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  1. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi Folks, I bought a Peavey Valve King 112 a few months ago and I am having a great time with it. Anyways, I'm a tube-amp noob (I'm still trying to get my head wrapped around the basics), and I was trying to attenuate my Valve King with my MXR KFK 10-band EQ. I hooked up the EQ into my...
  2. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Possibly a dumb question - I don't know as much as I should about signal chains, and struggle constantly. I have no difficulty getting my rhythm parts heard while playing live, but struggle getting enough boost for the solos to be heard clearly. (I don't know if it's important, but the band has...
  3. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi guys. I want your opinions on the DSL 100 head and the Stiletto Deuce. I play modern punk rock and a little bit of metal. What amp is best for me? By the way..I have a Marshall 1960B cab and an Ibanez Prestige RGA 121 WNF..thanks
  4. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Okay, I've narrowed it down to these 3. Peavey VTM(supposedly a clone with mods added), Peavey Butcher(apparently so close Marshall tried to sue them), or a Laney Pro Tube(supposedly so close that in an A/B you can't tell which is the real one). The Peaveys use 6L6s and the Laney uses EL34's. On...
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  6. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Picked this up today: 1988 JCM800 2204 in near mint condition. The only thing it needs is a backplate (like most used marshalls), and one of the handle covers replaced. This thing sounds HUGE! I thought the DSL was good but this thing is a monster! Please feel free to show off pics of your...
  7. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Does anyone here play bass in addition to guitar? I have a bass and a bass pod I bought for recording but I am thinking about getting a bass amp. My first thought is to get a power amp and cab and use the bass pod as a pre amp, but maybe I should get a combo and just run the pod into it. I doubt...
  8. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Just some ideas on connecting a GT8 to your tube rig. The differant color lines represent differant signal paths. Hope it makes sense. It's kinda crude.
  9. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    130031284259 This guy is selling something that he claims would replace a power soak, by placing a volum control, in the Loop. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the tone from tubes amps ed from the power tubes in, not the preamp tubes. Heck, anything in the loop would allow you to...
  10. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    is it possible to remove two of the power tubes of a 5150 and run it at 60watts?
  11. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    A few weeks ago I posted asking if anyone here had any experience with the Randall MTS preamp. I didn't get too many responses, so one somewhat of a leap of faith (and a couple good reviews on the Egnater forum), I bought a small truckload worth of gear... Pedalboard: Rocktron MIDIMate foot...
  12. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hey guys, Im looking for a little bit of advice on a possible purchase.... I need an amp that fullfills these specifications: -Low wattage (20 or less) -Full valve -12" speaker -Effects loop The only thing Ive found up to now is the marshall DSL201, but it seems they've stopped making those...
  13. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi i recently got the Little Alligator volume pedal and have been experimenting with where to place it, in front of the amp or in the FX loop. And something hit me earlier today. I use a mesa boogie nomad 45 which is incredibly yet still sounds pretty good at low levels. ALthough not as good...
  14. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    a friend of mine is gonna buy a 50w JCM800, he plays in a band with another guitar player which has got a 100w ENGL Blackmore sig, so the question is: will his 50w amp be 'covered' in volume by the other guy's 100w amp? or do watts have nothing to do with volume? sorry for my dumb question...
  15. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hello all, I'm a little confused by all this tube hooplah and this mysticism surrounding power tube distortion without any hard details. I searched ALL over, and to no avail, so I turn to you I own a Marshall JCM2000 DSL401 combo, and basically, on overdrive, there is a gain, channel...
  16. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hey guys, I need some help on this decision. I am very near a purchase of a new amp head. My choices that I've narrowed down to are the dual or triple recs. I mainly play inside the room, but very soon will be taking my sounds out to the world. Will there be a significant difference between the...
  17. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I've been doing some digging on the web, looking for ways to get better tone. Everyone seems to come to the conclusion that power tube saturation is the best way to get good distortion. My rig consists of a Crate VC-6212 tube amp (combo) and a Rocktron 'Taboo Artist' Preamp with FX (floor...
  18. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I'm going to buy 50W JCM800 and modify it. People talk that 50W from tubes is equal with 100W from solid state. I've build 2 tube amps by myself and I know Tube has wider dynamic range than solid state, but I haven't ever tried that will 50W from tubes do enough for me in rehearsals. We have...
  19. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    what is wrong with me?  i just bought a rivera tbr-1sl, the amp that bob has and raves about.  ive had a triaxis/2:90 setup and  a marshall jcm 900.  but of all these, my favorite lead tone comes from a marshall jmp-1 into a vht 2/50/2 --- i am fully aware that the jmp-1 only has 2 tubes, and i...
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
     My JEM occasionally looses tone and sustain in a matter of 24 hours. I play it for days and it sounds great. I put it in it's case, give it a nice nighty-night kiss. The next day it sounds like a totally different guitar. I have come to the conclusion that these times coincide with sudden...
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