate marshalls so this is a great amp" people but if you sift through hard enough you can find some good stuff.
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Re: Amp GAS! Epi Valve Junior and MXR Dist III!

Tell us,how do you like MXR DIST III?
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Re: Amp GAS! Epi Valve Junior and MXR Dist III!

I'm planning on getting one. It's cheap, it's all-tube, and it's extremely moddable. There's a guy on UG who can mod it for cheap. His name is Kerry.
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Re: Amp GAS! Epi Valve Junior and MXR Dist III!

I'm looking at one of these as well - I don't think I've seen a poor review yet and it's got so few knobs and dials I may even be able to figure out the controls...
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